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Old 02-11-2019, 01:36 PM
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It kind of looks like a cross between "The Jetsons" and one of the life boats carried on the stern of a container ship a la "Captain Phillips". As someone else said, it's your money, but with no exposure to the outside, I think you're missing one of the best parts of being on the water.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:37 PM
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Website looks like it is from 2002 AOL days
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:50 PM
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I would like to submit this as a reasonable solution to end this.... madness

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Old 02-11-2019, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by skipperwork View Post
Looks tippy
thank you , confidence in THT brain trust restored
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Lee Majors View Post
I would like to submit this as a reasonable solution to end this.... madness

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Agree, neat little boat, has inside and outside areas, Great for the west coast and a very popular style for the PNW.
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:57 PM
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California requires a boater education card (being phased in from 2018). If you have no boating experience, I would start by taking a Power Squadron and or Coast Guard basic test. Yes there are a lot of boats for less than $200,000 which would be far more suitable for the conditions found in the channel.

I spent 50 years of my life boating in the area you are referring to--"Santa Barbara Channel". Which refers to the Coast S. of Santa Barbara city and West of Ventura, and seaward to the Northern Channel Islands from Anacapa to San Miguel Island. It can be glassy calm, with fog in the morning, but most days by 11AM the wind starts, and by mid afternoon, that capsule you referred to will make you feel as if you are in the center of a washing machine. That is assuming that the craft remains upright.

I took the time to look at the line drawings, videos, photos, engine and propulsion systems. I have a number of days in severe (winds up to over 60 knots) in this channel, and steep frequent seas up to as much as 15 feet. I believe that there are some conditions which would capsize (roll over) this type of high windage, low freeboard, vessel. The drive is the well respected Hamilton jet. However there is no reason fo it on the ocean. It is less efficient than a propeller, and if sea weed/kelp gets over the intake--there can be dire consequences.

Buy it at your peril--try and sell it after you use it once or twice....assuming that you don't have serious problems when in heavy seas.

Chairs on rear deck---too small, and slippery. Roof lounge? I must be missing that. The roof is rounded, and appears to be not at all designed for populating.

Certainly there is nothing better than being anchored at Santa Cruze Island in a safe cove (often requires bow and stern anchors, to keep the boat pointed into the swells)--and often one has to try several times to anchor, because of the kelp. But being in this craft would not be my idea of fun. It will roll badly at anchor . The "head" (commode only) takes up one or two seating positions. The galley (?)...storage, real bunks?

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Old 02-11-2019, 02:07 PM
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Maybe if this is unsinkable and super rugged, as in it could be completly submerged upside down then pummeled against rock jetties and pop up and right itself...maybe then, if marketed as a thrill seeker boat for ultra heavy seas...or maybe if it could fly that would make it pretty cool....

Otherwise I'm going to need an area in back to fight a fish and lots more rod holders.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:11 PM
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$200k buys a lot of charters, which I would recommend if you even remotely thought this thing would handle the channel in the afternoon. Check out Radon, Greenough, and Anderson boats, which are purpose-built for the the commercial guys up there and compare design differences.
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
Why do these guys have masks on? Could it be they are embarrassed to be seen on this contraption?


Now I am no Naval engineer but hangin that hunk of anchor out of the bow could pose a serious threat to anything in it's way...don't ya think???

Looks like the Lucha Libre version of a clown car...
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Old 02-11-2019, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by hbouldin1216 View Post
$200k buys a lot of charters, which I would recommend if you even remotely thought this thing would handle the channel in the afternoon. Check out Radon, Greenough, and Anderson boats, which are purpose-built for the the commercial guys up there and compare design differences.
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Wow....can you imagine 4-6’ on 6secs in this thing?....the bilge would fill with passenger’s puke...

...you can buy a very nice 4-5 yr old express cruiser for a lot less than $200K...
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by signmansez View Post
Why do these guys have masks on? Could it be they are embarrassed to be seen on this contraption?


Now I am no Naval engineer but hangin that hunk of anchor out of the bow could pose a serious threat to anything in it's way...don't ya think???

i guess we we must all remove our anchors. I didn’t know we were such a threat
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Bet they can conduct missel drills off 1 of America's largest city and listen to our Rock n Roll.

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Old 02-11-2019, 05:13 PM
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Looks like a Prius that someone farted in.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:47 PM
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:10 PM
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how does this thing handle waves and chop? just thinking of the nyc / long island sound area... i cant see someone comfortably commuting in one...
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:40 PM
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I have been in the Santa Barbara channel many times. The afternoon westerlies will roll that turd like a football. You are succeeding in getting website views.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:49 PM
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Man, that is the ugliest “boat” I have seen, I think ever. That’s bad enough to make a cat look beautiful.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:03 PM
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A Sea Going (OK small lake) BMW Isetta 300.
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​​​​​​Don’t even know where to start with this...

It does have headlights, that means it’s a serious yacht right?
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