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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Yeah, I think we have reached a concensus here. An important one in the the scope of his discussion. I don't think there is an anti steel guy among us. As a group it appears we have a problem with bad design and not the material.

Steel does not mean hard to look at. It can. But there are a lot of grp boats that are hard to look at too. It's all in the design and the execution. But from my perspective it starts with good, techically competant, aesthetically sensitive design.

I'll hoist a cup of Taiwan Oolong tea to that.
and so will I.

One of my favorites from a book of unattainable dreams ....

Arthur Beiser's Alden ketch "Minots Light".



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