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post #65 of Old 03-06-2012
Brent Swain
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Re: What do you think about a pilothouse sailboat

I've been told that my designs , down to 31 feet , look better with the pilot house than without it. I am embarrassed about how long I sat out in the rain without a pilot house before I clued in. I wouldn't be without one. In the inverted position , the buoyancy of the pilot house is the equivalent of adding thousands of pounds to the keel, in terms of ultimate stability. On a steel boat ,the pilot house can easily be as strong as the rest of the boat

Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"

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