Originally Posted by jameswilson29
There are good reasons why the vast majority of boats are now made out of fiberglass.
There are also reasons why "Two and a Half Men" is the most popular sitcom in the US, and why McDonald's is the biggest restaurant chain in the world.
Popular ain't the same as preferable.
A wooden boat that hasn't gotten behind the maintenance curve requires little more annual maintenance than a fiberglass boat.
The key phrase in the above baldly stated opinion is "behind the maintenance curve." Damage that goes uncorrected too long spreads more quickly on a wooden boat than a fiberglass boat...
... but, it is also noticed sooner, since it is harder to ignore than soft frozen snot.
Personally, I'd much rather repair rot on a wood boat than recore the decks on a neglected fiberglass boat.
27 pieces of teak requiring varnish or, for the heathens, Cetol, on a wooden boat is the same as the same 27 pieces of teak on a fiberglass boat.