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Sadly another sailboat sunk, although this happened last December and thankfully both crew where rescued, you maybe interested in this one Bob.....She was made out of steel.....

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Unfortunately steel itself (just like kevlar and anything else) is no panacea against sinking. I interviewed a doctor I worked with who's steel boat sunk 3 days Easy of Hawaii after a collision with some unknown object. He even had an engine driven bilge pump, but to no avail, and the boat went down.

Steel can break up and sink too.

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Have pics to prove, now to figure out where to store and post........

Poor frankie was hit by a ferry at blake island tonight.....even survived.....not sure a BS boat can do that!!!!!!!!! oh well, now that I have internet after moving a month ago, I guess I can cause problems again........

Oh yeah, I know, post is useless with out pics. LOLOL have them on phone!

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Have pics to prove, now to figure out where to store and post........

Poor frankie was hit by a ferry at blake island tonight.....even survived.....not sure a BS boat can do that!!!!!!!!! oh well, now that I have internet after moving a month ago, I guess I can cause problems again........

Oh yeah, I know, post is useless with out pics. LOLOL have them on phone!

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I'm thinking this is the heart of the message right here.

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Naa - bluto's not a troll. He's been around here a long time. Good dude. Just got mixed up I suppose. Of course, how in the hell can you mistake ANY boat out there for the FL?
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Naa - bluto's not a troll. He's been around here a long time. Good dude. Just got mixed up I suppose. Of course, how in the hell can you mistake ANY boat out there for the FL?
Have to wait for the pictures. Blutowski, Built To Ski. Rookie mistake on my part.
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He has a weird sense of humor, works long, hard hours and I think he may take a nip before posting (gasp!). But I know him and he's the real deal, a sailor's sailor.
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He has a weird sense of humor, works long, hard hours and I think he may take a nip before posting (gasp!). But I know him and he's the real deal, a sailor's sailor.
I like to take a nip before posting too. And being right at 13K posts, I've now been through 1,278 gallons of scotch.

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Frankie trucking along to another effortless win.

We were just finishing the hoist when this photo was taken. Yes, we did get the chute to the masthead.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Congratulations, Bob and Kim..

Sorry about Marty. Sometimes he gets a bit silly. Yes, he does work very hard, but he does look out for my boat, so it's all good.

I will take another opportunity to brag about my family:
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These pictures were taken during the Race to the Straits last weekend. We finished in the middle of the pack on Saturday, and bailed on the race Sunday, which had quite a bit of carnage involved.

It's a double-handed race, and my wife's second race... About 10 minutes after those pictures were taken, I was asking my wife to release the spinnaker sheet, which was underwater at the time.

A brave and forgiving woman!


P.S.... Is the second photo a good example of hull speed?
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