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Old 02-07-2020, 09:29 AM   #21
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There was a scam going on a MIA airport for awhile. The group would sample the fuel coming into the airport in the tanker trucks. They would "find" that a fuel load was contaminated with water and reject the delivery. They would then send the the truck to "dispose" of the fuel. They did that by selling it to superyacht owners at a steep discount.
Airports are fertile feeding grounds for scams of all sorts. Lots of activity, massive volume and cash flow, but spread out with lots of corners where no one is looking.

In a merger, and resulting inventory, of two airlines in the late 80's I recall management choking on their beignets when they were informed we were "missing" 13 engines..... yes, large jet engines, at a cost of many millions.
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There was a scam going on a MIA airport for awhile. The group would sample the fuel coming into the airport in the tanker trucks. They would "find" that a fuel load was contaminated with water and reject the delivery. They would then send the the truck to "dispose" of the fuel. They did that by selling it to superyacht owners at a steep discount.

I once saw a large yacht with a 40' power boat carried as a tender on one side and a 40' sail boat as the tender on the other side.
Years back I rented a small center console and cruised around Portifino. Anchored just outside the harbor was Le Grand Bleu, a huge yacht owned then by Craig McCaw (cellular pioneer). On deck was a beautiful 70+' power yacht. But oddly there was a large mast on it. Boated around to the other side and there was a custom 70+' sailboat on the starboard side.

At that point I was feeling a bit like an underachiever...
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:18 AM   #23
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Anecdotal: The wife doesn’t like the 100 ft boat parked in front of the water front home because it blocks the view from inside the house.
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Old 02-07-2020, 11:09 AM   #24
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I think “A” is a beautiful looking boat, it’s just not traditional that’s all. For an axe bow vessel I think the designer got the proportions just right. For a look at a boat where they got it wrong google her companion ship the S/V “a”. I am assuming it was done by a different team:
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Inverse

Speaking of the inverse, a very smart friend once told me “the pleasure you derive from a vessel is frequently inversely proportional to its length”
Pretty much true as I moved from a 12 foot aluminum with three horse motor to 42 foot motoryacht with twin diesels and a generator
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Speaking of the inverse, a very smart friend once told me “the pleasure you derive from a vessel is frequently inversely proportional to its length”
Pretty much true as I moved from a 12 foot aluminum with three horse motor to 42 foot motoryacht with twin diesels and a generator
If you are saying the derived pleasure increases with the length of the boat, then the relationship is directly proportional not inversely.

If Pleasure = 1 / Length : as you state, then a smaller boat would increase the pleasure factor.
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You know you've made when ......

the first thing you see every morning is the smile of the most beautiful woman on the planet.

Your grandaughter snuggles in and says "I love you papa".

Your son calls and says "I was just made Dean".

When your other son calls and says "I was just made Principal"

When you come into a little windfall and can't think of a thing to spend it on.

When you fall asleep every night with a smile.
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You know you've got it made when ...

The first thing you see every morning is daylight.
Your son calls and says "I need a little cash for bail"
Your other son calls and say "I just got out of rehab, can you pick me up"
You come into a little windfall and realize it will just about cover all the boots your wife just bought.

When you fall asleep every night thinking about the next waypoint.
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You know you've got it made when ...

The first thing you see every morning is daylight.
Your son calls and says "I need a little cash for bail"
Your other son calls and say "I just got out of rehab, can you pick me up"
You come into a little windfall and realize it will just about cover all the boots your wife just bought.

When you fall asleep every night thinking about the next waypoint.
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That's a lot of diesel.....
Might have to fill it up once.....
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:43 PM   #31
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:21 PM   #32
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If you are saying the derived pleasure increases with the length of the boat, then the relationship is directly proportional not inversely.

If Pleasure = 1 / Length : as you state, then a smaller boat would increase the pleasure factor.
Quite the opposite; inversely IS the Word, implying that as the length increases the work to pleasure ratio changes adversely. (but I do appreciate your attention to my post. It’s good to know someone is reading)
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Wake up every morning with a beautiful woman half your age?

That means your wife is visiting her mother, correct?
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That means your wife is visiting her mother, correct?
NO wife
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In addition to the helicopter?
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Heck, we went to the Palm Beach yacht show last year and we weren't allowed to board 95% of the boats, even the ones we could actually afford. My two boys did get to sit in a McLaren 720S and go vroom vroom though.
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Heck, we went to the Palm Beach yacht show last year and we weren't allowed to board 95% of the boats, even the ones we could actually afford. My two boys did get to sit in a McLaren 720S and go vroom vroom though.
So many people pre-judge the purchasing power of another person by the way they dress. That makes me both smile and pisses off. Think of the joy of telling the seller, "You just missed out on a cash sale.", and I have done it. The last 'missed sale', about 10 years ago, involved a $120,000 + tax, car. Not one sales person came out of their 'hiding area' to see if I needed some help. SHRUG.
Per a boat, there are few boats, under 150 ft, I cannot afford to buy. Must be the wrinkled shorts and shirt I wear. LOL
To put it in as few words as possible, "Sometimes people piss me off.", then...... I laugh.
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Wake up every morning with a beautiful woman half your age?
And have little in common?
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I have spent time in the Hamptons , and can say for sure how someone dresses or what they drive is NOT any indication of the thickness of their bill fold.
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You know you've made when ......

the first thing you see every morning is the smile of the most beautiful woman on the planet.

Your grandaughter snuggles in and says "I love you papa".

Your son calls and says "I was just made Dean".

When your other son calls and says "I was just made Principal"

When you come into a little windfall and can't think of a thing to spend it on.

When you fall asleep every night with a smile.
You just nailed it. Thanks for bringing to light the things that are REALLY important in life.
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