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post #135 of Old 12-28-2012
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Re: Production boats- justified bias?

Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
And here's an Allied Seawind Ketch after a knockdown (definitely not a production boat):
If Allieds were not production boats of their day, I don't know what was... They were about as basic, and identical, as they come... Built like brick shithouses, to be sure - but "production" brick shithouses, nevertheless...

The Kuhners are definitely the real deal, alright... One of the best cruising articles ever written, IMHO, as their comparison (published in BWS years ago) between their circumnavigations on the Seawind, and 2 decades later on their Valiant 40... It really put things in perspective, in many respects their 1st go-around in a much simpler, more basic boat, really was the purer and more memorable experience...
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