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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by Brent Swain View Post
I have never wanted to see my boat sailing away from me in mid ocean, for the sake of her looking "Classic " in the process. Advocating such priorities is advocating bad seamanship.
Making stanchions/lifelines taller so one "won't fall over while standing up" is actually a dangerous design IMUSO. One's center-of-gravity should be as low as possible while going forward. And, in challenging conditions, one should be clipped in. This is good seamanship - because this is physics. Most sailors (especially bowmen) know this. Typical stanchions/lifelines are designed for this low-center-of-gravity standard of good seamanship. That's why you see it virtually everywhere.

One might say that "Advocating other priorities is advocating bad seamanship."


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