Re: Okay, I want to stir the Pot!
I'm too old(by your standards) to join in what sounds like one
huge"lost weekend" of fun but if I could I would insist that the
nubile females cease and desist from "sunning her deck".Instead,the
order of the day would be for some serious moonings of the deck.Even
the scantiest of attire would be frowned upon!!!!!!!!!
Just a thought....;-D
--- In bolger@y..., c_i_becker@y... wrote:
> Fellow Bolgerites,
> I must confess, my favourite Bolger Boat is the Sir Joseph Banks. It
> looks fantastic, the picture of functionability.
> As a capital C capitalist, I can see an excellent venture using this
> vessel as a charter boat for youngsters, i.e 18-30 year olds (sorry
> guys we (Gen Y/X whatever) consider anyone over 30 to be OLD!)
> cruising up and down the Great Barrier Reef, sailing up on to the
> beach and having a bonfire..drinks etc.
> Then off we go the beach the next day, twenty to a hundred of us, a
> couple of June Bugs or even Pirate Racers or Hobie cats on deck for
> the afternoon. Easy cooking etc. Fit out would be minimal, just
> of sea berths, couple of doubles, storage for booze, scuba gear.
> I have this recurring dream to skipper such a fine vessel, with
> scantily clad girls sunning her decks. I can tell you right now
> people would pay thousands for such a cruise, especially this market
> of young couples/singles with heaps of disposable income.....alas,
> the bureaurats (that is not a misspelling) would take away approx.
> 90% of my income through safety specs (Duty of Care, OHS, fire,
> health, cooking etc) taxes, duties, fees and the bloody
> (which is mandatory)
> Gone are the days when you could start such a venture on a
> shoestring... make a good liveaboard though hey?
> FYI the Sir Joseph Banks is 95.5' x 15.75' x 3' (10' with leeboard
> down). can't remember displacement - about 40 tons I think. Big
> chinese gaff rig and a leg of mutton mizzen. Big cargo hold, 6.2
> liter 6 cyl diesel. Steel, pointy bow, reinforced concrete for
> ballast. see BWAOM.