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Old 10-27-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by bfloyd4445 View Post
Sounds like the way I would have to sail. Thanks fir the info, Looked at an old westsail 32 original owner yesterday that is building his own steel 53 footer. I didn't think the boat was gonna be worth anything and does need a complete refit but the hull looks like a ten year old well maintainedl all original gellcoat never painted. Really nice hull but the rest of the boat was in need of replaceing, at least that's what it looked like to me. Can you imaging an old guy late sixtires building a 53 foot...I think he said ketch.
I cant imagine it . I sure dont want to build any more boats. Just turned down a couple of boats . I'll stick to jobs I can do in a couple of days, max.
Sale of books and plans , plus full pension soon, is all the money than I need.
Cant imagine why he would want a boat that big!
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"