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Old 22-04-2015, 15:26   #61
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rwidman, the "big girl panties" was a particularly tasteless and offensive comment.

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While the quote is directed at me- I take no offense. I believe that one can only be offened if they allow themselves to be. I am sure that somethings I say and do may offend others with no intend to do so, therefore I do not allow what others say and do to offend me and I hope others don't as well. I'm a big free speech believer
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Old 22-04-2015, 15:30   #62
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You apparently aren't concerned with the $. Unfortunately some are and it would bill ill advised to encourage such an endeavor. I'm glad you are happy with it and can afford it. That being said, I hope you find a trailer. I doubt we a speaking wide load? What about overpass clearances?
I am not concerned with the money- It falls into the amount I am willing to spend to get what I wanted and the education that will come with the doing. I found a boat mover that will load and unload for me at a resonable price- not the cheapest but after talk with him I feel the best for the job. It is a wide load- 10' beam, it will go under the overpasses.
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Old 22-04-2015, 15:43   #63
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I am not concerned with the money- It falls into the amount I am willing to spend to get what I wanted and the education that will come with the doing. I found a boat mover that will load and unload for me at a resonable price- not the cheapest but after talk with him I feel the best for the job. It is a wide load- 10' beam, it will go under the overpasses.
Great! By wide load I meant needing a permit. I don't think 10' does.

Best of luck with the adventure.
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Old 22-04-2015, 15:45   #64
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Re: I need a trailer- help please

The specs I've seen on the Bristol 35 indicate a 10 foot beam and 12,500 pound weight, empty which could easily be in excess of 15,000 with trailer. Consider the vehicle and trailer width regulations this entails.

A good friend of mine has made trailers with welded on jack stands for smaller boats, obviously not used to ramp launch boats, but this allows him to store the boat in his yard, as well as reduced storage rates elsewhere. As a previous answer indicated, a flat bed trailer will put the boat higher up than some of the speciality trailers, so you need to check height regulations as well.

Years ago, I pulled a 10,000 lb boat and trailer with a 8.5 ft. beam from the Midwest to southern Florida and don't ever want to do that again.
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Old 22-04-2015, 16:03   #65
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They have NOT already taken the 'plunge', they have so far wasted $1,500. There is something called 'cut your losses'. Now spending another $2,500 so you more than double your losses HAS NOT BEEN PLUNGED ALREADY. Selling the lead doesn't just cut your loss, it creates a profit. (does it STILL HAVE LEAD IN IT?? or did it get stripped already?)

From what I can tell this boat is NOT worth $4,000 in its current condition.
If one was NOT interested in saving money, then why buy such a dead boat to start with. Find one locally, there are so many old dead monohulls around,
and why do a 35ft boat if you just want to learn, go mess with a 24ft boat.

Or just be cheered on probably by someone who hasn't spend years building things and knows what wasting time and money is all about..
I have my free jet boat project, did I buy a $2,000 boat to build it? No, I bought a $400 boat and sold $600 of parts from it, so I was given $200 and a boat and trailer to start with. And that project is still not close to finished.

I don't doubt the skills of the OP to tackle the project, but why start at such a disadvantage with an sight-unseen boat?
Oh Nimble- you have NOT been paying attention. The value of the boat in its current condition is irrelevant. I am not losing anything. I was not and am not looking for a boat to salvage and make money. Or a boat to fix up and make money- I was looking for a classroom- an experience- a lesson in boats.
I was looking for exactly what I got at a price I was willing to pay- including shipping. I was looking for a 35í boat because that is what I wanted. Have you never wanted anything and gone out and got it despite the appearance of craziness? Anyway, I wanted what I wanted and I got what I got.
I rebuilt many cars over the years and a couple motorcycles. I enjoyed every wrench turn, every busted knuckle. I got all of them running but not all of them finished, never did I make money on them- but the intrinsic rewards were great. I take that back- I made money on the í62 panhead.
I am sorry you canít understand but thatís your choice, perhaps our goals are so different itís hard to understand. I am starting at a ďdisadvantageĒ by choice-I donít find it a disadvantage- I find it the opposite- an advantage for all the reasons previously mentioned.
I will finish the boat, I will learn, I will sail it. But most of all I will be happy doing it.
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Great! By wide load I meant needing a permit. I don't think 10' does.

