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Old 02-15-2016, 12:57 AM   #21
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Nope Last one. I live in a town with no car lots and 3 scooter/walker shops...Last one.
We live in a town with a 313 P.O. boxes and one far out restaurant; between two small mountains, inside a valley area with total population of a few thousand in a few small towns. All this is just 30 minutes from SF on a low-traffic day.

We're not far from Sir Francis Drake Bay and close to SF Bay. 100 miles door to door from house to our Tolly which we keep under covered slip... deep inside SF Delta's 1000 miles of freshwater sloughs and hundreds of islands.

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Old 02-15-2016, 01:26 AM   #22
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Wifey B: We live in a small town of 175,000 people, 2 billion restaurants, in a metropolitan area of 5.6 million people with 3 trillion boats. Ok, restaurants and boats slightly exaggerated but more boats than anywhere else. We border on water with access to 360,000,000 sq kilometers of water.
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:08 AM   #23
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My attempt:


Previous boats taught us what features we value, and the boat we have now offers us most of those features at a price we could afford.


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Old 02-15-2016, 09:13 AM   #24
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Lost my mind.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:43 AM   #25
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Lost my mind.
And your shoes...
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:56 AM   #26
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Previous boats taught us what features we value, and the boat we have now offers us most of those features at a price we could afford.


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Ditto! Well put.
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Old 02-15-2016, 10:24 AM   #27
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[QUOTE=twistedtree;414980]And your shoes...[/QUOTE

Now that's funny!
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:07 AM   #28
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What is also important is what sentences have made you leave a boat behind.

for example:

previously owned by a smoker

gasoline engines

Volvo engines

needs TLC or Project Boat

no lower helm

No air conditioning

no heating

jam packed engine room with lots of head knockers.
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Old 02-15-2016, 11:37 AM   #29
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The mission changed. No longer needed to run 100 miles offshore to spear fish.


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Old 02-15-2016, 03:01 PM   #30
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And your shoes...

That's a low blow Peter....
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:18 PM   #31
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Last boat was a battle waggon sportfisher. I was tired of going everywhere fast, but that boat didn't have the comforts necessary to make slower travel enjoyable. For starters, the helm was on the flying bridge, so the helmsman got lonely on long passages. The current boat has a pilot house, which is used 90% of the time. (It also has wing stations on the portuguese bridge, which get used a lot, and tower and flybridge helms. The flybridge is used the least.)
This boat also carries 2,300 gallons of fuel, giving enough range to go about anywhere. Apropos of another thread, it is stabilized so the ride is pretty good. Lots of amenities, so traveling (except in really bad conditions) is always a pleasure. Last boat's OSR was forward, this boat it is midship. And of course there is the standup engine room, with great access to the outboard sides of both engines.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:20 PM   #32
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When I got tired of heeling, listing, capsizing (sunfish), and driving other peoples boats and became financially prosperous enough (almost) I bought a trawler. (well, you put the one sentence constraint on it!)
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:01 PM   #33
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When I got tired of heeling, listing, capsizing (sunfish), and driving other peoples boats and became financially prosperous enough (almost) I bought a trawler. (well, you put the one sentence constraint on it!)
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Old 02-15-2016, 07:48 PM   #34
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We were perfectly happy with our last boat until this one came along at a price we couldn't pass up.
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Old 02-15-2016, 09:15 PM   #35
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My wife didn't want the heeling any more, so the sailboat had to go.
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:14 AM   #36
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:28 AM   #37
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The Admiral & Capt agreed it was the best fit for our needs & wants.
Note: we both loved our previous boat (28' Carver Riviera) as it did very well w/ our list... but we did better w/ the newer one.
While initially against a trade Admiral now boasts "it was the right / best move we've made"

Musts
Hardtop - NO canvas
Light & airy - large opening windows - - No vinyl
Wide & safe walkarounds
Covered cockpit
Tuna door / comfortable swim ladder
Separate shower
6-4-2 Comfort - 6 cocktails, 4 dinner, 2 o'nite
Easy handling - single hand if/when necessary
Fit for canal travel (Flybridge a negative)
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Pluses (wants) we didn't even realize we valued as much as we found
Helm door +++
Hard doors +++
Engine rm space & access +++
A/C +
Slowing down a + vs a -
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:36 AM   #38
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That's a low blow Peter....
Funny, coming from the guy who's wearing the shoes....
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:38 AM   #39
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Funny, coming from the guy who's wearing the shoes....
He's probably accumulated a few newer pairs by now.
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:51 AM   #40
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Keeping with the one sentence mandate:


We wanted to be up out of the cave, have a boat we could spend weeks/months on, with diesels, and all the entertaining and food prep on one level, with two helms, three staterooms and two head with stand up showers. Oh, and diesels.
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