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Old 01-10-2005, 10:29 AM
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T2X welcome home.

Mike, The Old Blue twin canopy DON Q is the JD Byrider boat. The singl canopy boat was owned by Lake Cumberland, cut into a pleasure boat.
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:24 AM
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u don,t see many speed boats around the yachts because they are considered water lice ,they often have a great lack of driving,docking and navigating skill and many have a lack of respect for other vessels on the water. i was reinstalling an radar arch for a lady that owned a 100+foot yacht this summer when a poker run came into port with all there usual fanfare and ear splitting noise. she had the crew get all the tenders out of the water quickly and was upset that the hull would have to be scrubbed again ....i asked her why she did not like the speed boats and got an earful.....they are mostly over ego ed men with the SDS(shortdicksyndrome) who need a fiberglass phallic symbol that does not run very well to get everyone to look at them! she was pointing to all the carbon and slime now floating in the marina and leaving a black ring around her boat. these engines are often so rich they won,t idle with out huge amounts of smoke and carbon witch is amplified buy the owner constantly whacking the throttle trying to clean them out ....and people wonder why they get the cold shoulder from other boaters!
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Old 01-10-2005, 01:25 PM
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That looks really neat and all... but it look like a blow boat
Actually it has a diesel electric powerplant with variable pitch propeller that can be linked to the computer controlled sails to achieve a precise speed....

It ain't fast...but it is trick..

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Old 01-10-2005, 01:26 PM
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u don,t see many speed boats around the yachts because they are considered water lice ,they often have a great lack of driving,docking and navigating skill and many have a lack of respect for other vessels on the water. i was reinstalling an radar arch for a lady that owned a 100+foot yacht this summer when a poker run came into port with all there usual fanfare and ear splitting noise. she had the crew get all the tenders out of the water quickly and was upset that the hull would have to be scrubbed again ....i asked her why she did not like the speed boats and got an earful.....they are mostly over ego ed men with the SDS(shortdicksyndrome) who need a fiberglass phallic symbol that does not run very well to get everyone to look at them! she was pointing to all the carbon and slime now floating in the marina and leaving a black ring around her boat. these engines are often so rich they won,t idle with out huge amounts of smoke and carbon witch is amplified buy the owner constantly whacking the throttle trying to clean them out ....and people wonder why they get the cold shoulder from other boaters!
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T2x on a V-BOTTOM?
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Old 01-10-2005, 02:33 PM
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T2x on a V-BOTTOM?
It's actually quite flat......... but the dive boat is a vee bottom RIB.

Next year.... we'll try a 100' liveaboard sailing cat for diving exclusively around the islands.

I've never said that I was strictly a performance boater........

On the other hand if I want to go ...FAST..... I'll skip the "the tweeners"...

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I have had sailboats in the past and I have a prindle 16 racing catamaran right now that is really tricked out. so sailing ain't that bad..... and diesel electric makes that thing awesome... got any pics of that setup?

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3 januarys ago we did the BVI's. Rented a 55 footer on St Thomas and went the length to "The Bitter End". Quite an experience. If you guys ever want a vacation that is the thing to do. Next time we will get one of the little 27 fountain center consoles and stay in hotels on Tortolla, The Bitter End etc.

Talk about bar hopping, it is oneof the most unique places youwill ever go. Have your drinking shoes on!
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I have had sailboats in the past and I have a prindle 16 racing catamaran right now that is really tricked out. so sailing ain't that bad..... and diesel electric makes that thing awesome... got any pics of that setup?

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No but we did spend a day on a Sailing Cat....... I was working non stop......... as this picture evidences.
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No but we did spend a day on a Sailing Cat....... I was working non stop......... as this picture evidences.
That's as much of a crotch shot I want to see.... Thank You.
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