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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

OK Bob, I will buy the father from my three sons. He was a pipe smoker and a rational type.

Smack? Now this could be fun! Hmmmmmm.....

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I see Bob as the old guy who supervised Ben Casey or as Connor in the rifleman. All knowing and wise. See Brent as Eddie Haskell not Bob as the beave's father.
Back to steel. Was told an eon ago that even with the coating intact plate can and will lose thickness with time.Never understood that. Is there any truth to that? Also told work hardening is more likely when plate is molded from original shape. Any truth to that? Also told even in absence of oil canning metal fatigue can occur leading to catastrophic failure which requires a large safety factor leading to a heavy boat. Always question this as well. These statements were made by fellow students when I did a welding course for change in pace at a local vo-tec. Never got to ask instructor as I used that time to learn technique.
Brent started in on the service life of grp. Any thoughts on what truly limits the service life of Fe and Al beyond the impacts Brent seems to relish and the obvious failure to maintain adequate coatings or zincs. What's a reasonable expected service life for a steel boat?

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

No question.
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Go find an old Rhodes Bounty or a Triton. I only wish GRP would not last that long. It would mean more business for me. I have a client who has a son with a Triton. It's pristine, like it was built last year. Damn GRP!

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I live near where they made Pearsons and Cape Dories. I think the most of the host of them floating in the local harbor are older then Brent. They probably don't show their age as much either as they are well loved.( Sorry Brent making a joke. Don't know how old you are or what you look like. I'm sure you a a fine specimen of a man.)
Was trying to ask a serious question. I know commercial and military vessels are thought about differently but what's an expected service life for a steel sailboat?

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Well, it was fun for a while but it's wearing pretty thin of late.

In our opinion, this thread, which is certainly no longer representative of its title, has run its course. We have received a number of PMs over the past little while with requests to close, rename, remove, or otherwise attempt to 'fix' it - which would be an impossible task, really.

To their credit, none of these complaints came from any of the combatants despite the number of posts here that, strictly speaking, would/could/should have been considered against the site rules re: personal attacks and name-calling - which is probably the main reason it has been allowed to continue so long..

In any event, it's time to put a lock on this and move on.
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