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Old 08-06-2010, 07:17   #16
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Silly question, waste of time by watching this post. Please please don't post these type pf threads.
How does that make any sense? By responding to this thread Andreaw has just guaranteed that he will receive a notification every time someone posts on it.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:18   #17
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Well, it sure does beat a free microwave!
Perhaps you should send that one over to the thread about whether people's car choices match their boat choices!
I didn't know there was such a thread... I'll have a look
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OK now thats revolting!!!
It is. Now for the big "gotcha" in the whole thing. Assuming that you take this monster to (say) the Greek islands or Turkey, into some quaint "standard" marina - how do you get the car off? Wanna bet that none of the ramps will fit?

Also to answer Christian's point, we haven't really hijacked the thread, merely approached from the other end. I can just see the owner of this boat sitting below decks in his car with the engine running, unable to get it off the boat, and thinking "Does this count as driving?"
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"Does this count as driving?"
lol or does this count as cruising for that matter?
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lol or does this count as cruising for that matter?
I suspect that the owner of a big boat like that will never leave the dock, just drive in, have his/her party and then off again and leave the staff to clear up.

So I suspect the boat will never "cruise", or if it does, only on a really calm day.
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:45   #21
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The 17million
Maybe its just the Brittish pound has gone down the plug 'ol too. Its really being sold off at USD$5,000


and still theres no takers!!
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Yes, Maybe...

We spent a year living aboard our boat in a TX marina getting it ready for cruising http://www.seabungalow.com. We quit our jobs and spent full time working on the boat, living on it, cooking on it, hating it and loving it.

We met another cruising couple (who had been cruising for 5 years from Norway) and they were the ones who told us: "You are already cruising, this is part of it." So, we have been cruising for a little over a year and a half!

Now, if you have no plans to go anywhere but your sisters back yard... I'd say you are NOT cruising.
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Maybe its just the Brittish pound has gone down the plug 'ol too. Its really being sold off at USD$5,000


and still theres no takers!!
Just following the ozzie dollar. Exchange Rates Graph (Australian Dollar, American Dollar) so you'd best get that boat moving Oz-wards
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That is definately NOT cruising. Thats called YARD SAILING. I used to do it all the time so can be classed as an expert in the subject. Now that the boat is in the water but unfortunately not cruising, we just go SAILING.

P.S. This not to be confused with yard SALEing which is completely different.......m
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Luckily the boat will go in the water at the end of the month. I have to say it is still pretty relaxing to lie in the cabin reading a book on a trailer.
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That is definately NOT cruising. Thats called YARD SAILING.
Well, yeah, you're right. But, I believe there is also such a thing as YARD CRUISING. It kind of depends on your state of mind, and for some people (but not all) it requires a chemical assist (sundowners work). Remember, Harry Chapin had no trouble flying in his taxi.
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Luckily the boat will go in the water at the end of the month.
Then where????
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I didn't know there was such a thread... I'll have a look
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I am online, on my boat, on a trailer, in my sister in law's back yard. Does this count as cruising?
Yup. I did that several times over the past year, until I got the boat in the water 3 weeks ago. I must admit I sleep much better on the water, not having to endure endless vehicle traffic all night.

Next outing Saturday, irregardless of the weather and the forests of logs floating down the channel.
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I am online, on my boat, on a trailer, in my sister in law's back yard. Does this count as cruising?
You could also let the air preasure down in the tires of the trailer and tie the dog to the side of the boat and leave his food bowl just out of reach.



Maybe the missus will hold the watering can over the hatch and you can quickly pop up to check for ships?
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