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12190Re: Where's the beef?

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  • richard@spellingbusiness.com
    Jun 1, 2001
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      Every time someone asks me what I build my boats out of I reply:
      "Wood. Wood floats. Why would you build a boat out of anything else?"

      --- In bolger@y..., kayaker37@h... wrote:
      >
      >
      > I have a deposit on an Edey and Duff Dovekie, so I decided to do
      some
      > research on how to tell quality fiberglass work. I came across a
      site
      > with an article called "Are They Fiberglass Boats Anymore?" by
      David
      > Pascoe , Marine Surveyor.
      >
      > In the article, he talks of looking over a large field of badly
      > damaged boats caught in relatively minor storms. Most of the damage
      > was done by very poor workmanship, and he was able to rib the sides
      > off some of the boats with only his fingertips. He mentions that
      > todays "advanced composite boats" contain little fiberglass, and
      lots
      > of filler. Anyway, I don't know if this exactly fits the forum or
      > not, but if your interested check out the article at
      >
      > http://www.yachtsurvey.com/Fiberglass_Boats.htm
      >
      > I have crossposted this to a couple of sites, because I felt it is
      a
      > very good article.
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