Ugly Boats

Discussion in 'Pictures & Videos' started by DarkJester, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. domer94

    domer94 Active Member

    190
    May 14, 2017
    norther NJ
    1995 330da
    twin 454 inboard v drives
    in other news... window squeegee and Rain-X stock went up %90. jeez with that kind of freeboard, I would hate to see the seas that would get over that bow! at first glance I get the likeness of the ellis island ferry boats
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    domer, here's a video I took a couple of years ago on the Columbia River. It's the 4th video in a series of 4 and it shows a wave with green water coming up over the top of my fly bridge. It knocked the lens off my anchor lite, and that's 20' above the water line. I happened to be standing at the helm and that wave knocked me off my feet. Keep in mind, this was on the Columbia River.

    Don't tell me that waves don't get that big.

    If you want to see all 4 videos, go to YouTube and type in Umatilla Days 1, then watch 2, 3, and 4.

     
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  3. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    450
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    Oh, my first boat (at least the first in my name) is definitely a contender here. 1992 Bayliner Rendezvous. 26' deck boat. An ugly boat can only be powered by an absolute bastard child of an engine. Force 150, 5-cylinder 2 stroke. What a pile of crap that motor was. Still, I think fondly of that boat. We had it docked at the southern part of Canandaigua Lake (NY Finger lakes). When my wife and I first met in 2012, we spent most weekends on that boat with friends and family. Heading up the lake at maybe 9mph, engine so loud nobody in the back of the boat could have a conversation, no working accessories other than nav lights, cinder block "anchor". Still, us and our ten closest people would get up there, anchor on the sand bar with the pretty boats, break out a BT speaker, and have a blast throwing frisbees and having a few pops.

    Here it was:

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  4. bracketracer

    bracketracer Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    450
    Aug 23, 2016
    Wilson, NY
    2001 380DA
    Fully updated Raymarine MFDs, Quantum radar, full LED lighting conversion, and lots more.
    Twin 454 Horizons
    I was on one at the Annapolis show in October. Yeah, that feature was pretty trick. Liked the layout a lot, but the details, materials, fit and finish was slightly lacking.
     
  5. domer94

    domer94 Active Member

    190
    May 14, 2017
    norther NJ
    1995 330da
    twin 454 inboard v drives
    never doubted... just said would never want to see it :)
    I took my trawler over the wachapreague va bar with breaking waves... never again. problem was I already waited 3 days to leave the inlet and I was getting itchy sitting in that little town waiting for weather to lay down !
     
  6. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    188
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    I get that it's patriotic, but dang....

    Uglyboat.jpg
     
  7. Jeff42899

    Jeff42899 Member

    84
    Jun 23, 2018
    Lake Erie Islands
    1999 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 Horizon
    Sitting at Kelly's Island and two docks down.... Yikes. Of course I thought of this thread.

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  8. Original_704

    Original_704 New Member

    16
    May 11, 2018
    2001 Sea Ray 240 Sundeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/Bravo III Drives
    A true beauty on Lake Norman NC. IMG_8453.jpg
     
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  9. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    I like it. Looks like they are fun to be around.
     
  10. b_arrington

    b_arrington Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    958
    Feb 21, 2007
    Setauket, NY
    2018 Back Cove 34
    Cummins QSB 6.7 480
    That one looks more whimsical than ugly. Actually pretty good execution.
     
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  11. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    188
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    I see a least 5 pontoon's in that picture.
    What is the world comin' to?
    and on "Tiki Island Cove" there, It looks like the 'toons are not exactly even?
     
  12. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Those who have been around Venice, FL, will remember the small island right next to the channel. Sandy beaches all around, people congregate on a nice day.

    Interesting to watch the pontoon boats which are beached at high tide with no thought about the tide dropping while they are swimming. Some pick up on it and are able to recover - others - well they spend a longer time than they planned on.
     
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  13. domer94

    domer94 Active Member

    190
    May 14, 2017
    norther NJ
    1995 330da
    twin 454 inboard v drives
    the one thing about those lake barges that always plagued my thoughts... ok they are clearly geared towards consumption of liquids... the bilges have to be pumped at some point. I know some of the nicer ones have the shower curtain porto potties , but the vast majority leave me scratching my head and being a little skeeved. the ladies especially must have an issue
     
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  14. Timeflys

    Timeflys Member

    201
    Dec 7, 2013
    Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada
    "Frequent Flyer"
    2002 Sundancer 360
    Merc Horizon 8.1s
    I know this is the “state of the art” but man, this has to be in Top 10 territory:

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    Or maybe it’s a west coast “thang”
     
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  15. DarkJester

    DarkJester Active Member

    188
    Jul 26, 2011
    North Alabama, Guntersville lake, Tennessee River
    2011 270 SLX
    Merc 8.2 MAG Bravo III
    It may be state of the "art", but it is definitely aesthetically unpleasing to look at. It looks like it's upside down or twisted or something.
    And I'll bet it's expensive. Really Expensive.
     
  16. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    That's at the Landing Restaurant on LKN, ate there Saturday - when the slips fill up you anchor out in the cove and their tiki taxi pontoon boat shuttles you in.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2019
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  17. Mac-Daddy-Minnesota

    Mac-Daddy-Minnesota Member

    50
    Aug 12, 2018
    Cottage Grove MN
    Sea Ray Sundancer 310
    twin 5.7 with alpha 1
  18. HavnFunYet?

    HavnFunYet? Member

    165
    Mar 16, 2008
    Michigan
    1998 Sea Ray 370 DA
    310 Mercury Hypalon w 9.9 Merc
    454 Mercruiser 7.4 MPI's
  19. Soulshine

    Soulshine Active Member

    375
    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    I see these “boats” from time to time.

    I’ve dubbed the style the Shack On A Rack.
     
  20. Timeflys

    Timeflys Member

    201
    Dec 7, 2013
    Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada
    "Frequent Flyer"
    2002 Sundancer 360
    Merc Horizon 8.1s
    That ugly west coast boat is avail for “only” $500k Canadian.
     

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