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Old 17-12-2011, 12:27   #601
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But you have a main battle tank of a boat Yachts66 .......
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;-)) Maybe, but she suits me!

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You should see this as a pos and not a neg remark .......
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Ahhh but I did!! Note the smiley face!!

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Old 17-12-2011, 18:10   #605
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You'd probably like my boat, Yachts66

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Old 17-12-2011, 19:50   #606
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Dang nabbit Alchemy! You are always tripping my head with this beauty!
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Buy me for XMAS!

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Old 17-12-2011, 21:47   #608
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easy to repair when damaged, very easy to find skilled labor to repair it anywhere, easy and fast to learn the basics of working, requires only a modest investment in tools to build with, and probably has the best resale value for a home made or custom professional built boat of any material.
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Old 18-12-2011, 07:02   #609
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She's a beauty Alchemy, perfect for running over errant wood and glass boats! LOL I once had an insurance carrier deny me coverage for my boat, "because if you hit someone your steel boat will cause the other boat a lot of damage and may even sink them!" Who knows what weirdness lurks in the mind of an insurance underwriter, ya' know?

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Old 18-12-2011, 11:12   #610
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Thomas, this is true. I don't worry about me or my boat, but I do post a watch for kayakers and dinghy sailors who don't keep a watch out for us.

I also upped the size of the dock lines because if I ever broke free in a strong westerly, there's nothing between me and the sterns of the club to the east. I could easily crunch three or four boats at once, and probably break their black plastic floating cube docks.

My insurance isn't too bad, otherwise.
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Well, that's got me beat for crap hanging off the stern, but if it's really 16,000 lbs. on 38 feet LOA, it's pretty lightly built for steel.

I wouldn't object to a lead torpedo at the bottom of that fin, however.
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Well, that's got me beat for crap hanging off the stern, but if it's really 16,000 lbs. on 38 feet LOA, it's pretty lightly built for steel.

I wouldn't object to a lead torpedo at the bottom of that fin, however.
My boat's 36' with a full keel, 7' draft. Built in Holland (I think) in (I think) 1938. The USCG Documentation puts it at 14k pounds, which instinctively I thought was nuts.

The superstructure is 1/8" plate and I (again... *think*) the hull is 1/4 plate. Anyone got a best guess as to her true weight til I can get her to a travelift next spring?
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Maybe you have sisterships hanging around in Holland. Drop a picture and probably I might recognise the design.
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My boat's 36' with a full keel, 7' draft. Built in Holland (I think) in (I think) 1938. The USCG Documentation puts it at 14k pounds, which instinctively I thought was nuts.

The superstructure is 1/8" plate and I (again... *think*) the hull is 1/4 plate. Anyone got a best guess as to her true weight til I can get her to a travelift next spring?
22,000 to 24,000 pounds, not counting the tankage.
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My boat's 36' with a full keel, 7' draft. Built in Holland (I think) in (I think) 1938. The USCG Documentation puts it at 14k pounds, which instinctively I thought was nuts.

The superstructure is 1/8" plate and I (again... *think*) the hull is 1/4 plate. Anyone got a best guess as to her true weight til I can get her to a travelift next spring?
My first guess was 14,000 KILOS or 30,000lbs. But that sounds too high.

Ted Brewer lists my Murray '33 at 13,000lbs, but PO told me he measured it, light, at 16,000.

So 20,000 to 22,000 does not sound unreasonable.
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