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#11 Jun 25, 2020 4:22 pm

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Re: From my boat last weekend...

200HP Volvo inboard.  It will do 50 MPH on still water.

My wife wanted the boat.  It is nice but I would sell it today.   And yes, I'd rather be sailing but the rivers around here aren't good sailing.  The closest good sailing is on the Great Lakes and that is a minimum of a four hour dive.

Going up and down the Mississippi is kind of fun.  That is a big river.

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#12 Jun 25, 2020 9:20 pm

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Re: From my boat last weekend...

New Historian wrote:

Nice little runaround, about 200-250HP? You know the old one about the two best days of a boat owner's life, right? Well I've had 6 of those, and not looking to having another 2 - it's time to sail the best kind of boats: other people's! I've had 1 26-foot engineless sloop for fun, and 2 power boats for business. Loved 'em all, loved selling 'em all! Once I retire (AGAIN, LAST time!!) soon, I'll be getting back into occasional yacht delivery, it's fabulous: you sail a great boat, never mind what breaks on it, all food free, AND a check at the end of it! Here's my orphans:


https://i.postimg.cc/62v0zxqP/image0000145-A.jpg



https://i.postimg.cc/dk2WwKFy/Hopper-on-the-hard.jpg

When you need crew let me know, I'll bring the Sun Tan Lotion.

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#13 Jun 25, 2020 9:26 pm

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Real Distwalker wrote:

200HP Volvo inboard.  It will do 50 MPH on still water.

My wife wanted the boat.  It is nice but I would sell it today.   And yes, I'd rather be sailing but the rivers around here aren't good sailing.  The closest good sailing is on the Great Lakes and that is a minimum of a four hour dive.

Going up and down the Mississippi is kind of fun.  That is a big river.

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Our baby coastguard boat crossing from the confluence of seas at Point Salines.

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I think if I remember correctly she was around 2x 130/150 HP. The certainly slapped the waves hard.

Trying to figure out why I couldn't add those photo's yesterday, but can today? also why they have come out sideways. They are right way up in my folders.... sad

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#14 Jun 25, 2020 9:33 pm

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Real Distwalker wrote:

No theme.  Just a nice photo.

We were anchored in this cove.  You can see the nature trail foot bridge seen above to the south.

https://arcg.is/1zzbb5


Yes indeed, very nice,  it's just you also showed the train bridge, and for a moment I thought it might have been the same bridge.

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