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Old 04-21-2015, 08:55 PM   #1
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Boats we own(ed)

Yes... there have been many threads on this, but we like the subject so much that it's a chance to share experiences, pictures, stories and memories.
It will take some time to put together a list, but this for starters.

Spent 100's of hours in this 1950's 17 ft. mahogany Thompson runabout, in Narragansett Bay... from Barrington to Providence, to Newport and every anchorage along the way. Fishing, swimming, skiing, clamming and watching air shows at Quonset Naval Air Station. Our kids grew up in bathing suits and could sail our plywood (original) 1951 Sunfish at age 5.

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Old 04-21-2015, 09:36 PM   #2
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OMG, that is the same boat DH had for ~45 years! He had it when we married so maybe he bought it in the early '60s. Finally sold it about 1999 to a guy who appreciated vintage wood boats. Only change was that DH re-enforced the transom and put 2 45 hp Mercs on the boat (for safety as he would take it out the mouth of the Columbia River 15-20 miles into the Pacific). He told me that once he water skied the Columbia River Bar which is usually the roughest in the country. There isn't a better design for stability in rough water. Always garaged when not in the water.

I would need to dig back in the family photos for fishing, crabbing, waterskiing with the kids.
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I have never owned a boat, and probably never will. That said, I'm sure that boat has lots of happy memories for you, imoldernu.
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My boat is still in my old backyard after 10 years.

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Boston Whaler Montauk 17. Great boat.
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Owned a Searay 175BR for four years. Lots of tales of drunken debauchery... Sold it because it wasn't getting much use, and storage became an issue.

If I ever get another boat, big if, it would be a pontoon boat.

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Old 04-21-2015, 10:33 PM   #8
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16 Hobie Cat catamaran
24 foot Southcoast sailboat
28 foot Morgan Out Island sailboat (we lived aboard in the Bahamas for the summer in 2003)
34 foot Marine Trader trawler sold in 2013.
Loved them all, plenty of good times with friends aboard, but happy now as non boat owners for the time being.
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Currently own 1960s era Sunfish, Trac 14 catamaran, O'Day Daysailer II, 2003 Larson 180 SEI (will sell in a few weeks... have a buyer lined up), Honda AquaTrax jet ski and the latest addition was a 20' Bennington pontoon boat.

Lots of great memories on each, especially the O'Day which was our stalwart for many years. I remember when I first got the Honda (10' of 165hp turbocharged) it was scary quick and scary fast.... but within a month I was totally used to it.
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A Sunflower!

Here's a pic of a later model one:
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Lateen rigged, has a daggerboard, mine had a room door hinge to replace the broken rudder hinge. Was a long time ago...
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A Sunflower!

Here's a pic of a later model one:
Google Image Result for https://www.sailboatstogo.com/images/sunflowerLZ4-1.jpg

Lateen rigged, has a daggerboard, mine had a room door hinge to replace the broken rudder hinge. Was a long time ago...
My older brother and I bought one of the "Cool Cigarettes" sea snarks back in the early 70's Cost ? 2 empty cool cigarette cartons and $52 money order , and signing a statement certifying being legal age to buy cigarettes ( big lie) price included shipping. I'l post a photo if I can fine one.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snark_s...k_Sailboat.jpg

Great little boat , even if it was a floating billboard on the sail.The snark was the cheaper raw Styrofoam hull version of the sunflower.

The guy at the liquor store we pestered for the empty cartons thought we were nuts .

After that , A Hobie 14 catamaran ,A shared ownership of a Columbia 26, and still have an Aqua Cat 14 Catamaran. Reminds me, time to go sailing, it hasn't been in the water in about 10 years.
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I had a canoe as a kid, maybe 11-12. That think leaked like a sieve but I took it on the intercostal with two paddles and a bailing can. Loved it.

Around the same time my father and I built a jon boat. It was a great project and a fun boat.

Haven't owned one since, though.
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Oops, forgot.... two kayaks too.
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Here I am learning to sail on a Dolphin Sr, circa 1974. I've owned 6 boats since then, 4 were J/Boats- Better Sailboats for People Who Love Sailing..

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing... about in boats — or with boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not." from The Wind in the Willows
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Here is our little trailer sailboat, a Montgomery M17. It has a small cabin that sleeps 2 and a 600 pound lead keel. This photo was taken in the San Juan Islands in WA state (I don't think we had crossed into Canada yet).
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Here is our little trailer sailboat, a Montgomery M17. It has a small cabin that sleeps 2 and a 600 pound lead keel. This photo was taken in the San Juan Islands in WA state (I don't think we had crossed into Canada yet).
That voyage takes seamanship! Passage from Friday Harbor to Bellingham is often.. interesting.
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That voyage takes seamanship! Passage from Friday Harbor to Bellingham is often.. interesting.
We have quite a bit of experience but really it was a pretty mild trip given the calm summer weather. Knowing the tides and currents is what counts, especially in a 17 foot boat that is design limited to about 6.5 knots close hauled. Going against a 4 knot current....sucks (alternatively, going with a 4 knot current wing on wing and you are flying).

We didn't start at Friday Harbor though...we started at Anacortes.
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