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Aquarius out of the water for bottum scrub and paint and a few bits and pieces

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I'm afraid I have to comment on the fact that this is a 21ft boat with a flipping BOW THRUSTER. Has the boat designers had a brain fart to include that in the design of a boat of this size. My 25ft concrete boat didn't need a thruster ever so there's no way a boat as light as this one will be should ever need one. The only way the 60ft boats need thrusters now is that they have hulls that are so deep and wide that their turning circle is massive compared to the older 80ft boats.

She's a bonny boat but I still have serious problems with it having a thruster lol

Davie
 

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This boat was at the fishing show last year Davie so she had all the extras fitted,
 

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Aye aye davie,
Have to agree with you. The creel boats I worked on wid just haul themselves up the gear....Thruster?designer is haein a laugh!! Fine wee baoties thae Buccaneers though. Wish I had one - nae thruster though he he !!..... TD
 

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If I had the choice between this boat and my last one i'd still have the Buccaneer but definately WITHOUT the stoopid thruster. It looks to be only 6" in diameter and just there because the designer could not because its needed.

My boat was over 7ton this boat will be no more than 2ton but I think my boat was deeper than this one. The only problem I ever had with these plastic fantastics is the speed they roll at. I did the usual September Rockall survey on the 240ft FRV Scotia then went out of Mallaig on a 28ft plastic trawler......lost more than my breakfast lol (EEK) (EEK) (EEK)

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Aye,
Davie agree aboot the Buccaneer. Have sailed on some good GF seaboats though including Lochins, Treeve (16 + 25+). The auld Cygnus 32's wernae bad either. My own little sailing boatie - Drascombe Drifter (22'), is no bad either. I have seen some beezers though...some wid rock and roll on weet gress lol lol !!!

S'later

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Hi davie, your right there, i'v spent a day at the creels on this boat and boy and she roll,
 

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Have ti agree, wi' fits been said aboot the bow thruster, but a bulbous bow on a boatie that size, me,me!!!! aye true enough it micht hiv been at a boatshow and hid every extra imaginable, but bulbous???/ !!!!!!


It used to be said many years ago, if a person drove an E Type Jag or any long bonneted vehicle, it was said that, person had an obsession of phallic symbols, maybe thats why the builder decided to add a bulbous bow!!!!!

Jim.
 

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The reason these plastic boats roll is simple , too light. Thats why my auld boat was so good in a rough sea , being over 6ton meant she had a slower roll rate and was far more capable and far safer than a plastic boat of the same size lol.

"roll on weet grass" lol its been a lang time since I heard a boat being described that way (Jester) (Jester)

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Davie,

An awfa lot o' fowk bidin' here in Perth hea their wee trailer boats sittin' on the front gress an' the boats dinna get weet that muckle.
Noo its common knowledge if that boatie disna get used a lot, its referred ti by the fowk that bide in the street, damn big phallic symbol that boatie LOL an' a'body roon aboot thinks yon mannie has a complex aboot size, nae saein' ony mair LOL, LOL

Aye I ken fit yir sayin' aboot plastic boats Davie and agree, it jist looked gey feil LOL.

Jim
 

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