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Old 06-18-2018, 11:57 PM   #21
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The only Yeti I can afford.



That is funny!

BTW... I spent time this eve watching several video head to head reviews [comparisons of many factors; ice retention time being main focus] on so very many quality coolers. Far as I can tell... Pelican coolers stand heads and tails above all other coolers, Yeti included. I'm now looking into getting a medium large Pelican. Will report outcome after using it this summer.

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Old 06-19-2018, 12:00 AM   #22
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Try owning a 51 year old 31 foot boat, with 51 year old engines, 51 year old oxidation, and 51 year old equipment, that you only own because you were lucky enough to trade a small $8000 bowrider for, which your dad gave you the money to buy in the first place. And then add in a used A/C cause you can't afford a new one, and mix in all the DIY you can because you can't afford to pay anyone else to do it professionally. And then get back to me on that inadequate thing.

But I'm on the water!! And that's all that counts!!
As my post # 16 intones... I understand your position completely!
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:50 AM   #23
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As my post # 16 intones... I understand your position completely!
It's been a long road.... or waterway rather.

My very first boat was a Cajun 19' center console that my father bought for me for $1200. It had been sitting under trees rotting for 6 years, it was filled with at least 6 lawn bags full of wet leaves, and the motor had been sitting on the skeg for who knows how long. It had good compression though and we thought we could get it running again. We took it home and cleaned it up and spent time and a few bucks and got it running smoothly and reliably again.

When we sold our sticks and bricks house and moved full time into our RV down on the bay, I quickly realized how inadequate I felt with all the large sail boats and cruisers around. We also wanted something more comfortable, so I sold the Cajun for $4600, and we took a few thousand from savings and made a cash offer on our second boat, sight unseen. It was a 2002 Chaparral 183ss and the asking price was well OVER what we offered. Surprisingly though, the seller accepted our cash offer and we drove down to Corpus Christi to pick it up.

There was, for a period of about 4 months last year where we were two boat owners. I picked up a little 1981 Hunter Cherubini for a song, and started refurbing it. It didn't take us long to realize that we were NOT sailors though, so I sold it for exactly what I bought it for.

And then last July, while cruising boat porn on the internet, I came across an ad on yachtworld for my current Chris Craft. The owner was looking for a smaller boat on a trailer that would fit on the boat lift in the back yard of his new home. Luckily I had the Chap, and he liked it, so we traded boat for boat, and title for title. And that's how I ended up owning my Commander, which I love dearly.

Hopefully soon enough we'll end up in a real diesel trawler and have the ability and range to cruise the gulf coast via the ICW, but for now, our weekends around Galveston bay are enjoyable, and getting better the more I work on my boat.

So feeling inadequate in my boats has always been there, especially when we have friends with huge expensive cruisers. But I've learned to be happy with what I have, especially now, because I've done SO MUCH work on this Chris Craft.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:58 AM   #24
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It's been a long road.... or waterway rather.

I've learned to be happy with what I have, especially now, because I've done SO MUCH work on this Chris Craft.
Never underestimate the great memories a ol' Chris will give you for rest of your life!

With family of five [when I was grade school age] we spent much time aboard a 1948 23' Chris Craft Express cabin cruiser. Some times taking up to 4 weeks aboard during dad's summer vacation... cruising inland and also out to Block Island in New England areas. Memories for a lifetime!

Never underestimate a Chris!
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You guys are entertaining.

Iím glad I posted that photo on Friday. Saturday evening a couple came by as they had recognized their local marina in the photo and came down to see if we were on board. They lurk on TF. We had a very enjoyable conversation with them about boats and boating.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:15 PM   #27
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We all have the same view at anchor. And the little guys always get the best sites.
...and get to scoot along shore or close to rocks for photographing wildlife, or sneak through skinny water passages to rarely visited anchorages...
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...and get to scoot along shore or close to rocks for photographing wildlife, or sneak through skinny water passages to rarely visited anchorages...
I definitely have THAT advantage. I only draw 28 inches, where as most of my friends draw anywhere from 3 to 6 feet.
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My boat's home is in an oversized berth, so most all neighboring boats are larger. Doesn't bother me since berthing is made easier.
Wanna be boat owner. Question. Am I better paying for a larger slip if my boat is on the edge. i.e. 37 foot boat, with swim platform, bow in a 40' vs 50' slip?
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Wanna be boat owner. Question. Am I better paying for a larger slip if my boat is on the edge. i.e. 37 foot boat, with swim platform, bow in a 40' vs 50' slip?
slip's length is not as important(as long as it fits) as how wide it is .that is usually my issue .
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Do you have a significant other? Maybe they need to lay beside you in your birth and tell you how big your boat is.
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:40 PM   #33
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Do you have a significant other? Maybe they need to lay beside you in your birth and tell you how big your boat is.

Well, Iíve been telling my wife that our boat is really 50í for a long time. So far she hasnít actually measured it. ;-)
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"The smaller the boat,the bigger the adventure!" an expensive game, playing bigger and better. Just because their boat is bigger, doesn't mean they have more fun...
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"The smaller the boat,the bigger the adventure!" an expensive game, playing bigger and better. Just because their boat is bigger, doesn't mean they have more fun...
There's a "happy" spot for everything.... including boat size and layout.

Also, of course: "Always a trade off for everything"... especially
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We did feel pretty small in our Atlas Acadia 25 at South Seas Plantation last winter.
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We did feel pretty small in our Atlas Acadia 25 at South Seas Plantation last winter.
But you had the best looking boat there. She's a real honey.
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But you had the best looking boat there. She's a real honey.

I agree!
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Inadequate? HAH! Just think of all the landlubbers who walk by on the dock and say "Gee, I wish WE had a boat".



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