I like the classic boats, like the grand banks
A lot of them is wooden hulls.
I hear a lot of Toledo "worm" and the boat rotting slowly in warmer climate.
Some of the old classics from the 60`s and upwards are so beautiful, but would I slowly kill one by having it in the Caribbean
as a live aboard?
I mean, what did the conquistadors and pirates do a few hundred years back?
If it is so, what measures could I do if i wanted one?
I currently live in Norway
and we got hefty winters and cold summers here. I have spent some time om my dads wooden boat and there is no problem with that here. This is a new problem for me.
I have heard that a good coating would prevent the "worms", but again, some say it don`t over time and that wooden boats are a constant struggle to keep afloat.
What do you think?