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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
I was in Port Townsend today. Behind a building was some "little" wide flat bottomed 4 or 5 spreader ed rig, name of "Glory" or some such name.......in the front was something I envision came from a BS design. Not sure that thing would sail under its sails ina blinken hurricane! The keel, probably of steel like the rest of the boat appeared to be, had a flat 6" plate going forward! Talk about resistance! Mean while the keel on the other boat other than the bulb that was down at least 8-10' will swag, was all of 2-3" thick! Maybe a foot of hull in the water. The hull on the steely was at least 3-4' down, then maybe 3' of keel............
I know which of those boats would be more fun no matter the sailing I did, excepting when trying to sail on a rocky REEF some where!
Marty I think I prefer to try to sail on WATER and not on the reefs. Most likely I will be okay without a BS design.
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