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Old 12-06-2012
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by BryceGTX View Post
This is exactly the answer I was looking for. Your experience with aluminum boats mirrors my experience and likewise that of most aluminum boat owners.

It clearly illustrates why big aluminum boats are not popular. And it goes directly to the root of the discussion of this thread. The OP clearly mentions both aluminum and steel boats. He is looking for the experienced opinion of metal boat owners.
Bryce
Not the case here in the Pacific Northwest where we have lots of floating logs and stuff to hit. Aluminium is the preferred premium boat over FG in all sizes.

The USCG safeboats are made here and most guys round here would kill for something like this 1997 Sea Master 28 Cruiser Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Money is the only thing keeping FG 'popular' round these parts. When you go to alaska where it's even rougher, and they do have more money, ALum easilly outnumbers FG.
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