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k9medic 02-04-2018 02:31 PM

Getting her convinced to go slow...
 
My wife and I currently have a Sea Ray 420AC that we greatly enjoy.

Recently though, a Marine Trader 50' Widebody caught my eye. It has the ability to walk all the way around the boat (perfect for the dogs) as well as a full sized fridge and three staterooms.

The wife is all in except for a few "minor" items. First, we would have to build some type of stair system to reach the swim platform. Second, my wife REALLY likes the ability to travel at 16-17kts. if needed.

We have been able to pick up from 8 knots to full cruise to outrun a storm and the ability to run from FL to the Abacos in daylight is a plus.

How do I get over the concern about not going fast?

Chrisjs 02-04-2018 02:36 PM

Offer to spend your first year's fuel savings on jewelry!!!

k9medic 02-04-2018 02:40 PM

We already put along at 8 kts most of the time so the fuel savings is already there.

She just really likes the "ability" to go fast if needed.

I told her on a bigger boat like that, you would be less apt to feel the seas...

MurrayM 02-04-2018 02:46 PM

You'll adapt and learn to look further into the future before decisions need to be made, so will become a bit more cautious. We used to sea kayak and made decisions based on about 3.5 knots average speed with no 'get out quick' option ;)

smitty477 02-04-2018 02:55 PM

Sorry I cannot offer any help .... I agree with your wife.

Tom.B 02-04-2018 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by smitty477 (Post 633149)
Sorry I cannot offer any help .... I agree with your wife.



Yep... Same here.

RT Firefly 02-04-2018 04:15 PM

Greetings,
Mr. K9. Just ONE of the problems with living with a fast woman...

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Fletcher500 02-04-2018 04:23 PM

Definitely a first world problem you have there.

bayview 02-04-2018 04:38 PM

Your wife is correct.

Simi 60 02-04-2018 04:41 PM

Make her start paying for the fuel.
My wife does and she is always on me to slow down from 1300 rpm @ 8.5 knots to the more economical 1150 rpm @ 7.5 knots

Simi 60 02-04-2018 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by MurrayM (Post 633148)
You'll adapt and learn to look further into the future before decisions need to be made, so will become a bit more cautious. We used to sea kayak and made decisions based on about 3.5 knots average speed with no 'get out quick' option ;)

Yep, sailing background always has us looking a few days to a week in advance as we could only average 6 knots.
Managed to log about 70,000 sea miles including several ocean crossings without incident.

Ken E. 02-04-2018 04:51 PM

K9, Probably not much of an issue for you in Florida, but up here in the PNW there's a lot a debris in the water, logs that come out of the rivers and off the beachs. Slow speed betters your odds of avoiding it, or of having less damage if you smack something. Worst case is hitting a 'deadhead', a partially submerged log that's very hard to see. Slow speed doesn't get you off the hook with these in many cases.:eek:

Larry M 02-04-2018 04:57 PM

;)
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Originally Posted by Simi 60 (Post 633182)
Yep, sailing background always has us looking a few days to a week in advance as we could only average 6 knots.
Managed to log about 70,000 sea miles including several ocean crossings without incident.

:thumb: Going 7 knots is fast now and 8 knots would be flying. Our longest passage was 24 days and averaged just under 6 knots. You have to relax.

BruceK 02-04-2018 05:39 PM

What engines does it have? Will they propel it to something above hull speed operation, albeit with horrendous fuel use for the extra knots? Would that satisfy the occasional need for speed?

Art 02-04-2018 05:53 PM

IMHO... if when needed you can't go fast... then, depending on conditions... you might not last!

Besslb 02-04-2018 06:40 PM

I have to agree with your wife. We prefer to have the speed when we want it.

Simi 60 02-04-2018 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Art (Post 633205)
IMHO... if when needed you can't go fast... then, depending on conditions... you might not last!

Countless world cruisers who cross oceans would disagree.

Art 02-04-2018 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Art http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/i...s/viewpost.gif
IMHO... if when needed you can't go fast... then, depending on conditions... you might not last!


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Originally Posted by Simi 60 (Post 633225)
Countless world cruisers who cross oceans would disagree.

Qualifiers - LOL :thumb: :D

NewbieFromNJ 02-04-2018 08:33 PM

How fast is your dinghy?

Art 02-04-2018 08:49 PM

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How fast is your dinghy?


Our tow behind 4 seater "dink"! :D
Slack tide...39.6 knots at WOT on GPS with just me driving. :speed boat:


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