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Old 05-31-2021, 02:41 PM   #921
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First time posting to this thread. But, I figured this probably qualifies. I bought a BOAT. It's in caps because, as I've learned, it's not a "thing", it's an "acronym": Break Out Another Thousand. I'm enjoying it thoroughly, spending almost every weekend on it.
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That's a nice boat!

Now, you've got to post about your cruising the bay and fishing trips. Can you take it up the coast?

PS. I know nothing about boats. I do know that they guzzle a lot of fuel, hence the range may be limited depending on the fuel tanks.
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Wow!
Way out of my league but I just know you'll enjoy the heck out of it for years to come. Congratulations!
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Gah!

Going backwards.

Sold boat.

Gah!
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That's a nice boat!

Now, you've got to post about your cruising the bay and fishing trips. Can you take it up the coast?

PS. I know nothing about boats. I do know that they guzzle a lot of fuel, hence the range may be limited depending on the fuel tanks.
Yes, they do guzzle fuel; it gets ~1mi/gal @ cruising speed. She holds 700 gal of diesel so, my practical cruising range is 550-600 miles with some reserve. It will travel up/down the coast but, it's not a 'round the world' boat like some of the larger trawlers (more fuel efficient & much more fuel capacity). I bought her in Marina Del Rey and came up the coast to SF Bay. My credit card almost melted when I filled up before the journey.

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Way out of my league but I just know you'll enjoy the heck out of it for years to come. Congratulations!
Thanks. I've spent a fair amount of time on boats but, believe it or not, this is my first 'owned' boat. I wanted something big enough to live on (edging toward that) but, it had to be affordable for someone who's not a gazillionaire. So, that meant a high quality, older boat that's seen a lot of love. I looked for 6-9 mos with a great yacht broker and found this one; now named (properly renamed) "3 Roys."
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Very nice! Yeah unity gas mileage. Some friends of my parents back in Detroit bought a 38 foot ChrisCraft powered by (2) 327 cu-in chevys and it got 1g/mi (or 1 mi/g) also.

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Gah!

Going backwards.

Sold boat.

Gah!
Hopefully it wasn't your second happiest day owning the boat.
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First time posting to this thread. But, I figured this probably qualifies. I bought a BOAT. It's in caps because, as I've learned, it's not a "thing", it's an "acronym": Break Out Another Thousand. I'm enjoying it thoroughly, spending almost every weekend on it.
Beautiful boat. Enjoy.
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Yes, they do guzzle fuel; it gets ~1mi/gal @ cruising speed. She holds 700 gal of diesel so, my practical cruising range is 550-600 miles with some reserve. It will travel up/down the coast but, it's not a 'round the world' boat like some of the larger trawlers (more fuel efficient & much more fuel capacity). I bought her in Marina Del Rey and came up the coast to SF Bay. My credit card almost melted when I filled up before the journey.



Thanks. I've spent a fair amount of time on boats but, believe it or not, this is my first 'owned' boat. I wanted something big enough to live on (edging toward that) but, it had to be affordable for someone who's not a gazillionaire. So, that meant a high quality, older boat that's seen a lot of love. I looked for 6-9 mos with a great yacht broker and found this one; now named (properly renamed) "3 Roys."
I'm flashing back to the days of Dory 36 and his exploits. I'd never want to live on a boat, but Dory made it sound glamorous. YMMV
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Very nice! Yeah unity gas mileage. Some friends of my parents back in Detroit bought a 38 foot ChrisCraft powered by (2) 327 cu-in chevys and it got 1g/mi (or 1 mi/g) also.

Have big fun!
Mine is similar with two Detroit Diesel 8V71Ts powering her.
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Hopefully it wasn't your second happiest day owning the boat.
Nah, the boat was nice, but I had not fully considered the level of effort of even moving up to 24' center console - lots of work.

The Admiral decided she didn't like the role of First Officer, either ... nor the cleanup at the marina :-). And, she had zero interest in offshore (50 mile) fishing in any size boat. Been out a few time with buddies - lots of work :-)

So, gonna rethink and get smaller boat I can more happily manage by myself ...

Finally, I know those herein will be interested - resale prices in my area on boats are so high, I can replace it with a new one for what I sold it for. Gotta drive a few hours, though, and wait a few months.
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Finally, I know those herein will be interested - resale prices in my area on boats are so high, I can replace it with a new one for what I sold it for. Gotta drive a few hours, though, and wait a few months.
Same here. Boats are going for over asking and my yacht broker just told me he's out of inventory at the moment.
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When I bought my boat three years ago, the dealers in my area were "near criminal" in their approach to commodity boats like mine. I refused to participate and found an honest, fair margin dealer in NC - great guy, fair and great with any follow-up.

The local dealers weren't even going to kiss me.
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Nah, the boat was nice, but I had not fully considered the level of effort of even moving up to 24' center console - lots of work.

The Admiral decided she didn't like the role of First Officer, either ... nor the cleanup at the marina :-). And, she had zero interest in offshore (50 mile) fishing in any size boat. Been out a few time with buddies - lots of work :-)

So, gonna rethink and get smaller boat I can more happily manage by myself ...

Finally, I know those herein will be interested - resale prices in my area on boats are so high, I can replace it with a new one for what I sold it for. Gotta drive a few hours, though, and wait a few months.
Hmmm. I would have thought the Admiral would have simply said "You're gonna need a bigger boat!" I guess YMMV.
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She did say, you need a bigger boat and staff to take care of it.
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Yes, they do guzzle fuel; it gets ~1mi/gal @ cruising speed. She holds 700 gal of diesel so, my practical cruising range is 550-600 miles with some reserve. It will travel up/down the coast but, it's not a 'round the world' boat like some of the larger trawlers (more fuel efficient & much more fuel capacity). I bought her in Marina Del Rey and came up the coast to SF Bay. My credit card almost melted when I filled up before the journey...
You are retired, so there's no need to go fast, particularly if you are going on a long trip. Going slower may improve your fuel mileage by 2x or 3x perhaps? I was thinking about the possibility of going up to the Puget Sound and further to Vancouver Island.

However, the SF Bay is big enough to explore, plus there's Dungeness crab there to catch without going further north.
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For me it's easier and cheaper. The Delta is 10 miles away (marina with slips) and all that's needed is a outboard fishing boat.

And I don't mean a 200 HP Bass boat.
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Huston55 >>> Wow, now that is a boat!! You deserve the title of Captain.
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