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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
Funny how the more high tech boats get, the more their keels keep falling off. That rarely happened back when they relied on past experience and common sense.
There is a discussion elsewhere on this site where a Hunter couldn't make it out f Juan de Fuca without her rudder breaking off.
A couple of clients said they had racing skippers aboard, who couldn't believe the speed their brentboats were making on their GPS units. They said such a heavy boat was just not supposed to sail that fast.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
Last edited by Brent Swain; 07-13-2014 at 07:59 PM.