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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Still have a question for Brent or anyone knowledgeable about steel. When I was taught MIG/TIG welding my teacher told me one of the great features of steel frame/plate construction was the ease of repair given the plate "floats" on the frames. Hence, with either radius or hard chine construction one can cut out portions or whole frames/plates and replace with restoration to original fairness and strength. Given even with radius chine "simple" curves are employed.One can buy or fabricate these curves. Therefore, using tabs with a come along suffice to place new material properly. What I don't understand is how this can be done in frameless construction such as origami given plate is formed to shape in basically the same way as "tortured" wood construction.

P.S.- a dog, a baby and a motorcycle helmet. What's not to love. Only thing missing is they should all be in the cockpit of a sail boat.

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