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Old 02-08-2016, 10:02 AM
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You know, every now and again I see things on Yachtworld, and just have to ask myself what the hell some people are thinking.

I'll start with this Gem. Feel free to add ones that you find.



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I have something with ladders I guess. Another one knocked out of the park...



A 56' Post.
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I love these expensive boats that have every bell and whistle yet come with a livewell that can't even fit a full sized baitfish......
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:18 AM
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Aaaaand another stellar restoration. Except the microscopic enclosed helm, weird everything, and don't forget that Awesome stern rod holder...

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Looks tippy!!!
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Originally Posted by PtJudeRI View Post
I have something with ladders I guess. Another one knocked out of the park...



A 56' Post.
I have seen this one in person. It serves a purpose but it is ugly. It use to be on the lower Chesapeake. There is also a newer 39 Bertram on the lower bay with a spiral staircase to the bridge.
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Originally Posted by PtJudeRI View Post
You know, every now and again I see things on Yachtworld, and just have to ask myself what the hell some people are thinking.

I'll start with this Gem. Feel free to add ones that you find.



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Yipe!!! Even without the silly ladder, that cockpit seems to be a bit short for a game boat that size. You pretty much need on offset stanchion chair in a boat iwht that much beam and I don't se that working. Should have made it a 70 or 72 footer and put in a normal ladder.
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I saw a big boat recently that had an offset stanchion fighting chair........and it was installed backwards, clearly on purpose. The mount was way too far back, probably even for a non-offset chair and the offset stanchion was pointed towards the bow to the point that you would likely bump your shins against the base when sitting in the chair.
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Wish I had a picture but there was a 39 Bertram in my area with a .......spiral staircase from the bridge to the pit. Hideous and dumb. Of course, it WAS on a 39 Bertram. Not a great design itself.
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That Holton looks f'n ridiculous.

The owner should be shot for building that.
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PtJude: The boat that you linked in the first post is still available! Maybe potential buyers feel the same as you do .

And about the 56' Post; I think the ladder is god awful ugly as well but it seems very functional! Must be nice to able to get to the bow so quickly from the bridge.
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Some of the modifications are for porpose and for individuals. Ugly or not, if a person can get on the water and function better, they are great.

Bling!
"For every ass, there is a seat", is the montra of many builders who want to stay in business.
Why not, these glitz and bling monsters keep them in business so they can build you a perfect boat next week.
They are just dock candy!
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Originally Posted by PtJudeRI View Post
You know, every now and again I see things on Yachtworld, and just have to ask myself what the hell some people are thinking.

I'll start with this Gem. Feel free to add ones that you find.



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This monstrosity has been fixed. It is a really nice boat.
* it's not mine and I have no relation with owner/seller. But yes, it was a monstrosity...

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I personally think the cockpits of the majority of all sportfishermen boats are way too short ad make them unfishable. All cabin anymore. Then they wonder why people are going to big CCs...
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Tend to agree. Henriques is one company that gets it when it comes to cockpit size.
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Originally Posted by 25GradySailfish View Post
I personally think the cockpits of the majority of all sportfishermen boats are way too short ad make them unfishable. All cabin anymore. Then they wonder why people are going to big CCs...
This. I don't understand some of these 50'+ sports fishers with a 6' or so cockpit.
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Originally Posted by Asnell9 View Post
This. I don't understand some of these 50'+ sports fishers with a 6' or so cockpit.
More often than not, these people want the sport fish ride with the yacht amenities. I see a lot of sportys down here without even outriggers. Most have a table instead of a rocket launcher or a fighting chair.
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Originally Posted by Asnell9 View Post
This. I don't understand some of these 50'+ sports fishers with a 6' or so cockpit.
Heck look at most of the Vikings! The 42, new 48, and 62 stand out to me as having very small cockpits.
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Originally Posted by sailfish18 View Post
Heck look at most of the Vikings! The 42, new 48, and 62 stand out to me as having very small cockpits.
I'll agree with that especially the 42 and 48, the 62 has a very nice cockpit still it is small for a 62 foot boat. The argument is that you have so much beam that the cockpit is still very fishable. Also a major trade off for Vikings is that compared to Carolina boats they have a very big pilot house/helm which lends to a smaller cockpit. Conversely, when you look at a Carolina boat you have a very small house and a massive cockpit. I personally like the smaller house and huge cockpit, but based on how many Vikings are sold a year the cockpit is big enough for the customers buying them
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