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Looking at a 32 foot skiffcraft fly bridge. It's Amish built out of white oak and mahogany. I've always had glass boats, not sure if wood construction would be a pain to maintain throughout the season. Anyone have experience here?

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Painted hull, etc-not much to keep up. Topsides and areas that are stained/varnished would need to be kept up on a yearly basis. You would be surprised in a short season, how much the sun/weather put a beating on the "brightwork". Even though the quality of the finishes available now have improved over the years, it is still an upkeep issue.

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Thanks for the input. im less worried bout the teak up top, and more so about painting the hull.  At 32' i dont want to be doing it every season, but every 4-5 would be noproblem. If anyone knows about recommended painting schedule id appreciate it

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I ran one out of Sandy Pond for 13 years. Bought another after chartering went sour. I have a 26 ft fly bridge with 228 Mercruiser. Best Lake Ontario boat we ever ran. Factory still there.

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