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Old 01-01-2016, 02:06 PM   #201
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I resent having our recreational boats labeled as "toys." Our boats are real and call for skill and maturity to operate. My last toy boat was a plastic tugboat I played with in the bathtub and water-filled road gutters.
Mark - Respectfully I say:

Shows your humor may have left but your memory hasn't... unless of course the plastic tug story was recent - LOL

And, if that is a recent story... I recommend staying tied to the dock in your Big Toy Boat!!

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Old 01-01-2016, 02:22 PM   #202
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Mark - Respectfully I say:

Shows your humor may have left but your memory hasn't... unless of course the plastic tug story was recent - LOL

And, if that is a recent story... I recommend staying tied to the dock in your Big Toy Boat!!

Wifey B: I obviously think of toys much differently than you guys.
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Old 01-01-2016, 02:34 PM   #203
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A model, not a toy either:

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Old 01-01-2016, 02:41 PM   #204
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Art your 201 .. hahahahaha

Mark I don't know if it was me but Marin sterted the "Toy boat" expression.
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:33 PM   #205
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Wifey B: I obviously think of toys much differently than you guys.
Oh No You Don't - LOL
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:18 PM   #206
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Going back to the concept of an OB powered trawler. The recent Marine Expo in Seattle had a display for a 200hp Diesel OB meant for HD use. I could easily imagine a 35-40 foot SD cruising boat with this rig.
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:49 PM   #207
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I resent having our recreational boats labeled as "toys." Our boats are real and call for skill and maturity to operate. My last toy boat was a plastic tugboat I played with in the bathtub and water-filled road gutters.
Some people get their kicks from insulting other people on the Internet. Hiding behind a keyboard gives them a feeling of safety.

I made the mistake once of showing a photo album of my boat to some relatively new friends. Then I realized that my boat cost perhaps double
what their (mobile) home cost. And I have a nice home and the boat.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:09 AM   #208
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Speaking to OB on cruisers, here is a local ad from Wrangell, Alaska- Al-Ketchikan


https://juneau.craigslist.org/boa/5383231522.html
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Old 01-02-2016, 06:51 AM   #209
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WOW Alaska is expensive !!!!!,

the last Uniflite sold here in our canal was 30ft something , had 2 good gas engines and went for $6,000.

Might tale $30K of fuel to run it to the canal, and up the coast to Alaska tho.

For East coast folks,, here in Gods Waiting room might be a good place to come and boat shop.

Craigs list and Florida Mariner would be a good place to start looking.
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Old 01-02-2016, 10:46 AM   #210
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Where Have All The Smaller Trawlers Gone?

Gone to old men, every one.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever.....learn.
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Most boats in SE Alaska don't go jery far as most all the time they are fishing. And one dosn't need to go far to catch fish. So an OB powered Uniflite makes perfect sense.
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Some people get their kicks from insulting other people on the Internet. Hiding behind a keyboard gives them a feeling of safety.

I made the mistake once of showing a photo album of my boat to some relatively new friends. Then I realized that my boat cost perhaps double
what their (mobile) home cost. And I have a nice home and the boat.
Marin was the one that made hay w the expression "toy boats" and I don't think he had in mind insulting anybody. IMO he was just drawing attention to the fact that our boats are 100% recreational.

But strictly speaking I can see where Mark's coming from as it literally belittles our recreational boats ..... boats that we spent lots of money and time on not to mention part of our hearts. So Mark I suggest you think of it as playing w words. And there are times when we need to focus on the fact that our boats are just for fun ... several kinds of fun I might add. Some very serious and some not so serious.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:24 PM   #213
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Marin was the one that made hay w the expression "toy boats" and I don't think he had in mind insulting anybody. IMO he was just drawing attention to the fact that our boats are 100% recreational.

But strictly speaking I can see where Mark's coming from as it literally belittles our recreational boats ..... boats that we spent lots of money and time on not to mention part of our hearts. So Mark I suggest you think of it as playing w words. And there are times when we need to focus on the fact that our boats are just for fun ... several kinds of fun I might add. Some very serious and some not so serious.

I agree - Toy word in "Toy Boats" = The word Joy in the way I think. So we could say "Joy Boats" Pleasure boats are a pure Joy of a Toy... usually - lol!
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[QUOTE=FF;400563]WOW Alaska is expensive !!!!!,

Yep, and it is going to become even more as the oil money drys up. The good news it will keep low life out as the 'Free Stuff' dries up with it. Plus, Thank God for the Canadian border on both ends. Sort of like a peaceful mine field or more, a 'Trump' like fence.

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Marin was the one that made hay w the expression "toy boats" and I don't think he had in mind insulting anybody. IMO he was just drawing attention to the fact that our boats are 100% recreational.

But strictly speaking I can see where Mark's coming from as it literally belittles our recreational boats ..... boats that we spent lots of money and time on not to mention part of our hearts. So Mark I suggest you think of it as playing w words. And there are times when we need to focus on the fact that our boats are just for fun ... several kinds of fun I might add. Some very serious and some not so serious.
He posted it a couple of times so I think it was an insult. Perhaps if he meant something else he should have posted what he meant and not tried to be "cute".

I think we know our recreational boats are recreational boats. we don't need anyone telling us that.
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He posted it a couple of times so I think it was an insult. Perhaps if he meant something else he should have posted what he meant and not tried to be "cute".

I think we know our recreational boats are recreational boats. we don't need anyone telling us that.
Wes - I say in due respect: Please realize you are in the realm of some tough ol' salts. Not our first day on the beach; i.e., we taint' always nice as can be. Sometimes we get into dog fights with one another. Crass and/or funny an/or insulting and/or fairly smart or stupid items can be said by any contributor... some are more prone to banter/disagreements than others. Some words/sentences may sound odd and could be interpreted differently than intended by the poster, with no harm intended. Then again, sometimes bullets are being fired. Duck when necessary!

Bottom line: Just like football... If you can't take the game then don't suite up!
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WesK,
"Being cute" ..... Yup there's a little smart ass in all of us.

Marin has posted thousands of cute posts. Even his dog can attest to that.
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Most boats in SE Alaska don't go jery far as most all the time they are fishing. And one dosn't need to go far to catch fish. So an OB powered Uniflite makes perfect sense.
When acquaintances hear I have a boat, they ask if I fish. "No I don't" I reply. They respond with a look like I'm insane. I "fish" at the supermarket, or better yet, at a fish restaurant. Operating the boat is sufficient.
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When acquaintances hear I have a boat, they ask if I fish. "No I don't" I reply. They respond with a look like I'm insane. I "fish" at the supermarket, or better yet, at a fish restaurant. Operating the boat is sufficient.
My experience has been the same.
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When acquaintances hear I have a boat, they ask if I fish. "No I don't" I reply. They respond with a look like I'm insane. I "fish" at the supermarket, or better yet, at a fish restaurant. Operating the boat is sufficient.
Same here, Mark. When they ask - I simply say I left fishing back in the Atlantic. And that...Now I'm no longer a fisherman... bit rather... I'm a pleasure boaterman!
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