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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-22-2014, 01:07 AM
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I know of a man who does this regularly and, in...

I know of a man who does this regularly and, in his case, has a team of employees doing the work. He just buys opportunistically. Good used boat not for him. One with decent engines but horrible...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,802
Posted By BandB
It's like people trying to financially justify...

It's like people trying to financially justify their purchase of a new boat or car. I'm going to spend $40,000 because if I don't I'll be spending $10,000 on what I own now soon. I'm going to trade...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,802
Posted By BandB
Like all customizations the value is in the...

Like all customizations the value is in the enjoyment and use that comes to the owner. It never returns the cost in increased resale value. You don't customize to resell. You do that to own and to...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-19-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,802
Posted By BandB
I didn't interpret the question as one or the...

I didn't interpret the question as one or the other but simply was a lower helm a requirement. The assumption I made based on the initial post was that the upper helm was a given. When we insist on a...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-18-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,802
Posted By BandB
Wifey B: Have you ever held a cat? Maybe that...

Wifey B: Have you ever held a cat? Maybe that counts instead of driving a bobcat. Driving a trawler a lot simpler than sailing. Just new to you. Really the only thing different is the propulsion.
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Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-18-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,802
Posted By BandB
We just wish you the best. Certainly a part of...

We just wish you the best. Certainly a part of boating that scares us. We even have tops for our RIB's. We love the sun but we stay sheltered when we can.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-18-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,802
Posted By BandB
Nothing stirred up. Just individual preferences...

Nothing stirred up. Just individual preferences and reasoning. Help you figure out your own preferences.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-18-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,802
Posted By BandB
Some boats sacrifice the lower helms to have more...

Some boats sacrifice the lower helms to have more space, especially galley and dining. Also to have a sitting area up front with a great view forward. One of our parameters was must have a lower helm...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-16-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,802
Posted By BandB
Very true....but a reason for better design, not...

Very true....but a reason for better design, not to forego lower helms. Hatteras is an example of visibility issues from lower helm due to long sloping windshield. Could easily have been otherwise.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 05-16-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,802
Posted By BandB
We would not purchase a boat that didn't have a...

We would not purchase a boat that didn't have a lower helm. We aren't just warm weather boaters or an hour at a time. It's nice to be close to galley when on extended cruise and in rough weather or...
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