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Old 12-02-2017, 09:25 PM   #81
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There's a huge difference between a $200,000+ passagemaker and a $50,000 coastal cruiser. If I had to shell out $200K to enter this game, I and many like me would still be sitting on the shoreline looking at boats longingly. Instead, we're out on the water enjoying them...air leaks and all.
Absolutely right Al, and in our part of the world a bit of air leak is good, even in what passes as winter her. Freshens the air, and we never get condensation. I call it nature's aircon. However I sure do love that pilot side door for many other reasons. Just leaning half in and half out as one passes some interesting scenery, and for sussing out a good possy in an anchorage makes it worthwhile, let alone the extra air flow it allows to vent hot air out of the closed up boat, especially when you first open her up. Oh, and for easy single-handing, docking, anchoring, getting a great look behind to see if there's a damn semi-planer about to guzzump you...anything I left out..?
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:29 PM   #82
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and for sussing out a good possy in an anchorage
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:45 PM   #83
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I'll add my vote for a flybridge and a lower helm with sliding door access to a decent sidedeck. Ours is a Europa sedan with galley up, a nice back porch but no second cabin nor head. It's what we decided we wanted and what we were lucky enough to find (the double cabin layout is much more common). We'd been aboard DC boats, did not want all the stairs but did want the direct easy connection from galley to salon and back porch.

We prefer driving from the lower helm while we're in the slip or tight quarters. Visibility is fine for me but the seating is tight/terrible; the driving position is worse for the admiral since her legs do not extend to the sole when she's seated. Access to the deck is great when docking; we both have our duties and we're on hand for each other. Access to the deck is important when single handing.

We prefer driving from the flybridge once we're out in open waters. The lack of complete engine instrumentation on the FBis a queer and original feature, not to be tolerated for long. Actually, the lack of the ability to know about something dreadful happening in the ER is true from both the lower helm and the flybridge and not to be tolerated for long, either.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:18 PM   #84
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For sussing out a good possy

or in other words

For having a look about to find a location in which to drop the anchoring device (which may or may not be a rocna or one of the lesser brands)

Another way to put it would be that he was having a butchers hook to find a grouse spot
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:22 AM   #85
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For sussing out a good possy

or in other words

For having a look about to find a location in which to drop the anchoring device (which may or may not be a rocna or one of the lesser brands)

Another way to put it would be that he was having a butchers hook to find a grouse spot
Wifey B: Can you translate "possy" for me please?
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:39 AM   #86
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:46 AM   #87
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Wifey B: Now, I get it.....Australian drop endings and add new shorter one. I wasn't thinking of the Australian language.

Well, except...the Australian Dictionary I use shows it as Pozzy with z not s. No wonder I was confused.
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Old 12-03-2017, 12:54 AM   #88
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and for sussing out a good possy in an anchorage
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Wifey B: Can you translate "possy" for me please?
Wifey B, I'm disappointed inyuh. What happened the much vaunted female inchooishun we hear so much about, eh..?

PS. Thanks for translatin' guys...

PPS. Possy is the Kiwi spelling. Pozzy is the Oz way, for obvious reasons.
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Possy/Pozzy is spoken rather than written. Never thought about writing it, but I`d go with "possy". Even in Ozzy. Eh bro?
D Trump would not like either, but hey presto, change a letter, that`s just perfect.
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There's a huge difference between a $200,000+ passagemaker and a $50,000 coastal cruiser. If I had to shell out $200K to enter this game, I and many like me would still be sitting on the shoreline looking at boats longingly. Instead, we're out on the water enjoying them...air leaks and all.

You can get one with sealed doors for USD $57,000 if you don't mind a long cruise home.

https://marineauctions.nextlot.com/p.../lots/17273556
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Well, zero bids so far. That's opening level. Come back on the 7th for real price.

Looking at the Auction, Lot #5 is the standout. A pair of 6LXB's!
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Well, zero bids so far. That's opening level. Come back on the 7th for real price.

Looking at the Auction, Lot #5 is the standout. A pair of 6LXB's!

Yes - I could put up with the non sealing sliding doors on that Caterson & Rogers quite easily.
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There's a huge difference between a $200,000+ passagemaker and a $50,000 coastal cruiser. If I had to shell out $200K to enter this game, I and many like me would still be sitting on the shoreline looking at boats longingly. Instead, we're out on the water enjoying them...air leaks and all.
Nah, that's just inflation and/or new versus used. And with those large saloon windows in the Coot, I'd still consider it a coastal cruiser, meanwhile used to gunk hole in the inland waters of the San Francisco estuary.
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