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Yeah, I'll give him that. Great story.
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That's the BS part we have come to expect.

But give BS a break. He admits to having a problem with numbers.
You mean BS like the BS Bob Perry gave us, when he promised to post the pattern for his origami dinghy. No sign of it yet.
Must have been Bob Perry BS.

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Smacks:
Now that really hurts.
It's a damn good thing I have a night job.
This reminds me of a cartoon I once saw .
A kid said to his father " Dad, I have two tickets to see the Rolling stones . Do you want to go?"
To which his father replied "No thanks son. Hearing them makes me feel young. Seeing them makes me feel old."
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You mean BS like the BS Bob Perry gave us, when he promised to post the pattern for his origami dinghy. No sign of it yet.
Must have been Bob Perry BS.

No shortage of that here.
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I think he's been busy.

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Wrong again BS. In fact I did post the pattern for one of the first row boat models. You can go back and find it if it's that important to you.

You are just an angry little man BS.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Beautiful - I understand the evolution of " modern" vessels has been toward the " slice of pie" shape whereas the sliver is a sliver which should fly upwind. Some how the sliver shape looks more organic and pleasing to my eye. ? Does physics allow some compromise or is it the inevitable future that the future offerings of the production builders with be those industrial shapes. The HRs,Morris 's, recently defunct najads remain appealing but am I alone in thinking the angular current boats with lights in the hull instead of just the house look like industrial design?
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Ironically I am doing my SAILING magazine reviews this weekend and I am addressing that exact issue. I have three boats to review, 35.5' LOA, 41'LOA and 51'LOA. I am trying to track the trends and ideas the three boats most asuredly have in common. You can argue as Paulo does that they don't look alike but in fact they almost, all three, look like they came from the same builder. Performance is dumbed down, and volume is maximized. Interiors are oriented around numbers of berths and lockers are dissapearing. I have been watching this happen for a few years. Don't tell me these big, fat assed sterns are fast in moderate and light air. They may provide huge cockpits and big quarter berths but they also provide a large amount of wetted surface. But unfortuinately among the current Euro builders this is the preferred type.
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Ironically I am doing my SAILING magazine reviews this weekend and I am addressing that exact issue. I have three boats to review, 35.5' LOA, 41'LOA and 51'LOA. I am trying to track the trends and ideas the three boats most asuredly have in common. You can argue as Paulo does that they don't look alike but in fact they almost, all three, look like they came from the same builder. Performance is dumbed down, and volume is maximized. Interiors are oriented around numbers of berths and lockers are dissapearing. I have been watching this happen for a few years. Don't tell me these big, fat assed sterns are fast in moderate and light air. They may provide huge cockpits and big quarter berths but they also provide a large amount of wetted surface. But unfortuinately among the current Euro builders this is the preferred type.
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