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Old 10-10-2003
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Beauty and The Beast, What is Either To Sailnet Members?

Noah 2,

I was just talking to a broker about a particular cutter-rigged ketch we both had seen and he said that he thought it was ugly. I said I thought it was salty. He said one man''s salty is another man''s ugly.

Personally I love the look of a ketch, referably with a raised aft deck. Rat lines help. I know this goes against all modern views of sailing efficiency, but it''s breathtaking to watch one run in front of a sunset.

Chas
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