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Old 11-23-2011, 08:51 PM   #21
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1 - 44' trawler, "Retreat"
2 - tender, 12' Caribe inflatable, 40 Honda
3&4 - pair of kayaks on deck
5 - 17' double kayak, for Saltspring Is.
6 - laser sailboat, at Saltspring
7 - 16' canoe, at Saltspring
8 - 9' rowboat, for crabbing at Saltspring

For 4 or 5 yrs, I kept a 19' Fibreform, 180 I/O at Saltspring. That was one boat too many, as all I ever got to do with it was maintenance. The kids would use it till something failed, then complain to me till I fixed it. Things have been better since I got rid of it.

Tried talking First Mate into a Carribbean Sailboat for the winters. Failed.
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:40 PM   #22
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Admiral and I keep returning to the blow boat option as we have several sailing schools available in our region. Safety is the number one goal as we enter the boating community. After proper instruction and certification classes we will most likely get our feet wet with a daysail style boat.(pun intended)

We are convinced that multiple boats are required to satisfy our families varied interests. The order of aquisitition is the only variable to consider now, storage and maintenance costs are of little concern to us. We have researched the number projections to death now and feel we have a good idea what we are getting into.

We have tempered our original enthusiasm with the wisdom of the contributors of this forum and thank all of you for your help.*The search feature has saved asking hundreds of questions and served to keep my post count low. When I decide to buy my second anchor I will have plenty of research available
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:07 PM   #23
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RE: 2 Boat Ownership

Ponderosa 42 trawler for cruising
J/29 sailboat for racing
17' Boston Whaler Montauk for fishing
10' Rib for tender

no wonder my wife always asks why I'm always on the boat!
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:52 PM   #24
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All boats in near cherry condition less than 300 hours on any engine, except for one of the four inboards that has a perf condition low end (900 hrs) with new top end (less than 250 hrs)!
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1977 34 foot Tollycraft Tri Cabin twin screw Sweet and comfy Our Favorite... by a long shot! *
1975 14 foot 8 inch Crestliner Stinger*4 seat, full canvas top, 50 hp o/b, tow behind runabout/cruiser Quick and Fun!
1973 31 foot*Uniflite Sedan Sport Fish twin screw (sold that beauty last summer, I became too busy for using the Tolly and Uni both) Speedy and Very Cool for going out the Golden Gate!* Kinda wish I still had her for those few days I could get free.*


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Old 11-24-2011, 06:37 AM   #25
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1974 MT 34' Sedan.

1966, or thereabouts, 19' Flying Scott.* In a state of suspended restoration.

The dink.
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:37 AM   #26
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I had two boats once. I bought the current boat. before selling the first.

Bad decission but the new one came along and I had to have it.

So double the fees.

My*motto. Never buy a boat untill the*one you have* sells.

It's real easy to buy a boat.

Not so to sell one.

SD**


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Old 11-26-2011, 05:13 PM   #27
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I pushed the pause button on my purchase plans about a month ago to gather my thoughts. Marin has stated in a thread somewhere that he owns and uses 2 boats. Grand Banks and an Arima. Admiral and I are thinking that the idea of 2 boats may solve our problem, the desire for a boat for fishing and something to cruise.

How many forum members have boats for different purposes?

We have come to understand the compromises and trade offs of each boat. We have a couple of ideas along these lines but wished to poll the forum and see if there are many that go this route.

(Hope this doesn't start another single versus twin debate)

I have three boats:

1) HIGH COTTON, a Camano trawler

2) low cotton, a 12 foot Porta-Bote

3) Q-Tip, an inflatable dinghy for the trawler
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:25 PM   #28
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I have three boats:

1) HIGH COTTON, a Camano trawler

2) low cotton, a 12 foot Porta-Bote

3) Q-Tip, an inflatable dinghy for the trawler
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*Love the names! :-) I've had two boats before...purchased the new one while I still had the old one. A serious pocketbook drain with maintenance, slip rent, insurance, etc. on both.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:30 AM   #29
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low cotton was my first boat. I just never sold it. I take it down to the river from time to time just to put around. I thought about using it for a dinghy but I would have to tow it and getting in and out of the marina (and other marinas) would have been a problem).

I had a 24' sport cruiser when I bought HIGH COTTON and it took over a year to sell it. I didn't use it and it was trailered and parked beside the house so the only costs were taxes and insurance (and depreciation).
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:44 AM   #30
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1-* eagle 32'

2-* rib 11' with a 9.9hp

3-* 29' sunsation speedboat (70 mph)
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:01 AM   #31
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:02 PM   #32
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"Polly P." -- 36' Monk trawler

"Sara Sea" -- 19' Grady White

It is a lot of work, but when we feel like zipping out to lunch or to take the dogs to the island, the Grady gets us there quickly.* And it stays in the same marina as Polly P.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:29 PM   #33
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We are a 2 boat family as well, the trawler is a 91 Grand Banks and we also "zip" around in an 18' Grady CC when the grand kids want to visit a local beach.
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