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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
Think the Puffin series of steel boats have a great "row away" factor. Very specialized thin water boats but pretty. Got to crawl around one in N.H. when I was doing the due diligence before building the Outbound. Inside was gorgeous as well. Just got back from sailing back and forth from the Annapolis show. More I use the vessel the prettier she is in my eyes. I think that's the real "row away" factor. Not how you feel when she first launches but how you feel rowing away after you have put some miles on her and understand the genius of all the little things that make her work for you. Things like how you can move about down below in a sea. How she handles the waves. How she sails. The quality of the workmanship. How things are placed just so allowing you to work the boat easily. How she sleeps. What it takes to make a meal and take care of yourself on passage. The whole Bauhaus thing- form follows function and still get something beautiful not industrial in appearance.
Last edited by outbound; 10-19-2013 at 03:41 PM.