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Old 16-02-2008, 12:07   #1
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You P.O.S is Tiny - You Should Upgrade

I'm sitting aroudn waiting for my deal on the cat to go through, so I figured I'd look through a couple mags sitting around in the crew house here.

Here are a few links to remind you guys how tiny your little boats are and poor you all are. ha ha

(of course, mine is going to be one of the smallest boats on the entire forum, but still...)

Hud's post got me thinking you all might want to see a few links as to why your boats suck and why you are very poor.

A real German Frers design:

Royal Huisman

And you thought your precious little cockpit was so nice... (look for photo in sidebar of cockpit)

Royal Huisman

So you got the sleekest new yacht on the market, huh?

Wally

So you got a fancy RIB to get ashore... very nice... NOT

Would you like a helicopter or minisub to go with that megayacht? - International Herald Tribune

You still have *above* the water amas on your tri??

PROTEUS 120/170


Cheoy Lees have always had nice joinery, but I don't know about their build quality:

Cheoy Lee Yachts: Cheoy Lee Shipyards and Yachts

The do have nice galleys though:

Cheoy Lee Yachts: Cheoy Lee Shipyards and Yachts



Well, I guess its time for us to all throw away our old junkers and move on... I'm going to buy myself a nice Feadship while I'm down here.

Disclaimer: If you are mad at me because you have a tiny little piece of junk boat, I am in no way responsible for your hurt feelings. Maybe you should upgrade to a real boat. ha ha
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Old 16-02-2008, 12:13   #2
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Aloha Sean,
Obviously you have waaay too much time on your hands. Didn't you waste a lot of time with that last monohull you had by not extending the hull 3 dimensionally and improving the cockpit and systems so they look like the ones in the mag?
Back to reality?
How's the deal on the boat with the extra hull coming along?
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Old 16-02-2008, 12:19   #3
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Aloha Sean,
Obviously you have waaay too much time on your hands. Didn't you waste a lot of time with that last monohull you had by not extending the hull 3 dimensionally and improving the cockpit and systems so they look like the ones in the mag?
Back to reality?
How's the deal on the boat with the extra hull coming along?
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Aloha, John!

Yes... quite bored. Stuck down in Ft Lauderdale for about another week before the deal even goes through.

I did screw up. I could have easily re-glasssed an extra 100' onto my old mono, then glassed up some extra beam.

Deal is coming along... still not there yet. I think I might have to venture out to try and find some entertainment tonight... YAWN....
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Old 17-02-2008, 15:32   #4
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I was recently out on the water with one of the watch captains from Wild Oats 11 (the super-maxi that won the Sydney - Hobart the couple of years). I asked him about Sustralia's other super-maxi (Wild Thing), and what the owner would need to do to make it competetive against Wild Oats... "oh, probably just replace everything underneath the windex" was his laconic response.
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Old 17-02-2008, 19:43   #5
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Hyperion in Barcelona.

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Old 18-02-2008, 00:11   #6
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The sad reality is that the crew gets to spend far more time aboard then the owner ever does. They spend every day cleaning, cleaning and cleaning. I have see them toiling over one of Larry Ellisons mega-yachts here on the SF Bay. It seems the fun disappears when a boat gets to be the size of a mega-yacht. Like the difference between flying on a 747 versus flying in a small plane...whats more fun?
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Old 18-02-2008, 01:26   #7
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ummmm, how's that a sad reality? I say, where do I sign up ;-) :-)
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Old 18-02-2008, 03:20   #8
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Yeah, but my little boat is paid for...Makes me feel good right there.

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Like the difference between flying on a 747 versus flying in a small plane...whats more fun?
Well, I have been flying 747s for the last 20 years and they are quite fun to fly. More challening and more satisfying than driving a little airplane through the sky.

I enjoy smaller boats better than big boat however. Drove supertankers for a while, but 4 weeks at sea gets pretty boring. Cleaning every day like them mega-yacht slaves...
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Old 18-02-2008, 07:52   #9
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If you 'drove' the supertankers, why were you also involved in cleaning them every day? I mean, I know they are cutting back crews to a minimum, but....

Anyway, you are right about the importance of a boat being paid for. We have all seen people who have planned/hoped to get away cruising for a few years who ended up tied to their shoreside jobs to pay for what they couldn't afford in the first place. And while my floating 'castle' may be another man's outhouse, at least its my castle and not the bank's.

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Old 18-02-2008, 10:11   #10
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the bank and are I are partners in my castle. Though it is a little uneven, I do all the work, they get all the cash. I have also down-sized, I have driven aircraft carriers and submarines (and cleaned both). There is alot to be said about not haveing to make a boat payment, my last boat was owned free and clear which did make life a little easier.

As with everything it is a balance, get as little of a boat as you want or as much as you can afford.
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Hey caribnsol, not saying that you have to pay cash for a boat (few of us can and I certainly didn't start that way). And I certainly wasn't in that position 10 years ago when I was your age. Really, I'm just paraphrasing the bumper sticker that used to be seen on old cars: "At least its paid for."
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So Sean, here is what I am thinking. You can cut loose with a bit of your vast wealth and buy me that nice new Jenaeu 57 tri I have been wanting, and I will anchor next to your new boat to make you feel good about your charity
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So Sean, here is what I am thinking. You can cut loose with a bit of your vast wealth and buy me that nice new Jenaeu 57 tri I have been wanting, and I will anchor next to your new boat to make you feel good about your charity
You got it! You've always had great advice on here for me, so why not?

Is 57' long enough, or would you rather I had one custom built and designed for you? The sky's the limit.
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Old 18-02-2008, 11:49   #14
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Will that be check or cash
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Oh, and 57' is fine. Want to keep it small so I don't have to pay for any extra crew (I am assuming it won't come with my standard $20k per month allowance)
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