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Old 05-04-2011, 10:42   #16
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Re: "Dry" Wooden Boat Resurrection

I see they are selling for storage fees. Which tells me that at least one PO (and probably a string ) have looked very carefully at her, in every nook and cranny and over a period of time that you won't be able to....and then just walked away.

Some boats truly are worthless (than zero) - IMO this be one of them. In some respects sad, but it happens. Might make the base for a nice (ish ) house boat, if you weren't too fussy about looks. or leaks. But I see that the yard has a better prospect for that:-


And despite appearances to the contrary, it's not a Catamaran. (I think the wheels are extra).

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Old 05-04-2011, 15:41   #17
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Re: "Dry" Wooden Boat Resurrection

Looking at the photos, the planking and deadwood does not seem to be in bad shape. The entire boat needs to be recaulked. The transom looks to be made up of several planks. If the gear that comes with it is in good shape, and I was 20 years younger, I'd give it a go. But I'd spend a good few days looking her over before I popped for the $1900. I'd say she's worth it. But then my opinion don't count for much.

Launching them is a treat. Get the yard to launch on Friday night, Leave her in the slings until Monday AM. Then make sure you have lots of pumps aboard before you move her to a dock. I've spent the night aboard a few wooden boats that had to be moved out of the slings within an hour, and it was like living in a cave with waterfalls coming out of the walls. Very sleepless night. It took 3 days before the last one I did got swollen up enough to turn off the shore powered sump pumps.


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Old 05-04-2011, 16:01   #18
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Re: "Dry" Wooden Boat Resurrection

Wasn't someone giving-away a 30' woody for free awhile back, which was all complete with sails an all.

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If you look around you can find free wooden boats in a lot better shape.
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Old 06-04-2011, 23:44   #19
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Re: "Dry" Wooden Boat Resurrection

Any idea what the re-calking and hull paint would cost?

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