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Old 05-25-2017, 02:16 PM   #1
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What your "Trawler" says about you...

Just a little humor for you enjoyment...
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:24 PM   #2
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Made my laugh thanks, I'll be headed down to the 'yacht' better known as the ongoing and never ending project to work on it this soon today, after I finish the pre work in the garage. Can't say I ever thought of myself as rich.

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Old 05-25-2017, 03:50 PM   #3
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Made my laugh thanks, I'll be headed down to the 'yacht' better known as the ongoing and never ending project to work on it this soon today, after I finish the pre work in the garage. Can't say I ever thought of myself as rich.

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Yeah, I am rich in work I need to do on the boat too. And it seems everything I do on it is temporary.
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:39 PM   #4
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Dang! I didn't know I was rich. Of course I only have 2 decks plus a bilge-so I must not be that rich
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:42 PM   #5
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I believe nearly every person on TF is only experiencing 1st world lives. I call that being "rich" - enough!
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:40 PM   #6
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Lol, the owner of that yacht misses the boating experience, for better or worse. My life has been spent in the doghouse diaries area...
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:44 PM   #7
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Dang! I didn't know I was rich. Of course I only have 2 decks plus a bilge-so I must not be that rich
No you were rich...

...then you bought a boat.
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:54 PM   #8
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Yup. Trawlers. A real babe magnet...

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Old 05-25-2017, 08:21 PM   #9
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RT you the man with a sense of humor I got the boat today and the dancing babes missed there stage call Damn!
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:47 PM   #10
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If I tell folks I have a trawler, they ask "How's the shrimp running"?
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:03 PM   #11
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Every non boater thinks all boaters are rich...
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Old 05-25-2017, 10:24 PM   #12
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Yeah, but we all know better, don't we.


When people talk about my "yacht" I not-so-gently tell them that it's not a yacht, it's a boat. Then I tell them that my definition of a yacht is one where there is a paid crew, and my crew works for wine.
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:18 AM   #13
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Get a grip guys.
Having a trawler says you are almost certianly an old man.
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:55 AM   #14
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Yeah, but we all know better, don't we.


When people talk about my "yacht" I not-so-gently tell them that it's not a yacht, it's a boat. Then I tell them that my definition of a yacht is one where there is a paid crew, and my crew works for wine.
It is interesting how the language/ and languages change from area to area. We spend a lot of time boating with Brits and the common term for a pleasure boat is "yacht", no allusion to richness implied. It could reference a 28 foot day sailor or a 55 foot Nordy. The French frequently use a generic term for the same item, translated as pleasure boat, again no allusion to wealth.


We Americans frequently use "yacht" as a implication of a rich man's toy, and use "boat" as a shortening of "pleasure boat" as opposed to a navy submarine which is also a boat.

I guess if it mattered the Brits have it right, there is a class of boats used for pleasure (including non commercial fishing) which can be distinguished from other boats and they have a name for it, "yacht".
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Every non boater thinks all boaters are rich...


You would be if you didn't have a boat.
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If I tell folks I have a trawler, they ask "How's the shrimp running"?
For me the experience is a bit different, when people know I own a boat the dialog is looking like that:
- How big its is?
- 30 feet
- what kind of boat it is?
- A trawler
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For me the experience is a bit different, when people know I own a boat the dialog is looking like that:
- How big its is?
- 30 feet
- what kind of boat it is?
- A trawler
- ?????

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On hearing I've a boat, the most frequent question is "do you fish?" When I answer "no" and it can't go faster than 8 statute miles an hour, they usually look at me as if I'm nuts.
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For me the experience is a bit different, when people know I own a boat the dialog is looking like that:
- How big its is?
- 30 feet
- what kind of boat it is?
- A trawler
- ?????

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I just tell them we have a trawler style coastal cruiser, and they all look knowing and say..."aah"...so I assume no further explanation needed, then they inevitably ask "how big", and I say 10.5 metres, or 34 odd feet, and it weights 11 tonnes. Then they say, "AAAHHH..!"

(That weight surprised even me, but was from the last haul-out. I thought about 9 tonne.)
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:36 AM   #19
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My boat is rich. I am poor.
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Rich to me would be, having everything on the boat work as advertised all at once! I love when I have an issue with one thing then a week later that issue resolves itself and another pops up! ARRGH!!! HA HA
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