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Old 08-06-2015, 16:58   #136
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Re: Some yachts are plain ugly and some beautiful, why and does it matter?

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That car looks great! But I can see it with a couple of surfboards on top at Malibu.
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You mean like the 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Shooting Brake?

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Horrible, tasteless, American design, I guess?
That car looks great! But I can see it with a couple of surfboards on top at Malibu.
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Re: Some yachts are plain ugly and some beautiful, why and does it matter?

Nothing compares in beauty and style.

https://youtu.be/fWU7XwED_yA
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Nothing compares in beauty and style.

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Awsome! I like the engine. Looks like it's around an 18vp (Viking power).
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Old 08-06-2015, 18:26   #139
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Re: Some yachts are plain ugly and some beautiful, why and does it matter?

I know that this is going to piss off make no sense to some people but I think that Cutty Sark was ugly.

Now what.

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Old 08-06-2015, 18:29   #140
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Re: Some yachts are plain ugly and some beautiful, why and does it matter?

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I know that this is going to piss off make no sense to some people but I think that Cutty Sark was ugly.

Now what.

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Is that not the point?
Your entitled to that viewpoint.
Unless it contradicts someone with power to have your head cut off.
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Old 08-06-2015, 18:47   #141
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No such thing as an ugly woman; no such thing as an ugly boat.
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To be clear I was only referring to modern sailboat design. I just don't believe that the modern sailboat designs from Beneteau, Jenneau, etc will stand the test of time. Of course this is just my opinion & a gross generalization. I'm not foolish enough to pretend that my opinion is fact.

Regarding cars it's my understanding that a lot of classic American cars have made their way to Europe & Australia. A lot of classic American sailboats have been imported as well. Personally I'm not a huge fan of classic American cars. I much prefer European.
These cars are not real fun to drive, are great to look at, sound great, and a lot of them end up offshore. Not safe in a crash. More of a space taking hobby that I'm getting out of, a boat has much more utility, plus they are prettier at anchor
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Re: Some yachts are plain ugly and some beautiful, why and does it matter?

Have the Brits figured out yet how to engineer a car engine that doesn't leak oil? Seems that most of the world is driving Japanese and Korean cars. Maybe we should start discussing Japanese and Korean yacht design vs European designs.


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No such thing as an ugly woman; no such thing as an ugly boat.
I would suggest that you increase your expectations however if you keep them low as you seem to profess you will be a happy man..
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Have the Brits figured out yet how to engineer a car engine that doesn't leak oil?
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Yes we have. Our best kept secret. Its called a Honda.
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Re: Some yachts are plain ugly and some beautiful, why and does it matter?

Its a funny thing about beauty.
To my eyes, the MacGregor 65 on the water looks about as sleek and beautiful as a boat can get.
I didnt even mind the sparse interior.
It is a beautiful thing to behold. Unfortunately for those that know, Build quality is variable.
But it is beautiful.

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Re: Some yachts are plain ugly and some beautiful, why and does it matter?

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No such thing as an ugly woman...
"From some other angles, she looks fat and awkward." D
"Nothing ugly about that beautiful girl. Classic lines." M

When I read these three quotes, this is the picture that popped up in my mind.
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:51   #148
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Re: Some yachts are plain ugly and some beautiful, why and does it matter?

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You mean like the 1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Shooting Brake?

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Horrible, tasteless, American design, I guess?
I believe this was built to transport American Soldiers during WW II, so maybe that's why. But this is of course a wooden car body. This is not a metal car body with wood veneer (or even fake wood) added. Several horrible examples of that exist.

Brings us back to the Amel: I can understand perfectly the desire for not having teak. But there is no case for fake teak.
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I believe this was built to transport American Soldiers during WW II, so maybe that's why. But this is of course a wooden car body. This is not a metal car body with wood veneer (or even fake wood) added. Several horrible examples of that exist.

Brings us back to the Amel: I can understand perfectly the desire for not having teak. But there is no case for fake teak.
What about all the fake teak floors you see in the French and German interiors?
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Its a funny thing about beauty.
To my eyes, the MacGregor 65 on the water looks about as sleek and beautiful as a boat can get.
I didnt even mind the sparse interior.
It is a beautiful thing to behold. Unfortunately for those that know, Build quality is variable.
But it is beautiful.

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Looks good from 20 feet away, not so good when you get closer!
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