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post #2521 of Old 12-01-2013
Brent Swain
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
A 40' steel boat doing 15 knots? Where can I get one of those?
Sail it in the big flood tides we have around here. We have up to 15 knots of tide in Seymore narows. So if you do 8 knots under power you could do 23 knots thru there. Watch out for the 100 ft whirlpools. Okisollo channel does 9 knots, with much smaller whirlpools ,if you would settle for 17 knots.

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