Looking for a brief overview as to what sort of maintainance a wooden boat requires over GRP boats.
On say a 35 foot new construction plank on frame boat, How long before planks need replcing assuming yearly haulouts, repainting as necessary, ensuring deck leaks fixed promptly.
How long before needing refastening. How expensive is a refastening. How often does decks need attention to prevent leakage?
Lots of questions, little knowledge as to what wooden boat maintanance entails.
I love the looks over the clorox bottles, but have heard horror stories about the maintainance.
What about recaulking seams? How often is that needed?
Larry Pardey writes rather disparagingly in "The Cost Concious Cruiser" about epoxy properties in Cold Molded Wood boats as epoxy has proven to be less waterproof than previously thought, and also starts to degrade at temperature starting at 120 degrees.
Looking for a wooden boat maintainance primer.
Thanks in advance.