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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Very clever Smack. Well done.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Holy Cow! I just found a BrentBoat - perfect and rust-free, of course - actually under sail in the conditions Brent most prefers for his boats:



Ah, cruising.

Here are the lyrics to the soundtrack:
Well, I have to say that it is a very strong boat. How many boats you could tow like that? LOL

After looking at the video I would say that grounding at slow speeds should not be a problem even with rocks.

I have found some more videos:





I don't like Brent attitude regarding all other type sailboats but obviously he does sailboats that satisfy a small segment of the market. There are some very experienced members on this forum that dream having a Brent's boat. They are strong, cheap (for a steel boat) and with a big voyage potential. If speed and sailing fun is not very important, they seem pretty safe to me and able to go anywhere with a minimum of maintenance. In my opinion they could be nicer without losing any of their attributes, including low price, but it seems that to some beauty is not very important.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Here's some of the "cons".

Went down to Seattle this morning to finalize the bootstripe on FRANCIS LEE. With the boat being so narrow you can see almost the entire bootstripe from any angle so it extremely important that the lines defining the boot stripe be absolutely fair. If it were a fat boat you couldn't see one end from the other so it would really mean there was a far greater tolerance of overall fainess for any stripe. But we have a lovely, skinny boat so these details are critical, at least to my eye and the owner's eye.

Mission accomplished. No droops or kinks or "weirdnesses" in the stripe anymore. It took about 30 minutes working with the very patient painter who also has a great eye. He has done a marvelous job painting this boat.
Check out the reflections in the topsides.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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You were mistaken. I spoke to the owner of WILD HORSES last night and she said they have been in the slip for two weeks. You must have seen another spectacularily good looking boat on the rocks.

Please look more carefully the next time. You scared me. I don't like that.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Smack, that is going into the Smack-Classic folder along with suck gems as the LFS and what was that lass at stuffers?? Choirlady???

Speaking of which i'm going to go bump the LFS thread just for kicks.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I know this has been touched on before in this thread, but the great irony here is still that the cost conscious, go small go now, cruiser that Brent appears to be the self appointed poster child for is far likelier to be sailing the oceans in a Perry designed Valiant 40, Tayana 37 or Passport 40 than in a Brentboat.

Yacht design is Bob Perry's profession, he has no obligation or duty to help me, you or anyone else go cruising, he is not compelled at this stage of his career to donate his services to the needy cruisers of the world. He is a designer of yachts who wishes to excel in his craft. No one would criticise an experienced doctor at the pointy end of his profession from working in a leading facility because he wished to be at the forefront of medicine, likewise any criticism of Bob's work is just 'tall poppy syndrome' base level envy and nothing more.

I find nothing wrong with Brent's boats, I have no issue with his approach to life and cruising, I however find everything wrong with the crap he has spun in this thread.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Smack, that is going into the Smack-Classic folder along with suck gems as the LFS and what was that lass at stuffers?? Choirlady???

Speaking of which i'm going to go bump the LFS thread just for kicks.
Suck gems? C'mon, dude, they were better than that.

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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Gosh Chall, I think I'm gonna cry.

Where can I find the "LFS" thread? I don't think I know it.
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You were mistaken. I spoke to the owner of WILD HORSES last night and she said they have been in the slip for two weeks. You must have seen another spectacularily good looking boat on the rocks.

Please look more carefully the next time. You scared me. I don't like that.
Are you sure Brent didn't take WH out for a spin? Sounds like his float plan.
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

No Smacks. I spoke to the owner of WH last night and they have no idea what Faster is talking about. They were at the Rendezvous after their trip to Canada and the boat was fine. He must have seen another stunningly beautiful yacht. He did not see WH on the rocks.

Here is a pic of WH leaving the Rendezvous. Hardly a damaged boat limping home.
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