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Old 01-06-2009, 06:04   #1
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Definition of a 'Boat Unit'

I have long believed it was $100, but I am hearing some say recently it's $1000.

Which is correct?
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This is 2009.........inflation has made boat units soar.....$1000 is the boat unit of the times...........
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Haven't you heard the etymology of the word boat comes from: Bring Over Another Thousand?

That being the case, a boat buck is $1k, in US of course.
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Maybe we should track it against the dollar and other major currencies?
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Haven't you heard the etymology of the word boat comes from: Bring Over Another Thousand?
...people say, "Break out another thousand."
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It would be OK if it was only one thousand....
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Same as "Boat Buck". 1k or as my wife calls it; "chump change", me being the chump!
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One boat unit = $1000.
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In the late 70's when I started sailing everyone I heard said $100. I don't remember when I first started hearing people call it $1000.

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In my experience a Standard Boat Unit is 1% of the replacement value of the yacht in US$.

FWIW...
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I think we should peg its value against a basket of currencies, and watch it soar as the dollar continues to contract. I'm heavily invested in boat-buck-denominated tangible assets, anyway...
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In my experience a Standard Boat Unit is 1% of the replacement value of the yacht in US$.

FWIW...
That would make a boat unit about $2800 for me (a new Tayana 37 = $280,000). That's just under about 100,000 baht, by the way.
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I always reckoned that it was equal to the minimum cost of slipping the boat for annual maintenance, so that there was a sliding scale related to boat size and type, and somewhat to one's location.

Whatever its origin and actual value, it's too damn much...

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