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Lets talk boats and jetskis you /o/tists.

GO GO GO
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Only muscle or natural powered leisure vehicles are welcome on /n/.
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Does anyone on /n/ live on a boat? I heard you can live for free as long as you're anchored or something
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>>1143892
"Free"
Apart from fuel, maintaining a piece of a equipment floating 24/7 in a corrosive liquid is a bitch both in money and effort
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>>1143848
Hole is to the water where money are going anon dont doit
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I met a guy with an electric jetski on a bike tour by a really isolated lake. He was an ex heli pilot. Pretty based dude. He caught a trout and gave it to me. He also let me have a ride on his jetski. It was near silent and it pulled better than a litre sportsbike. Insane acceleration. He just floated around trawling from it.

Petrol jetskis are cancer though.

>>1143875
hnnggg cute, little sailing boats are so much fun i wish i was rich and or grew up with them properly.
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I wanna get a tiny boat with a million hot pockets and an Internet connection and just float forever
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>>1143892
It's true you can often avoid moorage fees short-term by anchoring, but it's not totally viable for a liveaboard since marina services and amenities are pretty much essential for living aboard. Things like shore power, water, fuel, holding-tank pumpout, dock access, car parking, laundry, showers and bathrooms all make life a lot easier; and even if you do decide to anchor out, you'll probably still end up paying the marina (or somebody, at least) for most of these services anyways.
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My dream boat at the moment is Searay Sundancer 260, relatively late model
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My humble vessel... 12 foot jon, 5hp Mercury (Tohatsu).

Use it for camping and wildlife photography.
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>>1144479

Pic mildly related; most recent shot I got.

Rebuilt the motor mount with 7075 alu and marine ply, and raised it above the transom. Started at 5 inches, and kept trimming it down after test runs. 3 inches seems perfect.

The anti-ventilation plate is now about 1" above the bottom of the hull in regular running mode. Can still get up on plane and go flat out without issue (it's actually faster than stock due to less drag), and in shallow water mode, the prop is 100% protected, being above the hull. Have no problems running in less than a foot of water, even fully loaded with 400lbs... can get to some really secluded areas.
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>>1144495
That is NOT a boat.
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>>1144525
>Lets talk boats and jetskis
>talk
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>>1144479
i hope to do this exact thing one day. not enough streams in CO, but maybe down in MS or LA would be perfect for camping on the weekends and finding great wildlife shots. cruise home for sunday supper.
good life seen; inspiration found.
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Anyone commuted via jetski in e.g. New York/San Francisco/New York/Seoul/Tokyo/Shanghai/Vancouver?
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>>1144542
Delet this pic
>>1144544
In NY harbor at least, there are so many options, free or paid, for ferries . commuting BT jetski seems crazy, especially when you'll show up to work drenched in harbor water
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No canoefags or kayakers on this board?
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>>1144602
Humm looking at the map, how about a hypothetical commute between location near LGA and EWR airport? Seems like people usually drive or take mass transit between the two places, but that wiuld take an hour plus while two places are only about 26 statute miles apart by the distance of waterway between them. Marine transportation could be a faster mean between the two place but there doesn't seems to have regular links between them?
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>>1144619
>autism alert

Boats don't use rails, wrong thread.
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>>1144619
That's at very least a 45 minute ferry ride on a fast ferry. The current in the east river runs very strong, which would either add or subtract 10 minutes or so from a shallow draft fast ferry. Also, while LGA is right on the water, EWR is about half a mile inland, across a container terminal, turnpike, and tarmac. Best case scenario, I'd say 1.5 hrs from LGA to EWR.

There are a few areas serviced by water taxis/fast ferries. Brooklyn<>Manhattan, Queens<>Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx<>Manhattan, Jersey City<>Manhattan, Atlantic Highlands<>Manhattan, Staten Island<>Manhattan. Pretty much, inland NJ and upstate NY it makes more sense to use roads/trains
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>>1144624
Fast ferry are still slower than jetski quite a bit right?
And for access to EWR main building, how about e.g. park the craft near Norfolk Southern E-Rail Intermodal Terminal and then connect via driving?
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>>1144445
Too short with too much freeboard. Uggoboat
>>1143875
If that's so, explain the aviation, maritime, and foamer threads my dude
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>>1143898
m8, early fiberglass boats from the 60's are still floating around despite never being refinished.

