Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
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A respected wood boatbuilder like Jespersen in Sidney B.C. (Bent or now his son Eric) would shudder at your suggestion a cold moulded/epoxy boat be included with plastic boats.
The story of the penny and the aluminum boat is a myth that has been told for decades. And the hot marina - In that week how many aluminum saildrives and outboards were destroyed? They have the same issue.
If wired properly and dissimilar metals kept to a minimum (shaft and prop being the only ones necessary) and zinc protected like any boat has to be aluminum has no great issues.
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour