Jump to content
Yarbr

The Boat Fanatic Thread

Recommended Posts

18 hours ago, davidg said:

Be careful with that one. That picture is misleading. To my knowledge, they don't offer what the picture suggests with all the colors included. They offer perfect match gel that will match your hull perfectly less the sun fade. Spectrum makes the gel coat for several Brunswick brands nowadays.  It is good shit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It’s been a while since I posted a pic  let’s see if this works  
 
https://ibb.co/3fVwXXw


She's a beaut! Not sure what it is about boats, but they feel like they are alive. And need to be cared for as such. Looks like you do that.

Told my wife I needed to go to the boat sometime in the next week or so. Her response: "What do you need to do?" She doesn't understand that she just needs to know I haven't abandoned her. I need to touch and feel her (the boat, not my wife. I've been married 23 years). As to what I need to do? I'll know when I get there. So headed down tonight. Remarkably mild night. Probably mid 60s. Just got a Crown Royal Black as a gift today. It's a good night.
37ee6924d624f1bad89cf6d994c444f4.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to the boat show today in downtown Austin. Fucking insanity.

Nautique had a G23 that was $304k
Mastercraft averaged about 175k
MB was quasi reasonable at 84k

Base ski nautique was 95k

Ridiculous fddb2a2463745c4a381e2acbdfeaf743.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you know what kind of awesome sailboat you could buy for that? Especially used?

 

Took her out for a little afternoon sail to stretch her winter legs. I think I saw Captain Stubbing.

2ea37cf7e85a707ee7ca4e1fa1f7f997.jpg

 

026d7c3b520361725a343e2efbab3d91.jpg4c62a7d6ab28c27ea799bc10a3950f42.jpgac6e471176e3d5d7e29fd0d4dc9f8444.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That’s insane.

There was also someone on the boat in very serious discussions with the sales guy. I just laughed. Boat show needs X amount of suckers to be a success. That includes the suckers like me paying $10 to see all the overpriced shit.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There was also someone on the boat in very serious discussions with the sales guy. I just laughed. Boat show needs X amount of suckers to be a success. That includes the suckers like me paying $10 to see all the overpriced shit.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro



We bought our axis on a whim at the boat show two years ago. But it is wasn’t six figures when we signed on the dotted line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When Krispy Kreme down by the docks has the sign lit.
rZLUVYc.gif

How is that even possible?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Boat club @

For almost everyone it’s the right decision. Only suckers upgrade.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, troph said:


How is that even possible?

I can do this with a smaller boat (not recommended unless there is a hard current and wind coming off the dock)  but I think this guy hits the bow a little bit on the dock and that brings the stern in quick before she sits down.  I've been in Bimini when the current is ripping and you've got a tight slip.  Not for the faint of heart (or wallet)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

When there's a lot of wind and or current you have to do it fast to maintain steerage. Its twice as critical to maintain speed in sailboats to keep water moving over the foils and fight the windage of the rig.

Edited by G650

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Didn't say it was a sailboat.

You should come watch the captains back in single screw convertibles in a 5 knot rip and a 25 knot wind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really wish I had some video of the Farr 40 fleet backing down into their slips in Key West from back in the day, it was a sight to behold.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/4/2020 at 7:49 PM, Handcruser said:

That includes the suckers like me paying $10 to see all the overpriced shit.

Anyone been to Houston show yet?  I’ll be there, buying my $8 beers at some point.  I just can’t resist that fresh fiberglass smell, which faded away long ago on my sled. Also nice to see the same boat I bought a few years ago going for 2x as much. Makes me feel a bit better, I guess. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stopped going to the boat show because how crazy expensive the boats got.

In May we are going on year 5 with Nautical Boat Club. At $400 a month for the club I could buy that Nautique in 70 years.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I still go to the boat show just to see the coolest new ideas/gadgets, but yeah, the prices are insane.

Since I'm an RV guy as well, I also like that portion of the show.  Sadly I missed it this year, usually still out of town for the holidays during the first weekend in January.   I liked it better when it was later in the month.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, smuggs said:

2020 dolphin shart thread?

Looks like it I guess.  Think it's just the reflection of the bow.  That would be quite the blowout.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I finally got the boat "ready", quit my job, and pushed off the dock for good a week before Christmas. We were trapped in the Fort Myers area for a week while a system spun around but Christmas day brought us a N wind that we used to get to the keys. We've been moving fast ever since trying to get to the exumas. We generally sail a day for 6-10 hours and then take the next day off.

spacer.png

We're currently anchored off Highbourne Cay where the Christmas trades are in full force. Winds E at 25 gusting 33 all day and night for 3-5 days straight.

spacer.png

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/7/2020 at 9:04 AM, utee94 said:

 

I still go to the boat show just to see the coolest new ideas/gadgets, but yeah, the prices are insane

 

This is 90% of the reason I go. To see what the nicest ones are using for different components, then bring that back and upgrade mine if/when applicable.  Whatever is good enough for YF, Seahunter, and the like is good enough for my ride when the time comes.  And I like seeing 90k Mowdys with fuel tanks lag bolted to the floor, sharp aluminum corners, etc.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I finally got the boat "ready", quit my job, and pushed off the dock for good a week before Christmas. We were trapped in the Fort Myers area for a week while a system spun around but Christmas day brought us a N wind that we used to get to the keys. We've been moving fast ever since trying to get to the exumas. We generally sail a day for 6-10 hours and then take the next day off.
N5xpA6Q.png
We're currently anchored off Highbourne Cay where the Christmas trades are in full force. Winds E at 25 gusting 33 all day and night for 3-5 days straight.
WC0LARx.jpg
 
 
Might need a new thread to document your travels.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Viking said:

We've been moving fast ever since trying to get to the exumas

Heading to Staniel Cay?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/10/2020 at 9:20 AM, davidg said:

Did we ever get a set of pics of your boat? What are your plans now?

Not yet. I've got a bunch of pics taken while on the boat but very few of the boat. I'll try to get some at anchor. Maybe we'll do some MOB drills and I'll get some of the boat under sail. 😁

Our plans are *breathes deep* to get to Grenada by June which is the start of huricane season. It's going to be a bitch though since we're going against the trades until we get to the Virgin Islands.

On 1/10/2020 at 10:20 AM, Chewbacca said:
On 1/10/2020 at 7:04 AM, Viking said:
I finally got the boat "ready", quit my job, and pushed off the dock for good a week before Christmas. We were trapped in the Fort Myers area for a week while a system spun around but Christmas day brought us a N wind that we used to get to the keys. We've been moving fast ever since trying to get to the exumas. We generally sail a day for 6-10 hours and then take the next day off.
N5xpA6Q.png
We're currently anchored off Highbourne Cay where the Christmas trades are in full force. Winds E at 25 gusting 33 all day and night for 3-5 days straight.
WC0LARx.jpg
 
 

Read more  

Might need a new thread to document your travels.

There's a thread for boat retirement/sabbatical but I'd be the only one posting to it. I dunno if my ego is big enough to have my own surly thread.

On 1/10/2020 at 12:49 PM, G650 said:

Heading to Staniel Cay?

We'll prob hit staniel cay on the way down to Georgetown. Been there? Any recs? We know little about the exumas except what is in the explorer charts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, Viking said:

We'll prob hit staniel cay on the way down to Georgetown. Been there? Any recs? We know little about the exumas except what is in the explorer charts

Many times. There's a ton around there to do if you are inclined, people have already mentioned the pigs and the nurse sharks, plus my favorite, Thunderball Grotto, which you can see from Staniel Cay YC.

 

I can PM you my contact info if you want some more in depth stuff?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


mpu


Football ... Basketball ... Baseball ... Other Sports ... Recruiting ... Gambling ... Movies & TV ... Music ... Hobbies ... Lulz ... Food & Travel ... Daily Texan ... Help ... For Sale ... Politics ... Board Discussion
×
×
  • Create New...