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Old 03-17-2013, 07:05 PM
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:35 PM
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by theolog View Post
Great thread.

Too bad no one warned you guys about wood used in boats.
I love when boaters don't give up there classic boat to get a new boat. If you took all the classic boats and group all of them in the category they will fall under (Flybridge, sportfisher, run about, cruiser, tug, etc. etc.etc.) you will see that 90% of them don't look the same. Most of the time if you see a old classic boat you can tell who the builder is by just looking at the boat. Try doing that with a new boat. Boat builders of the past told a story through the design of there boats. They where not afraid to build something different. Every time new technology comes out (fiberglass/composite, etc.) people look at old technology (wood) as if it just don't work any more. I'm not downing new boats (fiberglass/composite) nor those who own a new boat. There's only one type of boat that I like and that's a safe/maintained boat. It just amazes me when people say,"O that's a wooden boat. Wooden boats don't last that long." For those who think wooden boats don't last----well what about the Vasa? The Vasa was a war ship that sunk around 4:00 PM on August 10th, 1628. In 1961 the Vasa was raised. It was under water for 333 years. After it was raised it was so well preserved that it could float after the gun portals were sealed and water and mud were pumped from it (Try doing that with a fiberglass/composite boat). http://faculty.up.edu/lulay/failure/vasacasestudy.pdf Now that I have proven that wooded boats do last the question now should be can fiberglass/composite boats out last a wooden boat? I think the Vasa war ship just answered that question.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:26 PM
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:39 PM
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My two favorite boats that have been posted so far is the '86 Osmond Beal Custom (submitted by gettes) and the Albatross fleet (submitted by theolog) but every boat that have been posted on the thread is beautiful.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
Now that I have proven that wooded boats do last...
I think you proved that they can last...and also that they can sink!
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:06 PM
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
My two favorite boats that have been posted so far is the '86 Osmond Beal Custom (submitted by gettes) and the Albatross fleet (submitted by theolog)
Thanks memco, she's in the process of getting wooded out and bottom refastened right now. She looks much nicer without the bow rail IMO. That Albatross is beuatiful, if theolog or anyone has more info(builder, year etc.) that would be great. Looks like a torpedo stern.

That memco is a sweet ride, I wasn't familiar with that builder. I share your sentiment on the reactions wood boats usually get around here, but frankly don't mind because that's why I was able to pick up my boat for about 1/3 of what a similar fiberglass boat would cost.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:57 AM
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by 28memco View Post
Now that I have proven that wooded boats do last the question now should be can fiberglass/composite boats out last a wooden boat? I think the Vasa war ship just answered that question.
I don't think I would hold up the Vasa as paragon of boat building - you forgot to mention that it was so unstable it it capsized in benign conditions less than a mile into it's maiden voyage!

And it was preserved so well purely by the conditions in which it sank. Nevertheless a fascinating ship to visit should you ever find yourself in Stockholm.

BTW there are some lovely boats posted in this thread.
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Originally Posted by Clinker View Post
I don't think I would hold up the Vasa as paragon of boat building - you forgot to mention that it was so unstable it it capsized
I never held up the Vasa as paragon of boat building. The topic wasn't the stability of the Vasa nor if the builder of the Vasa was a good boat builder. The point was to show that wooden boats can and will last a lot longer then people give them credit for. After 333 years under water this wooden war ship was still able to float after she was pulled from the bottom of the ocean and the water/mud was removed from the inside of her. If the topic of wooden boats where about stability I would not of used the Vasa to prove my point. "BTW there are some lovely boats posted in this thread." "Nevertheless a fascinating ship to visit should you ever find yourself in Stockholm" like myself a year ago.

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