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Re: Fiberglass ..classic??
If you just restored a classic plastic boat, and don't feel it was worth your time and money, then sell the boat.
There are plenty of us here that own plastic boats that are more than just "a few decades old", and that have been lauded as classics in several sailing magazines, and we love them.
There is no "justification" except to yourself. Boats (even timber boats) do not accrue in value. Boats are a cash and time suck, and the sooner you come to terms with that, the sooner you will be at peace with your restoration efforts.
To the rest of society, my boat has zero value. It's a luxury in a bad economy where only "essentials" have value. I accept that, and I'm at peace with it. To me, my boat is priceless. It's my sanctuary, my place of peace, and freedom. That's all that matters.
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