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Old 09-29-2007
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True, but my point was it would be hard to discern the poor sailing attributes apart from a crappy, overdone, lopsided, indifferently ballasted backyard build.

I saw one here in Toronto that wasn't too bad (probably never seen salt), but even from eyeballing the exterior it looked as if it would point differently on either tack.

I've seen a couple that looked good and reportedly sailed well. Both were from BR's shipped kits. This makes me think that the crappiness is 90% execution, which is quite reminiscent of ferro boats. I've seen a couple of beauties in that line as well, but I've seen more tipped over in boat graveyards, awaiting the jackhammers or the chance to be part of an exciting future in breakwater construction.
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