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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by BryceGTX View Post
The point I am trying to make is that there is an incredible amount of experience with aluminum boat builders in the US. Invariable the reason for building aluminum boats is the weight issue rather than strength. As you (and I) pointed out.
Bryce
Of curse, everybody knows that a sail boat should be as light as possible and as strong as possible. Light and strong is not an attribute that is good only on sailboats, many other type of boats have advantages to be light and strong and that's why so many boats are built in Aluminum in the US and everywhere.

I guess that everybody knows that weight for weight Aluminum is considerably stronger than steel.

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Paulo