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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

Sailing yacht will do also...unless that risks to be misunderstood
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a friend of mine gave a good description... "if your boat has a boat, it's a yacht"
If it has a pirate flag it is a 'ship'

if it being chased by a ship with a pirate flag, it's a 'yacht'
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

This works for anything from a rowboat to the Queen Mary. If it smells of fish its a boat,
if it doesn't its a yacht.
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

With respect to the SailNetters here , It's not the boat it's the skipper .
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

as in

it isn't the ocean
it's the motion
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

The use of "sailing vessel" over "yacht" over the radio is pretty common down here too. I actually cannot recall the last time I logged in someone that called their (sailing) boat a "yacht" over VHF. They've always identified themselves as "sailing vessel name-here".

The dictionary defines it as I would "a medium-sized sailing boat equipped for cruising or racing" or "a powered boat equipped for cruising". Or more colloquially - a sailing boat of decent (but not mega) size, and most power boats, equipped for the purposes of fun / leisure. I'd probably add that the power boats need to be a decent size too... tinnies can make for some fun on the lake, but they are not yachts

I admit the definition has an edge of "idle wealthy" added to it by most people I talk to who don't sail and, yes, they often have no issues with motorhome owners. Odd, eh?
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

titus for sure you will always have a boat .

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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

just hoping for a boat load of fun... hopefully in a boat

at close as I get to a yacht is in Yahtzee



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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

Yup- I 'll keep going with s/v. That way the prices won't go up when we pull into a new harbor. Most expensive shoes I own are my sea boots. I still shop at tractor supply. No way I'm comfortably saying "the yacht Hippocampus " on the radio. Just the little voice in my head says that and then it giggles.
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Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

Hi titus , I think I know what you are talking about . Well, not really. And I know you are just joking around and making nice, nice. But please read the book , you can get on Amozon for $9.00 . Thanks Man.
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