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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by Brent Swain View Post
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Could you post the stability curve for Frankie?

Frankie is only perfect for the use for which she was designed; day sailing around the bay. For the far flung cruising mentioned at the beginning of this debate, she is as useless as a one legged man trying to kick ass.
A low income cruiser could easily build a proper cruising boat and have a circumnavigation or two behind him, in far less time than it would take him to even begin paying for a boat like that. Frankie could never sail enough miles to make up for the time and money she wasted. She could never win, in terms of miles per year spent on her.
After the highlighted first sentence your post becomes ludicrous Brent.

A Z06 Corvette would also make a lousy world cruising sailboat but "Is perfect for the use for which it was designed".
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