I know people who live on sailboats and have never left their mooring because it's just so cheap.
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>>1144758
>Fast ferry are still slower than jetski quite a bit right?
In smooth water, somewhat. PWCs are typically limited to around 55 knots, while a fast ferry might top out at 35-45 knots. In choppy water the ferry might actually be faster in practice since fast ferries use wave-piercing catamaran hulls while the PWC is generally a wave-pounding planing hull (albeit a light and sturdy one, but nevertheless).
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Well since this thread exists I'll chime in. Do marine batteries need to be replaced every 3 years in powerboats?

Any of yall /n/iggas in Lake Michigan?
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Not at all anon.
Just charge them every season
Take care of yer gear
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>>1146031
Get a trickle charger. Will keep your batteries in good health for years and years
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bad ass ski
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Miss my boat & all the adventures had
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Jet ski to work...
Some peoples kids eh
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Dream Boat right here
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>>1148057
Good boatto
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>Searching all over for months
>Find the perfect boat and price
>Jump on it
>Too fucking late

Bad feel.
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>>1150416
sea rays are dime a dozen out there.lots of better boats on that price range out there.
don't despair desu
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>>1144542
CO is a good kayaking state and just about the worst boating state.
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>>1150416
mfw
dodged that bullet
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Here's a nice all around boat if'n anyone cares.
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>>1143848
i live on the hudson river (pic related) and i want a boat to explore the river with my dog in the spring. I dont know shit about boats, what type would u guys recomend? i dont want a kayak bc there are large barges that go by and im not sure how stable they are if i want to go from one side of the river to the other. it doesnt need to be fancy, just cheap and able to fit me and a dog. thanks.
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>>1153496
How cheap is cheap? I can see a couple bass boats or center consoles on CL in upstate NY for 2-4k. Pic related is $600. Definitely not fancy, but an aluminum hull the will cut through tugboat wakes.
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>>1153509
i was thinking something more like this
https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/boa/d/10-john-boat/6458021666.html
anyone have experience with a jon boat? is a motor necessary or can i get around slowly by paddling? $400 is the most i want to spend
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>>1153654
I would look into an actual rowboat. If your going to be mixing with barge traffic jonboat+paddle is a little sketchey.
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>>1153654
>mrw I inevitably see you struggling to row your jonboat, trying to cross the channel while I'm towing on a short wire with a following current
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I knew this guy who was living up in Bayfield Wisconsin and had this aluminum hull, I wanna say rescue boat, decommissioned, coast guard. Thing was super fast and we had a towing business. Anyone know have any estimates on where I’d find one and for how much? Been looking around but they’re hard to find, even at auctions which is where he said he got it
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>>1153892
The Defender class has been the USCG small response boat since 2002. That what you're thinking of? Looks like you can find them from $40k-$100k+
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>>1153900
Yeah perfect, thanks man
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>>1153997
Negro you cant afford that
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>>1153999
Plenty of people can afford that, especially with a business loan. Related, here's a boat that I can't afford but god DAMN do I want. Almost worth liquidating my assets.

>This is one of only two vessels designed and manufactured by Revenge Advanced Composites LLC, former tenant of seller.
The first vessel was successfully procured by the government for $5,620,210.

>This multi-million-dollar one-of-a-kind military vessel is now available for purchase for only $195,000.
Reasonable offers will be considered.

>The United States Navy has been formally and properly notified of the sale of this vessel on the open market as a liability safeguard due to the proprietary and stealth technology associated with the watercraft.

$200,000 for a god damn stealth boat is a steal, though you'd need to repower it.
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>>1153999
>what is a loan
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Surely you can afford this original unsinkable masterpiece
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>>1154032
I've had several of these whalers
Great boats if your back is intact
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Could you just live like this?
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For a weekend?
Sure sign me up matey
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Anyone for an afternoon sail?
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>>1155610
Okay. What's your address?
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Couldn't help but notice these properties in several places in Queensland. Each house has its own mooring. Do people actually drive their boats down the canal to each other's houses in places like this? Maybe to the shops?
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>>1156182
It's a fairly normal type of development on popular coastlines, digging canals so each home has a dock. Doubt they really visit each other via it, more used as access to the sea.

