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Old 02-08-2011, 08:47 AM   #161
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RE: What's in a name?

Dream on. Boat size is dependent upon what is in the*back pocket, not the front.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:54 AM   #162
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RE: What's in a name?

I have one of the smallest boats on this board!!!!......hahahahaha!!!
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:55 AM   #163
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Dream on. Boat size is dependent upon what is in the*back pocket, not the front.
...and many times, it is the back pocket that must supplement the front!!!...hahahaha!!! *A big wallet is just like having a big boat or a sportscar...

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Okay, I am just playing here....let's try not to get off on this tangent...and I will take full responsibility.
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:37 AM   #164
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Dream on. Boat size is dependent upon what is in the*back pocket, not the front.
...and many times, it is the back pocket that must supplement the front!!!...hahahaha!!! *A big wallet is just like having a big boat or a sportscar...
*Okay, I am just playing here....let's try not to get off on this tangent...and I will take full responsibility.
Evidently, Baker doesn't need a big boat!

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Old 02-08-2011, 11:47 AM   #165
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What's in a name?

Strangely, the older I get, the more I feel the need for a bigger boat.....?????......

Ideally, our next boat will be no bigger than 40ft and likely closer to 35. *We do not want to lose the ability to just go down to the boat and untie and go out for an hour or two. *The bigger the boat, the less likely that is to happen. *It becomes a production.....dammit, I still think there is a correlation!!!!


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Old 02-08-2011, 06:57 PM   #166
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RE: What's in a name?

John wrote:

"Okay, I am just playing here....let's try not to get off on this tangent...and I will take full responsibility."

Does this mean you're going to fall on your sword?

"take full responsibility" dos'nt hold much water in this country.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:07 AM   #167
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Re: Boat transition

Mr. Baker.
As you know we still own our Mainship pilot 30 /11 hull #140, *which we think is a great boat because as you say we can go down to the dock and go out for a few hours, the boat is sea worthy and reasonably fast.


As we get older, like you say, there is the desire for a larger boat , is it because time is running out or are we looking for more space? *The difference being time, that it is a *transition if you will, from a week ender to a never ending week.


We did just that,with a big up grade we purchased our Mainship 400 *Trawler , this boat just like the Pilot *and ideally suites where we live not with standing the fact that we were wanting *a Krogen 39 *which proved to be beyond or means and not ideally suited for here.


The Krogen is for long distance travel the draw for us was big boat small engine. Never the less a great trawler just for two and you can stand up in the engine room.


We now have big boat and big 6 cylinder engine.


it is said. "We win some and we loose some", the gain was space and comfort, the loss was speed.


Mavis says we can spend more time on the bigger boat,to me it feels like a having small ship, cruising at 8 kts is not so bad once you get used to it .


Having a trawler feels like moving house without calling Acme Van Service.


A *Naval architect once told me.
If you want to go fast get a sports car.
If you want to go places jump on a Mega Cruise Ship.
If you want to enjoy life get a trawler.


Enjoy every moment still to come.


I am preaching to the choir.


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Old 02-15-2011, 09:22 AM   #168
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What is a Mainship 400? What's it look like?
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:31 PM   #169
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What is a Mainship 400? What's it look like?
EricGoogle knows!!!

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Old 02-15-2011, 02:38 PM   #170
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nomadwilly wrote:


What is a Mainship 400? What's it look like?

Eric Google knows!!!
The Avatar below his question is one.* Mine looks like one as well.


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Old 02-15-2011, 06:51 PM   #171
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PRIVATE IDAHO
From the urban dictionary:
This is a phrase taken directly from the 1980 dance pop song, "Your Own Private Idaho" by the outrageous party band, the B-52's. It means "living inside an Idaho potato", or a very small space. Metaphorically, it refers to someone who is not paying attention because he is daydreaming, or under the influence, or otherwise wrapped up within his own very narrow sphere of interest or frame of reference.
Car Driver: Damn! That guy just pulled out in front of me as if I weren't here! We almost crashed!

Passenger: Yeah, he's just yakking away on his cell phone, in his own private Idaho.

We also have a place in North Idaho for when we're not boating.*



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Old 02-15-2011, 08:01 PM   #172
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RE: What's in a name?

Chris,
Welcome to the forums! Funny story for a name and awesome looking boat you have!
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #173
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RE: What's in a name?

I was reading through some of the old threads.

Thought I would bring this thread back to life again for some of the new trawler folk on the forum.

Lots of cool stories

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Old 06-29-2011, 10:36 PM   #174
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Penny Lane has been the name of both our boats.* In 1966, Kathy and I went on a date to what turned out to be the last Beatles concert.* While looking for our trawler 33 years later we ran through several categories including seas, stars, puns,* etc. Eventually, we got to the names of Beatles songs.* "Penny Lane" was clear and short.* The song is about the folks in the old neighborhood.* Kathy and I had moved around some and it struck a chord.*

It has turned out to be a great conversation starter and we get a lot of compliments and musical greetings.

Our home port is Las Vegas because we*lived there when we bought the boat.* She spent most of*the first two years in Sidney BC, a no-can-do choice.* We never seem to get around to ordering a replacement "San Rafael" hailing port board once we settled down.* A lot of people like to ask us how to get a trawler from Lake Mead to the coast, another conversation begins.

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Old 06-29-2011, 11:55 PM   #175
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FlyWright was chosen for its unique name (there are no other documented boats with that name), it's easy to say and understand on the radio and I felt it had a nice 'ring' to it.*

The name is a triple entendre:

1. As a pilot since age 15 and always being trained and employed in aviation in various capacities, I have always been an aviation worker.* My jobs and training include professional pilot, an Aeronautical Engineering degree, flight instructor, air traffic controller, instrument approach procedure specialist (designed instrument approaches for public, military and private use), and flight inspector certifying navaids and instrument flight procedures by flight inspection.* So the word "wright" seemed appropriate.

2. My personal heroes have always been the Wright brothers.* The capital "W" is a nod to them for their incredible accomplishments that changed so many lives, especially mine.

3. Since I work for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), our emphasis is aviation safety and encouraging pilots to fly "right".* My career has always had that focus ever since I was a young flight instructor.* So, now my boat carries that theme forward.

Incidentally, my dingy is named "Straighten Up".*

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Old 06-30-2011, 12:23 AM   #176
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Cute/fun video!

So, Al, is there a photo of your dinghy?* I thought I saw an inflatable kayak next to your boat at Angel Island.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:06 AM   #177
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"SABI"

I just aquired her. PO tells me the name means "Things that get better with age" She was born in 1974 (The boat not the PO)
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:13 AM   #178
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Cute/fun video!

So, Al, is there a photo of your dinghy?* I thought I saw an inflatable kayak next to your boat at Angel Island.
Didn't Weiner just get in trouble for posting a picture of his dinghy?

It's just your average dinghy...9.5 Achilles inflatable w/ a small Honda 2HP that was at the dock when the pic you saw was taken.* The kayak is just for fun.
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:07 AM   #179
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Didn't Weiner just get in trouble for posting a picture of his dinghy?

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*My wife always laughs when I talk about my dinghy.

Kyak's for boating*my dinghy is for fun.

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Is that a variant of "my rifle is my weapon and my gun is for fun"?
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