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Recognize this?

40 ft offshore boat STEEL HULL SHELL

Another dream dies.


Ouch. Just more evidence of what we've been saying all along. Judging by this line in the advert:

"You can build your dream boat from this hull shell in short period of time."

It's gotta be a BS Yacht. Does ANYONE really believe this crap anymore?
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Ouch. Just more evidence of what we've been saying all along. Judging by this line in the advert:

"You can build your dream boat from this hull shell in short period of time."

It's gotta be a BS Yacht. Does ANYONE really believe this crap anymore?
What worried me was they don't seem to have worked out yet whether it was to be a sail-boat or a power-boat..

It's a steel MacGregor perhaps?!?

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40 ft offshore boat STEEL HULL SHELL

Another dream dies.
Shes a bute'. A real reef smashing surf pounding survival machine of the highest order.It takes true genius and a strong 6th sense to envision such perfection.If used as a fish boat I bet the fish would just jump aboard of there own accord to be part of something so special. ..Or maybe not.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Yeah - but look how fair that anvil is.


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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

ANVIL,,,,what a great name for a steel boat!

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Bob, Play any lap steel slide?,check these out;-)
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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No, not me. Saw Vince Gill on TV this morning with the steel player from the TIME JUMPERS. They were very, very good.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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So - at this point in time if you wanted new construction in Fe and done in the US/Canada where would you go? Both to design and build the vessel. Assume 40-50' budget 1/2-1m. Request for proposal would be for fully found vessel truly ready to launch and sail.
Has the market spoken? and other than Waterline and possibly Kanter there are no other viable choices?
Most of my clients are people who want to build their own boats, and need a bit of help, so I work alongside them to get the boat to a stage where they feel they can handle the rest. Seascene was making enough money to hire Evan to do the works , and hire Tony to put the interior in. Evan is too bagged out to want to do that any more , but Haidan (haidan@graffitti.net) could do it for you, with Tony Lyons putting the interior in.
That would cost a tiny fraction of what Waterline or Kanter would charge, and you would have a far better boat, with a fraction the bondo.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

When I sold my last boat in 87, the average time it took to sell a sailboat was two years, and boats were selling a lot faster then than they are now.
Winston just sold his 36 ft brentboat for $47K in two months after first advertising her. Silas Crosby just sold just as quickly. Viski ( another 36 ft brentboat) sold within days of putting her up for sale.
While plastic boats are being practically given away, those wanting something a bit tougher, in steel, don't have a lot of options.
A couple of summers ago, a young couple heading north to BC from Hawaii, in a wooden boat, disappeared without a trace. Would they have survived had they been in a steel cruising boat ? No guarantees ,but probably. The odds of them surviving would have been exponentially greater.

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