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post #178 of Old 11-15-2013
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Re: Full Keel

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
Has there EVER been an advancement of any kind where there weren't a bunch of Luddites complaining about how it was going to ruin civilization?
Well, bucking bailing cockpits are certainly not an advancement on boat design but open cockpits (or semi-open) probably are, not to mention self bailing cockpits.

The complaints here respect not an improvement but the lack of it. They may been exaggerated regarding that particular boat but when I modified my traditional old 80 years sailboat to be more seaworthy one of the things I have done was providing it with a self bailing cockpit.



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