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Re: Sailboat Quality

So here i sit on my 42 year old Cal 29 on which the refit issues were cause by compleat lack of care for 40 years

We fixed the boat and use it HARD in saltwater and having owned and sailed on much more "modern" boats there is really not much differance in sailing performance IF you do and apple to apple compare

IMHP none of the more costly boats work any better on a daysail/weekend basis they just cost a lot more money

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I am going to offer there are two very different categories of quality. The first is the quality of the hull, rigging and mechanical systems. The second is of the fit and finish.
Very true. We had a good example of that very thing in Canadian manufactured boats back in the golden age. C&C had a very high rep for quality of design and build and it was deserved. Hughes (NorthStar) had a somewhat lesser rep however their design quality (S&S) was at least as good as C&C. Also, S&S had a covenant with their designs that production builders had to meet certain build quality specs which were confirmed by visits from Rod Stephens hisself. To my mind there could hardly be a better guarantee of quality of construction.

However - the Hughes boats did not have the same "cosmetic" quality that C&C did - lots of laminate instead of wood, angled corners on bulkheads instead of rounded corners and so forth - areas where money could be saved without affecting the durability and seaworthiness of the boat, only the "perceived" quality.

There is an important distinction between substance and cosmetics and many people fail to understand or recognize it.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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