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post #4106 of Old 03-20-2014
Brent Swain
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

For someone who simply wants a big boat to live aboard and cruise BC Waters , John Sampson's 50 ft ferro ketch is for sale super cheap in Ladysmith, BC. The masts are rotten as is the wheelhouse ,but the 6 cylinder diesel runs well, so she is mobile. Accommodations are in good shape. She is big enough to take a steel mast well.

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
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