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Re: I've ruined someone else again
"That whale has been sailed hard and put away wet for years, and still floats. Put $10K worth of materials and sweat equity into it and you've got a shiny well fitted boat 35' boat with a blue water that will last another 35 years, and you're still well under $15K."
What's that irritating buzzing noise they sound on game shows when the wrong answer is given?
That cat of which I spoke was floating, and the owner putting money into it, right up until Charley came along and pulled it apart. $15K transported to the garbage dump in big sturdy chunks is no happy thing, except for the hauler.
You assayed the boat, so you know best, but the thread title may be a prophecy, not a joke. A classic wood boat, or a solid glass one, may be a foundation on which to build, but a secretly delaminating plywood hull can yet have a strong beam from ama to ama - on the bottom o' the deep blue sea.