Originally Posted by smackdaddy
Actually, Brent, I think I've provided a fairly loud and much repeated declaration for that wannabe in this very thread:
If you, Good Wannabe, want to overcome the hurdles to your cruising success, saving a tremendous amount of time and money: do not build one of Brent Swain's steel boats. A used fiberglass boat is far superior.
I'm glad you agree with my helpful innovation.
Bear in mind that this is advice from someone who has never built a boat never cruised offshore, never lived aboard in a cold climate, and never got off the treadmill, but who has stated that it is immoral for anyone to be allowed to do so (on cruising.stuffiminto.com) who's intention is to throw roadblocks in your way should you try. Its kinda like an illiterate hillbilly giving advice on rocket science.
You can judge the quality of advice from what it has done for the person offering it.
So tell us Smack, how much offshore cruising ,full time, have you done. None? I thought so!