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Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008
They mention the Amazon, a very poorly built and painted, grossly over priced stock steel boat. The insides had only one coat of primer under the foam; grossly inadequate. They were welded on the outside only, and most of that weld ground off, leaving the thickness of a beer can holding the seams together.
On the origamiboats site , Opus Paul said he saw one drag anchor, and the transom broke away form the hull when it gently hit a mooring buoy.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"