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Old 09-04-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Here's some of the "cons".

Went down to Seattle this morning to finalize the bootstripe on FRANCIS LEE. With the boat being so narrow you can see almost the entire bootstripe from any angle so it extremely important that the lines defining the boot stripe be absolutely fair. If it were a fat boat you couldn't see one end from the other so it would really mean there was a far greater tolerance of overall fainess for any stripe. But we have a lovely, skinny boat so these details are critical, at least to my eye and the owner's eye.

Mission accomplished. No droops or kinks or "weirdnesses" in the stripe anymore. It took about 30 minutes working with the very patient painter who also has a great eye. He has done a marvelous job painting this boat.
Check out the reflections in the topsides.
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