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Old 19-06-2012, 16:55   #1
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joined the darkside.. sold the sailboat... bought an....OMG

Hey all.. Sold the Columbia sailboat and bought:



Am I crazy?????
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Old 19-06-2012, 17:00   #2
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Looks comfy!
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Old 19-06-2012, 17:03   #3
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Not if you are navigating on a lake.
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Old 19-06-2012, 17:14   #4
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Re: joined the darkside.. sold the sailboat... bought an....OMG

How could you?
That's utterly disgraceful.
Totally un-American. You are a traitor!!!

In light of that, congrats on your new boat. Really nice looking too.
What size? Does it also have the basement apartment?
We were also seriously kicking around the possibility of a houseboat and looked at several. My Allied 39 Ketch is still for sale and I just bought a Mainship 36. We are going inland next year when I retire. Are you planning on changing your cruising grounds?
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Old 19-06-2012, 17:16   #5
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I like all boats. A boat's a boat. That's a pretty boat.
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Old 19-06-2012, 17:21   #6
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How could you?
That's utterly disgraceful.
Totally un-American. You are a traitor!!!

In light of that, congrats on your new boat. Really nice looking too.
What size? Does it also have the basement apartment?
We were also seriously kicking around the possibility of a houseboat and looked at several. My Allied 39 Ketch is still for sale and I just bought a Mainship 36. We are going inland next year when I retire. Are you planning on changing your cruising grounds?


It is a 50' Gibson Cabin Yacht.... and in a pinch I can honestly say it does in fact have a basement

We've named it... "Ditch Rider" and will be cruising the intracoastal in South Florida.. no way we would consider taking this offshore, except in absolutely perfectly flat conditions.....
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Thanks piglet...
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Make sure to make your way up the ICW to NW Florida. Gorgeous stuff, but don't tell anybody.
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It is a 50' Gibson Cabin Yacht.... and in a pinch I can honestly say it does in fact have a basement .....
Great choice! I think someday we will end up with a houseboat and Gibson will be my ONLY choice.
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Old 19-06-2012, 18:21   #10
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Re: joined the darkside.. sold the sailboat... bought an....OMG

I own a house, and I wish there was some way I could make it float away! Does that make it a house boat?
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Owning a boat in the first place is a sign of insanity. Trading a perfectly good sailboat for a power boat is just moving up from a mild neuroses to schizophrenia. At least you didn't get a multi.
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Old 19-06-2012, 22:29   #13
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Re: joined the darkside.. sold the sailboat... bought an....OMG

I bought a trawler in my twenties after owning only monohull sailboats, my sailor friends called me trawler trash.But that was nothing to the ribbing I got when I bought a multihull!!
Now I'm back to the mainstream mono...for now

Love the houseboat, she looks great! Embrace the darkside

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I think you are going to have some very HAPPY TIMES on that boat ... and hey, thats what counts!
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:04   #15
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Hey Ditch Rider, Great Choice! You'll love it. We have a 35' Bluewater and in less than 30 days, once the sale on our house closes, we will Liveaboard her full time. Our backyard is going to be Sebastian, Fl to Key West, Fl. This type of boat is perfect for cruising the ICW. Lots of room, shallow draft and stable. Maybe we'll see ya, the first rounds on us.
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