If Money Were No Object, a Boat?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Glock Commander, Sep 17, 2020.

Would you buy a boat or yacht?

Poll closed Oct 8, 2020.
  1. No

    49 vote(s)
    41.5%
  2. Yes a 20 footer

    9 vote(s)
    7.6%
  3. Yes a 30 footer

    13 vote(s)
    11.0%
  4. Yes a 40 footer

    13 vote(s)
    11.0%
  5. Yes a 50+ footer

    17 vote(s)
    14.4%
  6. Yes a 100+ footer

    17 vote(s)
    14.4%
  1. DaveD

    DaveD Ex-Mod Moderator Millennium Member

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    Done with the boat thing. Two Bennington's and $60K later. Never again!
     
  2. jim goose

    jim goose "The Goose"

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    I’d buy a 60 foot cat. Move it around the South Pacific, and charter it out to my friends for nothing.
     
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    This is the one!
     
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    fx77 CLM

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    Is not a boat a hole in the water into which you throw money? :)
     
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    Budqweiser

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    If money were no object, of course. I would have a fleet. Silly question.
     
  7. davethehiker

    davethehiker

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    Boarding a boat is like being sentenced to jail but with a higher danger of drowning.
     
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    Catalina ain't PowerBall kinda money...nice boat but not what is considered a luxury yacht.
     
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    seanmac45 CLM

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    Boston Whaler 325 Conquest Pilothouse
     
  10. as400guy1

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    A PBR would be nice.
     
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  11. WT

    WT Millennium Member

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    A Hardy 42, twin diesels.
    Nice boat for Nova Scotia to Galveston trips.

    At my age a sailboat involves too much work.
     
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  12. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    If money were no object, absolutely. And a buff captain and crew (all shirtless of course) LOL.

    I used to have a 36' Contender, but I didn't use it often enough to justify the storage and maintenance expense so I sold it. It was like this one:

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    I suspect if boats were free I'd not have one. I live few miles from Mobile Bay delta and less than an hour drive to the Gulf. Live in a great place for boating and fishing and just don't appeal to me.
     
  14. Micad

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    You don't have to fish just because you have a boat. There are plenty of other ways to enjoy boating besides fishing.
     
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    In my experience, first you threw money, later the boat SUCKED ALL YOUR MONEY...
     
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    M&P15T All Hail King Kona

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    Yes, but nothing much over 40'. A cabin cruiser. Something to go from port-to-port in comfort, with the comforts of home. One that sits in a slip, not a driveway.

    Boats are a hobby, and expensive ones.

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  17. Valmet

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    30” with an outboard (or outboards). Large enough to be comfortable but small enough to use as a true fishing boat.
     
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    This is what I would go with, but I do like to carry in a Galco Miami Classic Lite!

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    Yes, I would try it. I know nothing about boats but I have been watching people that do long distance adventure trips using trawler type boats. Something on the lines of a Nordhavn, Flemming, Outer Reef, Kadey-Krogan ....
    1:Ability to travel from Caribbean to Alaska in comfort, not extravagance.
    2: Double everything (Redundancy)
    3: Ability to fish off back
    4: Set up to swim off back
    5: Set up to SCUBA dive off back, tank holders, compressor to fill tanks etc.
    6: Decent tenders (2) at least one that can a pull knee boarder or tubers, to keep young ones happy.
    Image is Nordhavn
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    These Sport Yacht category looks cool. Good for day or coastal trips. Sunseeker image
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    BOAT

    Bust
    Out
    Another
    Thousand
     
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