Join Date: Mar 2006
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Because a lot of the more recent boats aren't all that seaworthy and are bloody expensive to boot... and their construction is not as well done as the older boats. Many companies were experimenting with cored hulls, before the problems and techniques for properly constructing a cored hull were really well known.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.