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Old 07-15-2021, 12:22 PM   #1
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Our first stink pot

Hi, we've gone from owning blow boats, the last one a 25' Farrier trimaran my husband built 20 years ago that was getting a bit much for us to scramble around on, to a much more comfortable 37' Island Gypsy.

We are totally new at this so if anyone has developed pre and post trip check lists, I would love to see them, along with any helpful info you feel like sharing.

We have a slip in Rockland, ME and are looking forward to learning from you all and traveling in a straight line for a change!
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:43 PM   #2
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Gotta say, using the word stink pot ring trues with some and insults others.....


I am sure you will get all the help you need here.... some pretty experienced folk....
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Old 07-15-2021, 12:51 PM   #3
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Yeah, that stink pot attitude won’t get you very far.
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Old 07-15-2021, 01:07 PM   #4
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Personally, I took it as humour. Send me a PM (private message) with your email address and I will send you some checklists.
Welcome aboard, and have fun!
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Old 07-15-2021, 02:31 PM   #5
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Yeah, that stink pot attitude wonít get you very far.

They also called their old boat a "blow boat", so equal opportunity insulters!


From an owner of a different brand stink pot!
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Old 07-15-2021, 02:47 PM   #6
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We went from fast multis to powered vessels but went out of our way not to get a stink pot/boat

I always thought stink boats were the ones that could be heard well before they are seen, billowing exhaust and putting up a wave.
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Old 07-15-2021, 03:18 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard. How about some photos of your new baby.
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Old 07-15-2021, 04:31 PM   #8
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They also called their old boat a "blow boat", so equal opportunity insulters!


From an owner of a different brand stink pot!
"Rag boat' would have been more self-deprecating. Oh, hi, welcome. Really, despite our "tude," you have come to the right place. You'll get used to us.
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Old 07-15-2021, 04:36 PM   #9
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Personally, I took it as humour. Send me a PM (private message) with your email address and I will send you some checklists.
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Gday Firehoser if possible would you be kind enough to send me some of those checklists as well. Please. I pm you. Cheers
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Rag flappers v. Stink potters. Let the fun begin!
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Old 07-15-2021, 05:56 PM   #11
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Well, I would estimate that 90 plus percent of sailboats that I encounter driving up and down the SoCal coast are running their engine. Pot - kettle? But, I am not offended, as an ex sailboater like many others on here.
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Old 07-15-2021, 07:23 PM   #12
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Hi, we've gone from owning blow boats, the last one a 25' Farrier trimaran my husband built 20 years ago that was getting a bit much for us to scramble around on, to a much more comfortable 37' Island Gypsy...
Welcome aboard! Familiar with the IG 32,36, 40, 44, etc but not a "37". Pics please, when you can.
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Old 07-15-2021, 07:42 PM   #13
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No stink pot offense taken. The term is used commonly here by the sailors, sometimes even in jest.
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Old 07-15-2021, 07:54 PM   #14
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As a reformed blow boater, I laughed at the stink potter reference. Gotta have a sense of humor. Especially in this day and age!

You will find LOTS of advice here. Some of it good, even! Though I will admit never being good at utilizing checklists. I always needed a checklist to remind me to use a checklist... LOL

Anyway, welcome aboard!
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Rag flappers v. Stink potters. Let the fun begin!
I always liked wind thief.
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I prefer diaper draper.
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Welcome. Lots of sailors and former sailors here.

There is a wealth of experience and knowledge here at TF. Folks have been very generous and kind with their information and advice for me when I made the transition from sail to power 4-5 years ago.
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Former sailor too and give them a pass because of the blow boat reference. Lighten up Frances! (reference from movie "Stripes")
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When I told my wife I wanted to move from sailboats to trawler, she said "You know, morally speaking those stinkpots don't smell as bad as they used to."

Remember, perception is everything.

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