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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

It seems incredible but there are some guys that can manage some soft chines with Origami techniques:

Origami Magic

Chines are not necessarily bad to performance and some years ago a class 40 with hard chines left many (including me) amazed...well, the boat won a lot or races.

There are aluminium boats with no chines. Allures was the first small builder to do that but for doing that:

"And for our sail yacht construction, we have implemented partnerships with a super yacht yard and a famous cabinet maker company. Through these partnerships we get access to exclusive know-how and top level industrial tools. "

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