Best of luck with the adventure.
Actually legal load in FL is 8'6". 10' is a wide load.
The mover will be applying for all permits.
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Oh Nimble- you have NOT been paying attention. The value of the boat in its current condition is irrelevant. I am not losing anything. I was not and am not looking for a boat to salvage and make money. Or a boat to fix up and make money- I was looking for a classroom- an experience- a lesson in boats.
I was looking for exactly what I got at a price I was willing to pay- including shipping. I was looking for a 35í boat because that is what I wanted. Have you never wanted anything and gone out and got it despite the appearance of craziness? Anyway, I wanted what I wanted and I got what I got.
I rebuilt many cars over the years and a couple motorcycles. I enjoyed every wrench turn, every busted knuckle. I got all of them running but not all of them finished, never did I make money on them- but the intrinsic rewards were great. I take that back- I made money on the í62 panhead.
I am sorry you canít understand but thatís your choice, perhaps our goals are so different itís hard to understand. I am starting at a ďdisadvantageĒ by choice-I donít find it a disadvantage- I find it the opposite- an advantage for all the reasons previously mentioned.
I will finish the boat, I will learn, I will sail it. But most of all I will be happy doing it.
Great response but in all honesty sometimes posts show up late? I've had some come up late and thought.
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The specs I've seen on the Bristol 35 indicate a 10 foot beam and 12,500 pound weight, empty which could easily be in excess of 15,000 with trailer. Consider the vehicle and trailer width regulations this entails.

A good friend of mine has made trailers with welded on jack stands for smaller boats, obviously not used to ramp launch boats, but this allows him to store the boat in his yard, as well as reduced storage rates elsewhere. As a previous answer indicated, a flat bed trailer will put the boat higher up than some of the speciality trailers, so you need to check height regulations as well.

Years ago, I pulled a 10,000 lb boat and trailer with a 8.5 ft. beam from the Midwest to southern Florida and don't ever want to do that again.
We had a 33' sport fisher that weighed 12,000 dry, add 300 gallons of fuel and it was a bit heavy . With the top, radar etc we were just shy of 14'. I had no problem pulling that boat back and forth to FL from GA. It also had a 10' beam and we should have gotten permits but did not. The pulling of the boat isn't really an issue, I've pulled many boats, trailers, livestock etc in my life. Drive the farm semi as well. I just don't know about sailboat trailers and I've learned a lot about them through this conversation. I don't feel confident that I would find a trailer that would not damage the boat thanks to Ann which pointed out some things I'd not considered. I am on the Bristol owners site and there is more than one owner that trailers this same boat so it can be done and is done regulary. I will eventually find a trailer that will work but to get my Baby down here I have opted to have it moved by a competent and experienced boat mover.
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Great response but in all honesty sometimes posts show up late? I've had some come up late and thought.
I've not had that happen and everything stated has been in numerous posts but that's ok. As I said- I'm excited and looking forward to the learning, the challenge and the reward. Everyone here has their own experiences, thoughts and goals. I'm sure all comments were meant no malice. My goals seem to be in the minority but I've never been one to follow the beaten path and once again I'm off in my own world of plans and preparation through the briars and thorns, ready to put on the grimey clothes and roll up my sleeves.
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I've not had that happen and everything stated has been in numerous posts but that's ok. As I said- I'm excited and looking forward to the learning, the challenge and the reward. Everyone here has their own experiences, thoughts and goals. I'm sure all comments were meant no malice. My goals seem to be in the minority but I've never been one to follow the beaten path and once again I'm off in my own world of plans and preparation through the briars and thorns, ready to put on the grimey clothes and roll up my sleeves.
I was referring to you response to Nimble about not listening.
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I was referring to you response to Nimble about not listening.
Yes I realize that, however the points were mentioned in numerous posts that he commented back to so there was not a way he did not read the items. Not pay attention to them yes- not read them or see them- no.
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Biker, I started reading this thread as a skeptic. I am now a believer! Your grasp of the toil and expense that you have undertaken seems sound, y our enthusiasm is contagious, and I reckon that you will indeed achieve your goals.

IMO, all the folks who are so concerned about your spending your own money to address your own ends should piss off and let you get on with it. I hope that the move goes well, and that you have a great time learning about boats.

Good luck with it all,

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Hi, call this guy...Brad +17065938428
Tell him Willie in Mexico gave ya the number...Great job and cheap!
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Yes I realize that, however the points were mentioned in numerous posts that he commented back to so there was not a way he did not read the items. Not pay attention to them yes- not read them or see them- no.
Just for shits and giggles, since it's biker, what kind?
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Thank you everyone for your input. Hopefully this thread will one day help someone that does a search on this subject.
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