What Type of Boat is this?
And for 10k less, you could have this;
Dual fuel conversion. Tower, with sound (no lights sadly). Hmmm. Nice.
Although I’d really like a Nautique Super Air 230. And a Merlin Rocket. And a Stone’s built Salcombe Yawl. And Maltese Falcon. And a J-Class. Any of them. Oh, and a big sail cat.Posted 5 years agobig-chief-96Member
(For some reason I can’t turn the site into English which I usually can with no problems…)
I would call this type of boat a Play Boat or a Motor Launch etc. but when I Google either I can’t seem to get similar types of boat. Any ideas on what/where to look at to find more?
cheersPosted 5 years ago
3 weeks in EP, keep the boats on Mill Bay. The area seems to have stayed pretty similar for the last few years, other than the price of houses. Is the riding as minimal as it looks? Coast path looks alright as far as Gara Rock, then gets too high and narrow for my liking…Posted 5 years ago
other than the price of houses.
If only we’d kept the family haunt down there. Would be worth a truly scary amount now! I hardly ever go back now. It’s changed too much for me. Makes me really sad. 🙁 I miss the way it was. The closest I can get to that now is to stay with friends on the Helford down in Cornwall. It’s got the quiet, relaxed, sailing focus that Salcombe used to be about. Oddly, even though their neighbours include that drummer fella from Queen (Among others. Rather odd to cook mackerel on the bbq, look up as you serve it to one of the neighbours and see him there, as I did a few summers ago!) there isn’t the influence of the money on the place as much as there is in Salcombe. The Helford still feels like a place to sail, fish, swim and relax.
The riding is indeed minimal. You can take the coast path (Even though it’s “cheeky” in the STW parlance) as far as Gara, but as you say, beyond there it gets a little bit rubbish. To be honest, leave the bikes. Embrace the boats.Posted 5 years ago
Will be taking the bikes for some Dartmoor stuff, but boats are the main focus. Seems to be getting very Chelsea-on-Sea now, a bit like the Abersoch of the south, which is a shame. Hard to beat chugging up to the Millbrook or the Globe for the evening though, with no wind and still sunny and warm. I want a launch of some sort for such journeys, especially if it’s steam. The sound of the lifeboat going out is pretty awesome, especially when they release 1000hp over The Bar.Posted 5 years ago
Hard to beat chugging up to the Millbrook or the Globe for the evening though, with no wind and still sunny and warm. I want a launch of some sort for such journeys, especially if it’s steam. The sound of the lifeboat going out is pretty awesome, especially when they release 1000hp over The Bar.
I’m welling up here. So many happy memories!
My family funded the RNLI very heavily, mainly through collecting money for boat passes on the beach.
Listening to them going out, I remember every time the maroon went up thinking, “For those in peril on the sea!”
And then, the Millbrook……
I remember gunning back from there late one night, on flat water, with a Mercury 75 at full chat and having the Harbour Master pull me over for a chat…..! Got away with it. 🙂Posted 5 years ago
Harbour Master doesn’t really seem bothered after about Half 7, or seems to leave Southpool Creek alone, rarely see them floating about after about 7. No Maroons anymore, I was gutted when I found out. Makes more sense to use them IMO, people then know they’ll need to get out of the way at some point. The view from the cottage we stay in isn’t waterside, but sitting up at the car park in EP on a summer evening isn’t far off perfection.Posted 5 years ago
Mine was after 2200. With only a Maglite held in my hand to light the way (Removing a hand from the throttle… 😳 )
For a view, the terrace at the family pile in EP, after the grockles had gone home, was beyond compare. Looking down the estuary, just beautiful. I miss it so much. 🙁Posted 5 years ago
I was a bit silly back then. In my salad days, when I was green in judgement.
Twin 300s is just showing off. If I was there now, my boathouse (We had one, on the beach) would be the following;
A Laser. Classic plaything.Posted 5 years ago
A Topper. Best learner boat. EVER!
A Dory of some description. Land Rovers of the estuary. Workhorses, not glamorous, but to be used as a “car” to get around the estuary and to do the shopping, etc.
A Stone built Yawl. Obvious, really.
A F16 Catamaran. FUN!
A Super Air or similar wakeboard plaything for those rare days when the water beyond The Bar and Wolf Rock was calm enough.
Oh, and then this, moored somewhere up by the ICC.
I’ve windsurfed for years.. Often whilst taking a break I’d sit and watch the sailing.. ‘God awful boring pastime’ I would always think.. Then the club threatened to take my boatpark space away as I didnt have a boat, so I bought one.
I should never have decided to have a go in it. It really is the most fun you can have on the water. When the wind is blowing, the buzz is equal to anything I’ve ever experienced MTBing.
Absolutely love it.Posted 5 years ago
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