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Old 06-13-2013, 05:55 AM   #41
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A set of trim tabs might pay for themselves in a short time after you get the boats angle of attack to normal.

Usually bow high is a transition stage , not a cruise regime.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:16 AM   #42
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Damn, I forgot Tad lurks on here. Tad I shoulda said anyone but you can have a guess. But sure, she is a looveley boat. Sure you're not tempted Walt..?
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #43
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Sure you're not tempted Walt..?
No, I'm not tempted. She's too "Star Trekiish" & "swept back for my taste. I prefer a traditional look. Boats I admire are the Fleming, Alaskan, Portuguese bridge type boats. In smaller vessels I like my boat, your Lotus, dwhatty's IG, Moonstruck (for speed & looks) Flyrights 34 Californian is a great boat (if you can find one). Diplomatic enough for you?

Seriously, I do love the above mentioned boats.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #44
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Assuming an annual running time of the boat underway of 150 hours a year I submit the following for consideration. .
Our marina has many big boats owned by out of towners. We, as well, live far away from the boat so when we get there it is not an afternoon retreat but a week, month or six month retreat.

Thus for us and many long distance commuters, bigger in most respects is better as the boat is now our mobile house with requisite onboard laundry facilities, additional bunks, heads, storage and living space appreciated. Not to mention size matters when doing those two or three thousand mile jaunts to see the sights.

Also not to forget budget. Bigger requires more bucks to maintain, berth and fuel. I just spent some time on a 100'er with requisite with 5 person crew and tag along fishing boat. The owner's lament - the boat is not big enough. It has been this way for about 5000 years.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:37 AM   #45
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When I'm on my boat I want to feel the water. I want to move with the motion in a safe and controlled manner. A small boat feels more in tune with the sea. I like that. (I may eat my words when it gets really ugly out there.)
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #46
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It's a Palm Beach xx'.......

Palm Beach Motor Yachts

I was just laughing this morning as a Sabre came in, also using my integrated mast/radar base design, this one (on the PB) is a bit clunky, but "borrowed" none the less......

The PB is certainly a very nice looking boat, but I can't help worrying about visibility forward from the helm when underway??

It looks like the Choy Lee black lace boats they use to make. Even has the front cockpit. One of the sleekest sexest boat made.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #47
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AusCan wrote:

"A small boat feels more in tune with the sea. I like that."

Running 2 or 3 knots above hull speed a boat seems clearly on a mission. Whereas at hull speed there is an unmistakable "wallowing" feel. Rolling is dampened by some dynamic effect on the hull w a little speed that I know exists but don't understand. One must burn fuel to get even a little speed though.

Re the Palm Beach the window on the side looks visually heavy but I love the canvas cover aft having a bit of arc to their tubes. Such a small touch but the boat would look almost terrible w/o the slight curve. A truly beautiful boat will have many such visual features.
In the pics surely the view is stretched.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #48
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #49
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" A small boat feels more in tune with the sea. I like that." (I may eat my words when it gets really ugly out there.)
Couldn't agree more, but when it gets ugly" out there, no boat is big enough.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #50
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Couldn't agree more, but when it gets ugly" out there, no boat is big enough.
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