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Old 16-11-2012, 00:19   #1
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A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

If speed is your game, and you can deal with the spartan ex-race boat style, this is your boat. Many years ago I bought an ex race boat (Cal 40) and refit for cruising, a fun boat. If you have the coin for a Gunboat, but are willing to trade some luxury for all out speed (30+ kt), just the idea that someone refit a Maxi cat for cruising is out there, but my kind of out there........if I had the coin.

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Old 16-11-2012, 00:45   #2
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

My idea of a gunboat:



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Old 16-11-2012, 00:58   #3
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

If you can't beat 'em, shoot 'em, right?
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

It would do well against pirates if equipped with qualified gunners and suitable ammunition; as well as landing on sandy beaches, because after all, it's a landing craft with a large Danforth anchor hanging on the stern.
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Old 16-11-2012, 01:46   #5
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

Guns, multi's and pirates ... should be a great thread! But maybe short-lived.
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Old 16-11-2012, 01:59   #6
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

Yeah, especially since we also have an anchor commentary. Now if the gunboat were just made by Hunter............
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

It's amazing how out-of-place the dinghy looks on the back of that cat!
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Old 16-11-2012, 13:16   #8
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

And it's a big dinghy.
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

spartan hell......I've lived in apartments that make that thing look like shangrila
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

OK, spartan as compared to a used Gunboat at the same price.
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

I wonder how far you have to go to have her hauled with it comes time to do the bottom?
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With a 54' beam, that could be interesting.
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Re: A Gunboat is slow compared to this cruiser

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Yeah, especially since we also have an anchor commentary. Now if the gunboat were just made by Hunter............
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Love it! How fun would that be. And still more room than most monos
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Love it! How fun would that be. And still more room than most monos
Of course you'll need the room for the crew it will take to sail her.
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