To the OP, if you like a wood boat
and find one you want the process is no different than buying
any other boat
. You need a excellent surveyor
and to do lots of reasearch. In my expiriance the maintinance on wood
vs. FRP vs. steel
is not really all that much different, either you maintain it or not. Unless you dream of becoming a shipright I would definately not buy anything that needs to be restored in any way, you are better off waiting it out. Carvel planked or double planked hulls are all about what they were built with. You can get all sorts of BS advice
on wonder this and wonder that and you won't find a more opinoinated cabal in any maritime field. Maine
is a East coast
mecca of wooden boats but leans heavily on the Pedigree and there is alot of big money
maintaining the market so not always the best place to look, Nova Scotia
is a nother good East coast
Mecca. The PNW into northern Cali is the west coast
spot for wood boats. Boats in Cali were probably sailed harder and the climate is not as friendly as the PNW.
Don't get shoe horned into 1 or 2 experts. If you hit the PNW in Late Aug you can go to three consecutive wood boat festivals, Victoria BC, Deer harbor Wa and Port Townsend. There are lots of boats for sale
and you won't find a better group for knowledge.
Edited>>>slogged thru the earlier posts and see you have already found one, same as above get a great surveyor
, preferabel a active shipright.