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Old 07-09-2012, 17:50   #61
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Re: Is it a Boat or a Yacht?

I don't know about anyone else, but I call mine a yacht!
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Old 07-09-2012, 19:10   #62
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Re: Is it a Boat or a Yacht?

Icemaker = Yacht
Warm rum and coke on third night out= Boat

Just sayin'...
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Old 07-09-2012, 19:43   #63
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Re: Is it a Boat or a Yacht?

Depends on who is asking. If you are from the government it is a boat. A really little boat. If you are a hot woman it is a yacht.

Hey I am honest anyway
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Old 07-09-2012, 20:23   #64
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In the USA, a Yacht is how you describe your boat.

To someone who has never seen it.

And never will.
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Old 07-09-2012, 20:52   #65
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Re: Is it a Boat or a Yacht?

I have a Catamaran, The answer is usually. WOW, How big,

They are always impressed, More so when I tell them it is a sailing Cat,
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Old 07-09-2012, 21:03   #66
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Re: Is it a Boat or a Yacht?

Not a yacht as it undoubtedly lacks full living facilities, just like a dinghy isn't a yacht.



This is unquestionably a yacht (not leastwise because movie stars had slept on it):

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Re: Is it a Boat or a Yacht?

This is definitely a yacht (Grand Banks 42):

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Old 07-09-2012, 21:07   #68
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This is definitely a yacht (Grand Banks 42):

Thats Definately a motor boat in OZ,
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Thats Definately a motor boat in OZ,
Understood and I sympathize. You live "upside down."
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When you look at her, if you are smiling, she is a yacht.
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Re: Is it a Boat or a Yacht?

And why is it that Americans (USA) have a hard time calling their boat/yacht "Plastic" when that's what the P in GRP or FRP is?

They always have to call it Fiberglass or Composite instead of Plastic.

The rest of the world seems fine with the term Plastic, why not the US?

Not macho enough? Does it sound too much like a toy? Fake?

Just curious.

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And why is it that Americans (USA) have a hard time calling their boat/yacht "Plastic" when that's what the P in GRP or FRP is?

They always have to call it Fiberglass or Composite instead of Plastic.

The rest of the world seems fine with the term Plastic, why not the US?

Not macho enough? Does it sound too much like a toy? Fake?

Just curious.

Having worked with both fiberglass and plastics, I can tell you there is a difference. One has spun glass fibers to give it strength. Those fibers get in your skin if you are not careful, working with the stuff.
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Re: Is it a Boat or a Yacht?

Maybe that's why I (unconsciously) acquired a steel boat/vessel/yacht.
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Having worked with both fiberglass and plastics, I can tell you there is a difference. One has spun glass fibers to give it strength. Those fibers get in your skin if you are not careful, working with the stuff.
I have too, but FRP is still Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, and GRP is Glass Reinforced Plastic. Either way, it's a plastic boat/yacht/vessel/ship/thing!

Why the aversion to the term plastic?
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I have too, but FRP is still Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic, and GRP is Glass Reinforced Plastic. Either way, it's a plastic boat/yacht/vessel/ship/thing!

Why the aversion to the term plastic?
Why the aversion to the correct term, fiberglass?

The box I keep the wench handle in, is plastic. The bottle my laundry soap comes in is plastic. My credit cards and drivers licence are plastic.

Funny thing about becoming an adult, one gains the ability to discern between similar objects.

Plastic items are seldom built up but are usually injecton molded from small plastic beads that are melted and the liquid is forced into molds under high pressure. When the plastic cools, the mold is opened and the process starts over again.

Fiberglass and a close cousin, carbon fiber, are manufactured into desired shapes by building up of material, layer upon layer.

To Confuse plastic with fiberglass is like confusing wood with press wood.

Is your boat made out of press wood? How is that treating you so far?
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