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Old 05-10-2016, 10:34 PM   #1
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what's the boat of your dreams

I'm curious to know your dreams boat, we not speaking about budget :bang head: or possibility just dreams ...
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:38 PM   #2
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We just got ours in February.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:43 PM   #3
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We just got ours in February.
I love that, how long you was expecting to accomplish this dream, I can imagine that not your first boat?

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Old 05-10-2016, 10:53 PM   #4
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The boat of MY dreams is big enough for the grand piano and run a professional captain and crew, one of which is a gourmet chef.

"A man's dreams must exceed his grasp, else what's a heaven for?" --Robert Browning

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Old 05-10-2016, 11:21 PM   #5
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The boat of MY dreams is big enough for the grand piano and run a professional captain and crew, one of which is a gourmet chef.

"A man's dreams must exceed his grasp, else what's a heaven for?" --Robert Browning

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Something the Missus and I have discussed.

We would hate to have a boat that we could not run ourselves.

We do not want strangers (captain, crew, galley) on our boat. Our dream is to have a boat we can run and manage ourselves, with the budget where we can pen the checks for maintenance, They do the maintenance and then get off the boat!
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:28 PM   #6
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This is the boat of my dreams tonight. Tomorrow it will be a different boat.

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Old 05-10-2016, 11:30 PM   #7
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Kind of related to the "Taking the Plunge" thread where I was enthusiastic about a 1987 Ocean, I'm currently interested in this 1985 50' Ocean MK II that's been extended 4':
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I showed it to my wife today. She said "nice...it looks bigger than Refugio - is it?". Er, just a bit...
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they are very strange looking boats..

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they are very strange looking boats..

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I think they are beautiful! But of course only after you have removed the upper deck captain's cabin or whatever it is called.

Great comment - I laughed out loud!
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I think they are beautiful! But of course only after you have removed the upper deck captain's cabin or whatever it is called.

Great comment - I laughed out loud!
we will see witch boat you going to dream tomorrow ...

so now is late here I'm going to dream in my boat
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:23 AM   #11
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Wifey B: One of each....I dream of them all.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:34 AM   #12
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Well, if I can't have AZZAM, I'd take either of these two. The first is a Fleming 65, the second a Marlow 66, but it would have to have a white hull.







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Old 05-11-2016, 01:28 AM   #13
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I bought my dream boat years ago and it turned out that the dream was better than reality.

So nowadays I don't have a dream... only a goal and a strategy to reach it.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:02 AM   #14
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I bought my dream boat years ago and it turned out that the dream was better than reality. So nowadays I don't have a dream... only a goal and a strategy to reach it.
Yes, I'm just about that practical. Some of you here already have dream boats, and even though my own dream boat doesn't exist, it would probably look something like this....some of the attributes of the vessel I have now, space, visibility, shallow draft, economy, rich interior, storage and lots of separate spaces by which to enjoy the enjoy the water. But I'd want a good turn of speed while still maintaining economy, so it would need to be a cat, but one with two stand-up engine rooms, quarter windows, and an inside stairway to the pilothouse. Trouble is, the cat being sensitive to heavy loading, I might need to have some pretty buoyant hulls. So this Mana-cat would just about do it all.
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Like Mako-we no longer dream, but for a different reason-we have the boat of our dreams. Of the hundreds of boats I saw before, and the hundreds I have seen since we got our boat, I have yet to see one I would trade for for any reason or under any circumstance. So, we no longer need to dream, we just enjoy the reality.
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Larry-what happened to your nice new pilothouse windows? You just got them and already changed the design?
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The boat I have now is it, or will be it! Growing up I heard stories of my Grampa running a lugger similar to mine. I was a late child so all that was done by the time I showed up, boat gone gramps dead. But that little dream stayed with me till now. Actually for the record my boat is bigger then my Gramps's. My hope now is that my family and friends enjoy it as much as I know I will. My new dream is for my son to take the boat after I'm gone and keep it going, the dream that is.

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There are two boats in the pictures. The Marie was Gramps' and the other was I believe his dads? I don't know for sure. And I don't know why they are stringing up a Ray, those are pretty common around here but I don't eat them. To many other good things to eat.
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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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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 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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