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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Probably some doug fir, hemlock, true fir and some western red cedar to boot on that thar shore! All you need is a way to salvage, and cut the wood up. Probably already dried up per say, so should not be too much shrinkage once cut........

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"Probably some doug fir, hemlock, true fir and some western red cedar to boot on that thar shore! All you need is a way to salvage, and cut the wood up. Probably already dried up per say, so should not be too much shrinkage once cut........"

Then what?
Can I origami that?
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I think you can orgami it. But you would need to pulp it first, make it into some paper, then you can orgami it! or some such thing.....or strip cut the cedar, um......epoxy coat the out and insides.......um.....then install stuff inside and out, and you have a francess leer some such sliver'ish type name!

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Making hole in GRP hull..
Look at the first 1 minute of this video

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I agree. There seems to be a pervading lack of confidence in metals boats. This is partly due, I think, to lack of knowledge on the buyer's part and where steel is concerned the general ( not Waterline) crude nature of the boats. If the buyer has come into sailing thru the Catalina, Beneteau type avenue he is most probably not going to be interested in a BS type boat. GRP is so stable a material . I think alu scares people.

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I thought you would like that. Somebody has a lot of money!
Amen there Bob.It probably takes as much labor to finish to that degree as does to build the initial structure.That level of perfection aint cheap;-)
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Quiet time contemplating a job well done.
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Given she's still up in the air in that pic... does she float to her lines, Bob?!?
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Yes, it floats just about perfect. We are about 600 lbs light yet. I forget the exact number. But we have no sails, no fluids and a few interior finishing touches to complete yet. I thought I posted the flotation data here alst week after the launch. We are .226 degrees bow down but tankage will correct that. But this was no surprise as we had stuck the boat in the water two months ago briefly to check. But that was sans rig.
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Yes, it floats just about perfect. We are about 600 lbs light yet. I forget the exact number. But we have no sails, no fluids and a few interior finishing touches to complete yet. I thought I posted the flotation data here alst week after the launch. We are .226 degrees bow down but tankage will correct that. But this was no surprise as we had stuck the boat in the water two months ago briefly to check. But that was sans rig.
Sorry, I missed the floatation data - but numbers are a little meaningless without the rig and engine in. Light is good given it isn't hard to put 600lbs on an empty boat.

Congratulations on another job well done, Bob!

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No, not so Classic.
Engine was in and we had good numbers for other weights of missing gear. Kim and I were not making this up as we went along. We had been tracking weights for two years.
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