island girls

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  1. dsuursoo
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    dsuursoo Senior Member

    i've seen more than a few of these about, but i'm curious. were they production run, or built to order, or built from plans?

    but in any event, where could i learn more about them?
     
  2. bistros

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    I think they are factory equipment on offshore power boat decks. I've never seen an offshore power boat without at least one on the front deck.

    I'm sure you get to choose the bikini color and sunglasses with other options during the purchase process.
     
  3. dsuursoo
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    huh. thought you could only lease them.

    unless you're talking about other countries?
     
  4. rwatson
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    Oh no, you can certainly buy them outright, and bring them back to Australia. I see them on the street from time to time.

    Its getting harder to satisfy immigration, but still possible.
     
  5. dsuursoo
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    ah.

    but seriously, where would i find plans for one of these sailboat?

    they're nice looking boats, and i'll admit i'm curious.
     
  6. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Island Girls? I married mine in PNG, - 'cept she is from India first... VERY expensive to keep and maintain.... Is there a boat design called "Island Girls" - I assure you, it will never live up to expectations.... :D:D:D:D
     
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  8. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    What for, - - to do what you, dsuursoo, should have done initially? - - and I would then miss out on the chance of making some irrelevant and cheeky comments? :D:D:D:D

    I guessed that, but what is someone who is really pissed off and unable to get around and circulate, - supposed to do bot entertain ones-self?

    She is a pretty little boat that "dsuursoo" should have found for himself.... not a blond by any chance?
     
  9. dsuursoo
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    i did find that one. i'm looking for the plans for much larger ones. in the 40 foot plus range.

    i've seen one advertised in a yacht brokerage out here. was wondering if it was a stock boat, or something else.
     
  10. rwatson
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    I think the boat looks like about a thousand other semi-fishing designs floating around the place.

    You wouldnt have to look far amongst the 40 footers for a hull that was similar, and you could rig it anyway you wanted and do the cabin that style.
     

  11. dsuursoo
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    so you don't know, then?

    eh. the scarcity of info is enough for me. i was idly curious from talk of it on this forum, and seeing one advertised.

    but it's worth noting it looked nothing like the 24-footer, externally. not a fishing-style boat.

    eh. idle curiosity.
     
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