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What would you buy for $1,000,000?

Let's make this more interesting.

No jokes, other than what you’d buy after a few weeks of booze and broads. Please apply all your expertise and imagination to this question.
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I would design and build a folded (origami) steel boat approx. 45' with lines kind of like those 36' Ericson cutters.(Flush deck forward, huge aft cockpit). Then I would call the remaining 500,000 my cruising kitty. Invested well (whatever that means these days!) and living frugally I would hope to not have to come back until I was to old to continue.
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since we're making out our Christmas wish list here goes.

a)deposit enough funds so the boy makes it thru college.

b)one tanning thong for the Cuban

c)Oyster/Hylas/Valiant/Cabo Rico/Hinkley/Swan, 42-55 ft, used... refit to suit.

d)take greyhound to the bay, get Surfesq drunk on cheap maddog 20/20 and buy a small condo from him, crate & barrel funishings.

e) deposit the remaining ten bucks in an interest bearing acct.

f) wave buh-bye to the strangers at the dock as I sail away to points unknown.

after 4 heart attacks, this is as serious as I get.
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Though I would be tempted to get a Tartan 3400, if I didn't, I'd put as much into my present boat as I wanted, buy a dock somewhere like the Pamlico Sound, invest the rest, and spend the rest of my life not worrying about anything but the wind and tide.
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Exclamation What would yu buy for $ 1 Million?

Depends on where you wanted to live, (either on the water or overlooking the ocean). If you wish to do some extensive bluewater ocean cruising, then there would be certain sailboats to consider: 48 Swan; 51 Palmer/Johnson sloop; or 49 Hylas sloop; Baltic 64 - all designed by Sparkman & Stephens. Or some favorite Robert Perry designs such as: 49 Cheoy Lee ketch. Maybe a Chuck Payne design of a Cabo Rico 59 or 46' Morris sloop. or a Britton Chance 50' Chance custom. Perhaps one of Ron Holland's better designs: 58' Choate ketch or 52 CC cutter. How would you handle a 60' Farr sloop or a 55 Contest CS by Doug Peterson? Or per chance an older Ted Irwin 52 ketch would do the trick. Or maybe be more extraviigant and blow some bucks on a 485 Oyster CC by Holman & Pye. Anyone of those fine vessels would satisfy my wishes for a good, seaworthy vessel. I would have a vacation home on the coast overlooking my sailboat in the bay. I would still drive my old '85 Park Avenue and not change by style of living - just hopefully live longer than anticipated. If I was lucky enough to win the $1 M in a lottery, I would take the payments over a 30 yr. pay out. [If I lived only 15 more yrs. I would get more payments than if I took 1/2 the jackpot immediately. ] Why let Uncle Sam have his share at once? He's like a bad wife who blows every dollar you give 'em.
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Amel Super Maramu - used (less than 10 yrs old).

Refit to suit.

Remaining $1 - hand to someone on my way out to points unknown.
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since we're making out our Christmas wish list here goes.

a)deposit enough funds so the boy makes it thru college.

b)one tanning thong for the Cuban

c)Oyster/Hylas/Valiant/Cabo Rico/Hinkley/Swan, 42-55 ft, used... refit to suit.

d)take greyhound to the bay, get Surfesq drunk on cheap maddog 20/20 and buy a small condo from him, crate & barrel funishings.

e) deposit the remaining ten bucks in an interest bearing acct.

f) wave buh-bye to the strangers at the dock as I sail away to points unknown.

after 4 heart attacks, this is as serious as I get.
I guess I can see where CP has his priorities..
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a)deposit enough funds so the boy makes it thru college.
My 'boy' graduated from a UC college last spring. Since then, he's shown no interest in finding a job or exerting any more energy than it takes to raise a fork or flip a remote control. (Please send any flames toward his mom -- I'm no longer living in the same house.)

I often wonder where he'd be if he'd been FORCED out into the real world instead of going to college, and I had just saved the money I spent on college and gave it to him when he finally got some traction.

... but, then, I digress.

More on topic: What if he crewed with some serious sailors instead? Would he be better off now? (Like I couldn't predict the response on a sailors forum.)
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He's only 16, so his focus isn't really on the water. Sure, I'd love for him to take a summer gig as a crew member but that just ain't in the cards. He's a capable sailor, and I'd let him singlehand any of my boats. He's into video games and wrestling. At 5'6" and 112lbs, there isn't much hope for him to be a grinder on americas cup

perhaps we should introduce him to some of those younger thong wearing cubans! (oh calm down, I'm not gonna, the cuban would have my entrails sun-bleached in a new york minute)
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I'd buy a 1 million dollar T Bill & keep my Cat 36.

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