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Old 05-11-2016, 06:18 PM   #41
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We did a 26 mile run on an American Tug 395 today!
My new favorite boat!
Dorsey (my wife) is slowly coming around to the idea of a power boat and I am sure she will love it!!!
Here is a quick video of 15kts in flat water while we enjoy the view from the flybridge...
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:19 PM   #42
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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.
Well if you look at my avatar you will see that I already have the classic woodie. The guy across the dock from me has a Westport 112. Very nice comfortable boat. By the way the Blanchard was a stock boat too. Very little variation during the 6 year production run. Blanchards were built about 80 miles from where Westports are built. I am a bit of a regional chauvinist when it comes to boats My boat is a one-off though.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:24 PM   #43
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Well,
We did a 26 mile run on an American Tug 395 today!
My new favorite boat!
Dorsey (my wife) is slowly coming around to the idea of a power boat and I am sure she will love it!!!
Here is a quick video of 15kts in flat water while we enjoy the view from the flybridge...
Are you selling your Sabre?
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:25 PM   #44
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Are you selling your Sabre?
We will be putting it on the market soon!
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:28 PM   #45
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If money was no object I would have built from scratch one of my dads tugs from way back. It was 60', wood of course, with an old 180hp Washington in it. I would go for a CAT or something but the boat would be the same overall at least on the outside. Here she is.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:29 PM   #46
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:32 PM   #47
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We will be putting it on the market soon!
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Seems like you just built it yesterday. I remember following your build.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:39 PM   #48
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Seems like you just built it yesterday. I remember following your build.
It has now been 11 years! She is a great boat that has taken us to Bermuda 3 times, cruised the coast of Maine for something approaching 2 years in actual time and we have been very happy with her!

I'm the one driving the move to power...
It is simply time.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:52 PM   #49
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Very little variation during the 6 year production run. Blanchards were built about 80 miles from where Westports are built. I am a bit of a regional chauvinist when it comes to boats My boat is a one-off though.
Wifey B: You're not the only regional chauvinist. My hubby is and he's not even from the area. But then Orin Edson is one of his like superheroes. Almost a traitor to be from NC and think so much of the PNW builders and the naval architects in the area. He thinks NC is good though. And from NOLA to Gulfport but it's all commercial now. Maybe we'll get a Fast Supply Vessel one day.

The Blanchard didn't surprise me, the WP did.
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If you haven't seen it, here's the MK II at 50', Keith.

Big difference in space and performance.
Yes, there are a couple of these - and newer 50s and 52s - in my club. Here's one - today he was berating the guy who does his woodwork because his bright deck had cracks in the finish. I particularly like that 50/54 because the woodwork was down to the (natural) cockpit and coaming. That aft deck reminded me of the aft deck on the longer Flemings (beyond the 50/53). And I'm a bit tickled that I have 2 years seniority over the member with the 50 MK II and would get ahead of him for an upcoming large slip opening that he's been coveting for more than 10 years. Does that make me a bad person?

Edit: I was going to edit this post on my phone and add the image, but apparently that's not supported in the mobile app. Bummer
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I'm a bit tickled that I have 2 years seniority over the member with the 50 MK II and would get ahead of him for an upcoming large slip opening that he's been coveting for more than 10 years.
If that slip comes up, would you have to go bigger to get it?
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You always were a very sensible man, Craig!........................
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If that slip comes up, would you have to go bigger to get it?
Yes - his boat is actually 57' overall and the slip is 60' but can go a few feet over. I'm fine right now in my 50' covered but that big outside slip would be the cats pajamas.


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Yeah right, those are kept between the unicorn collars and rocking horse crap
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Is there such a boat? .........
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Empty, everything on your wife works and she looks great?

I would add to that list, lays ready on a moments notice. Uh... The boat that is.
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I would add to that list, lays ready on a moments notice. Uh... The boat that is.

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