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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
I have a firend in Everett that lives on an old fishing boat, left it as is for the most part. IT is a cool boat!
Bob, glad you are doing what you are doing, will allow them kids to see other things people can do than "JUST GO INTO" say Boeing, Microsoft, google etc for a couple three or four BIG employers here in Puget sound. Could be yacht design, cartooning, art work of somesort. Or another design field such as home/building architecture. Great for kids to get this kind of exposure.
I do agree on the bad design. always PO'd me when I see a new home, initial great looking landscape, only to see that the in house designer or the spec of the builder to the landscaper put a blinking Doug Fir 7' off a corner of a house! For you on the east coast, this is like putting an OAK, or Maple 7' off the corner of a house. What happens to that tree in 10 yrs? overgrown, needs to be moved, usually cut down.......what a waste of what should be a great looking tree if put in a BIG enough yard, in the correct place, a tree worth some money down the road per say.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!