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Old 01-01-2014, 00:27   #226
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Re: Fake Boats?

Totally agree about riding. One of my first bikes was a Harley 45 (ex-WW2) bought it for $75.00 in 59 or 60. I could write a book about that bike. Many of my friends went from sport bikes to Harley's or Harley look a like's...I'm sure they are a blast, just don't try going around corners at a quick pace. Thread drift big time, LOL
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:36   #227
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Y'all must be tired of "fake boats."
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But what about fake harleys.
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Old 01-01-2014, 04:01   #229
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But what about fake harleys.
Obviously a Yamaha V-star, Road-Star will be classified as fake Harleys.

Would a modern Triumph Thunderbird be classified as a fake Harley? After all, wasn't it Marlin Brando riding a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird in "The Wild One" the reason the Harley Outlaw Biker look became part of popular culture?
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My last bike was a Honda 90.... doesn't make me a bad person
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Old 01-01-2014, 05:01   #231
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Despite my previous posts, I actually like Harleys. I had one and I grew up in SoCal, the Garden of Eden for motorcycles and boating. In the early-fifties, when the guys and gals were back from WWII and Korea, Harleys were the it bike to have. My point was about the modern rider who is talking the talk but not walking the walk. Here is where I find a segue back to boats.

Poseurs with disposable income can buy a Captaincy in the sailing world without any time before the mast. And without any real experience, many buy a vessel and then argue on CF 'til their last breath about how good it is.

I recall CFer Starzinger writing that he completed a RTW trip or some other significant trip without seeing winds over 35kts. A genuine dockominium can handle that; particularly with a reliable engine to get you off that lee shore.

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I recall CFer Starzinger writing that he completed a RTW trip or some other significant trip without seeing winds over 35kts.
35 knots on the nose would stop my Honda 90 in its tracks...

She was pretty much a 'creeks and gullys' bike... not designed to go to windward across the pampas with a hard westerly coming over the Andes but fit for purpose all the same.... mustering sheep downwind was her forte.

Speaking of Nortons did you ever see 'Motorcycle Diaries'? ... bonzer movie... ripper music...

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Everyone's entitled to their opinion. Some are based on loads of experience, some aren't.

I've been riding and racing bike since the mid 70's. A little professional racing in 81 and 82. Set a couple of drag racing world records.
I'm older now and don't race but still ride. Currently have an old Honda CBR-1100XX (Blackbird) for street and a Husqvarna TE-450 for playing in the dirt.
Don't know squat about sailboats, trying to learn there, bikes I know.
99 percent of Hardley riders are first afraid of sport bikes and think if they buy a Hardley that somehow or another makes them tough. Funny thing is the Bikers they are trying to emulate are at best thugs and thieves.
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My daily rider is a VStrom, very versatile here in the South West.
Second is a Softail, a good looking bike
Third is a Sportster, a fast and good looking bike
And a Fake Boat an ugly looking Porta Bote

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How is Sportsman fast conzidering other bikes with similar sized engines its actually on the slow side. Vstrom is a good choice and whats with that stable of bikes. How do you find time to sail
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Captain58sailin: "The rest is just ego fodder"



You're right, I guess all boats are the same... the skipper is the only difference. I also assume that you believe all Hunters and production boats can handle a weather situation just as well as the Oyster 46 in the video below. Picture yourself doing this on your boat... no land in sight. Is it a time when you want to be concerned about your keel or rudder falling off?

I haven't read through all the posts here, but this is the second time This video has been posted as being "heavy weather" - sorry - it ain't

55 knots is a strong wind, but wind in itself is not an issue with a properly founded boat. - waves are. And here we see no really big wave action. This kind of weather might be tough on a crew if experienced for a couple of days - but dangerous to the boat - no-
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How is Sportsman fast conzidering other bikes with similar sized engines its actually on the slow side.
It is a 96 HD Sportster 1200 stage III Screaming Eagle (don't ask me what this really means) and believe you me it is quite fast (quick).

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Vstrom is a good choice
Thanks for the on the Strom I think you are spot on

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and whats with that stable of bikes.
That's the leftovers of our riding life.

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Very little but we are working on it.

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Sorry for the thread drift,
but in 55 knots a bit has to be calculated in
so back to CTS.

I see (and read) quite a bit of fear in many bluewater minds
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As most of us know its damn hard to judge wave height by looking at a video or picture, waves you know are 15 foot plus end up looking like a lake and those that are 20-25 foot look like mediocre sized everyday waves. Even the boat doesn't "appear" to be moving that much in a video.
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My daily rider is a VStrom, very versatile here in the South West.
Second is a Softail, a good looking bike
Third is a Sportster, a fast and good looking bike
And a Fake Boat an ugly looking Porta Bote

Happy New Year to all with lotsa

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