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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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The blog update helped.. Not much was going on there for a while, it was good to visit again..

Do the dogs see the whales first, or smell them?
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Whales are amazing. See them up in N. E. during the summer and saw some down in caribe a couple of weeks ago on a transport for a friend. Never tire of it.
Brent haven't hit a whale yet. Only time I was scared was up to Nova Scotia. Was on a 42 foot Novi hull. Skipper put us in middle of pod of moms and babies. Must of been over a dozen. Wife and I were too overwhelmed by the beauty of the time to even get any snaps.
Brent you have any stories of your boats hitting the great white whale while gps boats were sunk by a fluke?
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I don't see the for sale sign on her any more. ( nor on Silas Crosby,which I am told, sold months ago)
Silas Crosby is still for sale. It says so on Steve's site. Poor guy - he can't give that thing away.
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Bob. Check the origamiboats site. You will seesome extremely beautiful Brentboats there.
Where? I've scoured your site and have only seen one boat that I thought was halfway decent looking (the aluminum one).

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Man what a crock! There is not a person on the planet I would change places with! My clients are those who use their boats for cruising full time, a way of life,....
You keep using this term. But I don't think it means what you think it means. Being stuck on an old boat in the same stretch of water year after year is not "cruising full time". It's just being a hermit on a rusty old boat. Big difference.

You don't "cruise full time". You just live alone on a steel boat and eat oily cheese. There's really not much that's attractive in that...for anyone.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I went to Brent's website, with the intention of picking what I thought was his best-looking boat.

But it's hard, because many of the pictures of the boats are blurry/low resolution, and really don't show the overall boat well.

I very much do like the colors of some of the hulls, though... The red and green look really good...


I'm not trying to be sarcastic or negative, Brent.. I wish you had some better pictures posted.. You would help your cause to have some nice pictures of your boats under sail.
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Jon:
I agree with you.

I read Brent's posts on steel build details when they are cogent and to the point as they often are. I give him a "like" when I learn something, as I often do. But the angry, personal attacks are just plain weird. There are lots of ways to enjoy sailing. Brent's way is just one small way.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Plastic fantastic or Iron.
All good for about six knots of speed.
What was that argument 450 or plus pages about?
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Plastic fantastic or Iron.
All good for about six knots of speed.
What was that argument 450 or plus pages about?
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I agree Bob, let's see more good looking steel boats. Like this one.






























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That's a beauty. That's what I'm talking about.
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