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Old 08-08-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Bubb,

Forgot about that incident! A few weeks ago, a member of my YC had there barely 4-5 month old Jeanneau 44DS hit at a dock by a big power boat too. Supposedly only caused 20K in damage.........that is the initial estimate, along with losing ANY warranty they had from Jeanneau! That has to add something to the total in some way shape or form. But the boat motored and made it back from BC into the US to the dealers yard where it is out of the water, either still waiting to get repaired, or being repaired as we speak.

From folks that saw the incident, it was scary, surprising the boat held up. As much as folks like to say Jeanneau's, Beneteau's Even Hunter will fall apart, they are stronger than one thinks.

On other fronts, HERE is a race I am doing in two weekends, if anybody can donate to the cause, please do so! any names added to the donation part, will go on an older main sail I am painting pink! One can see the person we are sailing in memory of on that page.

Marty
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