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Old 02-14-2016, 04:13 PM   #1
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In one sentence, what made you change boats (or buy another).....

Wifey B: Ok, I did steal from another thread.

I'll just answer as to what led us to buy our most recent.

We were looking for our ideal boat for the loop and inland rivers, a lot of boat in a moderate size with air and water draft we could live with.
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Old 02-14-2016, 05:54 PM   #2
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Like many others we went from sail to power.
We wanted to do the loop, without stepping the mast etc.
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Wifey B: Ok, I did steal from another thread.

I'll just answer as to what led us to buy our most recent.

We were looking for our ideal boat for the loop and inland rivers, a lot of boat in a moderate size with air and water draft we could live with.
And that came out to be an 85 footer with 2,000 gal in tankage?
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During a conversation with my wife, we were asking ourselves "What's the best boat we've ever had"? (So we looked for another one and found it 3 & years later.)
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Old 02-14-2016, 08:22 PM   #8
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And that came out to be an 85 footer with 2,000 gal in tankage?
Wifey B: No, that turned out to be 65'. 85' is a bit too large for the loop. Only 925 gallons of fuel.
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Wifey B: No, that turned out to be 65'. 85' is a bit too large for the loop. Only 925 gallons of fuel.
So what's the 85 footer you talk about on Yachtforums? Or is that the one with two 99kw NL gensets and the 65 is the one with two 33's?
So I take it the one you burned 1550 gallons going nonstop at 22 knots from Georgetown SC to FTL was the 85?
Just trying to understand whereof you speak.
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So what's the 85 footer you talk about on Yachtforums? Or is that the one with two 99kw NL gensets and the 65 is the one with two 33's?
So I take it the one you burned 1550 gallons going nonstop at 22 knots from Georgetown SC to FTL was the 85?
Just trying to understand whereof you speak.
Wifey B: 65 hasn't arrived from the UK yet.
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With that heading, I knew it had to be "B" the teacher.

One sentence per boat, ok?

Boat 1, a 16 foot runabout, I built as a grade 11 project and gave to my dad when I left home.

Boat 2 a plywood 17 footer, I bought for camping when my boys were 2 months and 2 years old.

I moved to boat 3, a glass 17 because it was a faster better ski boat.

From there to boat 4 a 28 footer with all the amenities for cruising BC, fishing and pulling the boys.

Moved to biking.

Boat 5, a 34 Sea Ray, I picked up in Lake Worth on my way back from Hopetown, got Forbes Cooper to haul it west, for me to bring to Vancouver but sold it in Seattle before the bridge was back on it.

Boats 6 and 7, identical to boat 5 also from Fl. again; sold 1 in Seattle and managed to get the other home.

Shipped 2 more, eventually sold the last one, went back to biking but maintained access to a couple and had a 39 footer from an estate for a short while.

Thrown in there somewhere were 2 bath tubs, a tin one and a go fast glass one which were had just for fun.

Number 10 will be my last boat and will be chosen because I am way overdue to be back on the water; way overdue
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Not sure I can do one sentence, but will try.

Tom was tired of squeezing through "Bess size" doors, and we wanted to go a little bigger but not too big and a little faster, with room for friends, but still have easy walk around decks and a cockpit not swim platform with a ladder, and stairs to flybridge not ladder so the new dog would have easy assimilation.

There...did it...one sentence.
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Bigger, which allowed us to go farther and not have fuel dictate where we went and stopped, not to mention it's more comfortable, and weather windows need not.
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Number 10 will be my last boat and will be chosen because I am way overdue to be back on the water; way overdue
Wifey B: Yeah....right...last boat. Then the next one will be the second last one. Sort of like Barry Manilow's last tour. I think he's like up to a dozen or so of them.
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Then the next one will be the second last one.
Nope Last one. I live in a town with no car lots and 3 scooter/walker shops...Last one.
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Nope Last one. I live in a town with no car lots and 3 scooter/walker shops...Last one.
Hey not fair.......we have lived in that exact same town for 33 years, have two cars and no scooters..........
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Hey not fair.......we have lived in that exact same town for 33 years, have two cars and no scooters..........
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