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Old 05-11-2016, 08:34 AM   #21
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With the budget to have my maintenance crew follow me, do all the work and then be left alone, this would be the life!

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Old 05-11-2016, 08:55 AM   #22
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My philosophy reflects the words of singer Sheryl Crow;

"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you have."

Makes dreaming a lot easier.
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:17 AM   #23
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Now knowing "exactly" what my wife and I enjoy when boating, our pick is the Ocean Alexander 64. We have had the good fortune to be aboard our friend's boat several times and consider it to be about "as good as it gets" for the kind of cruising we love and the region we live in.
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Old 05-11-2016, 10:33 AM   #24
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The boat of my dreams was realized in 1967. I sold avacados to all the neighborhood ladies to earn money. I delivered newspapers, mowed lawns, washed cars. Finally I was able to buy that aluminum fishing boat from Sears. My dad and I didn't have to fish along the banks of Convict Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We could row out to the middle and troll! Life was good. I learned lessons along the way.

Today, I think I have the boat of my dreams. But writing a check today isn't quite the same as back then when real dreams came true.
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Old 05-11-2016, 10:44 AM   #25
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:03 PM   #26
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My philosophy reflects the words of singer Sheryl Crow;



"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you have."



Makes dreaming a lot easier.
That sounded profound until I thought about it a bit - if "having" is present tense then they are the same, right? In other words, "not" having what you want is "not" preferable. Interesting word play.



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Old 05-11-2016, 12:22 PM   #27
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Larry-what happened to your nice new pilothouse windows? You just got them and already changed the design?
OK, yeah, that's true but I forgot to mention that part of the dream would be "less maintenance".
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:31 PM   #28
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I'm currently interested in this 1985 50' Ocean MK II that's been extended 4':Attachment 51819
A lot of "dream boats" have come along since but it will be a long time before the MK II is removed from my list, triple nickels and all.

The 50 had a pretty skimpy cockpit but that 4' extension made it a whole new boat. Pierce Arrow, a 2 stateroom version, out of of Tacoma years ago was one of the nicest boats I have seen. The later use of Sen wood diminished the elegance but not the over all quality.

A great couple boat.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:34 PM   #29
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I would like a Blanchard 36, or something similar.



If I can't get something like that I would accept a Westport 112.

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Old 05-11-2016, 12:45 PM   #30
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I would like a Blanchard 36, or something similar.



If I can't get something like that I would accept a Westport 112.

Wifey B: Eclectic much? Love it. You pick a rare older unique boat and a very nice boat which appearance wise hasn't changed in years and there would be 50 others out there with basically the same boat.

No reason we can't like things from all ends of the spectrum.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:47 PM   #31
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This beauty was anchored next to us last summer. I couldn't keep my eyes off it!
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:50 PM   #32
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So, we (my wife and I) are probably a bit unusual in this regard but neither of us wants a boat bigger than about 40 ish feet...
I do not understand the desire for such large boats...
Sure the space is nice and I'm sure people love them but so much of what we do would be limited by larger boats.
I love wooden boats, plank on frame and cold molded. I love fiberglass boats. Trawlers, tugs, express boats, sailboats, dinghies...
I simply love boats!

Today we headed out for a sea trial on an American Tug 395.
This may soon be our "favorite boat"
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I think you will enjoy the AT. Very nice boats.

I don't have a dream boat. So many years of having to live within practical limits has taught me that "dreaming" can lead to frustration. Being content has many advantages.

When I was a kid, my dream boat was a C&C 61'. Beautiful performance sailboat.

Now, if money was no object, I would be looking at newer boats similar to my current boat, forty something foot pilothouse single engine trawler with two cabins and U shaped galley.

There are many boats that fit that mold and I just haven't taken the time to view new boats that I will never be able to afford. If I am honest with myself, I would never chose to spend money on those new boats even if I could. I am just too damn frugal.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:10 PM   #33
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Wifey B: The boat of my dreams....simple. It's whatever boat I'm on at the moment.
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:18 PM   #34
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If you haven't seen it, here's the MK II at 50', Keith.
Big difference in space and performance.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:26 PM   #35
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This is one of my favorite things to daydream about. I'd love to have a Krogen Express 52. Big enough to live aboard indefinitely, small enough that I could still handle it easily enough. Good speed if I want to get somewhere, good efficiency if I'm feeling slow. Great layout, great looks. It's all I've ever wanted in a boat.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:27 PM   #36
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This is one of my favorite things to daydream about. I'd love to have a Krogen Express 52. Big enough to live aboard indefinitely, small enough that I could still handle it easily enough. Good speed if I want to get somewhere, good efficiency if I'm feeling slow. Great layout, great looks. It's all I've ever wanted in a boat.
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This is one of my favorite things to daydream about. I'd love to have a Krogen Express 52. Big enough to live aboard indefinitely, small enough that I could still handle it easily enough. Good speed if I want to get somewhere, good efficiency if I'm feeling slow. Great layout, great looks. It's all I've ever wanted in a boat.
Wifey B: And subliminally you want two of them....
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:39 PM   #38
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My dream boat is my current boat after an extra couple of hundred thousand dollars is spent on it.
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Old 05-11-2016, 05:05 PM   #39
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Assuming no budget means no fuel or maintenance budget either Trinity makes this little 63 meter that checks off most of my "must haves". Seems a decent compromise at least.
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My philosophy reflects the words of singer Sheryl Crow;

"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you have."

Makes dreaming a lot easier.
My thought exactly! Would rather take the money I would lose selling and buying, to buy more stuff for my current boat.

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