SailNet Community - View Single Post - Rebuilding - Wood Vs. Fiberglass
View Single Post
post #4 of Old 07-04-2011
Senior Member
mitiempo's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,804
Thanks: 0
Thanked 111 Times in 102 Posts
Rep Power: 10
When any boat gets old and needs replacement of mechanical items, wiring, rigging it can be done. When a wooden boat needs planking replaced or a fiberglass boat needs a deck recore it can also be done. The bigger question is at what point does it become illogical economically.

If the boat is unique, which pretty much rules out production fiberglass boats, it can be worthwhile and budget be damned.

But if the boat isn't unique, regardless of material, will cost more to rebuild than it will ever be worth when finished then it makes less sense.

Remember that a boat that was originally bought in 1970 dollars will cost 2011 dollars to rebuild. Costs can get out of hand quickly in both labor and parts.

Living aboard in Victoria Harbour

Last edited by mitiempo; 07-04-2011 at 01:02 AM. Reason: add
mitiempo is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome