Handsome wood cruiser built to high traditional standards combines luxury, seaworthiness, for serious cruising or sportfishing. Wood? As a boatbuilding material? It does have advantages. It grows naturally, can be sawn, planed, steamed, sanded, glued, and fastened with nails, bolts, or screws. It can be painted, oiled, or stained and varnished. It is strong and durable. And it is so handsome that plastic manufacturers often imitate its finish in their synthetic materials.
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