Wood hull boat

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So after starting a long and incredibly interesting conversation on this site about “cored vs solid” fiberglass hulls, I’m buying a wood boat! Never thought I would but very psyched for it. Have learned a lot about wood hulls. Topside is all fiberglass.

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Haha sounds like you know him. Great guy and legendary boat builder.
 

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Boat is a custom Robert Chummy Rich out of Bass Harbor Boats I’m told They should last forever with glass topsides as it’s the upper wood that used to rot. They’ll store it in a building with dirt floor to prevent shrinkage.
 

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Keeping on a dirt floor to prevent shrinkage. Never heard that before, having had a Century 17 resorter (woodie) kept in a wood floored garage all winter on a trailer.
Come spring every year would nearly sink for a day or two when put back into Lake Tahoe while she swelled up.
 

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Bass harbor boats builds and takes care of wood boats. They say that’s what they do and never have problems. They have wood boats from the 60’s and 70’s they take care of. Maybe it depends some on the original joint caulking job. Only time will tell but they will be taking care of maintenance for me and they seem very confident.
 

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Keeping on a dirt floor to prevent shrinkage. Never heard that before, having had a Century 17 resorter (woodie) kept in a wood floored garage all winter on a trailer.
Come spring every year would nearly sink for a day or two when put back into Lake Tahoe while she swelled up.
I've live in Tahoe. Relative humidity is 30% most of the time, really dry. Different world. You'd be better off leaving in the water than hauling out.
 

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Yes that would make a difference. Much higher humidity here. I just talked with chummy the builder about it because this was the first year the boat is not on a dirt floor. He said should be no issue but may put a hose in it for a while this year before launching and said dirt floor would handle it moving forward.
 

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