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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
I don't know if people have failed to recognize it or if they simply reject the concept but I understand where BS is coming from.
His priorities (ONLY priorities it appears) are cheap, relatively simple construction and ultimate survivability at sea - icebreakers as it were.
Aesthetics other than the brutal, purely functional workboat type, simply don't enter into his philosophy.
That is simply a lack of artistry IMHO. Bob & I wrote earlier about a local log salvage boat named Beach Boy that was designed by Garden. It is absolutely beautiful and a log boat has as hard a life as any boat out there. Most of them look much of a muchness with BS's boats from an aesthetic POV but Beach Boy proved they don't have to - you simply have to care about it and have a designer with some artistry.
I find BS's origami process interesting but I'd sure like to see one done with the aforementioned artistry, especially re: the deck structures.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.