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Old 07-22-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

You are most welcome.

I have found over the years that there are people who want to own a boat and there are people who want to build a boat. Sometimes it's the same person but usually not. In the case of the guy who wants to build a boat finishing the boat is often the last thing he wants. For him finishing the project means the fun is over and now he has to try and sail the boat and in many cases this terrifies him.

When I was a kid I rowed over to a floating boat shop where a noted curmudgeon Pocock was building a big wooden schooner. He was notorious for chasing looky loos away. But I rowed over in a wooden Whitehall and caught his eye. He motioned me over and asked if he could take a look at the Whitehall. I said sure "If I can take a look at your schooner." He grumbled and said OK. I looked at the massive plank of frame traditional boat he was building single handed and then I asked an innocent question," Where are you going to sail it when it's done?" He responded with, "Isn' it enough that I build it? Do I have to sail it too?" I felt spanked and left. Shortly after that the floating boat shop burned down.
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