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Yep 44 years rolling around here to

I do think that fibreglass will eventually decompose, but it is a very, very, very long process
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I do think that fibreglass will eventually decompose, but it is a very, very, very long process
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With the advent of the FG boat.. a lot of wooden boats were discarded and junked. Back in the money days of the 80s and 90s.. a lot of old boats were traded in on new ones. Rather than reselling the older boats.. they were stripped and crushed.

basically attrition through changing tastes. Look at older homes.. not too many survive compared to the strange things that archetecture is called now. Same with cars. People want better, faster, newer, and now.. and most people do not care about "old" things. To them, a 30 year old boat is just "old"

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We plan on sailing the Glenn E until we rot into the ground. He'll still be around for the kids. 1970 Newport 27.
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I have yet to figure out how to post BIG pics! A bit off the string but can you advise? Hopefully I'm a bit better at sailing than posting or I'm in big trouble!

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Looking at 1960 through 1970's photos of Marinas around the world show large sailing and motor yachts. These were large yachts of 50 feet or more. If you look at a recent picture of these same marinas all the boats have been replaced with much newer yachts.

What is the life span of a yacht? Where did the yachts go? Were they cut up and landfilled?
Many are gone forever, no doubt. Wooden boats don't survive much neglect. But the popular designs survive today. Take the Concordia yawls. I think 100 were built starting in the 40's, and I think they all survive today(one or two may have been lost).

They endure because of their design in form and function. You can keep a wooden boat alive forever if you have the means to do it(they may one day be the equivalent of Washingtons ax....)

Glass boats seem to survive neglect better than wood, but unless the design is popular, I think we'll see many of them disappear as well.

My glass hulled Alden is now 52 years old, and I don't think the half way point of the life of a good glass hull has been determined yet.

Here's a Concordia in my harbor. 100 of them now in their 50's, 60's and 70's, and no end in sight for them.
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Use photobucket (.com) or flickr (.com) to upload your photos to. They then provide an [IMG] link you copy and paste into your post.
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They endure because of their design in form and function.

Here's a Concordia in my harbor. 100 of them now in their 50's, 60's and 70's, and no end in sight for them.
To scrap this would be the equivalent of scrapping the Mona Lisa (or whatever work of art you like)

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I agree completely.. but it is amazing how many people don't like "old boats"

Just look at all the new boats being launched today.. they are wide and spacious inside.. more like floating homes than boats. And that is what people want

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