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Thanks, all, but I'm looking for details. Let's say it was a new wood boat. What maintenance would I do beyond bottom paint? The topsides are white. I assume painted, not glassed. The transom is varnished. So the paint needs inspection and periodic renewal, I presume, although I don't have any idea at what frequency. Does the varnished transom require the annual recoating that the brightwork does on my current boat (Cetol), or since it's at the water line, is it somehow different? With an older boat, would the only difference be the inspections necessary to detect rot? Do you need to periodically insert stuff between the boards that comprise the hull, and at what frequency? And why not just glass over the hull? Or is my use of the word "just" covering up a whole can o' worms?
This all assume passing a survey. The listing claims: "was extensively restored over the summer of 2004 and half of 2005" "Restoration required extensive new frames but only one new plank." "Honduras mahogany, originally on oak frames, but from bulkhead to transom all frames have been replaced with Douglas fir and Bilgekoted; white oak structural keel and deadwood; new Douglas fir floor timbers; newly stainless screw fastened."
Restoration sounds like a real PITA, but once done, is it done?