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Old 02-07-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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The scale of our boats!

[img]../../download.spark?ID=1077304&aBID=115492[/img]When you think about or see the actual enormity of our boats it's a lot easier to understand their costs and relative value. I snapped this shot of mine on the hard yesterday and was overwhelmed by her size in relation to my car!


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Old 02-07-2012, 07:10 AM   #2
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RE: The scale of our boats!

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Daddyo wrote:When you think about or see the actual enormity of our boats it's a lot easier to understand their costs and relative value. I snapped this shot of mine on the hard yesterday and was overwhelmed by her size in relation to my car!
*You just*need a bigger car.* Could I suggest a Bentley perhaps.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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RE: The scale of our boats!

And what's that other powerboat in the background? Looks interesting.
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RE: The scale of our boats!

Yes, I know what you mean,last month had mine out of the water for the first time and could hardly believe how big she really is. BB
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:37 AM   #5
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RE: The scale of our boats!

Daddyo, I didn't know you drove a go-cart??

Not the same scale but I realized our new boat was a bit bigger than our previous ones in this shot when we went through Decatur, AL the other week....all those little boats next to us makes our 45 look big I thought.



How is your 48 coming along? Sure is a pretty boat!

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:41 AM   #6
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RE: The scale of our boats!

I got the message the first time I towed my 23' sailboat behind my Ranger pickup.

The boat seemed enormous. Until I saw her sitting at her slip. She seemed small. And out on the Bay she seemed much smaller still, even tiny.

Ever seen a super tanker in mid ocean from about 10,000' altitude? Just a speck.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #7
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And what's that other powerboat in the background? Looks interesting.
*That is the 1926 127' Miss Ann. She is the third largest fantail yacht in the world. Looks great from a far but is in really rough shape.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:30 AM   #8
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Daddyo, I didn't know you drove a go-cart??

How is your 48 coming along? Sure is a pretty boat!

*Love going slow in the big one, love going fast in the little one. Hey if I'm going to drive thousands of miles a month as a broker I may as well enjoy the ride

Thanks, the boats coming along. Redesigning the salon as I did on our last girl. Replacing a beautiful custom chair and ottoman with a built in sofa style bench. Adding a low wall behind the helm to hid the post stuff. Removing the 12.5KW genny and adding more batteries to the house bank (20 carts in all) Covering the helm and overhead console in black laminate. Adding radar and new sounder for our planned cruise to Maine and Canada this summer. Stripping the bottom and barrier coating.



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RE: The scale of our boats!

Towing my Bertram 25 with my Jeep Grand Cherokee - through the streets of Boston. THAT was eye opening for me...
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:56 PM   #10
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I'm not sure my tow vehicle is properly rated?[img]../../download.spark?ID=1077676&aBID=115492[/img]


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There is scale, but then again there is perspective!

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Towing my Bertram 25 with my Jeep Grand Cherokee - through the streets of Boston. THAT was eye opening for me...
*I tried towing the Sea Ray with my Jeep Grand Cherokee.* It ended up towing the Jeep.* The Suburban works better.

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Yes, perspective.

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HMS PERSPECTIVE* VS. SINBAD

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:27 AM   #15
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RE: The scale of our boats!

I would say for most of our boats, a comparison to a house would be more accurate than a comparison to a car.

I made a "goof" a couple years ago. There was a band (musicians) playing in a local VFW and I sat in several times with them and became friends with them. I was showing them pictures of my boat when I realized that my boat probably cost more than some of their homes.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:32 AM   #16
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The scale of our boats!

As for "perspective", a year or so ago we decided to visit Savannah, GA and stay right on the river in the center of town.* I made reservations and when I approached, they told me to dock to the stern of the trawler already there.

Camano made about six boats like mine but larger before the company was sold.* We were docked behind one of them.

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:58 AM   #17
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How come we always find the biggest boat in the marine to tie up with?

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Here's my trawler dwarfed by "Neon Rainbow" which was country singer Alan Jackson's boat... though I think it'd been sold when this pic was taken


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Everything is relative.* My boat looks pretty spiffy in my marina.* When we're in Annapolis ... not so much.*
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Our first cruiser:

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No, not the big one.

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"Oh Lord, thy sea is so great and my boat so small"

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Everything is relative.* My boat looks pretty spiffy in my marina.* When we're in Annapolis ... not so much.*
*Lurker, your boat and Al's look just great. *It's really about who is getting the enjoyment out of life. *For the most part you can do what the larger boats do-------just on a somewhat limited scale. *Remember when you are in Charleston, Savannah, Ft. Lauderdale, or Annapolis you are enjoying the same views and ambience that they are. *Plus you get the satisfaction and challenge of being the captain of your own domain. *That is one thing that makes boating so great. *We are all on a somewhat equal footing. *I have seen people on a 21' center console sleeping under a dodger in the bow. *They were having the time of their lives. *I have cruised my 25' cuddy cabin Blackfin and gotten every bit as much enjoyment as on a larger boat. *Perspective is about more than just the size of the boat.
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