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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by mark2gmtrans View Post
You named the Valiant 32, the Tashiba 31, the Baba 30, and the islander 28 in the same sentence with a BS 31? Now you say you can sail faster than or equal to all of them on the BS boat? Were these boats on the hard in the marina when you sailed past them? Had the masts been removed or something equally as drastic? Somehow I think maybe this is a "paid spokesperson" for BS. I know it is a BS statement. You name four of the best blue water cruising boats in the world and state that a Brent Swain 31 would out perform them? Not even if it were towed.

This appears to be the normal position of a BS boat at sea, mounting some random obstruction like a dog....

FYI this is purported to be the BS 36 MOM, however I am not 100% sure. I do believe it is a BS boat, as it seems to be following its natural instincts to hump a reef or rock for several hours.

Thank goodness they have those awkwardly tall lifelines to keep them on the stranded boat.

Oh, and Brent doesn't pay his spokespeople. He salvages them.

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