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Old 09-03-2016, 03:40 PM   #81
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Its been quite a while since I was in Bermuda, but I have to agree. It was absolutely lovely. One of the prettiest beaches I've ever been to was there. I still have pictures of it hanging in my house. I'd love to go back someday.

Someone else's picture of Horseshoe Beach:
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Old 09-04-2016, 06:35 AM   #82
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Bermuda is totally unique.

On one trip (done 5) we were at St Georges and went to the local spot for some great double diamond , adult beverage.

Seems we left the camera and binocs in the cockpit , and it started ti shower.

On return the items were inside on the nav table and the companion way was closed.

Only in Bermuda!
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My wife and I really liked this FPB64 that fueled up at Cap Sante this past Saturday. The guy singled handed it and made it look easy. Per him, "You get used to it."
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Something very close to a 41' Lord Nelson Victory Tug. Love the looks but a 37 is too small for us and the 49 too big. Don't care much about NT's and AT's.
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My wife and I really liked this FPB64 that fueled up at Cap Sante this past Saturday. The guy singled handed it and made it look easy. Per him, "You get used to it."

That thing looks like a battleship. Cool.
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That thing looks like a battleship. Cool.
When looking at it from a distance or the side, it appeared quite large, evoking the battleship idea. Showing it next to the fuel pump adds some scale. It is a lot more compact than I first thought and with very minimal structure up high. The hull shape reminds me of sailboats as did the winches scattered around the fore and aft decks. The 750 gallons being put in was just topping it off. From the gentleman's comments and from what I have read about it, the 3,400 gallons of fuel gives a range of about 5,000 miles at about 10 knots. Very cool indeed. Here is another 'battleship' view.
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When looking at it from a distance or the side, it appeared quite large, evoking the battleship idea. Showing it next to the fuel pump adds some scale. It is a lot more compact than I first thought and with very minimal structure up high. The hull shape reminds me of sailboats as did the winches scattered around the fore and aft decks. The 750 gallons being put in was just topping it off. From the gentleman's comments and from what I have read about it, the 3,400 gallons of fuel gives a range of about 5,000 miles at about 10 knots. Very cool indeed. Here is another 'battleship' view.

That looks like the vessel we saw in Grace Harbour several years ago. I believe the original owner built it to tour the NW passage.


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Built for one of our famous Japanese restaurant owners Tetsuya this craft was commissioned and built at a cost of over $800000 AU, I was privileged to have looked over this craft and the workmanship is one of the best wooden boats ever built The detail if perfect in every way even the hidden bits are 110%


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Ted, Thanks for the recommends ...... We'll charter this summer in Maine and try things out ..... Destination & Journey, it does make sense especially with auto pilot ..... & it won't be above 49' ....... Dis
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Ted, Thanks for the recommends ...... We'll charter this summer in Maine and try things out ..... Destination & Journey, it does make sense especially with auto pilot ..... & it won't be above 49' ....... Dis
Spent much of my life in the destination mode (charter boat captain). Really enjoying the journey in the slow lane.

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Sooo ...... Given a reasonable pocketbook and looking at a suitable size, which type of Trawler is the best; best value, set up, etc., etc ..........
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Do they come in green ...... ?
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Fiberglass

Single diesel (IMO)

10 to 15 years old (Usually half or less of new, still in descent condition, most of the infrastructure still sound, common problems are known, easier to find a "ready to cruise" as opposed to a "project boat")

Drinks for 6, Dinner for 4, Sleeps 2 (nice master, marginal 2nd cabin to discourage long term guests)

Air draft max 19', preferably 15'

Water draft less than 5', preferably less than 4'

If it can carry fuel, water, and food for 2 weeks, think you will be able to cruise anywhere you want to go.

Others may / will disagree.

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Fiberglass



Single diesel (IMO)



10 to 15 years old (Usually half or less of new, still in descent condition, most of the infrastructure still sound, common problems are known, easier to find a "ready to cruise" as opposed to a "project boat")



Drinks for 6, Dinner for 4, Sleeps 2 (nice master, marginal 2nd cabin to discourage long term guests)



Air draft max 19', preferably 15'



Water draft less than 5', preferably less than 4'



If it can carry fuel, water, and food for 2 weeks, think you will be able to cruise anywhere you want to go.



Others may / will disagree.



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This actually describes my boat exactly:

Single Yanmar

8 years old, common problems fixed, electronics replaced, ready to cruise.

Drinks for 6, dinner for 4 and sleeps 2, with a marginal second cabin is a perfect description. Great master on my boat with a small second cabin for occasional overnight guests.

My air draft is 15' so I get under most bridges.

Water draft is 3'8".

225 gallons of fuel will last me months at my slow burn rate.

The problem I have encountered is that most folks will buy an old leaky teaky for $40-100k that will need much updating, rather than spend the money for a boat already in sound condition and ready to cruise.

Mine is for sale btw. Easy to get a loan on a 2008 model boat.

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Green ones

It's not that easy being green
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow, or gold
Or something much more colorful like that
It's not easy being green
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over
'Cause you're not standing out
Like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky
But green's the color of spring
And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like a mountain
Or important like a river
Or tall like a tree
When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why
But why wonder why wonder
I am green, and it'll do fine
It's beautiful, and I think it's what I want to be
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I guess that we will be "Green" as our color choice for the tug is a color we admired on this little Shelter Island Runabout...
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I guess that we will be "Green" as our color choice for the tug is a color we admired on this little Shelter Island Runabout...

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Love that Colour!
There was a custom 48' catamaran moored right beside us here in Fiji,,, a beautiful sort of minty-green colour I guess one could call it. Absolutely stunning, trimmed out with white accents. Very cool.
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"as did the winches scattered around the fore and aft decks."

Installing used sail boat winches is a great addition to ant cruising boat.

At least one on each stern quarter and one in the bow if where is a windlass not a capstan, can make docking or locking a simple chore.

The bride is 100 lbs and can easily pull 1,000 with a geared winch with little effort.

Used is good and a floating handle is strong enough.
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