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Old 10-26-2012, 07:47 PM   #121
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... Being addicted sun worshipers as long as it wasn't too cold or the conditions too snotty we really liked the view ...
I appreciate the half-inch-plus thick steel pilothouse roof's protection from the sun's radiation.

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Old 10-26-2012, 08:15 PM   #122
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My phoney stack is functional!

Besides, one of my earliest memories was chasing a plastic toy tugboat along a street gutter during a rain storm.

My phoney stack is removed and stored in the shed.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:48 PM   #123
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I have noticed that I am more tired after a trip driving from the flybridge than from inside. Has anyone else noticed this? Is it the wind in your face which might fool the body that you are running? Or is it the more pronounced rocking? Can it be the sun? On days that I have to do something after boating, especially playing basketball, I make sure that I only operate the boat from the inside helm. The difference is quite significant to me as I am worthless on the court after flybridge boating yet not so worthless after inside boating. Is it possible that more calories might be burned by driving in open air? Are flybridge drivers leaner/healthier than saloon drivers? Can we do a quick check by answering 3 questions. 1. Do you drive from the flybridge or inside? 2. What is your height? 3. How much do you weigh?
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:53 PM   #124
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I have noticed that I am more tired after a trip driving from the flybridge than from inside. Has anyone else noticed this? Is it the wind in your face which might fool the body that you are running? Or is it the more pronounced rocking? Can it be the sun? On days that I have to do something after boating, especially playing basketball, I make sure that I only operate the boat from the inside helm. The difference is quite significant to me as I am worthless on the court after flybridge boating yet not so worthless after inside boating. Is it possible that more calories might be burned by driving in open air? Are flybridge drivers leaner/healthier than saloon drivers? Can we do a quick check by answering 3 questions. 1. Do you drive from the flybridge or inside? 2. What is your height? 3. How much do you weigh?
It is all the above...more motion, more wind, more sun/dehydration, etc...etc..

All affect how tired you are at the end of the day.

Healthier??? Other than skin cancer from exposure...there should be little or no other health effects.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #125
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"A night at the opera" Very Good! Actually RT would prefer to spend the night hunting elephants in his pajamas.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:18 PM   #126
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I would pass on "A night at the opera" if exposed to the elements all day, go to bed early and spend "A day at the races" to recuperate and how that elephant got into.........The world wonders....
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Life is just duck soup to you isn't it RT?
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:04 AM   #128
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OK. ... What's the "secret word."

Where the heck are the reruns?

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Old 10-27-2012, 12:05 AM   #129
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"A night at the opera" Very Good! Actually RT would prefer to spend the night hunting elephants in his pajamas.
Au' contraire, Messieur Rufus T Firefly prefers le' Canard Potage
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:39 AM   #130
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My phoney stack is removed and stored in the shed.
Embarrassed?
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:50 AM   #131
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Rufus - Don't you recall hunting in pajamas?? You must have been on the bridge toooo loooog since!
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Embarrassed?
Just not functional.
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Once while crossing Rosario Strait we were being followed by five or six Orca that gained on our 8kts and closed to about 50ft. before turning away. It was a great perspective that we had for about 5 min. We would not have the pleasure if we had not been on the bridge.
Pinnipeds are readily visible from the pilothouse.

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:34 AM   #134
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Just not functional.
That was a waste. Like tail fins on a car.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:28 AM   #135
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We love our FLY bridge,bought a boat without one and life whas
Boring nothing to look at..With a fly bridge you have lovely view always,but you must have a bimini..Happy boating!
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I appreciate the half-inch-plus thick steel pilothouse roof's protection from the sun's radiation.
Half-inch thick? Are you seriously saying that they used over 2000 pounds of steel to make a wheelhouse roof?

I doubt they put that much steel in the keel. If it's over 4mm I would be surprised.
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I have noticed that I am more tired after a trip driving from the fly bridge....Or is it the more pronounced rocking?
When we are going to weather, the flybridge is more comfortable than the pilot house. The fly bridge helm is further back from the bow, so the up and down motion is not as pronounced.
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Half-inch thick? Are you seriously saying that they used over 2000 pounds of steel to make a wheelhouse roof?

I doubt they put that much steel in the keel. If it's over 4mm I would be surprised.
It's needed to support the air horns.
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It's needed to support the air horns.
Good one Andy. Prepare for another photo.....
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Why did I just read all this?
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