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The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Choosing the boat that's right for you is much more involved than choosing a neighborhood and house. Ask you questions here!
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby tex » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:07 pm

I might go for this one myself! Steigercraft with 250 Mercruiser gas, but 3 year warranty. 1’2” draft, gexplore the shallows of the shallows.

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1999/St ... fflrWgpCEc
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby tex » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:15 am

Obviously, I'm not posting something to get the Aythya Crew's attention. Here's a potential and economical candidate that one could afford to plan a few major projects.

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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby CaptForce » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:57 am

I had a great 45 year run living aboard boats that I was excited about and cruising with Nancie. We traveled tens of thousands of nautical miles and raised our two children aboard. I did have the idea that I might retain some boating related activity, but Nancie's post-polio syndrome will not allow her involvement. I've been focusing my passions on musical performance and skating.

We will be passengers on the big cruise liners,- Cuba, Alaska and Tahiti are booked, but my personal boat ownership is not likely. I've stopped my participation as a moderator on the Cruising and Sailing Forum, but I'll remain following my friends here. 'take care and joy!
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby scallywag » Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:54 pm

Once beds are made, meals prepared and rooms cleaned on cruise ships, having to do it yourself is demeaning. My wife put up with small boat cruising until she experienced the big cruise liners. If the boats were not in the water in the canal, they would have been gone long ago. We have almost 200 days on cruise ships. Alaska and Cuba are on the bucket list. We enjoy the atmosphere in the Caribbean ports. In fact we enjoy the St. Augustine atmosphere. I am content to walk the beaches and the shores of the waterways.

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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby Robin » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:31 pm

Very best wishes to both of you, please do not be a stranger lurking here This place needs some commonsense advice too frequently and you have it all in one huge memory bank.
Mark my words, it will be dark again by nightfall :)
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby CaptForce » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:11 pm

Thanks, Robin, I've too many friends here to let go!
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby scallywag » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:11 am

I frequent this site and Janice's BLOG more than any other place on the web. With hurricanes Matthew and Irma, I had to redirect my efforts and finances from Scallywag to the dwelling. Six more rooms to repair and then on to Scallywag. The winds tore up my lines. As one ages, it takes longer to get things accomplished. Oh well!
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby tex » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:11 pm

CF and Nancy have the right idea. The Admiral and I also really enjoy the cruises. We met one older lady last time who actually lives aboard cruise ships, booking one after another. She says it costs less than a good assisted living joint, so what the heck. Huge buffet selection daily for most any diet, maid service, room service, medical aboard, fresh air, gym, pool, movies, bars & restaurants, coffee & pastry, yep!
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby scallywag » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:10 pm

The cost per day can range from $150 and up for a couple. We enjoy the entertainment...We are at the point that we just sit and watch the people. We have run into some interesting individuals.
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby tex » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:00 am

I went on one of those TCM (Turner Classic Movies) Cruises a few years ago. Love the old movies. Guests on that cruise were Tippy Hedron and Ernest Borgnine. I’d go on another one tomorrow. Great food, dancing, port visits ect, but great old movies on big screens.
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby Robin » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:17 am

Ournearest thing to a cruise has been the 65 mile winter car ferry trips, overnighters, to France for stocking up wines and goodies, even to play golf. Luxury cruises to me do not appeal, too much like sitting in a hotel and watching the world go by through the window. Besides I'm mean.(stingy :o ) and prefer my own boat
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby scallywag » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:29 pm

Janice has just added on her BLOG a suggestion about the right boat for people that have trouble boarding their boat. Very interesting. :roll:
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby CaptForce » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:31 am

Who is Janice and where is her blog? I've missed something.
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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby scallywag » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:36 pm

http://janice142.com/

Janice is a lady that lives aboard a 23' trawler. Some individuals aboard this site have met her. I am not one. Her latest BLOG is directed to people that have a hard time boarding some boats. This hit home.

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Re: The right "next" boat for Captain Force

Postby ka8uet » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:08 pm

There are advantages to playing flute!!!! BTW, I only have one step from cockpit to saloon. Easy-peasy. Cats have lots of advantages.

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