I grmiles) on a fairly sizeable lake, on one end there was a country store thay maintained docks. Could boat over there and get some soda, rock candy, donuts, whatever. Was actually more convenient for a lot of houses to boat over there than to drive (being a rural community, it was the only grocery/bakery/pizza place for at least 15 miles
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>>1156182
>how to have your house completely destroyed by storms every few years
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>>1156212
>not using a small boat to commute from your backyard to work
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Dream job
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>>1153349
Some of their models look and are quite decent
motorboats. The earlier models were hard to look at imo but some deserve a second look.
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This is a much better boat imo
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>>1160455
Never seen one of those in Murrica
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>>1143848
How much does one of these bad boys cost? Purchase, maintenance per year...
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Older one like OP's pic I'm guessing can be had for 500 to 1500 hundred sheckels with a minimal maintenance fee.
Mind you all boats are an expense that can seem neverending @ times.
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Like throwing money into a hole
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>>1143848
This is gonna get retarded since I'm practically asking to be spoon fed info on how to start/information on how to start. (I'll say it now, I come to /n/ for the bikefag threads but once in a while pop into a train foamer thread but this is my first boat thread) I live within walking distance of a narrow but extended river network and free to use public boat launch. I want to get into boating but I'm also poor so I think my only option is kayaking or sailing. What do? Any laws and things I need to consider?
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>>1143875
>what are trains
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Kayaks are fun and usually run from 300 to 1200 hundy used. Sailboats are also affordable. Look into Sunfish,Hobbie Cats etc.Some can be had cheap.
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>>1161086
Laws differ from state to state.Lots of choices on which way you want to go
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>>1161086
>narrow river

Fuck getting a sailboat. Constantly tacking back and forth on the river, then having to fight your way back upstream against current when you're done. Kayaking/any paddleboat is preferable.
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Jet skis are for fags
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Think not
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>>1161599
I see a rad surfer and a faggy bitchboi that does the slave labor.
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Omg you are so smart and cool !!
Thanks for contributing to thread.
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>>1161136
I sailed a Laser in the early 80s in 1 metre swells. Quite exciting to say the least.
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>>1162011
So, do you not know how to reply?
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>>1144014
>electric jetski
>Petrol jetskis are cancer though.
Funny because li-ion battery disposal causes cancer causing pollution and seeps into groundwater while biofuel produces no cancer causing emissions and is carbon neutral..

HMMMM.....

Do fry cooks have an increased rate of cancer and pulmonary disease?
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been thinking about buying a boat so I can larp and not feel like a failure for not even getting rating cert
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Wooden Boats are goat
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How does one learn to sail?
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>>1162441
I just mean because they're obnoxiously loud
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>>1162739
sailing school, sign up on a sailing boat/ship
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>>1162739
Get a sunfish
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>>1162752
Seconded, just like dirt bikes, ATVs and fartcanned shitboxes.
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>>1162441
>li-ion battery disposal causes cancer

retard
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Totally gay
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>>1162877
>work on a tugboat in NYC
>~75% of all jetskis and runabouts have nothing but bros on them

Super gay
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Another fine craft
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jet ski?
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>>1164920
Penobscot Bay is Best Bay
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>>1166186
Can someone say wetted area
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Modern version of an old time classic
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I figure this would be a good place to ask; can anyone identify the type of boat in this painting? It's an Italian scene if that helps.
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>>1167428
I'd call that a gondola.
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>>1167428
Gondola, kinda qualifies as a dory. Narrow, long, relatively deep draft. Looks like it's a fishing getup. The big sailboat in the distance looks like a form of brigantine. The boat under sail is a lateen (single masted triangular) rig, while in the far distance there's a fucking volcano smoking and Jesus christ get the fuck away this is how Pompeii happened you dipshit wops
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>>1167342
That looks like fun>>1167342
right there
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This too...
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>>1162752
>>1162820
if only there was this invention that reduced noise of exhuasts...

fuck if only there were such and invention...

shit.. i guess there is no way that internal combustion engines can be made quieter and that's why they are not used in residential neighborhoods...
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>>1171296
A tranquil lake is not a residential neighbourhood
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>>1143892

In the UK you can live on a canal boat "rent free" but the catch is you have to be 'continuously cruising'. You can stay a couple of days in one place but then you have to move, and you can't just keep moving between two or three locations. The permanent mooring fees in London for example are around £3k-£5k a year which makes it a great option for cheap living if you can afford the initial purchase of the boat, the only downside is that once people get their spot they rarely ever leave so you'd be at the back of the queue to get in, unless you buy a boat in the specific marina you want and then people sell the boat for more than it's worth because you're really just buying your spot in the marina.
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LONDON
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These look comfy af
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Specially with some suspension seats on that sucker
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The good old days at the lake..ahh
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>>1162877
>>1162887
Yeah, jetskis seem to attract the worst drivers too.
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>>1174334
I've used the Ullmans before. They work until you take a side hit, the suspension is only along one axis.

