How Many Boats should you Own?

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by WickedGood, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. WickedGood

    WickedGood Guest

    My Wife says that I should not have more than One Boat at a time, Says the same about Motorcycles & Pickup trucks.

    So. If I sell one of my boats this Sat (Sale Pending) Ill be down to just 2 boats and thats OK I think.


    I just picked up this Brand New Shamrock and I plan on keeping it a while.

    The Ideal Boat should be big enough to go aywhere. Ocean, Lake, River and Small enough to Tow around behind your truck, be able to launch and retrive single handed. 23 to 26 feet is a good size.

    It should have a respectible ammout of power. Currently I have a Yanmar 240HP Diesil and while it does Boot Scoot Boogie at around 35 kts; some folks thaink it is too slow. Speacking of Slow: One problem with a Go fast boat is that they dont idle down to troll at slow speeds. Trolling at 6 KTS is fine for Tuna and Bluefish but Im going to add a pair of electric motors to the dive platform to do the Slow 1-2 Kt troll for Stripers & Lake Trout.

    It shold have a blend of lots of Dynamic & Static Stability with sides high enough to keep the water out but still be able to hang over and touch the Sea; at least in the stern. It should be built lie the proverbial brick shithouse but light enough so that it is economical on fuel.

    The boat should have Lots of storage space for life jackets & fishing tackle & SCUBA Gear. It should have a roff for shelter from the Sun & rain & Sleet & Snow. It should have top notch electrnics RADAR, SONAR, GPS/ Chartplotter,LORAN, VHF and maybe a Stereo System. It must have Live wells & washdown pumps and lots of Really Big Bildge pumps. A smalll cabin with Head is a must.

    So. Here is my current boat "Victoria". Im still customizing it and am open to offers of help with Cash or Product Donations in exchange for fishing charters.

    things I still need to do on the boat:

    1) Have Sunbrella Fabric roof built over the aft deck and a Bow Dodger, Enclosure around the Center Console.
    2) Alum framework for canvas
    3) Dual or possibly Quad Big *** electric trolling motors
    4) 4 to 6 Large Marine Batteries
    5) A 200 Watt or larger Marine Stero System, Amp & PA horn
    6) RADAR
    7) a RADAR Mast & replace all Nav ligts with LEDs
    8) Hi Intensity Fog/Flood Lights for night fishing
    9) a Marine FHW Cabin Heater
    10) An electric block heater for the diesil for winter trips
    11) Fishing Rod holders that clamp on the Bow Rails
    12) A custom welded stainless steel cage to protect the propeller
    13) a custom welded ss bow sprit to hold the anchor.
    14) extra anchors are allways welcome
    15) A nice fabric storage building to keep the pine needles out of the boat
    16) I need to keep putting Diesil and Bio DiesilFuel in the tanks, dont know where its going, must evaporate, so if you have soom it will allways be welcome
    17) Also fishing tackle and line must be evoporating. It needs constant replinishment
    18) Bait & Ice. Anyone have an Ice Maker? Actually it would be cool to turn the fishboxes into reefer fish boxes. Any Ideas?
    19) Out riggers, Electric Downriggers
    20) a Green Pole
    21) A 12VDC electric Meat Grinder
    22) A couple really big plastic cutting boards
    23) Lots of Lead Sinkers, Jigs 1oz to 16 oz


    Capt Walt
    WickedGoodOutdoors@Maine.rr.com

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  2. wardd
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    wardd Senior Member

    I invented a boat that meets all those requirements, it uses tartis technology
     
  3. WickedGood

    WickedGood Guest

    Marine Propusion by Arktron Energy


    These are onlythe Prototypes in a testing stage but as soon as you mail me 10,000 Quid Ill get them into a field test.

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    Wait.

    I need to VOTE Again! Just Like a Chicago Politition!
     

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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    I prefer coffee.
     
  5. baeckmo
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    baeckmo Hydrodynamics

    How many boats......depends on how many wives you have eh?
     
  6. wardd
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    wardd Senior Member


    so that's why polyamery took off in utau and not on the coasts
     
  7. CatBuilder

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    And wow, do you guys have some good coffee in your area! On my visits to Milano and Como, I had more than enough "caffe doppio's" in a day to break out in sweat!

    Problem is it tastes so good you can't stop! :D
     
  8. Easy Rider
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    I have 15 boats and would have more if I had more space and money. There's sooo many boats and I really like lots of them but I may be at or over the limit as I'm finding it hard to use them as well as maintain them. Five of my boats are under 100lbs and require almost no maintenance but that 35 yr old 30 footer sure does. I'd say 3 or 4 would work well for most people but would vary according to what boats and what people.

    Easy
     
  9. Willallison
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    Willallison Senior Member

    At last count, the Allison clan had 12 boats, plus assorted sailboards etc.
    No two do the same thing, and though some do get used more than others, we are loathed to part with any...

    I have two rules when it comes to boats:

    1. You can't have too many boats
    2. You can't have too many boats
     
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  10. baeckmo
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    baeckmo Hydrodynamics

    Yeah, but with too many boats (or wifes) you never hit the water......
     
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    I Like the Vibe of that Will. Regards from Jeff.:cool:
     
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  12. Willallison
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    Willallison Senior Member

    Yes - indeed, they do take some looking after.... boats and wives;)

    But I have to say that I love my wife.
    If she ever said I had to sell a boat... well, indeed it would have to go....


    the WIFE that is!!!!:D :D
     
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    Raggi_Thor Nav.arch/Designer/Builder

    We have the same issue with skis (most of those are mine), luckily she has more shoes than me (even if we count my ski boots)..

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  14. wardd
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    wardd Senior Member

    according to the second amendment i have a right to keep and bare boats with guns
     

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    I once asked a fellow from NFD how many dories one needs in their back yard to be a redneck newfy, he replied “Your get’n dere by”

    Dennis
     
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