Why aluminium? Because other than below the water
line it doesn't require paint
. It's strong, water
tight and you can weld things to it and grind others off.
When you're in the middle of the South Pacific
the last thing you feel like doing is varnishing, painting or trying to caulk leaks
. I'd rather be diving
, surfing, sailing or getting drunk. Anything other than working on a boat.
The Medalist is a pretty boat. And the hull is tough. But she just isn't for me any longer. I sure have had a hell of a lot of fun in mine though. And I have sailed her a lot. California
. We rode
out some tough stuff in COYOTE and were never really scared. I have a blog if you wanna check it out. www.sailordan.wordpress.com
I haven't updated the pics yet. But there are plenty of pics on there.
I'll check out Dudley Dix's site. Thanks for the tip. Nothing like a bit of boat porn to while away the time.