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Mikado 11-02-2016 12:13

How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
Hi All,

I am in the middle of packing for a three week trip to Florida to work on my boat, and thinking of the projects that I need to accomplish on this trip. As I was reviewing some pictures I realized that I can't help admiring her, even after all these years. It's like owning a beautiful classic car and after parking her and walking away, you can't help but turn around to look back and admire.

Do you have similar feelings about your boat? I wish I had a way of describing Solace to people. I mostly like the shape of the hull, the way that the compound radius forms the beam. To me it's like looking at a classic Aston Martin and admiring the lines.

One of my favorite movies is Master and Commander. One of my favorite lines is when Captain Aubrey is describing the Surprise and says "Surprise is not old; no one would call her old. She has a bluff bow, lovely lines. She's a fine seabird: weatherly, stiff and fast... very fast, if she's well handled. No, she's not old; she's in her prime".

How do you describe your boat? I can't believe that I am the only one that thinks about this?

Jeff

boatman61 11-02-2016 12:36

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
Sleek but rugged..:thumb:

barnakiel 11-02-2016 12:40

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
Infatuation. Do not worry. Doctors say this condition does not require treatment.

b.

Mayhemdog75 11-02-2016 12:57

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
We are heading to our beloved to finish up some projects before sailing her to Florida from North Carolina in a couple weeks. I too look at all the pictures I took before leaving on a daily basis! Her lines are beautiful and classic. I've been away from her since September and can't wait to rejoin her. I'm pretty sure when we left the boatyard and I turned to look at her one more time she smiled at me with a tear in her eye knowing I would be back soon to give her the love she deserves. It's been 4 years of saving and working to get us to the liveaboard cruising life and we are only a few weeks away!!!!! Super stoked!!!!,!,

sailorboy1 11-02-2016 13:00

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mikado (Post 2042949)

How do you describe your boat?

Comfortable!

thomm225 11-02-2016 13:11

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
My boat is tough, narrow, old, and strong.

I almost always turn around for an extra look when leaving.........which is most every morning and night since it's between home and work

CS Cruiser 11-02-2016 13:15

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
Mine is schweeeeeeeeeeeeet:biggrin:

Don C L 11-02-2016 13:15

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
Yes I have to confess a bit of infatuation with the S&S lines of my boat below the waterline... a gracefully sculpted work of art... but, unlike the lines of Aston Martins (not to take anything away from their beauty,) the shape of a boat's hull is not only an inspiring beauty but really does translate to a performance and a feel when she's sailing as well.

FollowingCs 11-02-2016 13:37

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
Imaginary.....

Hopefully turning into reality yet this spring.

~ Following Cs ~

Panope 11-02-2016 14:20

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
Personalized.

Snowpetrel 11-02-2016 15:00

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boatman61 (Post 2042979)
Sleek but rugged..:thumb:

:thumbup:

At the moment tattered :( would be a good description of snowpetrel 2 but I always love admiring her lines as I row away. She looks fast, powerful and strong.
Hopefully in time I will be able to add personalized to her list of attributes, and maybe even comfortable..

FSMike 11-02-2016 15:23

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
She's ideal for me - that means paid for.

Celestialsailor 11-02-2016 15:49

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
As long as "Joli Elle" holds the mirror, I will always be a young man sailing her.

Alberg 34 11-02-2016 15:54

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
she is like a graceful women sleek& beautiful Sometimes I call her BOAT (Break out another thousand) but I love her to death
She is dependable when things get rough Hope to spend the rest of my life with her

Jdege 11-02-2016 16:05

Re: How Would You Describe Your Boat?
 
At this point in my cruising life, I have three boats, the mythical, the hypothetical, and the imaginary.

None of these exist, but they don't exist in very different ways.


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