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07-08-2008 11:51 PM
zz4gta If you're worried about falling out of an open transom boat, then you should be tied off. It's not the boat designers job to keep you on it. Open transoms are for rockstar race boats, that's a given, and for the reason Jeff stated. If anyone has been racing and thought "wow, my cockpit is just too big and wide", then I'll gladly trade boats with you.
07-08-2008 10:15 PM
sailingdog Yeah, but how much will it cost you to replace it next year??
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I have seriously considered selling the 100 gallons of diesel I have aboard that I took on last November (I'm hauling the engine and going nowhere this year). I could make 20% on the deal.
07-08-2008 10:07 PM
capttb Chuckles, any boat with no teak visible rotting in the weather in 2 pictures qualifies as modern for sure.
07-08-2008 09:06 PM
Stillraining
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I have seriously considered selling the 100 gallons of diesel I have aboard that I took on last November (I'm hauling the engine and going nowhere this year). I could make 20% on the deal.
But what will it be worth next year...almost like gambling in the future's market isn't it...
07-08-2008 09:02 PM
chucklesR Mine is 9 feet by 7 feet, More than four feet deep with two drains. If I fail out of it it's because I had too many Rum's. I have my feet in the on the seat, not the floor inside the cockpit below. It's a 2007 so I think that qualifies as 'modern'.Attachment 1934

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07-08-2008 08:49 PM
Valiente I have seriously considered selling the 100 gallons of diesel I have aboard that I took on last November (I'm hauling the engine and going nowhere this year). I could make 20% on the deal.
07-07-2008 10:07 PM
tommyt So, we have proved once again that what floats some peoples boat does not float someone elses. Does anyone really care as long as you buy the boat that you want? Thats why they make a few of each.....and right now not many of either type are selling. Buy the one you love, you may die still owning it.

To that end, played golf with a friend tonight that is a oil and gas distributor. Every marina that he services called him on Saturday and needed fuel. Every one! In looking out on my waterfront on the 4th I have never, in 40 years, seen as many boats at one time. Either it was just everyone getting their last big weekend of the year...or the world is not ending! Gas at the marina on the lake was $5.35, and they were lined up to fill up. We must be masochists! Or, we love the water. Your choice...I like love!
07-07-2008 07:43 PM
hellosailor "Somebody'd left a winch handle on the cockpit sole,"
That'd be a lubberly thing to do. I learned early that when you put something down--UNSECURED--it is not going to be there when you reach back for it.
If anyone finds a bottle of Coppertone with about twenty years of barnacles on it, please don't report my MARPOL violation. :-)

Added two chest pockets onto my bib pants shortly after that. One big enough for folded charts, the other sized to hold a soda can. Winch handles go in the side pocket, or back where they came from.

Leave the open transoms for the rock stars, they're expendable too.
07-07-2008 07:41 PM
Gary M One other reason, and I thought it was the main one, is to make the transom much lighter. In performance boats especially, weight in the ends is not a good thing.

Gary
07-07-2008 07:16 PM
speciald The coamings on the center cockpit Freedom is about 4 inches high. On that boat and the cruising J's - when you are behind the wheel, you sit on the aft deck - not in the boat. Moodys and Oysters add rails and cushions above the coaming as the coming is too low to support your back. The coaming is low as the cockpit floor is moved up as high as posible to increase cabin space below. My boat has a minimum of 12 inches of coaming all the way around - One of the resons I bought this boat. (See Avitar)
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