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post #1506 of Old 10-05-2013
Brent Swain
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by desert rat View Post
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How about 8 gauge and minimal internal bracing?
Way to heavy for a dinghy. As with most 16 gauge aluminium runabouts , most internal bracing is unnecessary. The seats and floatation compartments should be all the bracing you need.

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