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Old 02-15-2020, 05:27 PM   #8481
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:38 PM   #8482
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Great looking barges. Alas, I do believe I am too old to have a boat constructed.
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Too bad they didn't show some examples of interior finishing.
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I'm pretty sure the PT Cruiser counts as a marketing success more than anything. It's not attractive and it's a borderline POS in other ways, but they did a great job of convincing people they wanted it.
We had one foisted on us as a rental for 2 weeks in Canada. Initial reservations turned to "not a bad car". They were later sold here, I didn`t buy one, I did buy another car model previously rented.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:04 PM   #8484
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A few butt ugly cars, at least called that by many initially.

VW Beetle

There are more, but those are ones that come to mind that were great successes despite the early detractors.

One of the most successful vehicles in history. I prefer the pre-67 models, of course.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:22 PM   #8485
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If anyone is really interested in those designs, Nick Branson will work with you, or your builder, and make cut files available for CNC plasma cut or lazer cut the kit in the US. This saves the cost of the kit being cut in the UK, pallatizing the kit, customs fees, and shipping VIA sea container to the US.
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Old 02-15-2020, 08:44 PM   #8486
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Not for me. I understand that some folks have the bug to build a boat either in a yard by a big brand, a custom, or a do it yourselfer. For them I expect the build process is as much fun as the boating itself.

For me, it seems like there is no end to the wonderful and mostly barely used boats out there in the used markets around the world at less than half the cost of a build with 100 years left of usable life in the hull. (Steel of course)
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I'm pretty sure the PT Cruiser counts as a marketing success more than anything. It's not attractive and it's a borderline POS in other ways, but they did a great job of convincing people they wanted it.
Ann loved hers for many years until a guy T-Boned it totally. Very versatile little car; we had the back seats out most of its career. Downsides were poor MPG for a car that size and a turning radius of a Peterbilt. Darned reliable though.
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Not for me. I understand that some folks have the bug to build a boat either in a yard by a big brand, a custom, or a do it yourselfer. For them I expect the build process is as much fun as the boating itself.

For me, it seems like there is no end to the wonderful and mostly barely used boats out there in the used markets around the world at less than half the cost of a build with 100 years left of usable life in the hull. (Steel of course)
Totally agree, unless we fall into BIG money and build a 'dream boat' long range 60' power trimaran that doesn't exist yet...
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One of the most successful vehicles in history. I prefer the pre-67 models, of course.
1972 in Maine, I had a 69 Bug that was equipped with their "Automatic, Standard-Shift" transmission. Not my favorite car by any means. But it was damn good in the snow!

Unfortunately my [soon after] ex wife had convinced me to trade in my 1964 Chevy Impala SS with a 409 engine. That was one of my favorite cars ever. Did I mention she became my EX - LOL!!
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1972 in Maine, I had a 69 Bug that was equipped with their "Automatic, Standard-Shift" transmission. Not my favorite car by any means. But it was damn good in the snow!

Unfortunately my [soon after] ex wife had convinced me to trade in my 1964 Chevy Impala SS with a 409 engine. That was one of my favorite cars ever. Did I mention she became my EX - LOL!!
She traded you in for a better, improved model?
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:59 AM   #8491
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Not everyone was divorced for same reason as you!

You should have seen the model I traded her for!

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Not everyone was divorced for same reason as you!

You should have seen the model I traded her for!

And, Life goes on!!
I can honestly say, all my ex-wives traded up. Gosh, I'm happy for them too.
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:10 AM   #8493
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I can honestly say, all my ex-wives traded up. Gosh, I'm happy for them too.
I'm happy for everyone! You too!! Your humility deserves bonus points!!!
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:16 AM   #8494
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Not for me. I understand that some folks have the bug to build a boat either in a yard by a big brand, a custom, or a do it yourselfer. For them I expect the build process is as much fun as the boating itself.

For me, it seems like there is no end to the wonderful and mostly barely used boats out there in the used markets around the world at less than half the cost of a build with 100 years left of usable life in the hull. (Steel of course)
The market for canal boats, in the US, not much of a market and that's too bad.
I'm sure, if I had one, in the FL area, I could charge a quarter a head for a tour of the interior.
Everyone have great ideas of off shore cruising while in reality most of the cruising is ICW.
Three things an east coast canal boat will need, gen, reverse cycle AC and a bow thruster.
I did not see any canal boats for sale on the east coast.
Rentals at... https://midlakesnav.com/canalboat-rentals
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...For me, it seems like there is no end to the wonderful and mostly barely used boats out there in the used markets around the world at less than half the cost of a build with 100 years left of usable life in the hull. (Steel of course)

Then again, if you build new you can sell later for 1/2 the value. In the end you're still paying only 1/2 and you get to use the new boat, not a used one. Thus is the slippery slope of rationalization
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Then again, if you build new you can sell later for 1/2 the value. In the end you're still paying only 1/2 and you get to use the new boat, not a used one. Thus is the slippery slope of rationalization
"slippery slope of rationalization" I know just where you got that saying!! LOL

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When I saw the first pic on YW, I was thinking what a great deal she is for $99K. Later pics make her look like a derelict. She is a T. D, Vinette steel hulled best but it would probably take $100K or so to get her looking like the first pic. Perhaps she suffered some hurricane damage.

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/197...nette-3652923/
I don't see that at all. I think the owner that died was a member here. I like it. I don't like the added swim platform,how they did it is kind of ghetto IMHO.
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Want it.
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Bill....you have no right to salivate over brisket while eating prime rib. I’d take your boat over that one any time.
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"slippery slope of rationalization" I know just where you got that saying!! LOL

"One Day at a Time"!

Nope...don't remember that one. Must have sponged it up from somewhere else?
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1972 in Maine, I had a 69 Bug that was equipped with their "Automatic, Standard-Shift" transmission. Not my favorite car by any means. But it was damn good in the snow.
College gf had an auto-stick ‘70 Super Beetle. It was OK but the tranny as crap. Can’t comment on the snow: University of Hawai’i. I’ve had a ‘70 that I sold when my son was born. Now the two VWs I have are just toys.
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