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Old 07-09-2014
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Jon:
If you don't think that FRANCIS could be a "trans-oceanic Cruiser" I would really like to know exactly, in detail, why you think that. Be very specific. I'll wait.

And while I am waiting I will read again about the myriad of boat types that have circumnavigated successfully.

Sometimes I wonder if we have not been brain washed into thinking only one type works for offshore cruising. Each type has it's limitations and advantages. But does that totally eliminate one type? I'm asking. I don't have the answer although I'm inclined to think that you can cruise offshore in just about any sound boat if you are a good sailor. Some very odd boats have made some successful circumnavigations, including the Baba 30.
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Last edited by bobperry; 07-09-2014 at 09:37 PM.