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Old 10-02-2010, 07:14 PM   #21
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Carey wrote:... I am waiting for Honda to announce their new SUV with a forward slanting windshield.*
Carey--- You can already buy something almost as ugly.* Remember that Fiat abortion we saw in England in that little town during our canal trip?* I think one of us even took a picture of it.


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Old 10-02-2010, 07:23 PM   #22
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Alot of Selene's get commishioned near me. I would take one if someone wanted to give it to me. I think I could overlook the windshield for um, well everything else on the boat.

Don't some of the Nordhaven models have the same? I could overlook it on one of those too...
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:39 PM   #23
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I agree. I would happily take a Selene or a Nordhavn with forward raked windows if it was given to me. Then I would sell it and buy something nice
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Old 10-02-2010, 09:41 PM   #24
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Nah, you wouldn't Marin, but hey you could have your cake and eat it too. The Nordy 50 has rear sloping windows, just like you like. Ok, it's no longer in construction, but there are some out there to buy, and maybe the fact they are no longer in construction, and the new 52 has those dreaded forward sloping windows again (all the Nordys do now), might be food for thought? I know that won't sway your aesthetics, but perhaps it could be said to be a feature so desirable in a safety/practicality way, that it justifies the aesthetic challenge? Ok -like the Honda thing - it just works......
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:46 PM   #25
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Sorry, but* Nordhavn is pretty much at the top of my list of ugly production boats. Every one I've seen appears WAY too top heavy. I know they're not but it's an even more awkward design than the GB.*

There's a Nordhavn 50 on the next dock over from ours and while it looks better than the current lineup it still looks like a slab-sided gray and white box.* The fact it shares a slip with a 45' deFever makes the Nordhavn look even more blocky.

Even the 62' Nordhavn that's styled after a North Sea trawler is grossly top heavy in appearance.

All my opinion, of course, but in my world that's the only opinion that counts.


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Old 10-03-2010, 05:54 AM   #26
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To be honest, Marin, I have to agree with the top heavy thing, but I know they are not. However, I admit when I look at one with a certain sort of (dare I say penis envy - or will it be guzzumped and disappear?), it evokes in me the image....or putting it another way, I see in my (clearly distorted) minds eye an 88mm gun on the foredeck.....anyone else see that...?
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:59 AM   #27
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To me the critical question on a fwd window is

1, can it take the expected impact loads and almost as important

2 can it hinge open ALL the way to allow ventilation?

OK, if it doesn't have insect screening , but nice if it does.

The consideration for me is how is WORKS , not how it Looks.
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Ah..hmmm. I like the foreword rake and the visor on Scout. And....I like my new windows.
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Carey wrote:... I am waiting for Honda to announce their new SUV with a forward slanting windshield.*
Carey--- You can already buy something almost as ugly.* Remember that Fiat abortion we saw in England in that little town during our canal trip?* I think one of us even took a picture of it.


-- Edited by Marin on Saturday 2nd of October 2010 07:15:33 PM
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I do have a picture of that thing. It looked more like an insect than a car.*

Fiat Multipla MkI (2000-2004)


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