Originally Posted by meyermm
Salt how come you seem to pop up here there and everywhere with the same boat knocking theme. I am sure that what ever boat you buy will be the best and you will let everyone you meet know about it including how you out smarted all and sundry. The effect this subject has had on me is to reinforce my belief that a Benne, Jenne etc will do just fine.
I dont have a "general" boat knocking theme at all here or anywhere else. You people are projecting and are ultra sensitive because you own one or have owned one! geeez! I 'm honestly trying to figure out this enigma of Beneteau history
and lines - scalability vs around the lake - and it has me generally confused as a shopper. I've changed my opinion about "certain" models, but I have yet to get a complete understanding of what is considered the salient models for blue. Professionals - surveyors and delivery skipper
opinions - do not seem to exist. If there are sooo many out there, where are the opinions? Why are they knot
on major lists? No one dares to answer...
One thing I will say...and this is absolutely true...In my boat hunt here in SF I met a professional skipper
who makes most of his money
doing deliveries through the year. We were looking over bay area listings and I said "what bout this Bennie 370 Oceanis
?" and he snarled and said he doesn't like them or deliver if he can help it. Mentioned he wasn't alone in that opinion as a delivery captain
. There are many. Well, what can I say? This guy...is he wrong? He has a LOT of experience.
btw...this boat had sailed from France
to SF bay
area by a couple of chaps. It's may be still on market. I think this is the boat. I'm not sure:
Beautiful boat (on the surface), but I think they had some structural issue. I was open. Maybe one of you know the owners?
With reference to the 2009 F-35 - I mean this sincerely, that when I looked at the new F35 online, I said to myself...damn...maybe I am wrong about the newer ones...that looks quite nice of a boat for offshore
needs as a possible racer/cruiser..I'll go check it out. And the depression hit me like a wave when I did.
I just don't know which are which...
I meant that about the book 10 BENNIES TO TAKE YOU ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!