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Old 09-06-2010, 08:16   #46
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Hey Pelagic, do you snorkel with that Nissian? Nice vehicle, looks bigger than my past Pathfinder.

Boats: Hmmm, sorry no sailboat yet, just a VIP, Invader cuddy, Sea Ray/sea raider.
Land Vehicles: 99 Ford 150 ext. cab 4x4 (70K miles), 08 HHR, 1600 Vulcan Classic and a 89 (mint) Transalp (motorcycles)
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:17   #47
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I have to borrow my brother's Tacoma to get larger/dirtier items back and forth to the marina.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:34   #48
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GR8TRN - Yes that True North but red-not a live aboard but we manage for up to six weeks at a time up north.
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Old 09-06-2010, 17:43   #49
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GR8TRN - Yes that True North but red-not a live aboard but we manage for up to six weeks at a time up north.
Good Golly, what a stunning boat! I can imagine worse places to live for six weeks!
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-06-2010, 17:47   #50
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Always felt,
if you're not living on the edge,
you're taking up to much room!
That my friend is a quotable quote! Nice job.
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Old 09-06-2010, 18:30   #51
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Old 09-06-2010, 18:45   #52
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I dunno Skipmac,
Cool boat with boring explorer is not what I expected. I can't get on the Prius bandwagon, should a kept the two wheeler prolly!
Well, the Explorer is not exciting but does a great job of hauling: anchors, sails, tools, pressure washer, more tools. Basically I guess the Explorer is a tool. After all, how exciting is a screwdriver? Not very, but nice to have when you have to remove a screw.

Prius, hard to argue with 48 mpg. My wife drives a lot for work.

Thanks, I like the boat myself. Only took me 30 years to decide.

Wife said once I hit 60 I was too old to ride a bike. After a couple of cars almost ran me down I couldn't argue. But it did get 75 mpg.
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Old 09-06-2010, 19:21   #53
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'84 custom 41' motorsailor
'91 Landcruiser w/250k mi. - mine
'01 Audi A-8 - sigot's
'04 Passat 8cyl wagon

I can see the resemblence in me boat and me car. Heavy, well powered, and reliable. The landcruiser has been the most reliable of the 3 land vehicles over the years.



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Old 09-06-2010, 19:33   #54
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interesting to see so many TDI fans.

We just bought a 2010 Golf TDI. Love it.
My other vehicle, vintage 2006, only has a turbo Yanmar 4JH3-TE.
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Old 09-06-2010, 20:13   #55
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Well, the Explorer is not exciting but does a great job of hauling: anchors, sails, tools, pressure washer, more tools. Basically I guess the Explorer is a tool. After all, how exciting is a screwdriver? Not very, but nice to have when you have to remove a screw.

Prius, hard to argue with 48 mpg. My wife drives a lot for work.

Thanks, I like the boat myself. Only took me 30 years to decide.

Wife said once I hit 60 I was too old to ride a bike. After a couple of cars almost ran me down I couldn't argue. But it did get 75 mpg.
I get the Ford now, a tool!

Not buying the Prius thingie yet, your wife should have taken the Motorbike then if MPG was the thing. Surely she can't be more that 39!

What about one of those Canam Trikes?

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Old 09-06-2010, 20:15   #56
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'84 custom 41' motorsailor
'91 Landcruiser w/250k mi. - mine
'01 Audi A-8 - sigot's
'04 Passat 8cyl wagon

I can see the resemblence in me boat and me car. Heavy, well powered, and reliable. The landcruiser has been the most reliable of the 3 land vehicles over the years.



You are correct! I see the similarity and love the chain plates almost to the waterline, holycow man!
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Old 09-06-2010, 20:20   #57
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interesting to see so many TDI fans.

We just bought a 2010 Golf TDI. Love it.
My other vehicle, vintage 2006, only has a turbo Yanmar 4JH3-TE.
I think that makes seven VeeDubs so far! Seems that the people's car is really the boater's car?
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Old 09-06-2010, 21:01   #58
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In my mind, the cars and boats generally correspond – inexpensive, miserly, older and generally trustworthy although not always maintained with a flair esthetically pleasing to the masses…

`95 Miata
`04 Ford F150 (6cyl – stick, rubber floor mats)
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Old 10-06-2010, 18:36   #59
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CAR: 1996 Buick Century Stationwagon, & 1998 Ford Crown Victoria (ex-police car). Both bought used because they were cheap & get us from A to B (and the wagon is big enough to carry full-size sheets of plywood, or to sleep in comfortably, in the back).
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:12   #60
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Well then, now you need a "toy boat"! What's it gonna be?
Actually for 2 people we have five boats if you count dinghies.
1 Dragonfly 1000
2 inflatable Stearns kayaks
1 Avon 31.0 RIB
1 Capri 14.2k sailboat (for sale)

All my serious "toys" are in the DF1000. We now have a LAN with a Bullet M2 which gets us internet coverage in a big way, a Delta H2O Touch faucet at the galley, a Garmin touch screen radar/chart plotter, MPPT, solar, spectra, reefer, furnace, the works.
After all that, I don't mind driving my Geo and getting 49 mpg. Besides, I work at home and driving anywhere is almost an event.
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