2 Foot "Rule" or "Curse"?

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Someone told me once about the "2 Foot Rule" or was it the "2 Foot Curse". It goes something like this- you buy a boat and you're happy for awhile. Then you feel the need to go bigger, so you buy another boat 2 feet longer. That gets old, and you want bigger so you buy a larger boat 2 feet longer etc. etc. etc.

Has this happened to you? What boats? Curious and I think we can bust this myth or confirm it. Gentlemen start your keyboards!:rolleyes::confused::)
 

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when I was
ten I had a 10 ft boat
12 I had a 12 ft boat
14 a 14 ft boat
16 a 16 ft boat
but then when I turned 17 I jumped up to a 25 ft boat I have now and hopefully next year I'll get something in the mid thirty ft range
 

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Confirmed! but it can go both ways over the years due to the affects of life thing and thinking with the wrong?:?: I went from 30 that I purchased for 1K and rebuilt, to finishing off a 35 Duffy Kit. Almost Bought CESHAWNS 40 H&H but came to my senses after relizing the fuel burn and dockage fees when I helped him move it to another port.
 
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I agree! I have a 20 Eastporter that I have not started rebuilding and I am already looking for a 22. Started with a 14 skiff moved to a 17 and now have a 20. I guess for me it is a 3 foot rule............
 

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Hey Deck Boss,
Looking forward to a rebuild thread of your Eastporter. When are you starting the deconstruction phase? Best of luck.
 

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Eastporter,
I have started some of it.I cant remember what pics I sent you of the deconstruction. Most of the deck is out, just need to get the last 3-4 feet of the bow section. the thread will start soon. Need to sit down and down load the pictures and get the thread started. I will also post the pics of my budy's midland I helped rebuild in Woods Hole.
 

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Great! I love boat porn! Post away!
 

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The 35 Duffy and 35 RP are both great boats. Someday when I win the lottery maybe Clark Island can build me one.
 

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Eastporter,
I have started some of it.I cant remember what pics I sent you of the deconstruction. Most of the deck is out, just need to get the last 3-4 feet of the bow section. the thread will start soon. Need to sit down and down load the pictures and get the thread started. I will also post the pics of my budy's midland I helped rebuild in Woods Hole.
DeckBoss.. tonight is a good night to sit down and get those pics up for us..love to see them:p
 

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did someone say 35 duffy?

the two of you (el mar and eastporter) could split the cost and run it like a time share.

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Beautiful! I couldn't share that! :D
 

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Let's see, at 13 it was an 18' skiff. At 19 it was a 28' Northern Bay. At 20 it was the 36' Northern Bay. Hopefully in a year or two the OEM 42. Not quite the 2 foot blues, but a different way to play on the bay.
 

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If you take the "romance" out of a new or different bigger boat ("guys like different")( no different with their boats LOL)
then for me it boils down to what fits your needs.

I went from a 25 Betram twin gas, to a 28 Betram twin gas to now the 31 Blackfin twin diesel.

The error in judgement I made was after owning the 28 Betram for 17 years and repowering the boat I KNEW I wanted a DE and SWORE I'd never own a twin engined boat again. "2 of EVERYTHING ETC."

OK, I get suckered in to wanting bigger with diesels and fall in love with the Blackfin. (the old song, "When a man loves a woman (boat)" well I went against my better judgement.

OK, now the BF is turnkey and worth WAY $more$ to me than anyone else. I want to go smaller (28-30) and go DE single screw keel boat.

Now what do I do????? LOL????????????????????????
 

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got it going on now; contemplating offing my 28 jason for another 32ish D/E
 

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