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post #1305 of Old 09-30-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Not sure I would want a barge out of concrete, much less a boat. Altho I cross three different bridges that are made of concrete and float! They seem to do ok. But I am sure the build process is one heck of a lot more looked at, speced etc too!

Then not being ablt to more a plank on frame! Again, not sure how many local fishing boats have that style of build still. Altho steel is the new thing for new ones in the 60-100+ ft range. Probably cheaper vs frame and double planked bottoms, alogn with at times stronger etc when built properly!

Marty

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