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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
Yves-Marie knows yacht design inside and out. He has the eye and he comprehends the numbers. I would not be the designer I am today without the year I spent working with Yves-Marie. He taught me precision in hand drafting.
Tanton is now designing in origami, realizing where the future if metal boats lies, rather than clinging the past, and its outdated building methods. Realizing the success of my 36, he has designed his own version in aluminium. Metal boatbuilding needs more open minded people like him, and fewer dinosaurs.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"