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Joel H.
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Re: Retractable Bowsprit DIY

Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
Joel, Barry -
I'm not taking digs at the C27, just passing on a concern.

There is a serious difference between buying a well engineered kit from the builder and a DIY. I'm also not taking digs at Joel's ability to engineer it out properly and safely.

Since the have the kit why DIY? Safety should never be suborned to budget.
Oh, no offense taken Chuckles. I understood the spirit of your concern.
As far as purchasing the kit over DIY, well, I have a lot of hobbies, all of which are expensive. But mostly I love the feeling I get when I pull off a good DIY. I guess my confidence is pretty high on this one. But, I plan on proceeding cautiously, if I proceed at all. I definitely plan on getting a couple of ride-alongs on other peoples boats to get more sense of these sails.
Joel H.

Last edited by Joel H.; 01-09-2013 at 08:05 PM.
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