Boats,(wood or glass) cars, all kinds of big ticket items that are bought or acquired with the right intention, often become neglected and discarded after the excitement and pride wear off. All the friends that offered to "help" disappear. The cost of keeping it until it's restored/refit/re-powered etc are a constant drain on budgets that are not comprised of disposable income. There are thousands (millions?) of "project" boats, cars, airplanes, houses, that are on the "market" because someone's dream became a nightmare.
Some of the most famous boats ever built have been found abandoned, scuttled, burned, or just left in the mud. Maritime institutions all over the world are always trying to raise funds for such projects, trying to keep a tradition "alive" (beating a dead horse imho)
Wood or glass, it's not about the material it's about the cost and "use and discard" way our society has evolved. Eye candy quickly becomes sourdough for someone that really had no idea of costs and commitment.
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
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My boat is sold!