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Old 28-12-2012, 14:59   #1
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Dreamboat? What Crazy Piece Of Equipment Would Be Included In A Perfect Boat?

A 'Transformer' Anchor that senses and accommodates the bottom terrain adjusting its shape from Rocna to Fisherman in a heartbeat.

Advantages would be fantastic if it could also increase weight as needed, coupled to an automatic scope adjustment our life would be simple and there would never be another anchor thread!!!!

What other piece of kit would you include?
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A spa. And because we're heading into croc country soon, a swimming pool would be nice.
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A spa. And because we're heading into croc country soon, a swimming pool would be nice.
Have to be a big pool if you want to fit a croc.
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Old 29-12-2012, 22:36   #4
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Re: Dreamboat? What Crazy Piece Of Equipment Would Be Included In A Perfect Boat?

An autopilot that can steer as well as me.
Oh, and one of those Star Trek microwaves that you just tell it what you want and it appears in the chamber. That would be nice.
Computer, Spicy California Roll. Done.
Computer, Carnitas Tacos. Done.
Computer, Lasagna. Done.
Computer, Pad Thai. Done.
Computer, Linguisa and Eggs, Hash Browns, and Pancakes with real butter and real maple syrup. Done.
Computer, 20 Chocolate Chip Cookies, 180 degrees and a huge glass of milk, 33 degrees. Done.
A combo dishwasher/clotheswasher/dryer/folder/ironer would be pretty cool, too.
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Now I gotta find some cookies and milk, dammit.
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Special crabs that live in your thru hulls and eat all of the growth on the hull and waterline. Bonus if they can change zincs.
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Oh, and one of those Star Trek microwaves that you just tell it what you want and it appears in the chamber. That would be nice.
Since you mentioned Star Trek . I would settle on a Holodeck .

or 7 of 9 (and possibly the other 8 as well ).
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It looks like you guys are low on sugar! Happy holidays! Mauritz
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A 'Transformer' Anchor that senses and accommodates the bottom terrain adjusting its shape from Rocna to Fisherman in a heartbeat.

Advantages would be fantastic if it could also increase weight as needed, coupled to an automatic scope adjustment our life would be simple and there would never be another anchor thread!!!!
Hmm ... this degree of perfection could be approached with a bloody big heavy Fisherman with folding flukes, (razor sharp stainless palms, folding stock and a telescopic RHS shank), plenty of Really heavy chain, and a Bloody big hydraulic windlass . (All living back at the mast, the first two living in a well going down to the bilge.)

The top fluke would be free-swinging, so it laid flat on the shank when the anchor was originally set. It would only engage the bottom if the anchor was capsized in a "head over heels" sense. Otherwise it would not foul the chain.

The hydraulic windlass would have a crossline relief valve, and makeup from an accumulator, meaning no need for a snubber. (Hydraulic absorption of snubbing shockloads)

The anchor gets launched and recovered over the side by the chainplates, using a halyard, rather than over the bow.

Fringe benefit, in addition to performance approximating the OP's degree of perfection: When you go aground, you run everything over the side, and you float off!

I think of it as versatile ballast. Multihulls, however, need not apply.
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A self-cleaning bottom that never needs work and a deck made of solar cell material that generates more power than I need.
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A bowling alley and a pool table. A StarTrek transporter for getting ashore easily.
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A self-cleaning bottom that never needs work and a deck made of solar cell material that generates more power than I need.
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