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Old 21-03-2014, 18:59   #1
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What is this steel sailboat in my anchorage?

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Old 21-03-2014, 19:05   #2
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Re: What is this steel sailboat in my anchorage?

Are you sure it's steel? The finish looks more like aluminum. Unfortunately, I have no idea what it is, sri!
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Old 21-03-2014, 19:17   #3
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Re: What is this steel sailboat in my anchorage?

Sorry. I should have said metal.
Yes, it does appear to be aluminum.
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It an Ovni aluminum neat boats


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Old 22-03-2014, 09:03   #6
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Re: What is this steel sailboat in my anchorage?

Cool I got to check it out online,
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Here it is, a French company. But I think I found they make them here in Florida?!?!?
There's no fixed keel. Like none!
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Re: What is this steel sailboat in my anchorage?

The French have many "integrated centerboard" boats. Large sections of the French coast are extensive shallow sandy tidal beaches. (Think: D-Day.) A good many ports also dry out at low tide. They like the idea of being able to come in near shore and beach the boat on the sand for a relaxed dinner. If you look at the website, they offer their hulls with centerboards, lifting keels, or fins, depending upon what you want. OVNI is French for UFO: objet volant non-identifiť.
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^^^^Good one, psk125!

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The French have many "integrated centerboard" boats. Large sections of the French coast are extensive shallow sandy tidal beaches. (Think: D-Day.) A good many ports also dry out at low tide. They like the idea of being able to come in near shore and beach the boat on the sand for a relaxed dinner. If you look at the website, they offer their hulls with centerboards, lifting keels, or fins, depending upon what you want. OVNI is French for UFO: objet volant non-identifiť.
These boats are not only designed like that on account of the French Atlantic coast they are voyage boats, quite the contrary of a boat to have a lunch at the beach. Jimmy Cornell after circumnavigating 3 times says they are the best type of voyage boat. The last circumnavigation that took him 5 years has made in this boat, an 1998 OVNI 43:



He is building another one for another circumnavigation, same type other brand. I guess a guy that has made 200000nm in several types of boats knows something about what makes a good voyage boat

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Re: What is this steel sailboat in my anchorage?

Yes they are awesome boats, but I think I would rather have a boreal. in any case no sense in admiring them if I can't afford one
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