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Old 25-07-2011, 23:10   #46
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Re: Sail or Motor for Liveaboard ?

All good things from everyone. Thanks.

As I am new to all of this and currently landlocked while finishing my next couple of months of flight training in Albuquerque, I learned a few things here that I didn't know (or think about) before. Nor would I really have the chance to figure them out until I get to Destin. However, now I feel I have a bit of a head start.

After countless hours researching, prioritizing, and seriously contemplating my primary use of the boat I have tentatively concluded that a power boat would suit me best. Mostly because I'm uneducated and like beer. Kidding of course!

However, most of the time it will be docked. Fuel vs space...space wins. In addition, when I do take it out it will be with friends so fuel expenses will be split. Plus I'll be doing quite a bit of SCUBA diving...power boat wins here as well. Another point, although I know I'd love to learn to sail and certainly will at another juncture in my life, now is not the time.

Plus, a motor yacht just looks so sexy to me!

So, I'll get to Destin, talk to some salty folks, get some more info, step inside, drive a few around and figure out exactly what works best for me (as many have said to do).

Cheers!
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seair--in a powerboat you will have room and comfort. you can also take the boat under the damnably low bridge at destin.
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tongue firmly in cheek before you blow a gasket or sheet, depending on your preference.

WHAT the heck is that? An inflatable ferro boat?
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WHAT the heck is that? An inflatable ferro boat?
I don't know what it is, but as SeaAir said, "It just looks so sexy to me"! I'm serious, and you can call me bias or a fool, but this looks far better to me than the boxes. I think there must be some basic aesthetic pervasive quality that makes some of us like the looks of sailboats and some like the powerboats. Man, the curves, the sheer, the camber, the tumble home....I'm in love again!
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Artif and Stratosailor:
You guys should post these over on the Nautical Oddities thread.
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I don't know what it is, but as SeaAir said, "It just looks so sexy to me"! Man, the curves, the sheer, the camber, the tumble home....I'm in love again!
I hope you dont like your women like that, inflatable that is
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I don't know what it is, but as SeaAir said, "It just looks so sexy to me"! I'm serious, and you can call me bias or a fool, but this looks far better to me than the boxes. I think there must be some basic aesthetic pervasive quality that makes some of us like the looks of sailboats and some like the powerboats. Man, the curves, the sheer, the camber, the tumble home....I'm in love again!
This proves that every woman is attractive to someone (as well that every man ...).
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