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Old 27-06-2010, 13:43   #1
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We were having dinner last night at the Seattle Fisherman's Wharf and while enjoying the (rare) nice weather, decided to stroll the docks. Whereupon I saw the attached. As you will see, I've put this under "general" because I couldn't decide if it was a monohull, a multihull, or a power boat.

As a matter of fact, I can't decide what it is! Or, why it is! Do note the rather large side-by-side refrig/freezer on the starboard deck.

Also note the interesting helm station, with what looks like a 1972 Mercury Cougar steering wheel, as well as the interesting rig.

And, of course, the very interesting hull configuration.

Your thoughts as to this boat?

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Old 27-06-2010, 13:48   #2
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Looks like a side paddle wheeler that’s been converted into a conversation piece....successfully I might add!
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Old 27-06-2010, 13:51   #3
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I love the gaff rig.
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Old 27-06-2010, 14:23   #4
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Very well named as well, "Jojo" as in Jojo the dog faced boy... nice find
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Old 27-06-2010, 18:45   #5
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Seen a boat where the keel started where it should, continued, then just reversed and the curve and went to the aft ... sort of like the side-section was a perfect, flat. Hmm...

The owner said she was an older Pearson. Anybody?

Unique boat, TRULY ;-) unique!

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Old 27-06-2010, 19:13   #6
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I think I recall having seen the same boat. It was a steel hull, as I recall. Decisions leading to such boats seem to be consistent. Kind of like lead balloons and iron butterflies.
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This boat belongs in the thread titled "Nautical Oddities."
A great find.
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SaltyMonkey been practicing his welding?
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Old 27-06-2010, 19:29   #9
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Jo Jo was a man
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But he knew it couldn't last.

Jo Jo left his home
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For some California grass.

Get back.
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Weird lyrics . . . weird boat. Makes sense to me.

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I once saw a boat where the engine was in the lazzarette and the prop shaft was going forward...right behind the keel...I wish I had taken a picture of that.
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Old 27-06-2010, 19:46   #12
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Yes, indeed it does have a steel hull. Although you can't tell from the pictures, it looked quite flat, too.

The boat had an expired commercial fishing permit, but for the life of me I can't figure out how one would actually fish with it. The wharf is supposed to be limited to working vessels

Perhaps the design (?) was inspired by some of that California grass? More like acid?

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