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Old 29-11-2010, 16:55   #556
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On weekends during the summer I sit up in the cockpit and watch the circus go on at the loading ramp....even more fun that watching some of those weekend sailors bring their boats into a slip (30' power boat with flying bridge w/ cross wind, twin screws and a bow thruster...it just gets down right comical).
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Old 29-11-2010, 20:07   #557
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We have a new neighbor across the street from us whose recently built house faces the community boat launch. He first complained about how long it was going to take for the local phone company to hook up his internet access. A few days later (still without internet) he laughed and said, "Who needs TV or internet? We have front and center entertainment of the boat launch !" He then told me about a guy who, upon backing down the ramp with his obviously brand new 28 foot fiberglass fishing boat, stopped his SUV to put in the drain plug. As he stopped, his boat slid off the trailer, dropped 2 feet onto the concrete with a crash. It seems he had already released the bow line...
After the neighbor came over to alert me, I went over to his house.
Sure enough, the boat was sitting there about 3 feet above the waterline on the concrete ramp.

After waiting for the tide to come up, he reloaded the boat and drove home.
I never heard the outcome, but I'll bet it wasn't covered under warranty !

You can't make this stuff up.
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Old 29-11-2010, 20:38   #558
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ooops!!!.... LOL!
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Found at the Glovertown Shipyard in Newfoundland.

Apparently she is for sale, rather inexpensive I hear.
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Old 06-12-2010, 16:41   #560
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Found at the Glovertown Shipyard in Newfoundland.

Apparently she is for sale, rather inexpensive I hear.
There might be a good deal to be had:

CBC News - Nfld. & Labrador - N.L. shipyard can't get rid of unbuilt boat
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Glovertown Shipyard is seeking $1,000 per day for storage fees for the unfinished vessel, for a period of two years.
3/4 of a million just for $torage fee$. I need to get into the boat storage business.
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3/4 of a million just for $torage fee$. I need to get into the boat storage business.

Charging is one thing, collecting is something entirely different. Go sailing Del, go sailing.
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I hope this hasn't already been posted. I searched, so if it's a dupe my sincerest aplogies.


http://www.standaard.be/Assets/Image...80.jpg.568.jpg

http://www.julienberthier.org/local/..._eau-27002.jpg

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Found at the Glovertown Shipyard in Newfoundland.
Apparently she is for sale, rather inexpensive I hear.
Is she the “Arctic Leader”?

CBC News - Nfld. & Labrador - N.L. shipyard can't get rid of unbuilt boat
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I hope this hasn't already been posted. I searched, so if it's a dupe my sincerest aplogies.


http://www.standaard.be/Assets/Image...80.jpg.568.jpg

http://www.julienberthier.org/local/..._eau-27002.jpg

http://vimeo.com/4530080
now they just have to figure out a way to make it sail
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That's the one Gord. I don't think the article has the whole story here.

She is tying up a whole lot of a small ship yard. I'm sure they would be thrilled to see her gone.

Have you heard the story of the "Ryan's Commander?"

Ryan's Commander - Narciki
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Have you heard the story of the "Ryan's Commander?"

Ryan's Commander - Narciki
Yep! It sure looks top heavy to me! The only way I'd get on that boat is if it were fully loaded.
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Re: Nautical Oddities

Been a while since anyone posted in here.

I have added about 10 boats to my Odd Boats page.

==> Odd Boats

The new ones are on the "Click here for a few more odd boats" link - at the bottom of the page.

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Re: Nautical Oddities

I think I've seen that "uglytrihull" in Montegue Harbor in the Canadian Gulf Islands.
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Yes you have!
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