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How often do you spend the night on your boat?

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Old 02-23-2005, 04:23 PM
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Once, and a big ass storm came up in the middle of the night. We were rafted off with three other boats and damn near sank. If I spend the night in the boat again, it's becasue I'm broke down.
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Old 02-23-2005, 04:24 PM
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Dockrocker, I know the 32 sunsation open also has a pretty functional cabin. You can get a canvas to cover the bow and make it like a regular cabin. (pretty cool). In my search for a boat,( took 3 years) I could'nt make up my mind whether or not i wanted speed or amenities. After a few trips on the water i realized i never went below, and if the wife and i take a trip she's gonna want a hotel anyway.
I rode on a friends 38 scarab which is loaded and rode nice but the fun began when the sticks were pinned. I guess you cant ride all day like that. Now my powerplay can run circles around his boat but i dont have any creature comforts. Moral of this long winded story.. Going fast rules. Unless you can afford to have both. comfort + big power.
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Old 02-23-2005, 04:36 PM
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Once, and a big ass storm came up in the middle of the night. We were rafted off with three other boats and damn near sank. If I spend the night in the boat again, it's becasue I'm broke down.
While we do sleep on our boat, we're docked, not anchored in open waters. I don't think I'd be too keen on being anchored out in the middle of the water or harbor area.

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Old 02-23-2005, 04:56 PM
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we have lots of protected bays and leeward sides of islands to anchor out at here. Drop two 20 lb. navy style gound tackles with 6' of 3/8" chain on 'em at at 45-60* to each other...you're going nowhere! Sleep like a baby. If you do get a hurricane (rare on the Canadian border), you'll wake up from getting tossed agaist the hull long before the anchorage is compromised!
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Old 02-23-2005, 05:45 PM
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We stay on the boat almost everytime we go out, we live a good hour or more from anywhere we boat so it makes sense. One of the things I like best about boating is we always stay some place different. I love the activity in the marinas, mornings on the water and of course the queen size bed in our floating cottage
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Old 02-23-2005, 07:47 PM
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Every night with My a/c, fridge, tv-vcr, microwave, stove, full shower n hot water OH yea baby time to break out the cruiser again. Nothing beats heading out fri and heading back in monday after a full weekend out on the water


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Old 02-23-2005, 08:11 PM
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Every weekend for us (around 50) even if it rains. Why stay at home and bit#h when I can be on the water with friends and a cold beer We stay on the hook most of the time in a quite cove. We did this in our 24 and our 29 before the 38, the wife and daughter like this a lot better.
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Old 02-23-2005, 08:31 PM
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nope, first, no place to lay down in my cat, second, the lake house is 100' from the water..... nothing like a nice shower and cable/internet after boating....
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almost never that is one reason I am starting to consider a cat.

oh yeah and the speed
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Old 02-23-2005, 09:17 PM
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A few years ago, I figured we'd like to do weekends, so I bought a cruiser. Never spent one night on it. Sold it and bought the 242.
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