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I've spoken with the designer of my boat and have enjoyed the discussins I've had with him about the good and bad points of his design. What is very refreshing is that he is open about the design issues that the boat went through, like an early problem with the rudder design during the development phase of the boat.
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George Cuthbertson is like that. The guy drew some of the most popular designs ever for about 20 years, but he's quite open about some of the (relatively few) shortcomings or not-so-hot designs he helped to create.

And he knows about the lifespan of balsa-cored decks...
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