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Old 02-14-2017, 03:40 PM   #81
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To put this to rest I asked my granddaughter the proper terminology. It is a Yacht if it has a club flag and a twirly thing up top. There ya go.
Wifey B: Duh...well, of course. She's smart. A Yacht Club Flag is clearly an indicator. It reasons you couldn't have one of those on anything but a yacht. Glad someone finally resolved it.
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I have seen many British (GB) using TSMY - Twin Screw Motor Yacht -
or SSMY - Single Screw Motor Yacht-.
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:03 PM   #83
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I have seen many British (GB) using TSMY - Twin Screw Motor Yacht -
or SSMY - Single Screw Motor Yacht-.
Wifey B: Ok, I'll just giggle and not comment further on that.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:41 PM   #85
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:56 PM   #86
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:30 AM   #87
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Wifey B: Private explanation of my silliness sent.
Thanks, I got it, it was very funny !!! From now I will be very cautious when someone will invite me for a ride aboard his SSMY / TSMY
Please keep going on your "silliness" which I call " humour"
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:06 PM   #88
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Thanks, I got it, it was very funny !!! From now I will be very cautious when someone will invite me for a ride aboard his SSMY / TSMY
Please keep going on your "silliness" which I call " humour"
Single screw requires a big engine? Talk about thread drift.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:29 PM   #89
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Single screw requires a big engine? Talk about thread drift.
Yes you are right. I have seen many SSMY in Great Britain with 1 big Gardner engine, too bad the company doesn't exist anymore. (I'm back to the thread )
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:32 PM   #90
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Yes you are right. I have seen many SSMY in Great Britain with 1 big Gardner engine, too bad the company doesn't exist anymore.
There are enthusiastic rebuilders. Recently saw an advert for a boat with twin freshly rebuilt Gardners, in NZ I think.
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:34 PM   #91
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There are enthusiastic rebuilders. Recently saw an advert for a boat with twin freshly rebuilt Gardners, in NZ I think.
Interesting. They are great engines !
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Old 02-15-2017, 05:39 PM   #92
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If you do all the work yourself it's a M/V. If some full-service yard does all the work, some other outfit details it and a service company provisions the boat before you arrive then it's a M/Y.
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I'm with JDCAVE - mine is definitely (for more reasons than one) a M/V. Paraphrasing Supreme Court Justice Stewart regarding obscenity: But I know a yacht when I see it, and the boat in question is not that.
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Lots of confusion in part because the English language is used in several countries each of which has its own style.

In the UK its a yacht, in the US a boat. M/V is used extensively in the Caribbean as opposed to S/V. Both are used frequently.
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:28 PM   #96
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...But I know a yacht when I see it, and the boat in question is not that.
Good one. I belong to a "boat" club, and we really bristle at any suggestion we're a "yacht" club.
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It depends on who you are talking to. If you have just met a lovely young lady you explain that you own a yacht. If you are meeting with the tax auditor it is just an old boat.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:30 PM   #98
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Good one. I belong to a "boat" club, and we really bristle at any suggestion we're a "yacht" club.
We belong to a Yacht Club which we go to primarily to play tennis and occasionally to eat. We've never referred to our boat as a yacht. I think the "yacht" term came in for many clubs as in their early days they were more sail than power clubs.

Our club opened in 1938 for the purpose "to promote the science of seamanship and to provide and maintain a Clubhouse, piers and anchorage for the recreation of its Members and to make available for the youth of the community the opportunity to learn and practice seamanship and to render benevolent aid to the youth of the community interested in learning seamanship." All the other aspects came later.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:57 PM   #99
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In conversation, when asked what are you doing this vacation?


Vast majority of waterborne pleasure craft using people will reply... "We're going boating". Extremely few will say... "We're going yachting". Unless, of course, they might say that as a joke.


That should pretty much settle it once and for all! 99% of us on TF own "Boats"!!!
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Yacht clubs are very exclusive and one needs to have an "inside angle" to get invited for membership. Boat clubs are more open and invite one to join a function and get acquainted with the members for sponsorship. Club titles, however, don't differentiate.
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