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    Default Re: I\'m tempted to go back to a Flybridge.

    Well as you might have expected the thread has deteriorated into an amusing, but useless to you, discussion on the pros and cons of flybridges vs sports cruisers.

    So, I have no idea how old your Portofino is, but I think you may well find someone who wants to swap. I don't think small flybridges are any easier to sell than other types of boats at the mo', and sometimes a change is as good as a sale ( [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]), so you may find someone who just wants to drive a different boat, or has bought a fly and regrets it.

    As I say, i've no idea of the age or value of your boat, but sounds like you put some more money on top of your Binliner, so maybe you could be looking at a trade for a Sealine F33?

    You could try an ad on boats and outboards, or even in one of the magazines. If you swap, you both save on brokers fees, so must be worth the cost of a reasonably priced and excellent value for money advert in one of IPC's leading motorboat journals

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    Default Re: I\'m tempted to go back to a Flybridge.

    It didn't look like Felix, lines were more angled, plus your previous had 2 antenna rather than Felix's 1..

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    Default Re: I\'m tempted to go back to a Flybridge.


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    [ OG has this one spot on [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    ...S28 was last seen surrounded and duffed up by a posse of flybridge owners.

    ooof, ouch, arrrgghh [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]



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    Default Re: I\'m tempted to go back to a Flybridge.

    You have highlighted another important safety / reliability feature of a flybridge.

    Almost all navigation equipment is repeated.

    I have twin VHFs on totally independent circuits.
    Two gps/plotters running independently (and a few spares ones that are linked together)
    two spare throttles, gear levers, even a spare steering wheel.

    All helps with enjoyable relaxed holidays, I have noticed far more sports boats abandon wet/windy holidays than flybridges that are better equipped to sit out a few wet days awaiting sunny windows [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: I\'m tempted to go back to a Flybridge.

    I'd love a flybridge - but not just yet. There'll be a time though (let me hit 25 first at least)

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    Default Re: I\'m tempted to go back to a Flybridge.

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    ...S28 was last seen surrounded and duffed up by a posse of flybridge owners.

    ooof, ouch, arrrgghh [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]




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    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

    Its a wet and windy weekend, all your mates are out having given up adjusting the canopy and trying to find somewhere dry to sit down by sponging the seats dry [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: I\'m tempted to go back to a Flybridge.

    How do you keep from spilling your gin and tonic?

    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: I\'m tempted to go back to a Flybridge.

    Thanks Nick,
    A sensible answer,
    OK So I dont subscribe to a sports cruiser, are we not all MB'rs?
    PS Its a 1992 in immaculate condition fully specced up if anyone is interested?

    PPS Why not answer my q's rarther than get into tent v's shed!!!

    ppps last line not meant for you Nick.

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    Default Re: I\'m tempted to go back to a Flybridge.


    The serious answer is that it's definitely worth a try with an ad. It would help up front if you could decide which FB's you wanted: preferably list two or three candidates, then see what response you get.

    Failing that, swapping with a stock boat from a dealer will incur some sort of costs, but it all depends on the dealer, and the boat.

    dv.

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    Default Re: I\'m tempted to go back to a Flybridge.

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    [ OG has this one spot on [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    ...S28 was last seen surrounded and duffed up by a posse of flybridge owners.

    ooof, ouch, arrrgghh [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]




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    Don't worry mate, I'll side with ya!

    On second thoughts, these FB owners look big and hairy, sod this, I'm outta here, your'e on your own! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]

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