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Whilst I agree with your first point, I wouldn't the second..

Owning a historic wooden boat (or even better - just sailing on someone elses!) takes sailing to a whole new level. A different level to, say, fibreglass cruising to carbon-fibre racing, but a different level anyways.

Wooden-hulled boats react differently to the waves, flex and move differently to other constructions and just generally "feel" different - more "alive" - as does welded vs. rivetted steel. It's a bit difficult to describe, but all of a sudden, on a wooden boat, sailing is more than just getting to a destination quickly (you can do that better in a stinkpot) and working on the thing is (supposed to be) part of that enjoyment.

Try it sometime.

Just 5c from a wooden boat owner..


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