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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

How often are you are csr checking out sliver? every monday with Kim, or just some. I could leave it there. Kim may not have seen it either for that matter.............

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I have no regular schedule for visiting FL. You could leave it at the boat for Kim and I'd get to see it eventually. Thanks.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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I'll see if I can get it dropped off later today. Tried last night out of the blue, but they were closed by 15 min or so. Forgot to take it with me when I was there in the AM.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

It will be monday before I get it there. Down at t-line hoping to get some ear to ear arcs in this weekend. Did not have time before I left to get it there. Is Kim down there most mondays about 9am?

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I have no idea of Kim's schedule. He's been tied up with some other things lately.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Thought this might be of interest to the followers of this thread. It seems the Swain 36 "Silas Crosby" is for sale. It certainly looks like a nice boat:

For Sale: 36' steel sailboat, Cape Horn vet - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
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marty:
No, I have not seen that mag.
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West sent me a couple, I can mail you one.......assuming I remember to do it......
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Paulo:
I agree with you. Brent doesn't much care how the boats look. If he did he would provide design drawings that enabled the builder to replicate his design ideas. Most of Brents boats could be greatly improved aesthetically with just better choice of paint schemes and colors.

But I see one boat in that group that is very good looking. In the second photo there is a pilot house boat off to the right, on the next dock. Now that is a good looking boat. And, they built 600 of them!
I know which one I would prefer to do the maintenance on, or be in on a dark, foggy, moonless night with Fukashima debris, or broken up log booms around, and it certainly wouldn't be the plastic one with all the dead vegetation bolted to it . It definitely wouldn't be the one with fragile, trip wire lifelines.
My boats rarely come up for sale. Owners tend to hang on to them. So for most people, simply buying one is a rare option, and the number of people who would build their own is much smaller than the number of people who would simply buy a boat. There is simply not a big enough market for mass produced, stock production steel boats . Never has been . It appears that market for mass produced stock plastic boats is rapidly declining as well.
As Bob mentioned in his earlier post, there is something attractive about the rugged beauty of a work boat. The more experience a cruiser has, the greater the attraction of a work boat look, and the less interest they have in the flimsy, dainty , fragile, boat show look. Mine are aimed at those who appreciate toughness and reliability , more than a good bondo job. my clients don't go to a lot of trouble to make their boats or gear look dainty and fragile, in a way that the naïve, production boat market demands.

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