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Thoughts/comments on these?

I have seen several available, some classic cruising/racing designers, of course all boats need a survey, but just thoughts on these.
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Do you have a specific make/model of boat. Saying it is a glass-hulled wooden boat is a very vague description and could mean many things..that it is a fiberglass hull with a wooden deck, that it is a fiberglass boat with wooden topsides, that it is a cold-molded wooden boat, etc...
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One is a Phillip Rhodes sloop, built as a wooden boat that was glassed up to the waterline some years ago. I havent run across many wooden boats that were glassed, its been sailing since.
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There are literally hundreds of T-Birds out there that are FG over wood - many of them still going strong. The technique has merits especially for the homebuilder. I think it's much better suited for plywood sheathed hulls as the ply is a fairly stable material.

Fiberglassing over conventional plank on frame hulls can be more problematic as these boats have some inherent flexibility that may not sit well with a relatively thin fiberglass layer (probably added to slow down leakage?!)

Being fiberglassed only to the waterline seems to be asking for troulble - abrasions and stresses could allow water seepage under the layer of glass (I'm picturing sheets fiberglass cloth slowly peeling off the underbody one day....)
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Fiberglassing over a wooden hull can make a boat quite strong and dry. Doing it wrong can have the opposite effect, as Faster points out. Each boat is different. Going in with both eyes open is a good idea.
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Thanks, I guess just have to take a real good look at them if it gets that far.Then it will be with a surveyor.
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