They look like some kind of torture-sex machine too.
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I helped build this and am building a play on frame fishing skiff at home right now.
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>>1177581
Nice. All wood construction?
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>>1171521
With this amount of congestion, is it really any better than living in an apartment? I mean, living side by side PLUS having to constantly move doesn't sound comfy at all.
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River living is not for everyone.
Major cities are congested.
Life ain't easy.
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>>1154032
we had this same boat growing up but there wasnt a console, it had the teak dashboard and right side steering and 2x2 seating in the back. you could even ski with it unless you were pulling some porky mofo.
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>>1180524
had a 40hp evinrude on mine.
Know'sactly wha cha mean
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I sold my boat yesterday and tomorrow I'm going to have a look at some jet skis.
Probably going to get a 3 seater so I can water ski and tube behind it and fit a cooler and fishing rods on it.

Is there any brands that stand out from the rest or any to avoid?

I guess the main brands I'll be looking at are Kawasaki, Sea Doo and Yamaha.
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Big 3 should have what you're looking for .
Stay Calm and ride.
Good luck on your search
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I ended up buying a 250 horsepower supercharged Kawasaki. O7 model.

Pic not related
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Like the pic tho
Never seen a boat like that
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My old weapon
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>>1181275
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>>1181276
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>>1171296
Depending on the type of engine being used, they can be hard to quiet. A lot of the really quiet boats use underwater exhaust which kinda sucks to plumb/not sure if it would be practical on a jetski. Maybe it would..
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>>1181275
Looks like Guy Fieri if he was a GTA character driving a boat.
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>>1181280
If you look at most the Cigarette boat photos from the factory, that's the guy driving them. Probably pretty badass. But yeah kek.
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>>1167342
this and OP's are noice.
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>>1181074
Can't really read the brand of this boat.
Any help?
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>>1181966
I took that photo at the wharf in Hobart, Australia.
I'm not sure of the brand but it looks like it says Seetrak on the side.
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>>1181966
Another photo from the front but still can't really see shit.
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Thx mate
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Shame
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>>1181074
Bertram
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>>1182069
Nice Google fu.
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>>1182069
Seetrak boats dont exist.
Bertram makes sense
thx anon
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Best boat is a pontoon boat
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>>1182718
Wrong.
>t. Former pontoon owner
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>>1182725
> lots of room for everybody
> can use it for partying, fishing, skiing/tubing
> aluminum construction is long lasting and low maintenance

Pontoons are the best all-around option.

t. had an aluminum canoe once and been on plenty of boats over the years
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>>1182737
>Pictured: $100,000 pontoon
>No reefer
>No wet bar
>No privacy
>Still need to piss off the stern if you can’t hold it
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>>1182737
Oh, add to that the near-inability to handle a large wake, let alone any kind of waves
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My latest flight of fancy is fantasizing about buying a vintage cruiser yacht and spend summers traveling the inland waterways in style. This 1936 Trumpy is only $50k. If only it wasn’t for these damnable wife and children holding me back
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>>1182756
>>1182757
>Pictured: $100,000 pontoon

Money is no option when day dreaming.

>No reefer
>No wet bar

Neither does any other boat of that size. Also; what is a cooler.

>No privacy

Well duh, it’s a boat.

>Still need to piss off the stern if you can’t hold it

The fish won’t mind, they piss in the lake also but there are fabric shower curtain type “stalls” that can be quickly put and taken down that are available for pontoon boats, so the girls can pee in privacy.

> Oh, add to that the near-inability to handle a large wake, let alone any kind of waves

We’re not talking about Deadliest Catch here...
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>>1183087

>No boat that size does
Any 20-25’ cruiser has a sink, a mini fridge, microwave and a head down in the cabin, in the price range of 20-40,000 for a nice used.
>No privacy duh it’s a boat
It’s nice to be able to go below decks to eat, shower, nap, fuck, whatever, in private. I had a privacy curtain on my pontoon. Unless the girl pictured is pissing in a jug, those are just for changing clothes.

