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Old 06-04-2015, 01:58   #31
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To suggest any boat could take on a reef for months adequately displays the shallow depth of knowledge.
Yep.
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:01   #32
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Yet another misinformed posting. There are certainly some lightly built cats just as there are some monohulls similarly lightly built. It is incredible in this day and age just how poorly informed some people are - guess some real sailing knowledge goes a long way. To suggest any boat could take on a reef for months adequately displays the shallow depth of knowledge.
My shallow depth of knowledge come after 36 years as a licensed Master and over 6 years running a major service yard. I can show you an aluminum boat on the reef in the Bahamas that has been there since Floyd. The malability of aluminum is well know for those with real experience.
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:22   #33
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My shallow depth of knowledge come after 36 years as a licensed Master and over 6 years running a major service yard. I can show you an aluminum boat on the reef in the Bahamas that has been there since Floyd. The malability of aluminum is well know for those with real experience.
Yes, I am certain you can. However, many years holding a masters qualification and years running a yard do not actually necessarily add up to actual relevant experience - as proven by the statement made that steel and aluminium boats can ride out months on a reef. No boat ever made can take constant pounding on a reef. I have a friend that has an Ocean Masters qualification after taking an intensive training course around 30 years ago - and he has not been on the water since. I also know a marine mechanic that has never been away from a jetty for longer than two hours. However, neither of them make outlandish claims. Similarly, many people know first rate sailors that do not hold a single qualification. Relevant experience is what counts. Outrageous statements don't benefit anyone.
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Old 06-04-2015, 14:42   #34
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My shallow depth of knowledge come after 36 years as a licensed Master and over 6 years running a major service yard. I can show you an aluminum boat on the reef in the Bahamas that has been there since Floyd. The malability of aluminum is well know for those with real experience.

Yep, pretty much indestructible...








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Old 06-04-2015, 15:27   #35
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Yep, pretty much indestructible...











Lol! Pretty sure alu doesn't rust...
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Lol! Pretty sure alu doesn't rust...
And your point would be?
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Lol! Pretty sure alu doesn't rust...

So.... no further comment? The rust stains on the cockpit seats prove it's a steel boat right? Isn't that what you don't quite have the guts to say?

Ignoring the internal shot of course, where all those ribs and stringers don't show a single trace of rust . No rust around where the hull skin has torn open either.

Have you never seen rust stains on a fibreglass boat? Doesn't turn it into a steel one, does it?
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Yep - Aluminium is malleable, and can survive pounding on reefs for months. - Cannot However survive a 600mm chop. And my point is of course that there is no one answer to these sorts of claims, there is no one answer to boat building materials. To suggest that you could park any boat on a reef for months and sail away on it is simply beyond silly its just plain dumb.

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