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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

The deck looks like a cemetery. They seem to have those stainless protector things around each dorade to help snag your feet. What's up with that. Aren't they made of rubber and easily replaceable for a reason?

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I would expect those cowl vents to all be s.s. maybe alu and very expensive.

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Why would anyone want a mine field on deck? I am a Mainiac so I might be a little numb.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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The deck looks like a cemetery. They seem to have those stainless protector things around each dorade to help snag your feet. What's up with that. Aren't they made of rubber and easily replaceable for a reason?
Yes, very nice boat with that "little" problem. That's why modern boats use now other ventilation systems and not dorades

But I was posting about the hull being a wood- epoxy cold molded one

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Had a PSC 34 and she's a sweet boat and gorgeous but think that boat is not something I would turn down at Xmas as long as it came with a check book to allow for operating costs. Think in that huge scale you would have no need to walk down the center of the fore deck. Rather think you would walk along the high side gunnel. Plenty of room to walk side by side holding your honey's hand. Would love to see that thing with a bone in her teeth pass me by.

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Why would anyone want a mine field on deck? I am a Mainiac so I might be a little numb.
Perhaps the owner is less concerned than you or I might be because its only the paid help that goes forward on a boat like that.
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Outbound, if I could afford that beauty I could certainly afford the crew to run around on deck while I sipped rum drinks. She does look fast.
Back to the thread, I saw a 20 something foot Channel cutter recently that had been T boned in the bow by a 60 foot sailboat. It only smashed in a couple of inches on deck and would have been fixable ,at sea.The old cutter is cold molded,diagonal decked and all. One of the many talented local wood boat builders had it looking perfect in no time.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I was thinking that for the cost of all those cowl vents, one could buy a pretty nice boat of a sane size.

There are literally 10's of $thousands, just in the cowls - the dorades and guards are extra.

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I was thinking that for the cost of all those cowl vents, one could buy a pretty nice boat of a sane size.

There are literally 10's of $thousands, just in the cowls - the dorades and guards are extra.
One of the overwhelming things you run into in ports like Antigua, St Maarten, and other 'destination' ports is the sheer numbers of megayachts you see... they are all 150' or larger and lined up like Sewells' rental boats..

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I sent Brent a small but nice gift for Christmas. Its something he can use.
He must have received it by now.
Not a "I got it."
or a "Thanks AH."
No " Pretty cool, thanks."
Nuttin.
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