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post #24 of Old 05-21-2007
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If you want to buy cleverly, buy steel. The boat will be heavier, but costs less. It can be repaired by any welder in case of accidents and the steel hull will be a safe place to be when coditions are less pretty. Some steel boats look horrid and old fashioned, but others are quice nice to look at. Plus the motion at sea is more relaxed than in a (small) light yacht. Check the hull thoroughly and you will be able to sail a larger boat more comfortably for less investment.
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