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Old 03-21-2014, 10:27 AM   #41
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But it says you live in "Paradise".

Paradise what? It would be nice to know what state province or country you reside in. Often it's relevant to posting.

Perhaps I've led a sheltered life.
South Florida is Paradise to us. Fort Lauderdale, specifically.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:56 AM   #42
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:33 AM   #43
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I once heard that the term "Yacht" is best used to describe your boat to people who have never seen it, and are never likely to . . . . .

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LMFAO. That is the best description I have ever heard for someone of my stature.

I personally dislike the term 'yacht' because it is presumptuous, especially with the non-boating crowd.

When people find out I have a boat and live aboard, their first reaction is "oh, you have a yacht". I jokingly reply "Donald Trump has a yacht, I have a boat".
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:50 AM   #44
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Most compact "Yacht" like trawler I've seen!!

OK – Cutest one I've seen!

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Old 03-22-2014, 02:39 PM   #45
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But HopCar Mark's dink is a stretch.



Never used that smily before!
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:50 PM   #46
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Ok, Ok I give up! Marks dinghy is not a yacht. It is yacht quality.

I guess my idea of a yacht goes back to when I was driving the delivery truck for Hopkins-Carter. I saw dozens of large boats every day. I got to know many of the Captains as well. In my mind the ones that were well maintained and the varnish was spotless became yachts. The others were something less.

One boat that left a lasting impression of "Yacht" on me was a wooden sport fish, Rybovitch I think, named Whistling Swan. Her Captain, Mundo Valdez, was an artist with a varnish brush. Every inch of mahogany on that boat looked like it was covered in melted glass. The varnish and paint was always perfect. Capt. Valdez took great pride in that boat.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:57 PM   #47
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When you can land a helicopter on it!!!

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Old 03-22-2014, 08:14 PM   #48
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:15 PM   #49
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Anything bigger than my boat is a yacht
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:21 AM   #50
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when is a boat a yacht ?

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To me they are all boats. I would just feel too pretentious to start talking about my yacht.
My 25 feet boat are normally called a: Ejvind 25 skiff, if its for fishin, then a 25 Ejvind skiff, in my case it will be: Ejvind 25 leisure skiff.
Never a Yacht, far too pretentious!

But still, a boy of maybe 10, one day asked my wife and I, is your boat Houseboat ? I answered the boy, well yes in a way, since we live aboard all summer,-even in rainy days.

So here we are: certainly NOT a yacht, a skiff or houseboat, in my wiev a houseboat is something about 40 to 50 feet, and with some luxury era, like bathroom, sundeck etc. - and NOT a simple modest Little Skiff.
For us its the better place to relax and feel full freedom and joy.
But when all our brass thing are shinning, some once said to me:
Its like a yacht all rigth, "Ship shape and Bristol standards" - and I feel like a proud yacht man.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:59 AM   #51
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all abouth YACHTs.

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Uh, oh ... we have a YACHT ...
It is even Yacht Certified by NMMA (and what a joke that certification is).
QUATION: The Oxford companion: "Ship and the Sea", quote: Yacht from the Dutch Jacht, which comes from another Dutch Word Jachten, meaning to Hurry or to Hunt, for the Dutch were the first to use Commercial vessels for pleasure.
The word also applies to large powered vessels for pleasure, steam and motor yachts, as well as sailing vessels, DEEMED too big to be called a BOAT, or a Dinghy.- UNQOTE.

Then WHO is to Judge ? Coastguard or Trade and Shipping Authority.
I believe the boat/yacht owner himself, -and we dont need to suffer from inferiority complex. But remember: All Shipshape British or US. Standards,- i.e. no fender outside your Yacht, when under way..!
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:28 PM   #52
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QUATION: The Oxford companion: "Ship and the Sea", quote: Yacht from the Dutch Jacht, which comes from another Dutch Word Jachten, meaning to Hurry or to Hunt, for the Dutch were the first to use Commercial vessels for pleasure.
The word also applies to large powered vessels for pleasure, steam and motor yachts, as well as sailing vessels, DEEMED too big to be called a BOAT, or a Dinghy.- UNQOTE.

Then WHO is to Judge ? Coastguard or Trade and Shipping Authority.
I believe the boat/yacht owner himself, -and we dont need to suffer from inferiority complex. But remember: All Shipshape British or US. Standards,- i.e. no fender outside your Yacht, when under way..!
That works right up until the person you are talking to laughs and giggles till they cry when you describe your boat as a yacht...then see how big the inferiority complex has grown.....
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If there is a paid-for-hire (professional), liveaboard crew aboard, it's a yacht.

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Old 03-23-2014, 01:44 PM   #54
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When the vessel has an exterior hot tub, it's a yacht.



P.S. I've never been aboard a yacht. The closest I've been is on a ship.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:40 PM   #55
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How about, you don't have to hold a handle to drive it.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:40 PM   #56
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I was aboard what I feel was a real “Thcay” - Once!

In early 70's I dated a gal whose dad was 1st mate aboard James Ryder's 123' Ryder Truck Rental's boat. Gold plated utensils in a huge oval tabled dining room, and gold plated hardware (door hinges included) throughout his Master Stateroom. James was only aboard for “special” times with his “special” friends a couple times per year. Also, his company Thcay would follow him around the world for him to bring big business leaders aboard for big business contract signatures. Story was, the day we were aboard: James was in a foreign hospital recouping from broken bones after a bouncer threw him out the window of a “house”. That was according to his crew. The boat and tenders were brand new and beautiful!

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Old 03-23-2014, 08:06 PM   #57
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Think a yacht by definition is over 26 feet
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:58 PM   #58
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... and it's still a boat ...

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Old 03-24-2014, 12:03 AM   #59
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He's "sailing" on a boat. Oh how rap disgusts me, don't know how anyone could listen to that for more then two minutes.
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Some places (England) a yacht is sail only, wouldn't call a power boat a yacht regardless of size.
Ahhhh…not entirely true. After all, the small liner, (before she was decommissioned), the Brittannia, was referred to as the Royal Yacht. Just saying'

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