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Old 07-18-2011
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Theyre all composite

Composite means, literally, a combination of two or more materials. Say, for instance, fiberglass and polyester resin. Or any other two or more things you could name. It's meaningless when used to describe any boat except an old fashioned plank on frame all wood boat.
Almost all "fiberglass" boats have decks and cabin tops cored with end-grain balsa, plywood, or foam. Otherwise decks are either too flimsy or too heavy. Take a light hammer or a screwdriver handle and tap all the way around every single thing fastened to the deck. If they go "thud" instead of "bonk!" run, do not walk, away. Repairing delaminated decks with rotted core is major, major.
Look honestly at your age and commitment. You are considering a major and potentially very expensive undertaking. People have succeeded and been proud and happy. People have failed. Only you can judge your own chances.
Jeff
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