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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Here's another BrentBoat that took a bit longer than a couple of months to go from steel sheet to sail:

Good Old Boat - Reader Photos

Brent Swain 36
My boat is a 36-foot steel Brent Swain design built by Evan Shaler in Nanaimo, BC. It was discovered in a storage yard and at the time was 18 years old and had never been in the water. The original professional builder was located and asked to complete the welding and stainless detailing. A temporary interior was installed out of 2 x 4 lumber and CDX plywood and, after rigging by YachtTech Spars and sails by Port Townsend sails were installed, we sailed the boat back home to Alaska. The mast was unstepped and the boat trailered home to my house where I spent 2 years completing the interior. Her name is Sherpa and she was finally launched for real in heavy rain the day after Memorial Day, 2012. This picture was taken in Thumb Cove this last fall. . -- Joseph Earsley
18 YEARS as a shattered dream in a storage yard??? Then 2 YEARS just to finish out the interior??? THAT'S 20 YEARS!!!

Are these some of the ones you say were hitting the sauce Brent?

Oh well, one man's nightmare is another man's dream I guess. It did turn out pretty nicely.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40

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