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Old 04-09-2012, 11:37   #31
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Re: When You Have too Much Money - Well This is for You

I'm still trying to figure out how anyone decides when someone else has "too much money" and what point of reference they use do determine that.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:49   #32
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I thought boats like this came with a few topless girls aboard? (maybe a factory option?) This would cut down on the complaints

Extra credit: What kind of sailboat did Sonny Crocket live on in Miami Vice?

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Old 04-09-2012, 12:03   #33
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I agree with everything said so far !! BUT ya gotta admit they would be fun to go FAST In the right places LOL I admit Im just a OLD speed junky LOL
I have been in a drag boat, we got up to 130 MPH. The water becomes rock hard and the hull feels like it is about to vibrate apart. The speed is an adrenalin rush. I have to admit I enjoyed the thrill ride. Probably the only thing that would be more of a thrill is to ride in a fighter jet. I can understand why some people are into that and also why it is not for most of us.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:08   #34
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If something like that was coming through the anchorage on a regular basis then IMO you are in the wrong place.

But if it was a one off thing then to my mind something fairly novel to see - personaly if he came in hailing (or arm waving!) distance would try and blag a trip around the bay . (no sharing of expenses though!).
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:38   #35
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I'm surprised at 35 posts, no one has talked about the idiots on jet-skis that come roaring through a quiet anchorage using your hull as a pylon.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:43   #36
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I'm surprised at 35 posts, no one has talked about the idiots on jet-skis that come roaring through a quiet anchorage using your hull as a pylon.
You realize that rather then the thread dying a natural death, you have just ensured another 53 posts!
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I could have added what type of anchor they use and if the had lightning protection...
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who had right of way by colregs?
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Been there, done that, and have outgrown it. Now what really impresses me today is anyone silently gliding by in an anchorage on electric power like Capt Mike (mbianka).

Tahoe, when I was 25 years younger, giving my parents a ride on my old hemi powered V-drive flatty.
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I cannot believe it...disdain shown by my normally open-minded, helpful and receptive forum members to a fellow boater. For shame.
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Been there, done that, and have outgrown it. Now what really impresses me today is anyone silently gliding by in an anchorage on electric power like Capt Mike (mbianka).

Tahoe, when I was 25 years younger, giving my parents a ride on my old hemi powered V-drive flatty.
That looks like a lot of power for that little boat.
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Many lawyers advertise that they litigate PWC collisions - so they must occur with some frequency.....
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That looks like a lot of power for that little boat.
It is a regular 18' Flatbottom, but the long lens I used (135 mm) does compress things. I never used a blower, so was only around 500 hp, good for 85 mph with the ski prop and able to pop up 7 single skiers at 6400' elevation.
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Many lawyers advertise that they litigate PWC collisions - so they must occur with some frequency.....
in business, the fact that someone else is advertising something does not mean it is worth it. In my business, most people are on their way out the door, they just don't know it yet. That fact is true in a lot of businesses. On the other hand, I'm not a lawyer, so won't say if it does or does not work in their field.
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Re: When You Have too Much Money - Well This is for You

Old pre-race trick down in the Keys--walk by his boat when no-one is aboard, and drop a 5/16" Nyloc in the cockpit. Stand back and watch them panic.
Of course , we did the same thing with a split pin dropped at the base of the mast, just before the race for the sailing crowd.
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