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Old 07-26-2021, 11:52 AM   #21
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Welcome aboard. My wife and i are also new "Stink pot: owners. No offense taken regarding that remark. We have saiked for 41 years and we finally came to the point in our lives where we said this saiking business is too much work. So, we bought a 1994 3850 Cruisers Yacht and just love it. This forum is just great for any questions regardless of the make and model of your vessel.
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Old 07-26-2021, 03:18 PM   #22
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Well, thanks for your informative replies. I learned the blow boat/stinkpot nomeclature years ago from the instructor when I took my first US Power Squadron course. No judgement intended so, yeah, lighten up 😄
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Old 07-26-2021, 03:19 PM   #23
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Thanks. That's exactly the reason we switched. So far, so good and so like getting places traveling in a straight line!
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:15 PM   #24
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Wife and I made the switch 3 years ago. It's good and bad. Nice to be able to get places in hours instead of days, but now (for me anyway) it's more about getting there than the joy of the travel. There is not much to do once you plot the course and set the autopilot except keep a watch for other boats and lobster pots, etc, and watch the water go by. Even traveling at a 15 knot cruise can seem slow after a few hours. Quite different than sailing at 7 knots and feeling like you are flying! I don't regret the change and still love boating, but it's just a different type of boating.
“In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that I learn from him.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:45 PM   #25
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"Love the smell of diesel in the morning!" Congrats on your motor yacht!
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Old 07-26-2021, 05:02 PM   #26
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Welcome aboard! Somewhere I have a cartoon that shows John Truesalt kneeling beside his bunk praying “Oh Lord, forgive me! I went out on a powerboat and liked it!”
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