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Old 31-10-2010, 07:11   #16
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Time to act is now. The yard/marina owners are going to strip her and break her up soon.
This makes me so sad but then I am an overly sentimental doofus.
Butler, if you hear any news would you mind sharing it here? I am so hopeful that she finds a home.

Who is the sucker who ended up adopting every hard luck case at the animal shelter that always required lots of expensive vet care? That would be me.

Boats, cats not much difference.
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Old 31-10-2010, 08:06   #17
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It is kinda like a "free" puppy which is sometimes too expensive
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Old 31-10-2010, 08:13   #18
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What dis Hinckley do, to get incarcerated, and why does he deserve his freedom?
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
Glad to see you in goode spirits Gord. And "freedom is just another word for nothin left to loose".

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Old 31-10-2010, 19:51   #19
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Don't forget, as IdoraKeeper said

"Nothing don't mean nothing honey if it ain't free"

We're showing our age a bit, are we?
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Old 31-10-2010, 21:23   #20
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I owned one of those, years ago. It was a beautiful boat, but gosh...so much work. She was my last wooden boat. Florida is not easy on boats....now if I was in Maine again...
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Old 31-10-2010, 22:20   #21
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When is a free boat too expensive to afford?
When you have to immediately pay -

- Storage fees
- Sorting out title & registration
- Moving the boat
- Then if not doing the work yourself - paying expensive labor
- Then building, manufacturing and sourcing parts for a 64 year old boat

I am as sentimental as the next guy but even with Butler's fairly (I am sure honest) but optimistic estimate, I'd guess you invest +$30k for a boat that may not be worth $30k.

Call me a cynic but there is no such thing as a free lunch boat...
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To scary for me. Projects like that take a huge amount of time if you do it yourself and copious amounts of money if you pay someone else. I think thats why my lazy ass self likes plastic boats so much. But good luck to whoever gets it all the same.

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Old 01-11-2010, 12:10   #23
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At one time I considered taking these old boats and stripping them down for the wood and whatever fittings that could be salvaged. But that would be another land attachment I woodn't want.
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At one time I considered taking these old boats and stripping them down for the wood and whatever fittings that could be salvaged. But that would be another land attachment I woodn't want.
I guess that makes both of us vultures. I was thinking about that mast as a backup/replacement for my mizzen

It's too bad someone with some woodworking skills doesn't pick that thing up. There were three plastic boats that were 28-32' long, totally gutted inside but the rigging and hull were 100% sound, that the local yard I was moored at in WA chopped up and set out in a dumpster because nobody claimed them for free.

It is too bad. But it's also part of the cycle, I guess. Old shipped out in favor of new. I think most of us love those older wooden lines, though.
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