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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

hmmmmmm

there seems to be a "dejodenda" person speaking up out of the wood work..........might have heard of him before.......but then again............

There is more than one ozzie with some funky slang! unlke them folks from warshinton!

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Rather than give up the long hours Smack spent trying to tie me up, countering his crap , I will spend the coming fall and winter taking them apart, one by one, at my leisure, when it's to rainy to do much else.
It only took me 4 or 5 hours to pull all that together. Kind of like you and your hulls and decks.

You should easily be able to do the same. If you can't don't blame me.
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There is an old book called "THEY'RE A WEIRD MOB.
It's about, as I recall, an Italian immigrant to Australia who lands speaking perfect Queeen's English. Of course this helps him little in Australia. I read the book when I was a kid living there and I thought it was hilarious.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Oh yeah! I forgot about that thread. As you can see, that's when I started really wondering about Brent's claims...even after creding the dude. His environmental footprint tirade was one of my favorites (that his boats far better for the environment than wood or GRP).

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When I build someone a steel boat , it is done for a very long time, far longer than a wooden boat, with the resulting minimizing of its evironmental impact, and theirs as well. You say the alternative of spending a life time on the treadlmill, going thru 350 gallons a day of fresh water, burning hundreds of dollars worth of gas and oil a month, building a new car every few years , using a million times the electrical energy of a boat, eating food which on average travels 1500 miles before getting eaten, is less environmentally harmful, per capita, than building a steel boat and living aboard?
********! Looks like you just got your ass kicked in this debate.
No, letting perfectly good gear end up in the landfill, while paying the exploiters of third world slave children to build more, and ship it halfway around the world, is NOT environmentally friendlier.
Too many years of "consumerism" to remember how and where the steel for his boats comes from?











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Is that guy with the ciggy Brent?
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Is that guy with the ciggy Brent?
I don't know why, but that line really cracked me up Bob!

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There is an old book called "THEY'RE A WEIRD MOB.
It's about, as I recall, an Italian immigrant to Australia who lands speaking perfect Queeen's English. Of course this helps him little in Australia. I read the book when I was a kid living there and I thought it was hilarious.
Written by John O'Grady (pen-name: Nino Cullotta). Yes, an excellent read but sooo different to the country as it is now it's almost a historical novel!

Even so, to quote from Wikipedia: "In less than six months, the book had been reprinted eight times and sold 74,000 copies. In the first year of publication, over 130,000 copies were sold." Impressive!

FWIW, his book "Gone Troppo" was equally as hilarious and rather accurately describes the part of the world where I grew up ...and my word hasn't that area changed! Anyone reading the book now might think he was writing about some parallel universe...

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I read that book in the mid 50's. I left Australia in 1957. I imagine it is a very different place now.

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There is an old book called "THEY'RE A WEIRD MOB.
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