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Re: Wood vs Fiberglass Maintenance cost/time

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Originally Posted by MattSplatt View Post
Where do metal boats fall along this spectrum? Lets say it started out meticulously cared for.
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Steel boats require staying ahead of the painting to stave off rust. Attention to zincs/galvanic conditions is critical as well. If I owned a steel boat I'd definitely buy a MIG welder and learn how to use it well.

Aluminium just requires attention to electrical/galvanic conditions. You don't even need to paint them.

Full disclosure, I've never owned either - just observations from decades of hanging around marinas and boatyards.
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