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Old 12-14-2017, 08:10 PM   #1
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Boat porn addict?

Yeah I know you clicked on this as the title was a bit misleading but sorry this is not what you thought lol
My question is: are you boat porn addict?
Here what I mean. I like to browse boat selling web site even if I am not on the market. I love to see other boats interior for ideas. When I go somewhere is a marina I must go and check the boats, and even in my marina if a trawler is passing by I watch it, if they stop I go to check them at the dock.
So the question, are you like this or am I sick (well ok no doubt I am sick but are you too?)

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Old 12-14-2017, 08:19 PM   #2
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You're normal. I do the same except with commercial fishing boats. Even though I'm past the age, I still like to see what gear they're using, how they're setup and so on. I can say I like the new styles.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:02 PM   #3
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Yep! And I look at other styles of boats I passed on to buy mine...sometimes I feel like I'm cheating on 'er
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:17 PM   #4
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Oh yes! I have a shortcut for Yachtworld on my tool bar. Do I need another boat? No, but I love to see how others have set theirs up. I steal lots of great ideas.

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Old 12-14-2017, 09:29 PM   #5
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Nope. Not guilty. I am, however, addicted to TF and 3 other boating sites and tend to log into each of them 2-3 times a day.


That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:33 PM   #6
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Quick story, and the answer is yes, but not as bad as it used to be. But I shared some with a good friend of mine at his work address and titled it "Boat Porn". Well about three hours after he responded to my mail, one of the lurkers monitoring the business's computer network came a calling and told him that they knew that he was looking at the wrong type of stuff at work. So the moral of the story, be careful where you type the word "Porn", as it can even kick this site out of rated 'G" searches.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:43 PM   #7
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Quick story, and the answer is yes, but not as bad as it used to be. But I shared some with a good friend of mine at his work address and titled it "Boat Porn". Well about three hours after he responded to my mail, one of the lurkers monitoring the business's computer network came a calling and told him that they knew that he was looking at the wrong type of stuff at work. So the moral of the story, be careful where you type the word "Porn", as it can even kick this site out of rated 'G" searches.
Lol My director is a boater so I do not have this issue, in fact we often have good discussion about boats and we enjoy it

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Old 12-14-2017, 10:28 PM   #8
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I was addicted to Yachtworld...

Dreaming of some day having a boat that could take me where I wanted to go.

Thinking that “some day I’ll buy a boat that I can go cruising on and escape my ho hum work a day world”

Then I bought a boat that could safely and comfortably do all that.

and my dreams were shattered!!!

Because I realized that it wasn’t having the “right” boat that was holding me back, it was me, my life, and the needs of my famly that were keeping me from being the wanderlust free spirit I always wanted to be.

so...

I wait patiently for retirement, just a few short years away, and don’t look at yachtworld anymore.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:01 PM   #9
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Oh yes!
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:12 PM   #10
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Yes. But my bigger addiction is watching boat reviews on YouTube. Thats very addictive....
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:49 AM   #11
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Have no need to search for boats for sale since possessing my last boat.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:27 AM   #12
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I don't know what your talking about, I thought that was normal? All kidding aside I am around boats all the time and if I end up finding an idea that I like, I'll go to all means necessary mode to make it happen on my boat.
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:49 AM   #13
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"So the question, are you like this or am I sick (well ok no doubt I am sick but are you too?)"

Started this sickness in the wooden boat era.

Started in HS , 1956 , so algore had not invented internet yet.

Still have thousands of color slides of ideas seen on boats I might want to steal.

Slides allowed the images to be blown up so the idea could be seen , and remembered.

Almost every wooden boat of good size was a custom build , so owners or NA concepts were easy to create.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:37 AM   #14
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My boat porn addiction is very strange. I search out boats for sale in countries that interest me, like in Scotland, Israel, S. Africa etc. I am just fascinated with the types of boats that are developed for different tastes and sea conditions. OK, I am a nautical deviant. I confess.
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:39 AM   #15
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so hopefully you can help

First of all I am quite the same.....
As you look to a lot of boats for sale you might be able to help me in the US or other market.
We are looking for a Trawler of 45 to 50 ft to make long cruises (own a sailboat oceanis 50). Criteria are that it has the saloon with doors at the back like a Grand banks heritage. Preferably we would also like that we can do 10 to 12 knots cruising speed when necessary. I have the impression that outside Europe there is a lot more choice of boats we don’t even know here. Any one has ideas what boats would suite apart from the obvious like the grand banks etc. (which is to expensive) It also looks like buying in the US is much cheaper. What are good websites to look for boats in the US? Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-15-2017, 07:39 AM   #16
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It is dangerous even if you are happy with your boat, it starts to silently silently manipulate your mind and you find that you are dissatisfied with your boat and you will find the "sensible" reasons to change your boat.

I will look at the "boat porn" and fall into this sin when I bought my NT last year. My old boat was okay, but I developed a "sensible" reason to change that much more expensive boat the same size, this was fuel consumption, the truth with the money I paid for a new boat, I could have driven maybe 15-20 years ...

"boat porn" expensive hobby shame to acknowledge...


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Old 12-15-2017, 08:22 AM   #17
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"Hi.

I'm Bill and I'm an addict."

...it all started with poring over the pictures in the back pages of Yachting at the library.
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Old 12-15-2017, 08:25 AM   #18
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"Hi.

I'm Bill and I'm an addict."

...it all started with poring over the pictures in the back pages of Yachting at the library.
LOL Welcome Bill and thank you to share with us lol

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Old 12-15-2017, 08:34 AM   #19
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Maybe we need a 12-step program?

I just look at them for the articles. No, wait, that's a different excuse.

I just look at them for ideas for my current boat. Yeah. That's it.
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It is not too late to join Boat Porn Anonymous (BPA) for your addictions.
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