Originally Posted by Tidahapah
. Buy an ex tassie cray boat and it is pretty likely to be built of Huon.
When you slip every 12 months at least the worms don't get a strong hold
The Tasmanian ex cray boat at the Sydney Wooden Boat Show was built of Huon pine. Before conversion,it had a "wet well", a contained part of the hull with holes in it where the caught crays were kept live in sea water sloshing in and out through holes in the hull. That tells you how durable the wood is. There is a prohibition on felling huon pine trees, so timber for boats now comes from old stores,or recovered from underwater in lakes etc, still good or to use after years underwater.
Keep in mind fiberglass has its own "worm", ie. osmosis.
If you are checking Randell boats, look for shaft drive, not sterndrive or "legs", having the gearbox underwater is not good,and costly to maintain. BruceK