Originally Posted by sbu22
Nice boat. Agree with Mako on the propulsion configuration.
What's the disposition of the prior wooden boat? I admire the woodies and the folks that own them, but I wonder at the prospects of selling one when it's time. What was your experience?
I love to wooden boats too, I think they really do have a soul. My wooden boat was an ex harbour inspectors launch and was completely remodelled by a local doctor. At the time he spare no expense to sympathetically building in character for it's new life as a pleasure craft. The forward motor was moved to mid ship, a cabin and head/shower was put in and in was tastefully fitted out with hardwood. So we loved the boat however it had a very narrow beam and therefore lacked in accommodation for more that 2 and for more than two nights.
In Australia over the last few years the value of wooden boats have plummeted. I'm not saying all of them but I would suggest the re purposed ones. There is a market for them but it is limited that's all.
Personally I love em, you kind have to as I would say I've bought my boat several times over with the cost of the up keep. As with most boats I think you are more a custodian than an owner. in my view this is particularity the case with woodies. We sold ours within a week because we were realistic and we had purchased another boat. She still has a good life in her and as an ex work boat she had 2 inch Douglas Fur planks and is a very tough boat. As always there is more work to be done to her to bring her back to and keep her in top condition, but she was an honest boat.