New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: wood
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

wood

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
desteve1 View Drop Down
Groupie
Groupie
Avatar

Joined: 23 Feb 09
Location: cambridge
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 81
Post Options Post Options   Quote desteve1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: wood
    Posted: 06 Oct 09 at 5:22pm
is wood much harder to maintain than a modern design???
laser 81188 (looking for a name)
Back to Top
Jon711 View Drop Down
Far too distracted from work
Far too distracted from work
Avatar

Joined: 04 May 07
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 465
Post Options Post Options   Quote Jon711 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 09 at 6:39pm

There certainly different skill levels involved, it all depends as to what level of maintenance you wish to do.  GRP will get away with less year on year maintenance, however it does benefit from a yearly polish (and T Cut).  Wooden boats if maintaned yearly (i.e. painted and varnished ) take a bit more work - but look soooo much better, and depending on class can last longer (if maintained!).

 

On the boatyard the GRP guy was less skilled than the wooden boat guy....  However there are different skills in each....

Back to Top
JimC View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more
Avatar

Joined: 17 May 04
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6472
Post Options Post Options   Quote JimC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 09 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by desteve1

is wood much harder to maintain than a modern design???

Not if you keep on top of it, do the yearly varnish, make damn sure that the cover is waterproof, no water pools in the boat, either sail regularly over the winter so nothing has a chance to build up or better still keep her indoors with frost and snow about.

If you don't though things can go badly wrong rather quickly. One winter with water left in the bottom of the boat thawing and freezing every frosty day will do a lot of damage.

Edited by JimC
Back to Top
Rupert View Drop Down
Really should get out more
Really should get out more


Joined: 11 Aug 04
Location: Whitefriars sc
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 8892
Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 09 at 8:28pm
Modern epoxy coatings, coupled with regular maintainence have helped with the work needed to keep wood looking good, but there is no doubt it takes more effort. If you love the look of wood, though, it could be worth it! If building from new in wood, it is easy to take steps to ensure long life. If working on an old boat, it can be harder, and will certainly take more regular work.
Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446 Mirror 70686
Back to Top
Guests View Drop Down
Guest Group
Guest Group
Post Options Post Options   Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 09 at 12:15am

deleted

 



Edited by GK.LaserII
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.665y
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz
Change your personal settings, or read our privacy policy