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Old 12-13-2013
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

The light blue hull with the wood stick behind FL is HELENE. HELENE is a late 1950's vintage Ben Seaborn design and a near sistership to the famous Seaborn SEA FEVER.
With fin keel and skeg hung rudder Seaborn was ahead of his time. He really knew what made boats go.

I tried unsuccessfuly several times to find out what the relationship between Seaborn and Garden was like. Seaborn's boats were dominant on the race course. But despite the fact that both designers lived in Seattle I don't think they ever had much contact. Hard to imagine.
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