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post #4133 of Old 03-21-2014
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by CatMan22 View Post
Originally Posted by Brent Swain View Post
I have used alternators which I got for free out of scrap piles.
OK, enough is enough. I have read every freaking post on this thread since inception and have laughed at the banter and groaned at the sometime childish slander of other members, but "scrap piles" really. This thread started out about pros and cons of steel boats and now has turned into the maritime version of American Pickers. I mean I have read about park benches, recycled cabinets, steel and wood scrounged from construction sites and now scrap piles, give me a break. Do the world a favor, go off on an extended cruise with no wifi or means to communicate and give verbal dissertations to the locals on how they too can circumnavigate if they just visit the local refuse center and stock pile another mans unwanted items. But short of that, leave the I can build a boat out of your unwanted crap off this thread, because personally if i wanted to sail a garbage scow I'd just put pontoons on a dumpster and call a circus company and ask them for their trashed out tents and make sails out of them.
You don't seem to understand, Brent is a Dumpster Diving God... He builds furling units that are far superior to anything made by Selden or Profurl, out of stuff he finds laying by the side of the road during the course of a morning walk... :-)

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