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Old 25-11-2011, 09:31   #646
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Yep! Got a closer look.


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Brought one home from the Bahamas for a friend,2 to 3 ft seas thought I was in 20 footers,should have named the Boat Rock and Roll
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Old 25-11-2011, 09:35   #647
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What might these be? Spotted on Google Earth on the ICW south of Norfolk VA. I'm thinking pipleline pipe? Each one seems to be over 500 feet long.

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When I see boats like that (not the worst example) I always wonder what the first and second design drafts looked like

And am also curious as to how the thought process actually got to.........."that looks ok"
When I see boats like that I know they weren't after something to sit there and look pretty at the dock, but wanted to get out there and do it.
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Old 25-11-2011, 12:58   #649
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Here's a funky houseboat seen in Provincetown harbor this summer.
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Old 25-11-2011, 13:01   #650
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. . . and her ne'er-do-well uncle a few hundred yards away.

(This is someone's project boat, but rarely worked on. People moored nearby were worried about what the mooring line might do in a storm. . . . )
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I agree whole heartedly with the announcer, everyone should practice sailing off the rocks since it may one day happen to you and your motor won't work.
I would also like to beach my boat and lay it over then re float when tide comes in. I just dont have the guts. But if someone is willing to use there boat Im happy to help you
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When I see boats like that I know they weren't after something to sit there and look pretty at the dock, but wanted to get out there and do it.
Not knocking folk who simply want to get out there and take a "needs must" approach......just that for the same time, effort and money could have made something better looking........
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. . . and her ne'er-do-well uncle a few hundred yards away.

(This is someone's project boat, but rarely worked on. People moored nearby were worried about what the mooring line might do in a storm. . . . )
Sweet hull lines. A schooner maybe? Bet she was nice in her day.
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When I see boats like that (not the worst example) I always wonder what the first and second design drafts looked like

And am also curious as to how the thought process actually got to.........."that looks ok"
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Jetson's go to sea?



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That looks like a recipe for disaster!
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Y'all will probably think this odd, but I grew up in Louisiana and saw these all the time. This one isn't a great example. The usual is to buy an old work barge and then just put something like a Jim Walter house on it. I remember seeing one of 'em that even had a lawn - he paved the barge with sod and dirt round the house

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Y'all will probably think this odd, but I grew up in Louisiana and saw these all the time. This one isn't a great example. The usual is to buy an old work barge and then just put something like a Jim Walter house on it. I remember seeing one of 'em that even had a lawn - he paved the barge with sod and dirt round the house

Water front property?
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