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post #21 of Old 06-26-2012
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Re: Wood vs Fiberglass Maintenance cost/time

the one thing good about living aboard a wooden boat is that means you don't have a house to take care of. when you go home after work to the boat you can get right to work sanding, varnishing or repairing something every day. no wasted time going from home to the boat. on the weekends, just wake up on saturday and sunday get right to work sanding, varishing and repairing.
also when you are repairing a house you can buy most of the stuff needed at the $100 store but with the boat you will be shopping at the $ 1000 store.
if you live on a boat in SF you will not feel any of the work distracting earthquakes so you will not be alarmed and can just keep on sanding, varnishing and repairing without interruption

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