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Old 04-09-2011, 06:57 AM   #1
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M/V vs. M/Y

S/V vs. S/Y

Which is the proper way? Does it matter? Does anyone care?
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Old 04-09-2011, 07:03 AM   #2
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S/V vs. S/Y Which is the proper way? Does it matter? Does anyone care?
*Doug, it's not because I really care about it, but I think a private pleasure vessel is a yacht ie: M/Y or S/Y.* A commercial vessel is a vessel ie: M/V or S/V.* Maybe someone knows the exact definition.

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Old 04-10-2011, 05:12 AM   #3
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RV.

Recreation Vehicle is closest but Research Vessel works for impressionable lubber friends.
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Really depends on how high you carry your nose doesn't it?

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Old 04-10-2011, 01:26 PM   #5
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I haven't the faintest idea what you fellows are talking about.** Care to educate the ignorant?
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Old 04-10-2011, 05:54 PM   #7
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M/V = Motor vessel,* M/Y = motor yacht, S/V =* sail vessel, S/Y = sail yacht,* R/V = Research Vessel, etc.
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When is the new boat being delivered?

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Old 04-10-2011, 07:14 PM   #10
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:27 PM   #11
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*i don't know. *Mine is just a boat. *
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:41 PM   #12
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RE: M/V vs. M/Y

When we got our boat, the name was Fluke. We liked it so we kept it. It turns out that a single syllable name spoken on the radio does not get across well. Especially Fluke. It sounds like I'm choking. So I call my self "motor vessel Fluke" on the VHF to avoid the choking thing.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:46 PM   #13
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******* I think you're right! I never gave that much thought.

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Old 04-11-2011, 05:56 AM   #14
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I have a fricken Placard provided by the NMMA and it says "Yacht Certification"!!!! So I have a certified yacht....Dammit!!!!.... I crack up every time I look at that thing.
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The definition of the word yacht has changed over the years.

A dictionary I have from the early 70s defines a yacht as: "A small sailing or mechanically propelled vessel, used for pleasure cruises or racing."

A dictionary from 2005 states:" A yacht is a large recreational watercraft."

I suppose the word now defines,* what I call a "mega yacht" with lots of bling and helicopters and toys!

That leaves my small mechanically propelled vessel used for pleasure cruises OUT!

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The best "yacht" definition I have heard ( and is my standard answer to non-boaters, who ask it all the time), is when the boat has solid interior doors instead of curtains. Seems to satisfy them!
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What should one say if the boat is a motor-sailor? MSY/Audition? Motor Sailor Yacht? Motor Sailor Vessel? Or as Larry Z described it to me as 70/30.

How does 70% Motor Vessel/30% Sail Yacht "Audition" sound?

From here on I will be saying that. 70MV/30SV "Audition", yup, that's what Im gonna do.

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I have heard tow boat captains say that when*private vessels identify themselves as motor vessels, that they are expecting a commercial vessel to be on the other end.* They like to know when they are meeting a professional or pleasure craft.* They sometimes refer to private vessels as "monkey boats".* It is unfortunate, but the behavior of some operators fits the description.

They will respect a private craft that identifies itself and requests passing or meeting instructions.* Their demeaner can change markedly upon learning that you are knowledgable.
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I have heard tow boat captains say that when*private vessels identify themselves as motor vessels, that they are expecting a commercial vessel to be on the other end.* They like to know when they are meeting a professional or pleasure craft.* They sometimes refer to private vessels as "monkey boats".* It is unfortunate, but the behavior of some operators fits the description.

They will respect a private craft that identifies itself and requests passing or meeting instructions.* Their demeaner can change markedly upon learning that you are knowledgable.
*So, I guess I shall refer to myself on the radio as "Monkey Motor Vessel, Happy Destiny" from now on.

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Don,

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I resemble that statement.

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You are right,* if a pleasure boat even answers the radio I will give him/her respect.* If they initiate,* even more.

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Nothing worse than towing a barge and not being able to make contact in a crossing or close channel situation.

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