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post #1966 of Old 10-29-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Got up yesterday morning early in order to have little/no wind taking the genny down (boat to be out of water for further fittings etc). Deck was a skating rink.
On GFP boats have diamond pattern in tooling which gives some traction but on metal boats I've seen depend on treadmaster or the like or "poisoning" the paint with walnut shells or microballons.
Love to lie on the for deck and read or nap underway. Find all the deck treatments except molded in patterns too abrasive. Wonder if you steel construction buffs are aware of any new treatments which are more user friendly?

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