As far as waves/wakes, it’s less about overall stability and more about passenger comfort, getting knocked around or drenched because pontoons just suck for taking waves.

I think you should stick to your aluminum canoe, boyo.
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>>1183098

You’re giving up more than half the deck space with a cabin and who wants to sit down there anyways and I’m talking about a fun time boat for inland lakes, not hunting down Moby Dick in the North Atlantic.

If I were to buy a boat myself, I’d get a bass boat.
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>>1183050
Why can't you take your family with you anon?
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>>1183372
The real issue is convincing the wife and having her be okay with the maintenance/time investment on a boat like that. I work a two week shift schedule on a commercial vessel, and my wife is a teacher. I’d absolutely love to be able to bring the kids on two week cruises down the rivers over the summer. Teaching them boating and mechanical skills, adventures, seeing the country, bonding. Being in a position where I could conceivably and realistically give that to them makes me so excited as a dad. Probably have a good six or seven years before they’d really start appreciating it, though, so I’ve got time to convince her and get a project boat going.
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>>1143892
>free
You can park your RV for free too, sometimes, but you still have expenses. Lots of non-optional expenses. Unless you actually need the mobility it’s hard to beat the value of a cheap apartment. That’s why poor people tend to live in cheap apartments. Your not going to re-invent the wheel here.
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Who is liveaboard here? And if so what kind of boat?
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>>1143892
I do, but not full. I live on and off my 38ft Bertram Classic. I spend most my time there, but atleast 2 nights a week I soend on my freinds couch.
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25 footer
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>>1185621
I wonder if that's the same boat. The hills in the background look a lot like Hobart.
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It must be
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>>1161086
Even the cheapest sailboats are way more expensive, and far more complicated to use than a kayak. Also, sailing on narrow rivers is a pretty shitty idea.
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This won't break your bank.
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Da fugg?
A sail tub that is
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>>1188414
I used to race something like that when I was a kid. It was called a sabot.
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haha.
long ways from a sabot,but yeah
seems like an alternative to speding a ton
buoyant af too eh
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I live along a shallow river, would a sampan be the best boat for it?
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Only if you live in Shyna desu
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>>1188414
>implying
Even boats like that are expensive new.
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All boats cost money and even more 2 mantain and operate safely.
A tub like that probably can be had for a couple grand
and is safe enough not to die on your first
adventure.
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Starting small is a good
option when on a tight budget
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boats are so amazing but so expensive to own.
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>>1150411
Windy's are great, but expensive. I'm thinking my next boat will be a Nimbus 280/320 coupé, depending on budget. Want a diesel with shaft, no drive. Now I have a Jeanneau Cap Camarat 7.5DC, pic from last weekend.
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>>1160455
i want
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Windys are dream boats eh
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>>1179108
Why aren't they wearing cargo pants and boat shoes?
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This type of boats were revolutionary @ the time
with their deep vee hulls.
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And still looks good after 50+ years
Tips fedora
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Speaking of good looking
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>>1198002
Needs hull paint. Just aft of midships reminds me of the ugliest house siding that was trendy for a hot second a last decade
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Let's say I don't give a shit whether my boat is in working order or not, I just want it to float and keep out the rain, how much would that cost to maintain (in fresh water)? I assume all the crazy high maintenance costs people talk about are to actually keep the boat able to sail/motor, no?

Seems like getting a cheap or even free boat with a non-functioning engine and getting it towed to a marina in a lake somewhere would be a great solution for cheap living. You would only have to pay for the parking fee.
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>>1198202
A marina probably requires insurance. Insurance will probably require your boat to have a form of propulsion. Also, doubtful a marina will welcome you and your derelict with open arms
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>>1198002
Could not disagree more.
The wood details are splendid
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>>1144479
Took this little fucker out into the open ocean last weekend to get to a spot, in 60 kph winds and 2' waves. Was a fucking trip and a half.
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>>1143848
Love this ferry.
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>>1198530
Well, that wasn’t prudent
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>>1198616

