SailNet Community - View Single Post - Pros and cons of steel sailboats
View Single Post
post #2068 of Old 11-06-2013
Picnic Sailor
chall03's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,953
Thanks: 25
Thanked 32 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 15
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
This is exactly where I think Brent's notions of seamanship are misinformed. He seems to assume that you simply walk to the bow in rough conditions standing fully upright and designs his super tall stanchions to this notion. Well, maybe you'll do that once - and if you're still onboard afterward, you'll wish you had the same stanchion design the rest of the world has. ISAF ain't stupid.
The thing is that Brent is not misinformed, while on boat design he is outmatched here, when it comes to cruising cred he has some runs on the board.

This is a conversation I would like to be able to have with him. Perhaps he does walk upright to the bow in rough conditions?? I don't know. Rather than just veiled insults about 'plastic salesmen's lifelines' though I would love to have a sensical conversation about what he finds works for him and why.

'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing' - Helen Keller

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
chall03 is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome