Dugouts! Now that's going back! After about 12 years living under them, I have no reluctance in cutting the suckers up for kindling, but hey, I am environmentally aware, so lets build something more useful than a deck
So, I know the Pardeys are not the only ones cruising wood boats. Anyone else doing it? What about repairs
? are there still craftsmen in foreign ports
waiting to replace planks or sister frames? Can you pull into a South American anchorage and cut down a tree to replace a plank? Or are wood boats just becoming show pieces to be displayed in annual races? Carvel planked, strip planked? Why?
Is it possible to leave a boat for a couple of months and fly home to make some money
, yet still have something to come back to?
Does anyone else get that unique sense of pride when entering an anchorage in a classic old wood vessel? Knowing tht your boat stands out? How about interacting with the locals? Do local fishermen on their wood boats interact any differntly with you on your wood boat, than if you were on fiberglass
Were there limitations in your travels do to an inability to insure the boat?