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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Hey Mike,

I saw over at BDnet that Wynand built a Van De Stadt or two. I honestly didn't know those were "non-production" boats (i.e. - built from plans by other builders). Is that common for the VDS line? And were/are they typically steel?

I have to say I liked the aluminum origami boats I came across on BS' site much better than the steel ones. They looked much cleaner and more "professional" even though they had the same hull distortions as the steelers.

I can't remember the name of the company, but somewhere many pages ago in this thread, I posted a video of a company that was building some very nice looking origami aluminum yachts a few years back. They went belly up (couldn't meet demand). But to my eye, they were at least turning out a nice looking boat.
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