Steel sailboat designs - Page 3 - SailNet Community
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 21 Old 03-21-2011
Super Fuzzy Moderator
tdw's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sydney Australia
Posts: 16,724
Thanks: 15
Thanked 114 Times in 106 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Agreed. It is the point I have been trying to make. My belief is that when you take into account the weight of the material itself it is questionable whether steel is a good choice of material.
Given that it is a high maintenance material I don't quite see the point.
As for hitting shipping containers how many steel boats return to port each year with harrowing tales of encounters with containers ? Precious few I'd guess. Its a beat up methinks.

Andrew B

“Life is a trick, and you get one chance to learn it.”
― Terry Pratchett, Nation

Malo 39 Classic
tdw is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advantages of Cruising in a Steel Sailboat? stipakb Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 17 10-10-2013 03:29 AM
30 years to build steel sailboat cboudart General Discussion (sailing related) 12 10-30-2009 06:58 PM
Steel Sailboat Maintenance stipakb Gear & Maintenance 16 04-28-2008 10:05 PM
Steel Sailboat Meets Freighter Jim H General Discussion (sailing related) 15 11-30-2007 05:19 PM
31'' 1997 Custom Steel Cutter Sailboat cutterrig Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 09-20-2001 04:38 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome