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post #4268 of Old 04-05-2014
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I seem to remember Yves Tanton stating something like you need to have about 60' to make steel work for the weight/performance ratio. With all the ice melting and the coral dying, plus being able to tell exactly where you are all the time so as to avoid rocks, does steel simply become a relatively inexpensive raw material with high maintenance costs? Starts to sound a bit like wood.
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