My neighbor has a 50's wooden Chris Craft. You have to keep them wet so the wood doesn't dry out and shrink. They kept it in an floating boat house and didn't check on it over the winter and found it sunk the next spring. Sent it somewhere in New England for restoration and got it back 2 years later. Could buy several G23's for what they have in that boat but what the heck, they live on trust funds.