Originally Posted by lookoutnw
Simple. Stay away from wood as much as you can. It is for those who like to continuously work on it. FRG is cheaper by a whole lot. The simpler the boat, teh less $ for repairs
in a sense. I have mine because I was looking at the Taiwan
41-51 and the Columbia
41 & 45. The classic traditionals are really nice, but require a lot of maintenance
. The C41 & C45 are very strongly built, inexpensive and easy to maintain. My $.000001 worth.
Thank you so much. I was really torn between wood and FRG, I obviously don't have any experience so I wouldn't know the first thing about fixing something if it broke. I thought wood might be hard to keep since wood and water
don't really mix well, but I read somewhere that fiberglass
can get quite expensive to fix, and something about if there is a problem and it doesn't get fixed right away it will most likely sink. That would be a problem!
Your advice has helped decide towards FRG. I'm going to take a look into the ones you suggested. I believe I've decided to purchase
one in the UK with a recent survey
until end of march and license
. I'm going to move to UK in the beginning of March and use the boat primarily as a live-aboard. Get to know things, and take some lessons. I'm not sure If I need some sort of boat driving license
, but by living on it first I'll get a hang of how things work.