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post #2 of Old 02-04-2002
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buying a 60'''' steel

I take a different view point than most! so take it with a grain of SaltWater!60'' is about 20'' more than most couples should attempt,unless its set up like a Dashew''s boat!Most steel boats I''[ve seen except for
Irving Johnson''s 92''Yankee(I did a circle on it at age 12 ) are under rigged.Not enough sail area to sail in winds under 18 to 27 knots.92% of the time you will be dealing with winds under 14 knots.Will she sail under those conditions?I truly do not know?do You???
RIGHT NOW!! the earth is going through one of its change cycles!!I would venture to say
that 5 to 10 years from now;the pilot charts of yesterday will be as valuable as Tits on a Boar!How will your boat meet the unceartainties of tomorrow??ENUF SAID!!
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