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Old 10-08-2011, 13:50   #76
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Re: My Boat Scares Me

a few days ago, in my son's passenger seat, i said 'you are gonna hit that curb' to which he replied 'i know how big my car is and exactly how it handles'

as he clearly knows more than i (can you see me rolling my eyes) i didnt bother mentioning i had only bought him the car 3 months ago and he has only had his license for 2 months.

i am always a bit anxious in a new boat regardless of if i am jumping up in length, breadth or depth.
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Old 29-09-2011, 05:26   #77
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I take it the boat was expensive? Best to have a crap boat, then you can just run it into things
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Old 29-09-2011, 07:29   #78
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I take it the boat was expensive? Best to have a crap boat, then you can just run it into things
Ha, I was thinking the exact same thing.
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Old 29-09-2011, 07:47   #79
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note to self - stay away from crappy boats as they don't feel they have anything to lose
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Old 29-09-2011, 12:32   #80
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note to self - stay away from crappy boats as they don't feel they have anything to lose
If you wanted to stay away from crappy boats why'd ya buy a hunter?

HA.... sometimes I kill me!

So if I did bump you, would the Hunter just fall apart in small shards of plastic? You're doomed, you know that right?
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Old 29-09-2011, 12:35   #81
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note to self - stay away from crappy boats as they don't feel they have anything to lose
I was just agreeing with Fearful Girl because I think she's cute.

If YOU were cute Don Lucas, I'd be agreeing with you.

I'm easy ........ oh, and cheap too.
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could say so many things but what would be the point
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could say so many things but what would be the point
There wouldn't be really. I was just kidding you.

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The very first thing I thought of was the opening post to this thread "It's HUGE and I'm scared!" as I walked up to the trawler that may be the one.

Actually I had a few more words in mind and spoken (but as this is a family show I will let you guess those) when I walked up and realized that the rub rail was over my head. Way over my head. The bow porthole was way, way over my head.

Big, no, HUGE is what I kept thinking. Standing on the fly bridge gave a great view of the marina and I swear a couple other states. And "I am going to dock her without killing a fuel attendant and taking out 50 feet of fueling dock???" "Geez-zauw-ey"

And I look forward to driving her around the Chesapeake Bay very soon.
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me n boo-- that SOUNDS huge-- ye sure yer not buying a ship instead of a wee trawler.....
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Interesting conversation. I'm feeling kind of anxious too. Just bought a Bavaria Vision44 currently in amarina in Alimos, Greece. 25 years since owning and crossing Atlantic from UK in a 37 Prout Catamaran...nothing in between!
So, in a couple of months off to Greece to get to understand all of the new electronics (few and far between in 1989-90), and how to revese into things as they do on Europe.
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me n boo-- that SOUNDS huge-- ye sure yer not buying a ship instead of a wee trawler.....
I am looking forward to the sea trials and the magic effect of salt water shrinking boats.
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For some reason boats grow when they're out of the water (especially when you're painting the bottom) and shrink when they go back in. It won't look so big once you're launched.
Paint it in the water less to paint.
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I went from a 34 Irwin to a Morgan 41 OI. No problems handling her but the first times I washed the deck, I thought she would never end!
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I've always seemed to make big jumps: 18ft Minuet, Kirby 25 and then a CS 40. The interesting thing was going back as I at one point owned all of these at the same time. After the sailing the CS, the Kirby felt like a dinghy and the Minuet like a toy.
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