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post #4227 of Old 04-03-2014
Brent Swain
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
After reading Mr Halcrow's account of his abandonment, it would appear that little of your speculation is accurate... The guy is from the freakin' Shetland Islands, I expect he's sailed in a bit of weather before:

11 March 2014 : Elsi Arrub

Interestingly, not the first time he's had to abandon this boat:

Sail-World.com : 'Second time lucky' hopes for solo circumnavigating sailor



Good article !
Would she have survived that long adrift had she been anything but steel? Probably not!
Could they have got her aboard a freighter ,without destroying her, had she been anything but steel? Probably not! Would she have been salvageable, had she been anything but steel? Not likely!
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