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Old 11-11-2012, 01:19 PM   #41
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What are we doing here raving about how beautiful old fish boats are and how homely our yachts are. Should be the other way around. Fish boats needn't be any prettier than a wheelbarrow and yachts should be drop dead gorgeous.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:35 PM   #42
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What are we doing here raving about how beautiful old fish boats are and how homely our yachts are. Should be the other way around. Fish boats needn't be any prettier than a wheelbarrow and yachts should be drop dead gorgeous.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:25 PM   #43
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What are we doing here raving about how beautiful old fish boats are and how homely our yachts are. Should be the other way around. Fish boats needn't be any prettier than a wheelbarrow and yachts should be drop dead gorgeous.
I'd put my old shrimp wagon up againts any new yacht.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:34 PM   #44
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Greetings,
Is that a rhetorical question?
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:00 PM   #46
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:03 PM   #47
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Great quote Spy.

Paul I for one agree with ya, that shrimp wagon is a good looking boat. It's going to be an awesome platform for your intended use.

Nice picture Marin but I tend to like the ones with a bit more bow flare. Good looking old girl though.

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Old 11-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #50
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Skid,
There was an article in PMM about a boat that looked just like that.

AusCan,
That's better looking than a lot of Nordhavns.

swampu,
Love your swampwagon. You could probably find a more flattering avitar picture of her ... like the one you just posted for example.

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Form is to follow function as they say but I've never seen a beautiful lawnmower.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:56 PM   #51
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:31 PM   #52
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Since this is admire the commercial boats day/week here's one in Craig Alaska that isn't every piece a beauty but taken as a whole she sure is. Most of the time you dodn't know much about a boat until you see her out of the water and this lady shows her colors in that mode very well.
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I think you misunderstood me. I didn't mean that I would seek the most beautiful hull I could find at all. I would seek the best hull I could find and it would be a plus if it was beautiful but primarily it would need to have a hull that would allow it to be very good at being a boat on good days and bad. And if Spy actually buys a boat based on it's sheer line he's think'in w his butt instead of his head. No offense Spy as I'm sure you don't do that. But there are a lot of boat owners here that think like ksanders says he does and would or does buy a boat based only on all the well researched factual information. Computer dating would appeal to such people. As close to the perfect boat as possible would result to be sure but guys we're doing yachts and fun and pride of ownership is high w most of us. One should select a garbage truck that way but selection of a yacht should have some or a great deal of passion and even some art heavily involved in the process and the end result. We can pick out TVs, toilets, wheelbarrows, dish washers ect from consumer reports facts regarding the "best" product but not our pleasure boats or yachts. We're all different though and one man buys a Toyota and another a Jaguar. We've only got one life and mine for one is getting shorter so at this time in my life I think I could do well w the Jaguar ... assuming it was/is as sweet to drive as they are to look at. So perhaps looking at a boat should start by looking at owners (or owner) and objectively evaluate the balance of emotional and artistic needs to the most practical boat that would probably be chosen by a committee of lawyers and city planning people.
That said I'm going to admit I've owned a Jaguar and done computer dating.

PS:
I actually like the boat swampu posted pics of. Just to confuse a few people.
It looks like it could be on a CHB 34 hull.

Wow!

I always liked the raised pilothouse designs, looks wise. In the 45-50' range they seem to come into their own with three distinct levels for comfort. Anything smaller and they feel a bit crowded.

To be honest although my boat is not a passagemaker, I choose the hull form for function, based allot on what I read in "voyaging under power".

After choosing the hull form, then is was engaging the missus on just what brand/model to buy. The bayliner 4788 while very comfortable was not my first choice. The Nordhavn 46 was. She put her foot down, and I named our 4788 Lisas way in honor of her firm grasp on creature comforts.

I have come to really aprechiate the comfort she choose.

But... If I had to choose... The best looking boat, and one of the most functional is the Nordhavn 62
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Mr. ksanders. The one and only Nord' 62 I have been on was designed with an engine room one had to navigate on hands and knees. Is my memory faulty or have they changed the design?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:28 PM   #55
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Hey kasanders,
You almost bought my favorite boat. It's too big though. I'd like a boat about exactly 34'. I took 2 foot idus and doubled it haha. Once one picks a hull size is the next most important consideration.
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Mr. ksanders. The one and only Nord' 62 I have been on was designed with an engine room one had to navigate on hands and knees. Is my memory faulty or have they changed the design?

I have honestly never been on a 62. My admiration has been from a distance. This does suprise me. My comments about the 62's functionality should have been preferanced as functional appearance.

The 46 has a craw around engine space. Thats pretty typical of a boat of that length. My 47 Bayliner has a crawl around engine room as well. I would have thought the 62 would be deeper in the hull and have a full height engine room.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:37 AM   #57
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I was all set to buy a GB 42 until I saw the OA 50 that I decided to buy. Love the lines and layout. I was not expecting to have a fuel tank start leaking quite so soon....

So new tanks, engines had to be removed for that so repower made sense. Replacing anything else looking suspect while access is easy..... All quite expensive, but that's what lust does to you.

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There is supposed to be one in this picture somewhere:
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Best advice I ever received was "Don't buy the biggest boat you can afford, buy the smallest one you can live on". Separate wants from needs, and go from there. It takes real honesty with yourself, but in the end you'll be happy with your choice.
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