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Old 09-10-2012, 15:20   #16
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I am with Capt. Bill (mostly because I like it the best!) A ship needs a tender, a boat doesn't.

'course, there's those pesky times when I get to pull up to a dock....
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Old 09-10-2012, 19:03   #17
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

If you can ship your boat it's probably a boat...
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Old 09-10-2012, 19:15   #18
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Having started in small boats I have a simpler definition..

If an 18' kayak fits on the foredeck, it is a yacht.

If an 18' kayak fits in the wheel house, it is a ship.


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Old 09-10-2012, 19:17   #19
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

Does anyone really care about stacks?
Count the spreaders.

No more than 2 spreaders, it's a boat.
More than 2 and no more than 4 spreaders, it's a yacht.
More than 4 spreaders, it's a ship.
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Old 09-10-2012, 19:24   #20
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If you own it, its a boat. If I own her, she's a ship. Lol.
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Old 09-10-2012, 19:30   #21
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

I was aways told a ship carries boats ! So if your vessel will go aboard a Ship, ya have a boat ! just my 2 cents
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I was aways told a ship carries boats ! So if your vessel will go aboard a Ship, ya have a boat ! just my 2 cents
Right now my boat is carrying two kayaks and a RIB. That doesn't make her a ship.
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Your Boat is carrying Tenders, not boats ! Sorry but they are !
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If you can ship your boat it's probably a boat...
Nevertheless, the builder says it is a "trawler yacht."

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It's a ship if the skipper gets pissed off when you call it a boat.
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Your Boat is carrying Tenders, not boats ! Sorry but they are !
You have never been more wrong. A kayak, sir, is not a tender. Learn to roll one, and you'll forever call it a "boat."
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I was aways told a ship carries boats ! So if your vessel will go aboard a Ship, ya have a boat ! just my 2 cents
Was a ship; then a boat: Reference MV Blue Marlin carrying USS Cole.



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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

Gee bash, Ive never seen a kayak advertised as a kayak boat ?? Have you ?? just sayin you own it you call it whatever you want !! not trying to make big deal about it !!
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If you can ship your boat it's probably a boat...
Or if you can't ship your ship she is a ship.
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Re: When Is A Boat A Boat, And When Does It Become A Ship?

They're all boats.
Viz: I have a small boat which I keep on the deck of my big boat. My neighbour has a bigger boat than me. There are much bigger boats than that. Take the USS Enterprise as an example.
Now that's a f****n' big boat!
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