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Re: Wood vs Fiberglass Maintenance cost/time

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Originally Posted by CapnBilll View Post
It feels good to own a boat that does not rely on rustable fasteners to stay together, and isn't considered food by the stuff the grows under the waterline.
You make a good point: buying any boat requires that you know a fair bit about it's pedigree and it's limitations before signing on the dotted line.

By example, the 'non-rustable' fasteners on my timber boat are now over 60 years old and are probably good for another 60... but the odd blister or two below the water-line of your fibreglass boat might or might not be as easy (or cheap) to fix.
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