What makes a "Blue Water Boat"?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by alex folen, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Hey GTO, you might appreciate this. One of the biggest boating experiences I ever had was crossing the Inlet at Mobile from Gulf Shore side to Dauphin Island in a 5hp 18foot canoe with three people. We ended up in sand island, both of the guys on the canoe were praying out load, and I was about to convert. The Canoe that is normally very fast was having trouble fighting incoming tide in shipping channel. I was going sideways, my arm was falling off from resisting current in outboard and we can within feet of landing on the rocks by the fort....

    Moral of the story, sometime you get lucky, sometimes you don't. Even a bay it is no place to try it... Blue water boat - a boat and crew that is prepared for anything that can and will happen.
     
  2. apex1

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    Blue water boat - a boat and crew that is prepared for anything that can and will happen.

    First valid statement (all of mine included)....... mydauphins statement!!!!!!!
     
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  3. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Yeah Apex, but was the idea to get to the right answer so quickly? You're only at post #92.
     
  4. Loveofsea
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    Loveofsea New Member

    Full circle

    Blue water is as blue water does.

    :)

    But don't EVER forget:

    There is nothing like the feeling of utter security on a tumultuous sea~
     
  5. apex1

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    Fanie, you mean the thread will be closed, now that we have the answer? I excuse, did´nt bear that in mind.



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    Life must be awful, nobody tries it twice.
     
  6. mydauphin
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    Hey,

    thats my post - don't steal it...

    Blue water boat - a boat and crew that is prepared for anything that can and will happen.
     
  7. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Did´nt steal it..just qoute, see my comment.
     
  8. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

    Hey Apex my wife won't let me have last word... So let see if you let me on this one

    Blue water boat - a boat and crew that is prepared for anything that can and will happen.
     
  9. GTO
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    GTO Senior Member

    Unfortunately, its north Alabama. I call Lake Guntersville my pond.
    But I am aiming for bigger waters. One day....
     
  10. M-Sasha

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    İf Richard is on the scene, it is not easy to have the last word, he is the boss.
    But impressively, you managed it.:D
    Cheers Sasha
     
  11. mydauphin
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    mydauphin Senior Member

  12. rickthorn
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    rickthorn Junior Member

    Fresh "Tidy Bowl" in the head?:p
     
  13. alex folen
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    alex folen Flynpig

    just wanted to tahnk you all, ...again for the extreamly valuable input. ...sorry for the clutter but felt it worth it...Cheers!
     
  14. Brent Swain
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    My ideal of a bluewater boat is one that can easily survive a collision with a cargo container at hull speed with no serious damage .
    Brent
     

  15. mydauphin
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    Wow... I don't know many boats that would survive that. Even in a steel boat the hit might make a big enough hole to cause a major problem. But I feel better with an aluminum boat vs a fiberglass.
     
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