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Old 12-10-2012, 07:47 PM   #41
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Aaaaaa, the correct response:
"The smaller the boat, the bigger the adventure"
Now here is a Master of Command that understands the true meaning of small boating!
When on occasion, we watch "Deadly Catch" the crab fishing in the Gulf of Alaska, my bride will say " O-I'd not like to be in that!!!" I look at her sideways, and say "Do you recall Camano Point with the 5 foot seas and 20 knot SE?"
It is all in perspective. Big boats big seas reflect what small boats in big seas are experiencing. The secret is to stay out big seas, yet the adventure of having been there becomes exciting to recall as you watch 'Deadly Catch' from the comfort of the lounge chair!!
Of course this brilliant statement quoted comes from a very intelligent Master and forum poster, has to be with a name of 'Al Johnson'
Just saying

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"When I was younger, all I wanted was a nice BMW. Now, I don't care about the W!"
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #42
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BTW, when Ausatralia kicked out their English systems why did they not start driving on the right side?

We thought about it, but as you know Kangaroo's hop to the right,so it was generally considered safer to stay with left hand drive cars, not such an issue with the trains though. ( the silly season is upon us)
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #43
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When I was young, I wanted to be ready for anything...now that I'm pushing 70, my scope is limited and I just want to be comfortable doing those limited things.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #44
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Our Nimble Nomad is always the smallest boat in the marina but we always have lots of folks coming by to see her. We don't do world cruises but we always have fun and that's the point! And at 25', we do have lots of adventures..LOL
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #45
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... he informed me that while the Peleliu and her sister LHAs were not the biggest ships in the US Navy, they were the tallest.
I don't think that's the case. The little mini-carriers aren't as tall as the Nimitz Class boats. Side-by-side, we dwarfed them.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:43 AM   #46
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In all due respect... Pardon me, SS!! Having been on/off the water for 60 years, if I may say... 70' and 80's overbuilt FRP ain't no bad news. But rather their build is actually real good news!
I probably phrased that wrong. I completely agree with you. It's one of those good news / bad news stories. They're heavy... but will be around forever.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:50 PM   #47
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Nimble1,
Nice boat and user friendly too.
A friend has one in Everett Washington.
Believe it or not he lives aboard.
Your's looks to be in EXTREME ship shape.
I like the OB and trailer ability as well.
Beautiful boat.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:14 PM   #48
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Thanks Eric

Our boat is actually hull#1 built in 1990 and it was the boat show boat that Nimble took to all the shows. My wife and I actually went on board the boat at the Miami Boat Show when it was first displayed there. It has the original 1991 Honda 45hp outboard on it.We have owned her since 1994.
The Nimble line was designed by Ted Brewer and he owned one in your area at one time.Not sure if he still does.There is a Nimble Nomad group on Facebook also that is pretty active.
We do enjoy her and living in SW Fla with lots of skinny water, the shallow draft is a plus.We do try keep it as original as possible and hope to continue enjoying her for many years to come.
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I don't think that's the case. The little mini-carriers aren't as tall as the Nimitz Class boats. Side-by-side, we dwarfed them.
You'll have to take that up with the LHA guys. When I asked the captain, "even taller than the CVAs and CVNs" he said, "yep." Now maybe the LHAs have a really all antenna or something, I don't know. But that was his phrase, "tallest ships in the Navy."
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #50
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Nimble1,
I think that's the same engine my friend has on his .. 45 Honda. I wonder if the 30 hp is the 45 w one cyl missing. I really like the offset gear driven propeller shaft. Better balanced engine.
I've heard the name Ted Brewer.
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