Originally Posted by PAR
I personally know of several 30 and 40 year old molded hulls that haven't any (hull shell) issues. I've surveyed several in recent years and the method stands up to it's reputation.
First, I can verify that Greg's Candlewyn (sp?) was, and probably still is a beautiful and interesting boat. Sailed in company with them in 1986-87 in the south Pacific
I cant quite meet the 30 to 40 year span reported above, but our Insatiable II, strip planked in Western Red Cedar, epoxy
, light glass in and out, is now a bit over twenty years old. She's been rode
hard and too often put away wet, done around 100K miles, and still looks pretty darn good to us:
No hull issues, still quite fair, and with new topsides paint
last year, even shiny!
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Towlers Bay, NSW, Oz