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Old 27-12-2008, 09:09   #1
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This is the story about two different sailing vessels. I want to know your opinions and suggestions. A few months ago I saw this boat on USauctions:

1999 36' Harasty Fixed Keel Ketch Sailboat .

Somebody apparently bought it for $2,830.00 and had it splashed into the water. It was a hurricane Ike survivor and not a bad deal on a cool boat (if you're into that sort of thing).

Today I was reading a link on the fishing forum and I saw something that looked a little familiar:

I don't know how it got there, but here is another story (with great pics) about a different sailor on a different boat, that mentions the green boat above...

ps - that green hulled wooden ketch that beached the same night as Jojo was a recent purchase from the US Auction inventory of Hurricane Ike salvage @ Paradigm Marine (I knew she looked familiar).
Okay, i hope that's not too confusing. Once you read the story about jojo it will all make sense... I have to go to work now... Just thought it was funny seeing that poor green boat back on land... Hurricane Ike SUCKED and apparantly she is afraid of the water now!

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The rudder was damaged and before I could get the anchor down for the 4th night out, the boat hit a sandbar. Anyway, the other boat was craned off the beach, this one was taken off by jacking it up and laying it over on a truck. It was taken to a boat yard in Bolivar. Johnny Dufante's place. The issues on the hull from the hurricane were fixed, and with the tabernacle masts and perfect cold molded hull it takes 0 water and stays dry. Except for a leaking porthole which I am trying to find. Thanks for the forum! After winning it on Ebay for 2850 I have put another 8K into it. It is in galveston. This is the site I found when I bid: Custom 36 yacht for sale

It is better now just for deck stepping and redoing the masts, and everything else. There was really no bad storm, there was fog you could cut with a knife and barges were sounding on all sides. So i was hoping to anchor shallow, and when the tide went out it looked like a football field. There were no lights ashore because Bolivar was wiped clean. In any case it was totally beached about 50 ft from the road after I left it. Thanks!!!! That is one heck of a double ended design. She loves the water, if she could just stay in it! Pics at: Leonard Alan Publishers & Elated Moon Productions

The engine is a brand new Beta Marine and the boat did get a little water but just about a foot. Nothing on the motor. I did have to replace the battery isolator.

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Old 14-01-2013, 19:12   #3
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I sailed it to New Orleans across the Gulf. It self tails with the smaller longer racing rudder that cannot get stuck. I have since painted it and sailed the lake for a couple years. This boat is incredible. The Beta Marine is still under 100 hrs. I kept it in Galveston for a year to sail there and moved it last Fall to New Orleans.

It takes on no seepage of water as the cold molded fiberglass was redone in dry dock after this second grounding. Just amazing design and building. Great to live aboard with a small ac in the top. I painted it with two coats of AwlGrip Snow White. The latest is the gouge it took on the bow from Isaac in the Lake. So 3 hurricanes and counting and still sailing perfectly. I am going to haul it soon to fix the gouge and replace the chain with a new cable as original. 6 lines broke in Isaac, but 3 still held. They were really loose though as a last resort.

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Good to hear the rest of the story.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, lalan.
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Hi lalan... Welcome to CF
Long may you stay happy...
Just looked at your link for the pictures... Nice boat you have there mate...
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