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PatCox
04-19-2004, 10:49 PM
Okay, I figure that the best way to get out and admire the beautiful wooden boats out there is with a nice shiny fast fiberglass boat. Its a 27 foot cuddy cabin runabout with a mercruiser 7.4 B-3. I like it. To my surprise, I like it a lot. Its pretty and spacious and fast and it makes a nice deep throated burbling sound when it goes slow (and a shreiking gasoline-sucking sound when it goes fast, but fast isn't that important to me). I am building a nice mahogany cocktail table to replace the plastic one that came with it, that way it will have something made of wood on it.

I need a name, a perfect name. How do you find a name?

High C
04-19-2004, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by PatCox:
Okay, I figure that the best way to get out and admire the beautiful wooden boats out there is with a nice shiny fast fiberglass boat. Its a 27 foot cuddy cabin runabout with a mercruiser 7.4 B-3. I like it. To my surprise, I like it a lot. Its pretty and spacious and fast and it makes a nice deep throated burbling sound when it goes slow (and a shreiking gasoline-sucking sound when it goes fast, but fast isn't that important to me). I am building a nice mahogany cocktail table to replace the plastic one that came with it, that way it will have something made of wood on it.

I need a name, a perfect name. How do you find a name?Take it elsewhere, polyester breath! tongue.gif :D

Paul Pless
04-19-2004, 10:53 PM
Let me use the words my father would have,

Jesus Christ! You can't be serious.

PatCox
04-19-2004, 10:57 PM
So how bad is it when you run aground on a hard sand bank, going very slow, idle speed, but still, the ground is hard enough to stall out the engine? I am all paranoid I hurt something, I was idling along because I knew it was shallow, maybe 4 mph, but I hit a pure sand bar, no nice soft mud, and within 10 seconds it stalled the motor. I was only 3 or 4 feet onto it so I started it and put it in reverse and it stalled again. I put the wife and daughter up on the bow, that lifted the prop enought for us to back off. But I have this paranoia that somehow stalling the motor indicates that I hurt the outdrive somehow and I feel these phantom vibations now (there is no objectively discernable difference in performance after this incident).

All of my prior boats have been small outboards, I am now paranoid that what used to be an amusing adventure in my little boats (the engine would kick up, I would jump out and push the boat off), running aground, could now cost me thousands. Yikes. There is so much more to damage on a big boat.

PatCox
04-19-2004, 11:03 PM
Would anyone at least agree that a day on the water in any kind of boat (except a jetski or a loud go-fast penis extension) beats a day on shore? I love just messing about in boats. My family doesn't understand that my favorite activity in the boat is anchoring and just sitting there, grabbing a good book and a beer and sitting in the sun and dozing. Or maybe fishing, in a very non-serious way, a kinda hopeful sorta fishing, just sorta soaking in the light and the water and the beauty of the life God gave us? Thats why I go out on the water.

Leon m
04-19-2004, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by PatCox:

I need a name, a perfect name. How do you find a name?How about..."Wish I Had a Woody" :D

seafox
04-19-2004, 11:06 PM
any boat is a good boat
when I read about you wraping your backside in fibre glass I thought that sounded a little rough.

since the boat was idleing the extra resistance was enough to kill the engine imagion your hull speed was about 7 miles per hour and your boat weights what? a ton so your engine was actually producing maybe 1 horse power over what it took to overcome mechanical frictions so the sudden added load just stalled thing and I don't think you hurt anything even if you got some mud and sand into the prop ( maybe you should check for some mechanical damage to the prop)

may your boat bring every pleasure possable and be safe with your valuable passangers
jeffery

Memphis Mike
04-19-2004, 11:09 PM
How about "Tupperware Party Barge?" :D

High C
04-19-2004, 11:10 PM
Pat, the prop is probably the most fragile part of the motor, and I've seen props get mangled without damaging anything else, so....

I'm ashamed to admit that I have an even larger polyester vessel myself, a 30' Cherubini Hunter sloop (the High C), and God help me, I love it!

The wife says to name the boat, "Wooda, Shooda, Cooda"

PatCox
04-19-2004, 11:12 PM
Thank you Seafox. The boat actually weighs 6,000 pounds, and I was watching the speed, it was less than 5 mph. I was just worried that stalling a 310 HP 454 means that a lot of stress went up through that complicated outdrive transmission, I hope it didn't hurt anything in there. But it was at dead idle, so I am probably just being paranoid. This just 2 hours after I took possession of it. I have learned that I cannot go to the places I went with my 17 foot skiff.

PatCox
04-19-2004, 11:17 PM
High C, to me sailing adds as many points as polyester and conservatism takes away. Thanks for the reassurance. It sure did suddenly hit me there that my lower unit on my outdrive, just my lower unit, cost 3 times what my last boat cost, and that when I run aground now, jumping out and pushing really isn't an option. Damnm, its true, your things own you, not the other way round.

I do just love the water. I was happy on the skiff, but now the rest of the family has room to be happy, too, so we will go out more often, I figure the best boat is the one you use the most.

mmd
04-20-2004, 12:27 AM
Name it "Viagra" (artificial wood ;) )

JimD
04-20-2004, 01:58 AM
Rubber Maid? :D

Wild Dingo
04-20-2004, 04:13 AM
Originally posted by PatCox:
Would anyone at least agree that a day on the water in any kind of boat (except a jetski or a loud go-fast penis extension) beats a day on shore? I love just messing about in boats. My family doesn't understand that my favorite activity in the boat is anchoring and just sitting there, grabbing a good book and a beer and sitting in the sun and dozing. Or maybe fishing, in a very non-serious way, a kinda hopeful sorta fishing, just sorta soaking in the light and the water and the beauty of the life God gave us? Thats why I go out on the water.Couldnt agree more Pat

lets try... mmmmm "woodie dreams" "Im dreamin of a wooden one" "inner woodie" "cummon woodies" "noworms onme" or just plain "buggah it"
:D

Have fun mate :cool:

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
04-20-2004, 04:35 AM
Any time on the water is good time. smile.gif
Practice your boating skills on a plastic boat then move up to wood later. :D

Mrleft8
04-20-2004, 07:49 AM
You could call it "Zip-Lok"

Alan D. Hyde
04-20-2004, 11:47 AM
Congrats. All boats are good boats, but some are better than others. Why not borrow a line from Gracie Slick?

Plastic Fantastic

you can add or subtract "Lover" as you like... :D

Alan