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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
The ball park where steel may make sense in a $$ standpoint, seem to be somewhere in the 40-60' range. Along with if one is going to go "POLAR" sailing if you will. IE the more north or south you go, steel makes sense to a degree from a sailing thru ice standpoint. We should also remember the Titanic when we say this too.....but would swag they were going in the mid teen speed wise, when most ice breakers etc are probably less than 2-5 knots of boat speed, so the ice will not tear up the hull as bad!
At the end, there is really no right or wrong from a which material you use.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!