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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by CaptainQuiet View Post
Ouch. yes those are a bit pricey- but beautiful.
Any idea where I could learn more about the ones mentioned earlier in this post?

"Regarding smaller sailboats (- 45ft) I think aluminium is a better material. The French amateurs boat builders use a thick aluminium that dispenses internal framing and that makes it almost as easy to work with as working with steel and permits a lighter boat and faster boat."

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