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04-29-2008 01:04 AM
Sailormann
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I like the suggestion by Chuckles. How about spreaders, are they ever a clue?
Usually if there are spreaders it is a sailboat My rule of thumb is that if the boat passes me, then it must be a 60 foot open class maxi ocean racer (or larger). If it is one of the boats that we pass, then it is merely a J40 or something similar. If it is underwater and we sail over it, then it is a Hunter or a MacGregor and about 26 feet long.

Hope this helps
04-28-2008 07:19 PM
Giulietta
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Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
Lead Bobbers 38s are very popular with the serious crusing crowd.

Jeff
Are they at least 1985 or older??? do they have 10 feet hick hulls??? are they Blue water????

then must be good
04-28-2008 07:16 PM
Jeff_H I think you meant a 'Not too Farr over the Horizon 38', didn't you?

Lead Bobbers 38s are very popular with the serious cruising crowd.

Jeff
04-28-2008 07:06 PM
Giulietta I love those Lead Bobbers 38.....much better than the Not Farrs 38

04-28-2008 06:41 PM
Jeff_H You memorize all of the model boats ever made and then you remember thier lengths so that you can quickly look at the boat and say, "Why, of course, that's a Lead Bobber 38." The 38 in the name tells you its 38 feet long, unless its one of those durn furen boats in which case the 38 means its 125 feet. Now isn't that much easier than putting up with Alex for a day.....

Jeff
04-28-2008 06:34 PM
xort I thought Giuletta looked a bit small...it's Alex' big head that throws it out of proportion!!!
04-28-2008 05:40 PM
JSL3
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Originally Posted by Giulietta View Post
$185 per hour, plus expenses. Min 8 hours per day, max 12 hours.

Top class Rental Car, Hilton Hotel or Marriot, Business class tickets.

Payment 15 days net.



The check is in the mail.
04-28-2008 05:39 PM
wescarroll I just kind of look at it and if it looks say... 30 feet long I figure it is somewhere between 25 and 35 feet long. If it looks longer I add a couple of feet to my estimate, shorter I subtract a couple of feet. You may feel free to use my formula if you wish, it has served me well.
04-28-2008 05:37 PM
Giulietta
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Originally Posted by JSL3 View Post
Clearly we have a solution. I could just have Giu ride around with me so I can ask him and I'll be golden.
$185 per hour, plus expenses. Min 8 hours per day, max 12 hours.

Top class Rental Car, Hilton Hotel or Marriot, Business class tickets.

Payment 15 days net.


04-28-2008 05:36 PM
JSL3 I like the suggestion by Chuckles. How about spreaders, are they ever a clue?
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