It was alright. It's all foamed in, and I have several hundred pounds of extra buoyancy with my pelican cases riveted in. I was safe about it, following a sand bar. Worst case, I'd have to walk a bit.
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Got to love those stormy tales.Lived in Alaska 12 yrs and went through some shit out there.
Had a whaler similar to that.
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I want to buy a sailboat, find myself a woman, quit my job, and sail the world for the rest of my life.
How realistic is my dream bros
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>>1199000
How much money do you have? Can get a sailboat cheap. The woman, though...
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Haha yeah
better get a rich woman
ftfy
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Just add weemin
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>>1202268
Some serious shoal draft right there
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>>1202268
Pitty,looks like a fine vessel
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currently fixing up this 1957 Cadillac (no relation to the Cadillac car)
$250 and it was in my yard with a mile thick layer of oxidation
been buffing for the past four days, took a break today to get a small two stroke motor running that was entirely rebuilt, and sold cheap because the guy "couldn't get the pull start to work"
>turns out while he rebuilt the rest of the motor absolutely perfect he neglected to wind the rope onto the pull start the correct way
welp, right now i got the big buffing down, it's all gonna come down to using some finer grit to get that mirror shine
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Not a bad deal.
Sometimes it's best just to paint it and buff it.
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muh boatfu
don't have any pics of her on this PC but can't wait to get back out on her.
anyone else have yamaha 4 stroke? and if so, having problems with throttle cut out? most likely the VST filter.
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Bad fuel?
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>>1205416
Looks pretty cool now with the part above the decorative trim having a different shine than the rest.
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>>1206889
yeah i let my dad borrow it, and he put 87 ethanol leaded pump gas into it, so i'm thinking the shit gas is the culprit but wondering if the VST might be gunked up as well. had the problem before.
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>>1206896
Yeah, right now that's just to save me a little polishing work as that's going to get an enamel red in that spot to match factory paint back in 1957
But yeah, quite a difference a little buffing makes
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>>1207074
fresh paint anon...she looks like she needs some
tis easier than it sounds
honestly
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A comfy sliding seat coastal boat would be perfect if I lived on the sea...
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>>1207102
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>>1207099
oh i'm only into this thing day 5, motor is hooked up and i'm gonna throw in some lawnchairs just to do a "flex tape" run to see where she needs patching
knowing 61 year old rivets probably in a couple spots but that's part of the fun
already have a paint booth for automotive work, shouldn't be too different just painting two small accents
>>>>>>>right?
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If money is abundant choices are limitless
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>>1207719
Choices are abundant even if money is not.
I’d love to get a classic 40-50ft M/Y on the cheap. Customize it to my tastes, could get it all for well under $100k, I reckon.
I spend too much time on Yachtworld.
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>>1206980
Where on Earth do you live that still has leaded fuel?
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>>1207747
>100000 USD
>cheap
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>>1207877
A newer motor yacht in that size range would set me back closer to a million. I have the skillset to customize and maintain a boat like that. $100k over a few years for a custom boat that I’ll have most of my life is a bargain
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If you can stomach the looks of that thing
go for it
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>>1207951
Being less expensive doesn't make something cheap.
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>>1207747
This vessel would do ok in rivers and lakes
not very seaworthy imo
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>>1207774
america
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Not cheap
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>>1161086
>>1161136
>>1161161
>>1187037
I forgot I asked that question months ago. Can't believe the board thread is still alive. As a random update, I'm still looking at kayaks. Probably not this year but maybe next year. I kinda like the idea of sailing the great lakes though but that's definitely out of my budget, along with where to dock and fees and stuff
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I want to just live on a big ass catamaran with some way to yank a little motorized kayak type thing up onto and launch it back off of so I could anchor the big boat somewhere near-ish and fish up and down rivers and shit
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Big ass catamaran
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Huge!!
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>>1210077
Not sure many can afford that Cat
Probably not what he had in mind
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>>1156182

It's full of aggressive bull sharks.

Not many people use their moorings desu, the idea is to have your boat in the water so you can go out to the bay whenever you want. They're fun to ride through on a small boat though.
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This still would be my choice of cat
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>>1162713
Wooden boats are best boats
such a fine vessel right there
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>>1207719
Miss them days in the water
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Learn to fly anon
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>>1211098
There’s no way this ended well.
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>>1143848
Let‘s think I live in a island, large country with access to the sea. Alongside the coast there are various towns cities etc etc.

