Looking for advice on wooden boats
I've been shopping for a used sailboat in the 30 to 40 foot range for a couple of months now.
I have looked at a couple of old woodies and the rest have all been glass.
I've read a number of articles that help to allay my "fears" of wooden boats but then I end up with some glass boat owner telling me to stay away from wood.
I think it's about time I got some experienced opinions from some experience wood boat owners.
I'm going to look at a 1969 "Pipedream" a home-build from Skenes Elements.
She has apparently been on the hard for a few months because the owner has already bought a new boat and does not have a second slip.
So what should I watch for that might be specific to this design or wood boats in general? #
And is caring for and maintaining a wooden boat really as expensive and time consuming as glass boat owners say it is?
How would they know, right?
They don't own wood.
Thanks a bunch, I'll hang up and listen to your answers.