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    Senior Member Cyclist's Avatar
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    A good buddy and his wife did the Great Loop in one of these.

    They had a blast!

    In some river areas, bigger boats had issues with draft.



    http://nordictugs.com/Nordic_Tug_Model_34.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Dave View Post
    I can't qualify this as a retirement vessel since there is no sleeping quarters on her, and I assume that's what you're getting at when you put in the "retirement" part of it.

    We're building a 2850 Bluewater which is 31' LOA. I'm planning on keeping this boat for a while and the size will be perfect for the fishing we do, the long runs we make to the far eastern Bahamas, and how we use, dive, and fish a boat in general. I can fish solo and manage the boat and a full trolling spread by myself without extra effort. Clean-up isn't going to be too bad as we're taking measures to keep the boat as maintainance free and easy to clean as possible.

    I used to run large sportfishing boats for a living many moons ago, and I quickly realized how fast some boat owners get disengaged (and disinterested) from the action when their boat gets too big to use themselves comfortably. I actually downsized with one sportfish owner down to a large CC and the joy came right back to him since he was back to being involved with everything and in the action again. I think that gets lost on a lot of boat owners who are always of the mindset of "going bigger". Bigger is not always the answer; how you use your particular boat is. Just my .02
    Not the intent. For some it will be the liveaboard trawler, for others a boat they can fish on by themselves every day if they want to. Your point regarding size is more important to me. In retirement I want to be able to run any boat I have by myself for as long as I can. I don't want any skipper doing it for me, not do I want to rely on the availability of others to get me on the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary S. Colecchio View Post

    Nice looking skiff, I can't tell who makes it? Nice lines, old school. Practical and classy.


    Retirement boat would have to be a nice big, easy to sail cat. Lord knows what diesel is going to cost in 25 years.


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    I'll be at the bar waiting for you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catfishin View Post
    I'll be at the bar waiting for you guys.

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    lol

    Close hauled at 35 knts will be pleanty fast for me at 60

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    I'm a simple bloke.
    This is all I need.

    And i'll keep it here at my retirement home
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary S. Colecchio View Post
    Too much to fish skinny around here. Its too big to poll as well. Its not a technical boat. I want it for a beach boat.
    It is a sweet looking boat, I was jw because by the looks of it it didnt look like it would go too skinny..
    Who makes it? As a beach boat that would be suhweeeet
    "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day... Don’t teach a man to fish…and feed yourself. He’s a grown man. And fishing’s not that hard"
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    sharky is sometimes bnt, but bnt is never clocky

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    They were built by Bayshore Boats. Thats their 20' Carolina Bay.
    "If I can't win, I won't play." - Doris Colecchio.

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    grandpa will be loading up the grandkids and hitting the rivers/bays


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