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post #260 of Old 07-22-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Sorry I haven't been following this thread. I've been out sailing. Still, going back to OP's orginal question.
For those with the skill set, appropriate space and and TIME building in steel can make sense. My father in law's best friend built a drop dead gorgeous 62' steel trawler over ~5y. He had employees help with the steel work, had another company due the blasting and coating ( a sub contractor he used in his business), a friend who was a master electrician do the wiring and so forth. He retired and went cruising. As far as I know he's still on that boat.

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