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Old 01-11-2020, 11:18 AM   #8301
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Funny, for us the ABOSLUTE limit for overnight guests is 2 nights. And while my lovely bride and I can be in the same room for weeks, the business of running the boat is all mine. She'll play human autopilot for a few minutes, lookout or throw a line at a fuel dock attendant but that's about it.

Size depends on what it is. Properly set up one can go quite large in this configuration. Our last was 42' (sail), the next one will be in the 50's (power).
Agree and similar here!

Also, chosen model and size of boat is not only what looks good... but importantly... what feels good!
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:24 AM   #8302
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Mystic Seaport in Conn. has discovered they can make a place in history by teaching wood boat repair and rebuilding historic boats and ships. I visited it in the 60s, before they rebuild the out buildings etc. What impressed me was small size of the sailing wooden whaling vessels. They were 'purpose built' ships with little consideration for crew comfort.
I LOVE Mystic!

Another great wood boat restoration location is 40 minutes from our home, it's in Sausalito CA.

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Old 01-11-2020, 11:26 AM   #8303
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I offer this as my interesting boat. What makes her interesting is her name. SS Minnow.





This is Minnow #1.
There were actually four S.S. Minnows used on the show. The first Minnow was purchased and towed out to Kauai and used in the beach scenes. The second one was a rental they used in the opening credits at the Honolulu Harbor. It showed the crew boarding and then showed it sailing out to sea to give escorted tours. The third was filmed in the opening credits of the second season at Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles. The fourth one was built for CBS Studios and is shown at the Lagoon in the second season opening credits.

Man I am showing my age.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:15 PM   #8304
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...Man I am showing my age.
Actually, it shows you have an unhealthy fixation with a certain TV show.
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Actually, it shows you have an unhealthy fixation with a certain TV show.
Naw, just the dark hair lady.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:36 PM   #8306
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Naw, just the dark hair lady.
You have to admit, Mary Ann was hot.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:42 PM   #8307
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Every time I see a boat over about 45 feet, the phrase "paid crew" or very dependable friends jumps into my head.

Even if you and your mate are 100% compatible and equally skilled, sometimes you will need another couple to bounce off ideas. IMO, any voyage lasting more than a week needs another couple, another stateroom and another head.
My N46 was about the right size. My current boat AT34 is a bit too small unless the other couple likes to sleep in the saloon, sleep and wake on my schedule or an agreement can be reached on 'hot bunking, (not wife nor husband swapping.)'
My wife and I run our 63 lwl 70 loa Hatteras by ourselves. We like to have dock hands assist on arrival, but unless there is a strong adverse current running it is not strictly necessary. We can always depart without assistance. My SO has bad knees that preclude her from quickly jumping onto a floating dock or from climbing up onto a fixed dock, but most times there is no issue holding the boat in place as she goes ashore. Big boats tend to move slowly in response to wind so there is often time to do what is needed. For instance it is no issue for me to place the boat and then walk to the bow and toss a line ashore....
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You have to admit, Mary Ann was hot.
I just admitted it. She is still alive but thanks to her suspected face lifts she has not aged as one would expect.
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I just admitted it. She is still alive but thanks to her suspected face lifts she has not aged as one would expect.
Met her once at a theater where I worked. It was a long, long time ago.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:07 PM   #8310
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Or the redhead.
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Or the redhead.
I grew up with a red haired sister and brother I accidentally dated a red haired woman. They all had an explosive temper.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:23 PM   #8312
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I grew up with a red haired sister and brother I accidentally dated a red haired woman. They all had an explosive temper.
Some "Ginger" girls are gorgeous!
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:12 PM   #8314
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An interesting 33' custom steel hull:

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-powerboat-mo...7183?undefined

Looks too much like an F-117 for my tastes with all those blunt, straight angles.
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You have to admit, Mary Ann was hot.

Key word: was. Have you seen her now?
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Too fair and too many freckles...
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:25 PM   #8317
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Woolf, what were the major items that made you pass on the boat?

Regarding layout, most problematic was replacing the dining table in the salon (as per the original Vripack plan) with a huge bar. That in our experience only makes sense for dockside entertaining of larger groups, nor for extended cruising. There is a full bar on the sundeck anyway.


Technically, they had imported brand name equipment from the west. But in my experience, build quality of the installation is at least equally, perhaps even more important, than the purchased equipment itself. And we found that not to be to our expected standards.


I have quite a file on that boat - should you be seriously looking at it, please feel free to send me a private message.
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Nice boat. Unusual keel design at the twin props. I'm surprised there was not a skeg extending to under the rudders. Thanks for the link!

Actually, this design has a center keel extending well below the rudders, and a full skeg in front of each prop. Very safe, typically Vripack, with highly efficient balanced rudders.
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Key word: was. Have you seen her now?
wow you guys are tough.. Dawn Wells (mary ann) is now 81
She has aged well compared to most!
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:46 PM   #8320
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Actually, this design has a center keel extending well below the rudders, and a full skeg in front of each prop. Very safe, typically Vripack, with highly efficient balanced rudders.
That is a strong, safety minded design. Much different visual/view in this photo than what my eyes perceived from other photo. Thanks for showing this angle.
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