Like Tree0Likes

Bought a sailboat this weekend!

Reply
Old 04-01-2002, 10:14 AM
  #1
MikeStar
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thumbs up Bought a sailboat this weekend!

Just got tired of racing around all over the lake, so we decided to slow down and save the environment instead of burning 100's of gallons of gas and spewing exhaust all over the water. You guys really ought to consider trading in those nasty loud "performance" boats and get more in tune with the planet. I've done a lot of thinking and reading about this (try "Earth in the Balance" by Al Gore - great book!) and a sailboat is the only kind of boat that make sense if you're going to be a responsible caretaker of the earth (other than a canoe or kayak, but those really aren't "boats" like we think of them).
After all, who really needs a gazillion horsepower when a single 42hp diesel will get you out onto the lake, and then you have unlimited power from Mother Nature herself!


Our new boat is a 400 Catalina, full sail rigging. Very nice, lots of space for friends and family. Think about what I said - it will bring you a lot of peace and tranquility!
Attached Thumbnails
Bought a sailboat this weekend!-cat40.jpg  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 10:28 AM
  #2
MikeStar
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Of course! Though I thought I get more takers, maybe have supercrash or catmando swing by and express their support...
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 10:35 AM
  #3
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
CigDaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
My Boats: Cigarette 35 Cafe Racer
Posts: 21,346
Default

You had me thinking there for the first two rows...then I knew!!!
CigDaze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 10:37 AM
  #4
Registered User
 
BAJA WILL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Tampa, Indian Shores Beach
My Boats: Don't even mention the word boat
Posts: 3,300
Default

BAJA WILL is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 11:00 AM
  #5
MikeStar
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

My father-in-law is a sailor, has a 35' Catalina. We usually go up to visit him once a year, go for a "bob" around the lake. That's enough for me (though to be fair, if the wind is up, it can be a pleasant experience - no wind, it sucks ass.)
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 11:30 AM
  #6
Enjoy the show
VIP Member
 
Ron P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Joisey Shore
Posts: 10,353
Default

Not even close Mike. Nice try.
Ron P is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 11:31 AM
  #7
Registered
 
Shorgasm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: On the back of a chicks M3..If you're gonna ride my ass at least pull my hair!!
Posts: 1,212
Default

Nope not for a second pal........
Shorgasm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 11:45 AM
  #8
MikeStar
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Must have been the "Al Gore" reference - I just knew that no one would believe that!
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 11:51 AM
  #9
Charter Member #1171
Charter Member
 
obnoxus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: New Lenox , Il
My Boats: 2000 36 OUTLAW SOLD SHOPPING
Posts: 3,913
Default

""A"" for effort ,,, but nope !!!! This isn't ""Ragboater.com "" ya know !!!!
__________________
IF YOUR UNDER CONTROL,,,,,YOUR NOT GOING FAST ENOUGH !!!!
obnoxus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2002, 02:11 PM
  #10
Registered
 
Jana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Houston, TX
My Boats: 1996 Fountain 29 Fever
Posts: 929
Default

You had me at the title, but as soon as you said you gave up performance boats, I knew it couldn't be. If you said you bought one in addition to your go-fast... maybe.
Jana is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
point92mach
Chris Craft
3
07-11-2007 10:36 PM
Fanatic
General Boating Discussion
21
02-20-2006 06:24 PM
packinair
General Boating Discussion
12
06-22-2005 10:33 AM
BLee
General Boating Discussion
6
10-27-2004 10:21 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.