Would it be possible to have a speedboat, be near the cost, so the sea won‘t fuck me up that bad, and just drive with 150km/h to a town at the end of the coast?
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>>1211286
Hard to decipher this post
but yes it's possible as long as
the boat is capable
Lots of able boats on dis thread m8
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>>1211717
What I meant was, using a boat instead of a car and driving it along the coast side to reach my wanted destination.
Is it possible to just go full speed On the water without becoming slower?
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>>1182725
>>t. Former pontoon owner

Why did you still have a 50HP all this time?
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>>1182757
>Oh, add to that the near-inability to handle a large wake, let alone any kind of waves.

Again, why do you still have that 50 HP engine? There is a reason why offshore ferries are pontoon.
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>>1211734
You could
but a car makes more sense
unless public transport is reliable
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>>1211770
>car makes more sense
Why? The only problem I see would be the ‚parking‘ with a boat.
You could take your gasoline in boxes with you. I never drove a speedboat so I don‘t know how it is with the waves. But wouldn‘t be 150km/h fullspeed without any traffic, traffic lights be much better?
And thanks to beeing close to the coast(like with a jetski e.g.) you don‘t need to fear the mood of the sea that much
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>>1211985
>take the gasoline in boxes
>never driven a speedboat
>taking it full throttle through the ocean twice a day is okay because I don’t fear the ocean.

I mean, you’re talking about going at seriously high speeds. Most speedboats don’t go 75km/h. Can you imagine hitting even two foot speed bumps over and over in a car going 150km/h?

Your hypothetical scenario requires perfectly smooth water and a ridiculously powerful speedboat.

Fuel cost is another major factor you’re not thinking about.

Get a car.
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Boat up & down the coast
Ride to work
If only anon...if only
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In very few places you could get away with boating to work.
If you find the right place go for it.
Parts of London,Seattle,Amsterdam or New York come to mind but it might be more trouble than most are willing to endure
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>>1212277
what an interesting concept for a boat
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>>1212277
double duds must be believed
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Maybe the right thread to ask
Why don't more cargo ships run with electric energy? I know there is this one Chinese ship, but other than that there don't seem to be any. One of reasons why cars, trucks or planes don't run electric is because of the low power to weight ratio and size of the battery. On a ship this should be less relevant, because there is plenty of room for large batteries and they can carry a shitton of weight. They even could recharge while loading off the cargo, eliminating overhead.
So why does Tesla want to make an electric truck, but no one wants to make an electric cargo ship?
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>>1212542
You'd probably miss work a lot due to maintenance issues.

Boats require a lot of work to keep them seaworthy.
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>>1214079
Find me a battery and motor that can propel a 200,000 ton ship at 20 knots for two weeks nonstop, and I’ll write you a check for all the money.
There are diesel-electric hybrids, have been for years. It’s a fuel efficient system, but only viable up to a certain size of boat. For the 1,000+ ships, the only way to generate the power for an electric propulsion system is nuclear. Government regulations aside, it would be prohibitively expensive in commissioning, crewing, and decommissioning the powerplant
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>>1144445
They just let off 800 people
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>>1212542
South Florida
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>>1214238
Name me a city where this is viable. I doubt this, even with the millionaire mcmansions near Biscayne bay.
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Most people i know who commute to work by boat have a vehicle at their marina or use uber to get around on land
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>>1214096
Diesel-electric and hybrid aren't really the same thing, unless you're talking submarines. Traditional diesel-electric is basically just an electric transmission with no storage involved. Also most cruise liners and car carriers are diesel-electric and go well over 45,000+ tons. It's not very fuel efficient, being as it uses medium speed trunk piston engines, but does have the advantage of allowing you to spread your powerplant where it's to least disadvantage from the perspective of your cargo and passenger spaces.
There have also recently been a few experiments with smaller short haul ferries that use batteries to keep the lights on and other services running without an engine running while alongside the wharf.

That said, your main point is pretty much correct. While the motors aren't a problem at all, battery storage for a week of cruising would be prohibitively expensive, heavy and bulky.
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>>1214504
Would hydrogen be a possible alternative, once it becomes cheaper?
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Pareiadolia
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>>1214520
Hydrogen is essentially electric, it's just a way ofof storing energy. You use electricity tp create hydrogen, and then you use the hydrogen to generate electricity or as fuel.
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>>1214561
I know, but Hydrogen has a much higher energy density meaning that you don't have to worry about the battery




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