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post #771 of Old 08-29-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Or, you can check out today's pic of FRANCIS LEE.
Today the bootstripe was laid out. It's just two parallel lines. There is not enough sheer spring to the boat to have any spring in the bootstripe. But if you look carefully at the closeup shots we found a wee bit of an optical illusion. The stripes were laid out with a laser so we know they are dead straight but right in the ends they appear to kink up a tad bit, ONLY at one narrow angle range and distance to the hull. The shots taked from the loft level, looking down on the boat do not show this. The painters at the yard are not concerned. But I must admit it has ne thinking. I may need to run down to Seattle in the morning to put my mind to rest.
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