On the subject of 'free boats' - here's one that may be worthy -
FREE 37' Jim Brown trimaran, project
, last chance (Hood Canal Bridge)
Date: 2011-05-22, 5:39PM PDT
Reply to: email@example.com
Great boat available to a resourceful person, now FREE.
Please indicate that you are serious, available to work on this boat for the next few months, and have some financial resources available... in your reply or it will be ignored. Serious investment of time will be required to get her back in the water
.. I will be able to meet you there and show boat evenings this week ONLY.
** I need to find a new owner for this boat in the next few weeks or it is time to move on to plan b, cut it up and sell off parts
to recoup dump fees
. Unfortunatley. If you replied to this posting
before, feel free to reply again, if you are reconsidering. I realize this is a unique situation and really need to find the right person.
Included for FREE:
- Boat: Jim Brown Searunner trimaran, center cockpit
rig, 2 cabins, centerboard
- Custom built triple axle trailer
, use to move to boat ramp
~1/2 mile away, or take your chances with a ballsy truck driver at 3 am on a Sunday... Boat is 22' wide..needs tires inflated. It might be possible to move (on land, on trailer) down the highway, etc, I have heard of other trimarans and catamarans being moved long distances over the highway, just have to find the right truck driver.
Think about what all is involved in logistics for a minute before you even consider reading on... It is not necessarily going to be cheap
to move this boat.
- A whole bunch of hardware
that has been removed from the boat inside and out, included. Boat completely stripped.
-Rig: 45ft aluminum mast
rig, about 5 sails
incl. main, genoa
, stay'sl, storm jib
and storm main. Winches on mast
- Many misc parts, supplies, wood, plywood
pieces, LOTS OF STUFF AND GEAR
- everything from original set of plans for the boat (well worn) to cushions
, odds and ends, lots of misc paint
, bottom paint
Basically I am 2+ years into this project and can no longer make time for it, or get along with property owner. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ARRANGE UPTO THREE MONTHS TO WORK ON BOAT WHERE IT IS, included, FREE! THIS IS SOMETHING YOU WILL HAVE TO WORK ON FULL TIME, possibly with assistance, to get the hulls structurally sound, glassed, and back in the water
in this time period.
Description of Jim Brown Searunner trimaran: Cruising trimaran with center cockpit
, fore and aft cabins, cutter rig, homebuilt to set of plans in late 70's, plywood
boat with centerboard trunk in the middle of cockpit
, short minikeel, if you are not familiar do some research
this is still a very well thought out and fast boat design for cruising even compared to modern multihulls... Completed it is worth 30-50K
Condition of boat: All three hulls stripped to (mostly) bare plywood to deck
level, needs structural repairs
, major repairs to plywood skin both ama bows and most of one entire ama below waterline, "smaller" repairs to stringers and frames, main hull
, underwing and decks, fairing (currently surfaces are rough, like the surface of the moon), then glass/epoxy to deck
level (potentially included).. Pictures below are when the boat was sailed to present location and first pulled out of the water, a lot of material has been removed since that point, but not a lot of "forward" progress.
NOT included free with boat: inboard diesel, rolls of light fiberglass
, but negotiable, will sell for 1/3 to 1/2 what I paid for these items.
Thanks for looking. I can email
a few pictures, but you really have to see it. I will not take any prospective "NEW OWNERS" seriously until they express interest to see it. Boat under cover now, but cover has been damaged somewhat in the weather
* Location: Hood
Now this one I would like to see, examine at length and maybe even fall for. But I'm in the UK. Huh. Good luck to anyone having a go. And if you do, let us know how it goes, youll get loads of help and encouragement here.