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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
That isnt really a big difference in weight from what a wood version would be in 6-9 mm Okoume
You might get by with 4mm okoume. That would weigh less than half of the weight of the aluminum per square foot, but would need a couple frames, some taped joints, and sheathing on the bottom, which should still be lighter than the aluminum but not by much.
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