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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
I did not know that but now you mention it I do recall that edge look. When I was a kid I went to visit John Brandelmayer. I showed him my work. He was not impressed.
I wouldn't worry about it Bob. I was never much impressed with HIS design work. He built very good boats but his designs always looked to me like the carpenter designed houses I have alluded to in the past. Kind of handsome was about all one could say about the best of them.

If anyone reading this is uncertain of what I mean, compare a Norseman 447 to a Spencer 1330 - pretty similar boats in terms of basic design specs and build quality but the comparison ends there.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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