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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
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
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