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Old 01-27-2014
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Oh, all right.
I hate to interupt BS's war of words with an actual boat but here'' one I did 20 years ago. It's 70' LOA and about 24,000 lbs. and as sweet and docile a cruising boat as you would ever find. It's also very fast. When it was new and we had her all tuned up we would go to weather at 9.3 knots. Bringing MERIDIAN up to Canada I passed trawler yachts all day.


I don't recall what the lifeline height is but no one has died yet.
I think you will have to admit that this is a very handsome yacht. The new owners love it.
Here it is just after being refitted with Leisure Furl boom system.
My wife and I took the boat out for a weekend. We sailed it just fine, runners and all but we had a hell of a time furling the main onto the boom when we were done. Good memories.
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