Originally Posted by benajah
I am restoring a Westerly Cirrus 22 from 1968 I bought for 600 bucks right now.....
Any of the very early Westerlys (pre Centaur) have a layup
that could probably stop a bullet
. Afterwards they learnt "better" and things changed radically. Not to say that everything in 60's was Osmosis
proof - nor was built well! But IMO no core
is one of the keys to longevity, even if that also has downsides.
But certainly the mindset of many (but not all!) boat builders back then was to build a boat that was capable of lasting a lifetime. or 2. Of course most (all?!) of those boat builders have long since gone broke
But really it is a case of each model (and even years of production) being different, as well as how each boat has been looked after (and where). Some far less likely - but IMO none 100% immune.