We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If you watch a few of this guy's Youtubes about his boat (as posted yesterday), you quickly see why fiberglass took over recreational boating. It's normal to term such vessels "project boats," and that's for sure.
However charming and quaint, wooden boats were never build to last forever. His lovely wooden 1930s cruiser, like many restored (aka rebuilt) wooden boats, is a sight for sore eyes. On the other hand, his boat is his home and his entire lifestyle.
I believe he is a professional carpenter, a semi-professional electrician, and repairs his cars and knows engines.
All the same, people who do those sorts of deeply impractical things make life more charming for the rest of us.
Not that guy's boat, but a 1939 wooden Chris Craft (for sale):
Back when I was a lad in Northern Alabama my boss and his friend would go down to the Gulf Coast after every major storm and come back with one or two fixer upper wooden boats. Usually Chris Craft sold by the insurance companies for scrap prices after they got knocked about by the storm/hurricane. We'd fix them in his back yard. Everything from planking, decking, electrics, motors, diesels and then sell them for outrageous prices in Huntsville. I / we learned a lot from those two guys. Then I served as CHENG on a wooden minesweeper. It was a lot of fun back in the 80s.