SailNet Community - View Single Post - Pros and cons of steel sailboats
View Single Post
  #1532  
Old 10-07-2013
blt2ski's Avatar
blt2ski blt2ski is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,704
Thanks: 0
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
Rep Power: 10
blt2ski will become famous soon enough
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

She has been a pita from my standpoint with the light winds for foulweather bluff we've had the last few years. As have the t-birds and a few others. Get winds above 10-15, I leave them behind. My 6500 lb wt seems to help here. I have the SA, but boat was built for 10-15 in Europe. i guess I need the lake rig. Which would be 5' taller! I still like my little boat!

I think I have driven by betts in Anacortes on my way to a place next door, along with MSC, and a rigger a few blocks north. There should be a marina repair or two near there two that I have been too.

Marty
__________________
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!