I'm currently fiber glassing an icebox for our boat. I honestly couldn't handle working with the stuff on a full time bases during a build.

A proper built wood hull has charisma. You see the grain and imperfections of a previously living organism, how the craftsman selected and prepared each piece just so. To me this is lost in other building methods.

I'm not saying there isn't a place for other construction methods due to service requirements or material availability. Pleasing looking vessels can be built out of fiberglass, plywood/epoxy,metal, striphull - but they just aren't wooden boats to me.

Cheers,
Mark