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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Yes, They stuck the mast in FRANCIS LEE yesterday for the first time. Some more rigging details to be taken care of and then the cove stripe has to be applied in exact accordance with my drawing and dimensions.

She's looking good Bob (even if she ain't quite my cup of tea) - though I, for one, would be very interested to know how she performs on sea trial.

Perhaps you could post a video?
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

My money is on zero pitching and zero wake. Speed goes without saying I think.

I doubt we'll ever know but I'd be interested in her fuel burn.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

My guess is she'll be quite a wet ride, but fast in any sort of chop.. hence the video request. ..and I do hope they aren't planning to mess up her sleek lines by fitting stanchions and life-rails.

She's kinda 'plank on edge'... without looking like a plank.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

No life lines, no stanchions.
Wet? Not sure. The cockpit is a loooonnggg way aft.
Not pitchy but will slam from time to time uphill in a chop.
No wake is the idea. We'll see how my stern shape works.
We will get a video.
Rudder went in this morning. Fitting for the tiller this afternoon.
Still needs the cove stripe.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

you guys are killing me. 11 degrees outside and I have to go to work tomorrow. and you are talking about splashing a beautiful boat.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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It's 40 degrees here but with the rain chill factor it feels like 30 degrees.
You can sail in this weather but I prefer to work, inside, warm. dry.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Ok. I won't tell you what the temperature is here at the moment (you can look it up yourself should you so choose), but I WILL say it isn't cold and there's lot of sailing happening really soon!

You're in the wrong country - that's all.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Bob,

the pic with the mast is about how I recall her looking as I went by in my maybe 1 sec glance yesterday about 1-2pm or there abouts. Did not see here out side today.

Nice to know she is getting close to finished to some degree.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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I have no doubt whatsoever that I am exactly where I want to be. I like the changing seasons. I like having a nice fire at night. I like wearing woolly clothing. It suits my sunny disposition.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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I have no doubt whatsoever that I am exactly where I want to be. I like the changing seasons. I like having a nice fire at night. I like wearing woolly clothing. It suits my sunny disposition.
Winter for me is that one week in July when I probably shouldn't wear shorts

I actually do know what you mean Bob, lately we actually have really enjoyed visiting 'cold' places in winter( generally New Zealand).

Having that experience of cosying up with a nice glass of red, in front of a fire with something yummy roasting in a oven is real nice.

Then again being able to sail all year round (ok actually there is no wind in Sydney in winter, so unless you are sailing a Bob Perry designed boat you drift more than sail), swim in the ocean for 10 1/2 months of the year and leave the house without your jacket and not die ( I spent 2 weeks in Winnipeg earlier this year ) is also kinda nice.
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