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Old 07-01-2015, 02:08 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by markpierce View Post
When people (usually boaters) at the dock ask what kind of boat I have, I typically respond "a Seahorse Marine Coot. It's was made in China of steel and has a single, 80-horsepower John Deere diesel engine."

When asked by those (usually not boaters) not in sight of the boat, I usually say "a 35-foot steel cruiser with a single diesel engine giving a maximum speed of 8 (statute) miles an hour."

Using the term "trawler" usually doesn't help to communicate information even though the boat perfectly fits Chapman's definition.
I'll typically say, we just have a little cruiser. Just something to get out and enjoy the water.
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