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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

OK, Bob.. So I design stuff too. I design factory automation systems, both hardware and software, from initial concept, right through to installation and debug.

(I'm not saying it's the same as designing boats, but these projects can run on for a year or more, so they do get pretty complex)

Personally, I find it the most enjoyable after I have gotten an initial concept sketched out, and start doing the design of actual components and system.

I find the development of initial concepts less enjoyable than subsequent stages. I'm not so happy until I have something down that I am pretty sure will work. Once I do, though, it's usually a lot of fun.

What stage of the design process do you enjoy the most?

(I know it's pretty early for essay questions, but I'd be real interested... Besides, I'm stuck in the fog right now anyway. It's either this or go back to work)



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