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post #2 of Old 03-22-2013
SloopJonB
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Re: Mikelson 51

Those boats are gigantic. The first time I saw one (Formosa 51) the stemhead was a couple of feet over my head while I stood on the dock - I'm over 6'. Maintaining one in bristol shape would be at least a full time job. You'd need to live aboard and/or have deep pockets to keep one up. Of all the variations on that hull - Formosa, Hardin etc. the Mikelson has the best rep and fetches the highest prices.

I'd expect them to need a stiff breeze to sail decently.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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