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post #5 of Old 04-14-2008
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Originally Posted by Gramp34 View Post
...A while ago I found an old Luger Boats catalog. The recurring theme was that their boats (all kits) were designed and built as cheap as possible. Given that they sold a 26 foot boat that weighed half as much as an inexpensive production boat, you know it's not going to be a very strong, or stable sailboat.... Tim

Tim, saying something is built as cheaply as possible because it's a kit or weighs half what another boat does is foolish.

The Luger seems to sail great from what I've heard. When you have people trying to sail around the world in homemade 10 foot boats it's probably wise not to dismiss kit craft as being cheaply made junk.

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