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04-19-2013 11:25 PM
jrd22
Re: Taking a PowerBoater on a Cruise...

I started cringing when I read the title of the thread. There aren't many powerboaters that convert well to sailing, some, but not many. Glad he snapped out of it and didn't ruin the trip for you, sounds like you did the right things. Congrats on your first trip.
04-19-2013 10:16 PM
bristol299bob
Re: Taking a PowerBoater on a Cruise...

Great vid, great music, great job.
04-19-2013 06:22 PM
TheWollard
Re: Taking a PowerBoater on a Cruise...

I came away from the trip extremely impressed with Navionics. I'll probably mount the iPad to the pedestle in a waterproof case next time.

From Lower Matecumbe Key, I think I'll day sail out to Alligator Reef next. My next weekend aboard I'll probably go explore Big Pine Key. I heard there were some gulf side reefs in the area. Anyone confirm this?
04-19-2013 06:18 PM
TheWollard
Re: Taking a PowerBoater on a Cruise...

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaulinVictoria View Post
Nice video, horrible shirt
Don't like my brothers Octopus shirt? Yeah, it is a little busy.
04-18-2013 03:25 PM
paradiselostparrot
Re: Taking a PowerBoater on a Cruise...

Frankly excessive speed in the various small fishing boats i have had always was a fairly rough ride and not much fun. Fast runs on a flat lake can be fun but can only take so much because of the noise.You tolerate fast runs fishing so u can get to the next spot quickly as there is only so much daylight but i would not call the ride fun.Those you complain over heal have not spent much time on the ocean in a power boat pitching and bobbing around or crashing through waves by a captain in a hurry or lacking basic seamanship skills.
04-18-2013 03:16 PM
mad_machine
Re: Taking a PowerBoater on a Cruise...

You might convert him, but I doubt it.

I have had a couple of Power boating friends out in my little GP.. first off, they -hate- how the boat heels over.. and then they all want to go faster.. then comes the "what time are we getting back?"
04-18-2013 03:01 PM
Tallswede
Re: Taking a PowerBoater on a Cruise...

I've had the opportunity to sail a Watkins 27 several times. I think they are pretty nice little cruisers. Wouldn't mind having one or maybe the 32 footer as my next boat.

Kevin
04-18-2013 02:14 PM
NewportNewbie
Re: Taking a PowerBoater on a Cruise...

Great job in getting there and back...

Feeling triumphant because your brother rented a car and left?
04-18-2013 02:10 PM
Barquito
Re: Taking a PowerBoater on a Cruise...

Sounds like a good trip. From a hind-sight view, maybe it would have been good to plan a buffer in the schedule for the return trip. Or, at least have an understanding that schedules need to be flexible. I bet he wouldn't have this trouble in the future.
04-18-2013 01:50 PM
bljones
Re: Taking a PowerBoater on a Cruise...

So, lemmesee if I got this straight: He's sailing, and he's in a hurry to get back to shore because he has better things to do?

You need to have a talk with your little brother about his priorities.
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