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Old 07-05-2012, 05:24   #16
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:45   #17
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I don't think the real question is how long a fiberglass built boat will last, its' how long the boat you are looking at will last. Which just depends on how well it has been and will be taken care of, regardless of the material.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:48   #18
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How long will a well maintained fiber-glass yacht last?...
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:36   #19
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How long will a well maintained fiber-glass yacht last? On another hand, how long will other yachts built with other materials last?
And please focus here.
It often depends when it was made. A new bendy boat will only last until you put it on the rocks. Hold them up to the light, and you can see right through them!

Fibre glass boats built back in the seventies and early eighties, however, were made very thick, since the builders back then didn't really know how strong this new material was; so there are many around that are holding up well... although they will often be in need of interior refurbishing if someone hasn't already done so. Oh, and re-wiring!
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Solid fiberglass hulls are probably longer lasting than cored hulls.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:44   #22
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mid to late 1950s, there as a builder of small sloops which were named victory. these have held up fine and are stilla competing one design group. also built in 1950s were jensen wenk sloops--precursors of cal yachts. addition of lapworth made cal yachts.
a decent fg boat will last forever. a chopper gun one will not-- those made with chopper gun--clipper marine is main one to come to mnd-- dont last well.
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too long. We'd be better off if they self destructed at 30 years! It would save us all money attempting to restore the old junk, there would be more moorage for people actually using their boats, all those derelict vessels would go away.... boat prices would be more stable...
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too long. We'd be better off if they self destructed at 30 years! It would save us all money attempting to restore the old junk, there would be more moorage for people actually using their boats, all those derelict vessels would go away.... boat prices would be more stable...
At first glance this sounded like a good idea, but then I realized that back in 2003 I would have lost my home!
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plastic - 60+ years,
aluminum - 60+ years,
ferro-cement - 100+ years,
wood, steel - infinitely,

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