Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
In a (probably vain) attempt to get this thread on topic... here's a nicely done Colvin ketch.. In '86 I sailed to California on a schooner rigged version of this hull. Not a great trip, but not the boat's fault necessarily....
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)