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Old 26-10-2013, 08:36   #1
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Wooden boat madness (Danish Trawler)

I didn't learn last time, as I'm about to pull the trigger on another Danish trawler.
Only this one is older and comes with sticks and rags (sails).


It nearly fits the ideal Liveaboard criteria.
1-Small, well 60+' aiint that big is it?
2-Easily single handed, under power anyway...
3-Ease of maintenance, its wood, say no more.


Is there anyone else out there with the same affliction?
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Old 26-10-2013, 08:43   #2
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Old 26-10-2013, 08:47   #3
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You are just showing your solidarity with all ancient mariners. Besides, it wouldn't be boating without something to worry about.
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Re: Wooden boat madness (Danish Trawler)

Everything is wood on my boat except for the hull. Deck (the whole thing) cabin top, spars, booms, bowsprit, cockpit, interior, etc.

It's been a problem in the tropics because of the super high summer heat combined with tropical weather downpours. Prime conditions for expansion/contraction.
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Re: Wooden boat madness (Danish Trawler)

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I didn't learn last time, as I'm about to pull the trigger on another Danish trawler.
Only this one is older and comes with sticks and rags (sails).


It nearly fits the ideal Liveaboard criteria.
1-Small, well 60+' aiint that big is it?
2-Easily single handed, under power anyway...
3-Ease of maintenance, its wood, say no more.


Is there anyone else out there with the same affliction?
you are braver than i,hope you have an understanding bank manager
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Old 26-10-2013, 09:03   #6
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Not yet, as the deal isn't done yet.

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You are just showing your solidarity with all ancient mariners. Besides, it wouldn't be boating without something to worry about.
Just the cauliking and the rot to worry about...

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Everything is wood on my boat except for the hull. Deck (the whole thing) cabin top, spars, booms, bowsprit, cockpit, interior, etc.

It's been a problem in the tropics because of the super high summer heat combined with tropical weather downpours. Prime conditions for expansion/contraction.
Wearing waterproofs inside the boat is normal, for wooden boat owners, its called living close to the elements apparently.
Carpet on the deck works a treat in keeping them tight, just soak it once or twice a day.
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Re: Wooden boat madness (Danish Trawler)

"ease of maintenance" with a wooden boat? It may be easy but there will be one hell of a lot of it and it will be neverending. Wooden boats are for people who like to work on boats. If you like to sail them it is better to get fiberglass.
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