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post #1189 of Old 09-19-2013
Brent Swain
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Oh yeah! I forgot about that thread. As you can see, that's when I started really wondering about Brent's claims...even after creding the dude. His environmental footprint tirade was one of my favorites (that his boats far better for the environment than wood or GRP).



Too many years of "consumerism" to remember how and where the steel for his boats comes from?











Thanks for the tiny footprints China.
On small ,short drop in the bucket of environmental impact, eliminates the need for many a car, a house and all the other environmental foot prints over a life time , resulting in a much tinier overall environmental foot print over a lifetime.
All in those photos was not done for the building of one 36 footer, nor all the 38 I have done. Check out the tar sands to see where fibrglass comes from.

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"

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