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Old 29-04-2011, 16:39   #31
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Read "Voyaging on a Small Income" by Annie Hill.

Don't ask "Why?" Just do. You need to.
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GRP - low maintenance, no rot, no rust, no electrolysis, and no pox - if you get a good one.

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Just ordered "Voyaging on a Small Income" by Annie Hill. Thanks...
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Old 29-04-2011, 18:53   #34
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boaTS BUILT BEFORE 1979 DO not GET OSMOTIC BLISTERS UNLESS THEY WERE LAID UP FOULLY.
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Old 29-04-2011, 19:02   #35
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GRP - low maintenance, no rot, no rust, no electrolysis, and no pox - if you get a good one.

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GRP would be the same as fiberglass, correct?
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yes is that
just look for an oldie before 1980 for no pox..LOL...even some of those have blisters, but many are no problem---is overrated problem in most cases.
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Hi Ladies.... pre 80's... no pox... only blisters are from rope burns... very economical, low maintainance and available at short notice for the right price....
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Just ordered "Voyaging on a Small Income" by Annie Hill. Thanks...
Great!

Let me know how you like it.

Basically it will tell you just how much you can accomplish if you don't know you can't.

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
I've owned both wood and fiberglass hulls. I would love to own another wood boat if I were going to liveaboard in cold water areas. Can't beat the beauty and the sheer pleasure of hearing the timbers working at sea but you need to be attentive and therefore is a good choice for living aboard but not in the tropics. Fiberglass needs much less maintenance and is easy to work.
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