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Old 09-17-2015, 10:05 PM   #21
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The late Skipper Bob actually coined that or at least made it famous.
True, and it is so appropriate that you mention Skipper Bob while we're talking about the sweet sixteen most beautiful boats, cuz if Skipper Bob was anything, he was an authority on beautiful boats. I recall that he chose the ultimate beauty for his own Skipper Bob Adventures, the very boat that traveled throughout the US while he wrote his famous cruising books. Care to guess what model boat that was?
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:32 PM   #22
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Don't forget to mention the Sabre 48 made the list.
That's a fact!! Came in at 12 of 15. Just 2 places behind this beaut!



...and ahead of this one.



But I gotta admit, this is a real beautiful vessel!!



I guess it's official! I propose that unless someone else can demonstrate ownership of a boat higher than #12 on this list, then you, Mr. Moonie, must have the prettiest boat on Trawler Forum!!
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:58 AM   #23
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The late Skipper Bob actually coined that or at least made it famous. I added the emphasis on "you'.
Wifey: That's the big big big emphasis. Then on the other side are those who say the most boat you can afford and handle. I think that perhaps the real answer is between the two. Like compromise, like balance, like weighing the pros and cons.

Ultimately YOU need to listen to others but then make the right decision for yourself and your use.
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:53 AM   #24
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The late Skipper Bob actually coined that or at least made it famous. I added the emphasis on "you'.

For those of you who enjoy great looking classics, many on the smaller side, there is a fun and long running thread on The Hull Truth :

Show your old school vessel!!! - The Hull Truth - Boating and Fishing Forum
George,
Thanks for the link. Must be 200 boats on that thread. Many are just old boats but there's lots of gems in there that I haven't seen in years.
I see you are there too on page 9. In that pic I'm puzzled as I see no chain in your rode. Did you tie a bridal directly to the end of your rode?
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:12 PM   #25
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True, and it is so appropriate that you mention Skipper Bob while we're talking about the sweet sixteen most beautiful boats, cuz if Skipper Bob was anything, he was an authority on beautiful boats. I recall that he chose the ultimate beauty for his own Skipper Bob Adventures, the very boat that traveled throughout the US while he wrote his famous cruising books. Care to guess what model boat that was?
Uh huh...

He himself admitted he bought Snug because his wife liked the room, and he always "had trouble getting past the lines."

They were going to buy a GH 37.

He had a good eye for past the "skin deep" though.
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Old 09-18-2015, 03:59 PM   #26
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George,
Thanks for the link. Must be 200 boats on that thread. Many are just old boats but there's lots of gems in there that I haven't seen in years.
I see you are there too on page 9. In that pic I'm puzzled as I see no chain in your rode. Did you tie a bridal directly to the end of your rode?
No, that picture was taken when we were on a mooring with a double bridle; Westport Harbor, MA. You can see the float ball hanging off the port bow.

I like a lot of the boats on that thread for their very simple straightforward lines, which you see as a theme throughout.
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Old 09-18-2015, 05:40 PM   #27
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The 31 is the boat Bertram made that made Bertram. It does have a compelling profile with that graceful sheer, forward deckhouse, and generous cockpit. Enough builders have attempted to imitate the 31 to prove that old saying about sincerity and flattery.

Anyway, I agree that it belongs on the list, and I sure as heck agree that any such list is incomplete without the 42' Grand Banks, a boat that's hard to look away from.
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