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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
This is starting to come together.
I'm thinking of .08" alu plate for the skin. Weight of hull 78 lbs.

Could be plywood. Could be nesting. Mine will be alu and will not nest.
Very cool! 78 lbs is a nice light weight for a 16 foot hull.

Its hard to tell from the perspective, but you might have enough stability to be able to add a rudder, daggerboard, and a sliding gunter rig that could stow in the boat. You could also build a pretty simple set of outriggers out if small dia. aluminum tubing and a simple sliding seat rowing rig using aluminum channel and roller blade wheels.

I see it all now....

Yeah, that's the ticket....


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