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post #5 of Old 01-31-2013
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Re: Life Span of a Boat

Originally Posted by Faster View Post
Still too early to say... if it turns out that 75/80 years after construction fiberglass turns to dust, another decade or so and a bunch of Pearson Tritons might be floating dustclouds...
Not likely, Plenty of FG boats aproaching 60 and still going strong. The real problem is all the systems will age and fail and unless someone keeps up with the boat it will end up being abandoned and subsequentially crushed. My storage yard typically crushes 3 or more boats on average every year. The fiberglass was fine, the systems and cosmetics had deteriated beyond the economic sense of restoration. My boat is 44 years old and I can see still owning her 25 years from now if I'm still breathing!
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