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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Chicken and egg. Believe it or not, I used to be a pretty strong supporter of Brent on another site. I'm not anymore.
I find the origami process very intriguing and I can't argue with steel for it's strength & watertightness for long term cruising.

BUT....

Brent is just too fanatical and one tracked for me - regarding Francis Lee as somehow inferior to one of his boats because it isn't a trans-oceanic cruiser

AND....

As has been pointed out numerous times, there is no reason for a tough & economical boat to look bad or cheap - that is simply a lack of design esthetic, unrelated to the material or money spent. Simply put, there is no excuse for it.
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