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probably not farmerman

 
 
Lightwizard
 
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Reply Mon 31 Aug, 2009 08:34 pm
@panzade,
Well, that's a sorry lot.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 31 Aug, 2009 08:50 pm
@dyslexia,
I figured out what it's all about. It's similar to one of these car-boats!:

http://www.edmunds.com/media/reviews/top10/06.most.outrageous.cars/car.boat.500.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 01:21 am
@dyslexia,
Farmer, what an impressive bottom you have there! (That is you in this photograph, yes?) Now I'm worried about whether your boat will sink or swim! Wink
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 01:30 am
@msolga,
This is the bottom I was referring too.:

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/12/2009/08/500x_Boat_Launch.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 04:41 am
@msolga,
Do you refer to the bottom of my Boston Whaler?
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 04:52 am
@farmerman,
Is that what you US folks call what we call our posteriors? Your Boston Whalers? Oh I do like that! Razz
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 05:33 am
A boston whaler is a type of small boat . . . Mr. Farmer in the Dell was being obtuse . . .
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 05:38 am
@Setanta,
Sorry, yes , the dude whos tying off his rig (so it wont drift into the water), is knotting a Boston Whaler, a very fine little boat that is a favorite of lake and bay fishermen.

Its a brand name actually.
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 05:45 am
@farmerman,
(I was just joshing, farmer. Wink )
Though I didn't know what a real Boston Whaler was & now I do.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 06:07 am
@msolga,
Technically its a Boston Whaler MONTAUK, (about a 17 or 19 footer) and it has a wooden center console. Thats probably an older (and classier) model. We used to use one for a tender and it was a tremendous seaworthy little feller. They are almost unsinkable. The only way theyd sink is if they get bashed in half. They will float even when fullof water to the gunwales.

I think these shots of boat idiot is a hoot. The Coast Gurad guys at the EAstport station are always full of tales from rescues in dangerous waters, all the way to really stupid **** that people pull.

I once towed a small fishing boat, the make of which was well known for its cheap construction. The guy hiot a partially submereged cable spool that was floating down the ST Croix and he didnt have the sense to stay out of the river current and he was going way too fast. He punched a hole in his hull and we had to tow him in a "preplane" position so the hole was out of the water. We got him in shore and let him get help to repair the boat (I supposed). Two days later, he was out in the really deep deeps fishing for tuna and riding swells like a raft. I pulled over and saw that they had just put a temp fiberglas patch on the hull and the FRP was just hanging onto a resin soaked rag that was stuffed in the hole.
I radioed him about where we should send his affects. He was a real jerk , but I soon found out that the jerks rule on the big water. They are like a bunch of immortal teenagers when they get a boat.

Lightwizard
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 10:13 am
@farmerman,
I used to live on Newport Harbor during the 80's in the OC and Boston Whaler's were aplenty, one docked outside the house (I was there about five years and lived aboard a yacht the five years before that). I have some pics somewhere -- will try to find them and scan them in.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 1 Sep, 2009 10:24 am
@Lightwizard,
The only problem with Boston Whalers is that many people try to stick too big an engine on their ass. Usually the boat takes anything like 50 to 75 hp and theyll fly. Any bigger engine and they just drag their asses too low in the water.
Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 02:04 pm
@farmerman,
We went out of the harbor to "wave hop" on a 75hp engine and it almost felt like you were in a cigarette boat. If we had hit any flotsam or jetsam, well thank gawd for the floating hull!

I remember the farmerman's cigarette boat but this is not the way to try and share it:

http://www.guildlandis.com/images/boat-accident.jpg
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 02:12 pm
Searched through some photos and I know I have some somewhere of all of us out on the BW -- the Newport Harbor Patrol had about eight of them.

Here's a Goggle search pic close to it:

http://www.mansellboatrentals.com/images-4/boston-whaler-19-1.jpg
roger
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 02:54 pm
@farmerman,
Fer shame. You have just revealed one of the best kept secrets of hull design.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 05:28 pm
@Lightwizard,
TheBW Outrage, is one of the later dual cemented hulls with a foam sealant in between, they are very "floaty" in the water and I see that the one you posted has a 135 or 155 engine. Even so, theres a sort of stern dip in the boat. I like the older Montauks with the wood center consoles.
Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 07:44 pm
@farmerman,
Love to old Montauks -- my Aunt and Uncle Braun (rest in peace) had one on their dock at Newport Island and they would often let me take it out on my own. Foolish people.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 07:58 pm
I had a kayak for several years, I paddled the Arkansas and the Colorado rivers.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 08:34 pm
@dyslexia,
Knowatcha mean, Dys. My favorite boat was the little rowboat (styrofoam, not wood) I used to tool around on Divol Pond in southern NH. Pond was a few acres, too small for a motor boat. That's what I liked about it. Just bend your back to the oars and enjoy the sun and the breeze.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Thu 3 Sep, 2009 08:38 pm
@dyslexia,
prefer a smallish canoe, I do...

(I paddled what Colorado has left us of the Arkansas)
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