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What size yacht are you going to go

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Posted: February 13, 2006, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

My yacht will also work on land, or in other words, an amphibious RV.

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    Posted: February 13, 2006, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

    I think I'll skip the yacht and go for the big house/nice car thing.  Don't want to fritter all my $ away.  I think I'll start a thread on this topic (though it's likely been repeated many a time).

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      Posted: February 13, 2006, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

       Wink
      They say that the two best days of boat ownership are the day you buy it, and the day you sell it.  

       

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        Posted: February 13, 2006, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

        you could get a nice private jet anywhere from $750k - $5 mil.

        Do you want a jet you have to crawl around in, or one you can stand up in?  Do you want one that can fly non-stop from New York to Las Vegas?  Do you want one that can fly non-stop from Los Angeles to Peking?  Do you want one with state of the art avionics? Do you want one less then ten years old?  Do you want one with a crew?  Do you plan on fixing things when they break, or performing some annual maintenance?  Do you plan on refueling it?  Do you have a place to store.

        A 1980 Cessna Citation will cost you around $1.6M just for the title.  Oh, BTW, the height inside is around 5'8" and the width is around 5'9", the inside length is around 17'.  A new Boeing Business Jet (737) is around $45M S-T-R-I-P-P-E-D.  Insides will run you about another $5M to $10M additionally - if you don't get carried away.  Beefed up engines - that'll cost more.  Painting your name on the side will cost around $60K.

         

        Peking...don't you mean Beijing?

        Chinese is not my second, third, fourth, or fifth language - obviously!  Sometimes I wonder where English is in the ranking.

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          Posted: February 13, 2006, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

          All this talk about big jackpots, yachts and hired security guards has got me thinking.  I wonder how much it would cost to buy an old mothballed battleship from the U.S. Navy?  I think the U.S.S Iowa is available. 

          Man!  I can almost see myself now: 

          Anchors aweigh!  Stand by to cast off!  Heave too on the port side!  Full speed ahead and damn the torpedoes!  I'll never give up the ship!  Arrrrrgggghhh Jim lad...arrrrrgggghhh!

          Jim 


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            Posted: February 13, 2006, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

            Don't mess around try this one on for size.  http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/405-GIGAYACHT-One-of-the-largest-yachts-in-the-world_W0QQitemZ4611149242QQcategoryZ26432QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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              Posted: February 14, 2006, 12:56 am - IP Logged

              Hmmm, the more money you have the more novel ways you can find to get hurt or kill yourself, like getting to go hunting with the VP.  The ship sinks, the plane crashes, the house burns down, the trophy mate wants half the money in the divorce . . . When I win I'll rent everything, thank you very much. BobP

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                Posted: February 14, 2006, 9:32 am - IP Logged

                 Wink
                They say that the two best days of boat ownership are the day you buy it, and the day you sell it.  

                 

                I don't think they live in Florida...


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                  Hmmm, the more money you have the more novel ways you can find to get hurt or kill yourself, like getting to go hunting with the VP.  The ship sinks, the plane crashes, the house burns down, the trophy mate wants half the money in the divorce . . . When I win I'll rent everything, thank you very much. BobP

                  If you're talking about a boat, the more "naval" ways...

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                    Posted: March 3, 2006, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                    No yacht, no private plane, no luxury car for me when I win the big jackpot.  My house would be limited to one about $500,000 in value (today's prices).  I'd still live in sweatshirts and jeans and wear no make-up.  I might get my hair done more than a couple of times a year, though.

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                      Posted: March 3, 2006, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                      Hmmm, the more money you have the more novel ways you can find to get hurt or kill yourself, like getting to go hunting with the VP.  The ship sinks, the plane crashes, the house burns down, the trophy mate wants half the money in the divorce . . . When I win I'll rent everything, thank you very much. BobP

                      Very true, the rich go out of their way to find unique ways to kill or maim themselves.  The nice thing about renting - no commitment.  Get tired of something, move on to the next page on luxury.com!  Break it, turn it in and get another one.  Get divorced, nothing to lose that means something to you.

                      Cheers

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