Post in 'The Inglenook' started by webbie, Mar 17, 2012.
Thanks, I'll add that to the list for this summer.
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Looks like too much work to get much beer drinking in. Just say'in.
Fishin' pole in one hand and beer in the other ,,, me thinx not gonna happen on that boat
EXACTLEE - thats the only reason I don't like sailboats.
My father always said that the fun of a sailboat is that you are almost always going as fast as possible. Which may actually be pretty darn slow sometimes. I suffered many a summer day sitting in the hot sun and watching people speed past us in their powerboats laughing and screaming with joy as they swamped us in their wake when I was a kid. That's one of the reasons I bought my powerboat 12 years ago. Problem is that I can't afford to fill the gas tank anymore. One of those go fast sail boats would be lots of fun and pretty cheap to run too.
Can we say water world !! I don't see Kevin Costner in your photo ! Something is fishy here!
all i need for the waters we have down here, but its different i guess , web is in a place where a boat like he is looking to get would be unreal to float, one selects ones watercraft based on the water he intends to "craft" i wish you fair winds and a following sea with your new boat web, i hope you enjoy it as much as i and my family have enjoyed the canoe we ply the rivers and streams of gods country (southwest virginia) upon. BTW if ya get bored with all that open water, come on down and do a couple floats.
EDIT, thats right you were in WV for a while, so you know what im talking about
Looks like a heckuva a lot of fun. Hope I make it back some time to hitch a ride while you still have it.
On that boat, you're probably right. But I'll tell you that I've done a lot of sailing...all monohulls, from 8' to 38', from my teens into my 50's, and I've had some excellent beer drinking happy hour sunset cruises & such on sailboats. It can be really exciting or really relaxing, all on the same day...depends on what direction you're trying to go and how strong the wind is. At the same time, I appreciate power boats. Dad bought a 25' cabin cruiser when I was 6. I built myself a hydroplane when I was in High School. Later, of course, I had a lot of large "company boats".
I've had a couple Boston Whalers which I really enjoyed.
My problem with a powerboat now is that you get "there" too fast!
Also, I don't have kids who want to ski or get pulled around in floats.
These days, it seems power boats appeal much more for fishing...than cruising. High gas prices don't help any.
Sailing is a sport, which is what I like about it. You can get quite a workout and, as fossil notes, one minute you are enjoying nature and the next minute you are hanging on for dear life with your heart pumping. Basically, instead of going somewhere...the entire journey is the reward. As soon as you get out on the water, you are "there".....
Heck, Mike, if you have a little lake or a wide river you can always try these.....
That's poetic...and accurate in my experience. Of course, there were many times "destinations" (wayside stops on the voyage), but the journey was the experience I bought the ticket for. I was rarely disappointed. Rick
Sounds quite Zen and a worthy journey.
This may be hard to believe for some, but when I sail I think about NOTHING else. I am there - and usually thinking something like "this is the most beautiful place in the world"....that is, experiencing the weather, wind, waves, etc.....
It is really my great escape.
I can dig it. You are a fortunate person to have found that. When I have trouble sleeping I focus on sailing. Not that I have done a lot, but the experience was unique and memorable. Surfing troughs flying wing to wing on the Pacific was an extraordinary experience that I am glad I was there to partake.
Craig - I do get the "journey" part. Even with the motor pushing me, I get to see much. You have open water - I work with running water. Beauty all around:
I see no cannons. How do you repel pirates with no cannons? On the "up side" plenty of places to vomit without having to swab the deck. Good choice Craig.
Aye Matey that's a fine vessel ye have there!
How the heck do you stay on that thing? Shure looks like it moves pretty dang fast too!
I have both, speed with the big moo and quiet with the electric. Only go fast to get to the next fishing spot. Then its relaxing nature(well except for the other fella's blastin to there next spot!).
I'll have to find out how I stay on there.....this might give you some idea.....
How do you tack? That seem like a long haul to get to the other side. Also, no windlasses?
Small enough so that the jib is run just through one pulley - that was the same on my old boat.
We'll have to see how well she goes to wind. There is probably a trick to it....I've done it with Hobies. In some conditions, you simply go about it backwards (gybe).
That's probably the biggest downfall of a super-lightweight multi-hull...they don't point close into the wind.
Craig, If you're looking for a name, I saw a boat recently with the name "Don't Panic" written upside down on the hull. Seriously, your new boat looks like lots of fun. At age 65, I purchased my first boat last summer and just had a great time learning a whole new set of skills trying to become a sailor.
What kind of boat ya got?
My wife wants the boat named after her nickname. The last one was - that is "Mott"....
BUT, we decided to call this one "Knot Mott", in a reference to the speed.......
Her speed will make up for not being able to point as high.
My first (and probably last) boat is a 23 ' all wood, open, fishing boat similar to a Cape Island boat (at least, that's what they're called in Atlantic Canada). It's about 12 years old and has a 55 HP inboard Yanmar engine. It's very heavy and, with the high gunnels, handles the open North Atlantic very well. As a joke, the original owner, who knew my wife, Judy, was not very enthusiastic about the boat, re-named the boat the "Miss Judy" right before we purchased it. Anyway, the name stuck and everyone in our little village in Newfoundland now refers to it as the "Miss Judy".
Separate names with a comma.