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post #359 of Old 08-01-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Little BS:
I am not responsible for your responses. You are. That's the adult way.
Children blame other people for what they do. Adults take responsability for their own actions. You get caught in a technical corner where you have no answer and what do you do? You attack my wife? Brilliant.

The L. Francis design is the "the sailing machine" it has a canting keel! Only one boat waas built to this ndesign and it is in New Zeakand and called the FIERY CROSS. It does not have a canting keel. There have been some images of this boat posted on SA.

I just got back from a nice dinner in Seattle with the fam and a nic voiit to the SLIVER project. It's all primered now and tomorrow will be long boarded. It'll be as smooth as a baby's bottom in no time. In fact, I had a hard time seeing what needed to be faired but then I have never painted an entire hull so I'll just leave that to the pros as CSR. It sure looked fair to me.
Bob, Thanks. I thought it must have been 'The Sailing Machine'.Ive seen pictures of Fiery Cross. I believe she was built by Jim Young in the 60's.Gary Underwood in N.Z. had her for awhile. I cant wait to see Francis Lee sailing.Great work,Absolutley cool project.
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