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Old 27-09-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Boston Whaler type thingies........

Dearest panel of 'ardboaters,

I am shortly departing the shores of dear old blighty for the blue waters of Atlantic Canada. An' I'm not coming back neiver.

All being well next year I might be looking for a towable (which in the land of monster 4x4 trucks gives me quite some leeway) offshore capable powerboat. Natch my first choice would be a RIB of course but in Canada they're as rare as rocking horse droppings so probably it'll 'ave to be an 'ardboat.

I quite like them Boston Whaler thingies being roughty toughty and unsinkable. Anyone every owned one/been in one/once seen one/knows a bloke who once saw one? Are they any good? Any other alternatives worth considering (info from our transatlantic cousins gratefully received?)

We're talking wilderness cruising here so probably twins and good seakeeping are a must.

Ta muchly,

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Old 27-09-2004, 04:07 PM   #2
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Re: Boston Whaler type thingies........

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I quite like them Boston Whaler thingies
i ad wan wunce an dey arr fkin gud botes. i downt noe wy itt waz corld a bosstonn wailer tho cuz itt waz bilt inn fkin devvun sow i spowse itt waz a devvun wailer. ifn yew wnt a fkin ribb ders a ferm inn cannada dat bilds alyewminnium gardin fernitewer an wen thay aint got noe awders thay bild botes insted. butt thay duz taik a lonng tyme to bild dem.

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Old 27-09-2004, 04:14 PM   #3
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'Fanks Garf, I wanna REAL boat not a virtual one
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Old 27-09-2004, 07:54 PM   #4
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Essex Navee,

Congratulations on emigrating to Canada.

We was thinking of emigrating to Vancouver a couple of years back.

Great Country, Great People, Boating is popular too along with hunting, fishing, skiing, skidooing, off-roading, trail riding and shagging.

I think you might have a spot of bother with your boating though!

Canadiens like sailing, Big Monster Powerboating or aluminium bass boating. There are no toobs cos the Canadiens reckon their shite, sports fishers are popular though.

Boston Whaler! Mmmmmm not even sure if youd find one there.

To small for to do any thing in.

Where abouts are you going to settle?

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Old 27-09-2004, 09:48 PM   #5
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Boston Whaler! Mmmmmm not even sure if youd find one there.

To small for to do any thing in.
They go up to 35ft -- how big do you need?

I reckon a 320 Outrage with twin 300s would be quite a laugh . . .
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Old 27-09-2004, 11:54 PM   #6
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JK, I reckon about 21-25ft Outrage with single or twins would do nicely

R-Don, Newfoundland, East Coast of Canada.
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Old 28-09-2004, 02:31 PM   #7
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Eeeeeeek,

Wrap up warm m8 and eat plenty of carrots.

I see why your looking at a Boston Whaler now.

Please post some pics of the Tall Ships when you get there.
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Akershally, St John's is on the same latitude as Paris so doesn't get monster cold or monster hot. Summers 'bout the same as UK. Winters 'bout -10 with plenty of snow so a Skidoo is on the wish list along with a Whaler
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Old 28-09-2004, 10:10 PM   #9
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Essex dont youwork with electricity?
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Old 29-09-2004, 09:42 AM   #10
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Essex dont youwork with electricity?
Philosphically don't we all as we pound our computer keyboards daily?

I do work in the plugs and sockets field but not in a teckinal product sense and only til the end of Oct. Then I'm gonna be a big man in fish
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Old 29-09-2004, 02:18 PM   #11
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I do work in the plugs and sockets field but not in a teckinal product sense and only til the end of Oct. Then I'm gonna be a big man in fish
well that should keep Mrs Navee happy then!

I only asked about the electricity cos I don't think they got any in Canada have they?
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