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Old 05-07-2012, 10:14   #16
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It is too large, your kids will move back home!
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:05   #17
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Wow! Your lead in without seeing the photos made me think you might have gone off the deep end and bought two jetskis.

Congratulations! It really does look very comfortable. Not much rigging to take care of. What type of engine?

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Old 05-07-2012, 12:19   #18
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Re: joined the darkside.. sold the sailboat... bought an....OMG

Is that a catamaran? :>)
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:29   #19
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Re: joined the darkside.. sold the sailboat... bought an....OMG

Congrats, that is a nice looking houseboat.

It is okay to go over to the Dark Side....temporarily.

After my wife and I retire we plan on buying a good sized sail boat so we can take off cruising, but in the meantime we have a smallish ski boat which we can trailer almost anywhere. We can go to a distant lake over the weekend or when we have time off from work. Since it is fast, we can travel great distances in one day. If we were to buy a sailboat we would be limited to the San Francisco Bay and Delta, since we have to be back to work on most Mondays. And no, I don't want a trailerable sail boat. Been there, done that. She is a girly girl and likes to be somewhat comfortable and so do I as I get older. In my 20's I used to find spending all day in a wet suit blasting around the SF Bay on a Hobie not all that uncomfortable and I know she would NEVER go for that.

So with the trailerable stink pot, my wife and I get to travel to bodies of water and get to see things that we would not ordinarily get to see.
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Old 05-07-2012, 13:19   #20
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Re: joined the darkside.. sold the sailboat... bought an....OMG

I have a sailboat and a powerboat and use both regularly. The only thing keeping me from cruising in a powerboat is the cost of fuel.
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Old 05-07-2012, 13:30   #21
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Hey all.. Sold the Columbia sailboat and bought [a ginprmous houseboat] Am I crazy?????
Sailors will make fun of it till they need a place to crash.
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Old 05-07-2012, 13:51   #22
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Re: joined the darkside.. sold the sailboat... bought an....OMG

I grew up with my parents having houseboats. I love them. The last one was about 20 years ago. A steel hulled River Queen. It was a beast...and a blast.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:47   #23
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Two 454 crusaders... it did 24 knts when we brought it down from Melbourne



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Wow! Your lead in without seeing the photos made me think you might have gone off the deep end and bought two jetskis.

Congratulations! It really does look very comfortable. Not much rigging to take care of. What type of engine?

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Old 06-07-2012, 13:11   #24
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It's quite a feeling to get a 40+ foot house on a boat up on plane!
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Old 06-07-2012, 13:20   #25
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Good grief! 24k?
Churning up alligators.

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Old 06-07-2012, 13:59   #26
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Boat looks awesome. What kind of anchor do you have on there?
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How about a picture of the interior? i would like to see what I am missing.
Good luck with the new boat, looks like plenty of room.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:45   #28
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Believe it or not there was no anchor on board when we bought her. She was driven marina to marina or beached.. I was told that the previous owner saw no need for one.

I however feel very differently..

The plan is to use this boat on the ICW in South Florida all the way to Key West so for now I put a spare 35# Delta on board, but it is a bit undersized... this boat has tons of windage and I may want to step up a size...

I've had more than a few people say that this boat will make a Bahama crossing without issue if I carefully choose the weather window... Don't know if I agree.

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Old 07-07-2012, 01:48   #29
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Shaun.

I'll post a few pictures after we get back from Vacation.. we're in Gozo right now...

I had the boat hauled out for a bottom job and it is getting a compound and wax..

We complety removed all the old furnishings and are replacing the carpets.. Then the wife and daughter get to go shopping for dinnete, sofa, chairs and bed.


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Good luck with the new boat, looks like plenty of room.
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Old 12-07-2012, 23:24   #30
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Two 454 crusaders... it did 24 knts when we brought it down from Melbourne
It's a beauty but how did it handle crossing the big pond from Melbourne, AU to FL, USA Your houseboat makes this working mans houseboat, which I also like, look like the poor relation And I bet yours cost less too

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