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Old 17-06-2010, 19:09   #46
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There are a couple of companies that made/make plastic boats that look like woodies (e.g. cheoy lee). I'd suggest to potential newbies to have a look at them, if it's ONLY the look they like.

Now, if I could only find a plastic hull Alden staysail schooner...
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Old 17-06-2010, 19:37   #47
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Like many here I love wooden boats and have owned and restored a couple. I couldn't help but notice your location is Mexico where the water is warmer, that means there will be a greater need to protect the hull from wood boring worms and such. Good luck and I hope this will be a great experience for you.
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Hi Jesse: .the boat is actually here in Buenos Aires.
Thanks CharlieCobra for your nice words and advice.
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Re: Wooden Boats - What Advice / Experience Do You Have for Newbies ?

DYNEL SHEATHING ???

Im looking at a fairly modern (1993) motorsailer that was built from red cedar and completely dynel sheathed (at construction).

In terms of maintenance, should I consider this to be more like a glass/plastic hull ? Or will I have the same timber maintenance issues in the future ?

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Re: Wooden Boats - What Advice / Experience Do You Have for Newbies ?

Just found out this from the broker....

The hull is strip planked 28mm Western Red Cedar sheather with epoxy/glass fibre both internally and externally. The main timber structural elements are ‘swamp gum’ which is fully bonded and sealed with epoxies. It makes for a solid yet fairly light boat.
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Re: Wooden Boats - What Advice / Experience Do You Have for Newbies ?

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DYNEL SHEATHING ???

Im looking at a fairly modern (1993) motorsailer that was built from red cedar and completely dynel sheathed (at construction).

In terms of maintenance, should I consider this to be more like a glass/plastic hull ? Or will I have the same timber maintenance issues in the future ?

Cheers,
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if built properly you should have very few maintanance issues,due to epoxy impregnation,and the glass /dynel sheathing.

very few similarities to a traditionally built wooden boat.

repairs are effected by scarfing in new timber and fastening with bronze screws and clamping with epoxy glue/paste,fairing and re glassing.

so to answer your question, no to both of the above!

you need to reasearch "cold moulded epoxy sheathed hull construction"!,an art in it self,the gudgeon brothers of West System epoxy have a good book on the technique.
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Re: Wooden Boats - What Advice / Experience Do You Have for Newbies ?

The best fix for most old wood boats is a 55 gallon drum of epoxy, 20 gals of hardner, and several rolls of mat, roving, cloth. oh dont forget a layer of plywood or two if shes abit soft. A tiny $5000 job and never caulk again. Most here wont like this idea.
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