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if i had the money id own a brent swain and head to the arctic, my dream!
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brent swain!!!!! u rock man, i owned pearl song, and man, i loved her!
Hey son - welcome to SN dude. It's good to see Brent getting some love from an ex-owner. We were starting to wonder if there were any out there.

Tell us about Pearl Song. Any pics? What would you say the pros and cons are?


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yea, i have a few pics, there abaout 12 years or so old
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pro is lock the hatch and your bomb proof, hit something, sledge hammer it back into place, the con, you need a hurricane to move it, i live in the gulf islands, and it sucks for wind blankets, ext.. and pearl song had no engine, but a 22 foot ulow, sculling oar
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pro is lock the hatch and your bomb proof, hit something, sledge hammer it back into place, the con, you need a hurricane to move it, i live in the gulf islands, and it sucks for wind blankets, ext.. and pearl song had no engine, but a 22 foot ulow, sculling oar
That makes sense. How much did you have to fight corrosion?

And did you build it or buy it used?


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i am a BIG SWAIN FAN!!!!!!!
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i bought it, and as for corrosion, keep her properly painted, and watch out for electrolysis, everywhere
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robert redford would not have had that problem, in "all is lost", with a swain, i tell ya that!
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i bought it, and as for corrosion, keep her properly painted, and watch out for electrolysis, everywhere
Yeah - we've read quite a bit about how much epoxy you need to keep on the boat to prevent corrosion. At the end of that day, it's basically a steel-cored epoxy composite.
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Sorry, I have not heard of Brent until today. I do like his small carbon footprint idea, but the Russian tank school of yacht design is a bit over the edge for me.
That is an extremely apropos comment - Brents boats are indeed the T34 or AK47 of sailboats.

We should all keep in mind that the T34 was the most effective tank of WW II.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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