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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

A glassed hull to deck joint is difficult to do and requires a lot of cosmentic work on the outside to hide the bonding layer. You could not do a production boat with this detail. But it is common on custom boats. It makes a great joint and proof again that Brent's constant lumping of all grp boats into one category is just plain ignorrant. But you have to give him credit. He does ignorrant very well.
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But you have to give him credit. He does ignorrant very well.
I totally agree. I have to admit, I'm in absolute awe of his ignorance. It's amazing.

Seriously, though, I'm truly amazed that there are people out there who believe in him. I'm a member of his yahoo site and just have to shake my head. I guess it takes all kinds.
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A glassed hull to deck joint is difficult to do and requires a lot of cosmentic work on the outside to hide the bonding layer. You could not do a production boat with this detail. But it is common on custom boats. It makes a great joint and proof again that Brent's constant lumping of all grp boats into one category is just plain ignorrant. But you have to give him credit. He does ignorrant very well.
Spencers did it - it was their trademark. Generally, if not always, they were finished in a different colour than the hull & deck, a bit like a cove stripe - presumably to make the final finishing easier.
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I did not know that but now you mention it I do recall that edge look. When I was a kid I went to visit John Brandelmayer. I showed him my work. He was not impressed.
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I did not know that but now you mention it I do recall that edge look. When I was a kid I went to visit John Brandelmayer. I showed him my work. He was not impressed.
I wouldn't worry about it Bob. I was never much impressed with HIS design work. He built very good boats but his designs always looked to me like the carpenter designed houses I have alluded to in the past. Kind of handsome was about all one could say about the best of them.

If anyone reading this is uncertain of what I mean, compare a Norseman 447 to a Spencer 1330 - pretty similar boats in terms of basic design specs and build quality but the comparison ends there.
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I always liked the look of the big Spencer, a 52'er I think. But most of his work was far too bland for my taste.
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Playing with an idea to change the Dorade boxes from teak to white grp.
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If you did it in origami you wouldnt even think of something so silly as dead vegetation!.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Have to say, Bob, to my eye I don't think that side port in the fwd companionway hatch housing is working.. esp in this latest rendering. Maybe a clear slider and a 'skylight' in the cover would get you the light without the visual distraction?

Of course, feel free to ignore the nitpick....
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