• mikef's Avatar
    12-10-19, 13:18
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    The reality is that we're not talking about 70ft+ boats but boats in the 45-60ft range where there has been the real changes in the last few years....
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    12-10-19, 12:46
    mikef replied to a thread Worst nightmare in Motor Boat Forum
    Actually thats not true. I do know a few Brits who have changed their minds on this issue but lets not get into the B word on this forum;)
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    12-10-19, 12:43
    mikef replied to a thread Worst nightmare in Motor Boat Forum
    I have always used cross lines in the Med but always in conjunction with stern lines which are attached to the quay with metal springs (not those...
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  • PowerYachtBlog's Avatar
    12-10-19, 10:01
    As was told Sam Newington favorite boat was the Targa 38/39 he had three total two 38s and one 39 which was his last boat. I think this is the white...
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    12-10-19, 07:07
    Portofino replied to a thread Worst nightmare in Motor Boat Forum
    What are the maths like for putting it in a hanger over the winter ? Skipping winter boating in a absence make the heart grow fonder kinda way .
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    11-10-19, 19:23
    mikef replied to a thread Worst nightmare in Motor Boat Forum
    Good point
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    11-10-19, 19:23
    mikef replied to a thread Worst nightmare in Motor Boat Forum
    ;);)
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    11-10-19, 19:03
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Agree with that. New mobo designs look and feel ridiculously top heavy all in the quest for headroom in the master cabin and saloon and it seems like...
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    11-10-19, 16:59
    Honestly I think the stabilizers while I know they have a lot of benefits I think are making boat builders become lazy and stupid. Height and CoG...
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    11-10-19, 14:32
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Well as you yourself pointed out, used P boats are cheaper than used SD or D boats and sometimes I want to go at P speeds so it would be a case of...
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    11-10-19, 11:59
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    I'm a big fan of San Lorenzo. Actually I bought my Ferretti 630 from San Lorenzo who had taken it in part exchange against a new SL72 and I visited...
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  • Portofino's Avatar
    11-10-19, 11:39
    £100K write off is what I was thinking .for a 12/12 experience. As long you know that before just go ahead and enjoy . If there’s any change...
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    11-10-19, 11:31
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Since Pete has fessed up to possible next prospect. My turn and fitting for the discussion......a San Lorenzo 57 . More extended stays wider cruise...
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    10-10-19, 22:17
    mikef replied to a thread Worst nightmare in Motor Boat Forum
    I would suggest you place another ball fender here in case the bathing platform swings into yours or the corner of your boat
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    10-10-19, 19:44
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    No but if youve got another couple on board, you can give yourself and them a lot more privacy by giving them the aft cabin. If I was in the market...
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    10-10-19, 19:14
    Portofino replied to a thread Worst nightmare in Motor Boat Forum
    Super Yachts berth beam on to a concrete wharf in some marinas .They use huge inflatable fenders in between the wall and boat .This is additional to...
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  • PowerYachtBlog's Avatar
    10-10-19, 18:41
    Pershing 46 is the 43 extended to about 50 LoA (from 45) and a private third aft cabin with en-suite. The 43 has U-drives but still a nice...
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    10-10-19, 18:41
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Yeh it’s the 46 ( was a while back soz ) that has the rear cabin . @vas you lift the steps and if irrc there a some steep steps down . Hatch is on...
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    10-10-19, 18:15
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Back of the cockpit. Scroll through these photos https://www.yachtworld.co.uk/boats/2007/pershing-46-3516646/?refSource=browse%20listing Layout...
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    10-10-19, 17:45
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    IMHO its the Pershing 46 which has split cabins. Nice boat that is
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    10-10-19, 16:59
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    At a bloody big price!
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    10-10-19, 16:47
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    That’s because there’s a miss match in the WM ,s capacity and your av cruising time ( be it D or P ) . Vas can replenish 250 L to 1/2 top up his in...
    87 replies | 3729 view(s)
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    10-10-19, 16:37
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    We are back to buying a boat to match intended use . If that usage pattern changes then perhaps the boat should be changed to suit . I wouldn’t...
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    10-10-19, 16:35
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    I have a watermaker on my boat. I cant use in harbour because it has to be fed with clean water and at 100lph, it takes about 10hrs to fill my tank...
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    10-10-19, 15:04
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Again I take issue with that. Firstly I've seen quite a few Nordhavns in the Med, particularly in Croatia. I think if you want a cruising boat for...
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    10-10-19, 14:43
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    I take slight issue with that. I think IPS has been around long enough to be viewed as proven technology and whilst, on balance, I'd prefer shafts,...
    87 replies | 3729 view(s)
  • PowerYachtBlog's Avatar
    10-10-19, 14:31
    A Pershing 43 has more space then your current boat and T43. Only galley is more spacious is the T43 and not by much. The space in the P43 is used...
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    10-10-19, 10:37
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    It’s a pity you can’t somehow borrow a prospective boat for a week end or something to try it .To see if it hits or ticks boxes . Short of formal...
    87 replies | 3729 view(s)
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    10-10-19, 10:27
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    I think you mean a born and bread Swed would not feel the VFM discrepancy ( between a N or typically Italian built planing boat ) as acutely that...
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  • PowerYachtBlog's Avatar
    10-10-19, 10:11
    Nordhavn is build and finished in China. While this is okay as Yacht Building is today at the lower side of the technological scale, with the...
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    10-10-19, 09:59
    Portofino replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    As I said listening to the N57 folks ( admittedly my only N owners contact ) and thinking Med use and what W said about a Baia 63 Azurri crossing to...
    87 replies | 3729 view(s)
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    10-10-19, 09:50
    mikef replied to a thread Absolute Growth in Motor Boat Forum
    Nah they’re almost all stabilised by hydraulic fins these days or gyros on the smaller ones. Some of the older ones were set up for paravanes
    87 replies | 3729 view(s)
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