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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Here are some of Neil Rabinowitz's Photos from the SLIVER move. This boat has a steel keel fin and an elaborate steel floor system to support mast and keel loads so I think it belongs here. Besides it raises the aesthetic bar and this thread could use that. I'm off to Seattle tomorrow to see it at the new yard. And no, I am most certainly not going to shoot it.
Have you got another Swiftsure winner there Bob?

And PLEASE - tell us those steel floors are stainless, not coated mild steel. That's been done and it always seems to end badly, eventually.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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