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AFFORDABLE CLASSIC Pioneer 9

efore the advent of computers, many reckoned the best way to make sure a yacht was ‘right’ was to build it and try it. If anything needed changing, you just pulled it back up the slip and set to work. To do this, of course, it helped if the designer had a boatyard, as did Nicholson in the UK, Herreshoff in the US, Rasmussen in Germany and De Vries Lentsch in the Netherlands.

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