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Old 02-06-2020, 02:39 PM   #1
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You know you've made it when ...

For whatever reason, dinghies crossed my mind today, and I'm reminded of something I witnessed a couple years ago ...

On a week long trip through the San Juan Islands, as we made our way toward Rosario Resort we saw this ENORMOUS absolutely hideous yacht anchored out. Must have been well over 300', and looked like a submarine on steroids. Well, as we were getting settled on our mooring ball, a huge hatch opened on the side of the yacht and this gleaming ~30' tender rolled out and onto the water. And on the back of this tender was ... another smaller tender!

So there you have it boys and girls. You may think you're doing OK, but until you stack your tenders you're still in the minor leagues. My goal: to have a tender on my tender's tender.
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Old 02-06-2020, 02:43 PM   #2
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Having a lot of money doesnít mean that you have enough sense to buy a boat with good lines...
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:08 PM   #3
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For whatever reason, dinghies crossed my mind today, and I'm reminded of something I witnessed a couple years ago ...

On a week long trip through the San Juan Islands, as we made our way toward Rosario Resort we saw this ENORMOUS absolutely hideous yacht anchored out. Must have been well over 300', and looked like a submarine on steroids. Well, as we were getting settled on our mooring ball, a huge hatch opened on the side of the yacht and this gleaming ~30' tender rolled out and onto the water. And on the back of this tender was ... another smaller tender!

So there you have it boys and girls. You may think you're doing OK, but until you stack your tenders you're still in the minor leagues. My goal: to have a tender on my tender's tender.
Does the inflatable I used to stack on top of the hard dinghy on the aft cabin top of my GB42 count?
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Old 02-06-2020, 03:20 PM   #4
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I don't know Rich, we may have to defer to the ruling committee on that one. I mean, I've towed a kayak behind my inflatable, so who knows, maybe I've "made it".
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Hey, we have boats so to some extent we have all made it.
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Old 02-06-2020, 04:17 PM   #6
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So cool....go to the 1 minute mark.

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Old 02-06-2020, 04:30 PM   #7
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God, isn't this the truth. The two things seem to be inversely proportionate to each other.
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Old 02-06-2020, 05:11 PM   #8
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So cool....go to the 1 minute mark.

https://youtu.be/pkbXf0UCUQQ
YES! That's exactly the boat we saw!

Damn you for posting that, I had just about recovered from seeing that monstrosity, now it's burned into my retinas!
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Funny people are commenting on boat looks....it's an opinion and maybe they would be surprised at what people think of their boat profiles....
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:26 PM   #11
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Funny people are commenting on boat looks....it's an opinion and maybe they would be surprised at what people think of their boat profiles....
Hey now, I resemble that remark!
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:20 PM   #12
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So cool....go to the 1 minute mark.

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That's a lot of diesel.....
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Can you imagine waiting in line behind him at the fuel dock while he loads up 200,000 gallons!
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Can you imagine waiting in line behind him at the fuel dock while he loads up 200,000 gallons!
Fuel for yachts like that arrives in trucks while they're in port tied up. that said, there's limited marinas that can accommodate them. Tying up between the container ships is less romantic.
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Fuel for yachts like that arrives in trucks while they're in port tied up. that said, there's limited marinas that can accommodate them. Tying up between the container ships is less romantic.
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.
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Hey now, I resemble that remark!
I've actually seen the thing. While staying with a French friend I made via this forum, at his place on the French Riviera, he took us all over the region. Amazing hospitatlity. During the time there at one Marina I'm sure that boat was moored there. It's pretty distinctive. Actually, while we loved the experience, before long I was glad to leave those marinas - all those super-yachts and the money that the place reeked with made me feel quite intherior...just saying'...

typo intended - returning serve to Toki...
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Funny people are commenting on boat looks....it's an opinion and maybe they would be surprised at what people think of their boat profiles....

We had our boat tied to a transient dock in Portsmouth, NH last Summer for a dinner downtown with friends on a Saturday night and a brunch with other friends on Sunday morning. When we were walking back to the boat after dinner we stopped at spot that overlooks the river and our boat, to admire the view (not just the boat, it was a perfect Summer evening). There was a group of three couples at the same overlook and we overheard them talking about our boat. A woman in the group described our boat as "too "oceany"". I thought it was pretty funny. I love the salty lines on my boat. The attached photo was taken during the described event.
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Can you imagine waiting in line behind him at the fuel dock while he loads up 200,000 gallons!

Typical fuel dock would not have the necessary flow capacity. At 10 gallons per minute, it would take almost two weeks to fill. That thing needs to fuel up where ships fuel up.
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I had the same feeling on my first cruise to the Bahamas, when I came up on a 150 foot yacht, towing a forty something foot sport fisherman.
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Wikipedia has a decent article on the yacht "A"


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_(motor_yacht)
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