[V8] Boats....

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Mon Aug 21 08:08:12 EDT 2006

Roger M. Woodbury wrote:
> Because now that I actually might find the time to restore another wood
> boat, anything with a V8 will cost so much to operate that I might restore
> it and then not be able to put fuel into it...hmmm.  

Now I'm confused.  Are we supposed to help you find a low-mileage
black-on-black V8, or an antique wooden speed boat? :)

If I had a hankerin' for a wooden boat (and I do [1]) and didn't
want the expense of feeding V8 engines, I'd go with a 30' or so
sloop, and equip it with roller furlings and motorized anchors
so I could have push-button sailing.

[1] My hankerin' is for little wooden boats. I built a strip canoe,
and I'd love to build a stitch-and-glue kayak.  And if someone put
a Beetlecat in my... slip? (heck, I don't even have a driveway to
put it in, so yeah, I'll keep the fantasy going with owning a slip),
I'd be at peace with the world.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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