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post #1012 of Old 07-06-2013
Brent Swain
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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat

I reckon Winston's 15 days from BC tro Hawaiii is reasonable for a heavily loaded 36, as is Andy's 14 days. When Pearl Song left Cabo, she covered 1106 miles in 6 days hard on the wind, then broke the top 1/3rd of his wooden mast off, and still beat a gazelle to Hawai under jury rig,which had left the same time as him. When Quadra Island barber Mike Louckes cruised in company with a benteau, he was always arriving long before the benny, despite being very heavily loaded. When the first 2 -36 foters I built went out on race day in San diego, they left some of the race boats far behind, despite being heavily loaded. You could tell which was the skipper . He was the only one without a smirk on his face.
Again Bob . Could you tell us of all the offshore cruising you had done before calling yourself a designer? We are still waiting.
Could you tell us why, with so many super cheap and sound fg sailboats on the market, and even being given away, why someone would pay you decades worth of cruising funds, just to to draw pictures of one?

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
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