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Old 14-06-2014, 15:48   #931
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What have they done to this Catalina?

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Hard to recognize as a Catalina.
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Old 16-06-2014, 12:51   #932
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Hard to recognize as a Catalina.
Indeed. I'm taking the owner's word that it is a Catalina 25... thoroughly modified and fubar'd.

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Old 28-06-2014, 02:55   #933
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Re: Nautical Oddities

OK it's not a boat but it is boat related...

Here's the tractor that will be lowering my boat down the ramp after my $6,000 and a gazilion man-hour refit.

I can see the driver and chair falling off the back , the boat barreling into the water, the tractor barreling into the boat, the boat getting holed and sinking...

Yes I do tend to overthink stuff too much!
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Old 28-06-2014, 04:07   #934
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Re: Nautical Oddities

looks comfy
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Old 28-06-2014, 05:23   #935
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Re: Nautical Oddities

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OK it's not a boat but it is boat related...

Here's the tractor that will be lowering my boat down the ramp after my $6,000 and a gazilion man-hour refit.

I can see the driver and chair falling off the back , the boat barreling into the water, the tractor barreling into the boat, the boat getting holed and sinking...

Yes I do tend to overthink stuff too much!
--on the up-side, little more rust on the tractor shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 28-06-2014, 05:58   #936
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Re: Nautical Oddities

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OK it's not a boat but it is boat related...

Here's the tractor that will be lowering my boat down the ramp after my $6,000 and a gazilion man-hour refit.

I can see the driver and chair falling off the back , the boat barreling into the water, the tractor barreling into the boat, the boat getting holed and sinking...

Yes I do tend to overthink stuff too much!
Tractor seat missing requisite cup holder....
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Old 28-06-2014, 16:09   #937
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Re: Nautical Oddities

Just to help you feel a little bit more relaxed a tractor "don't have to be purdy" in order to work hard. In this case I think the seat is fine but it'd be nice to know if it has brakes.
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Old 28-06-2014, 22:41   #938
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Aah shoot. That'll work just fine. I've spent hundreds of hours on one that looks much worse raking hay and cultivating corn. Of course stopping was never an issue. I always hoped it might stop but it never did😎.


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Old 29-06-2014, 06:55   #939
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Excalif, here you go.

Now I Want this....

There, that should make you feel better about what your boat is going to be put through... I think.

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Old 29-06-2014, 08:12   #940
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There, that should make you feel better about what your boat is going to be put through... I think.

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Wow! What can I say. That is one badass tractor. Not to mention one badass tractor driver!

Do you think a tractor would have better holding power than a Rocna -

Our guys at least use a 10 meter cable between the sled and the tractor - Keeps the driver a bit drier - LOL...
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Thinkin' of pullin' the trigger on this deal! Waddya think?

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Re: Nautical Oddities

What a great coastal cruiser for you and eight hundred friends. . . .

The World's Largest Floating Prison Is In NYC

"Docked off the Bronx in Long Island Sound, the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center prison barge is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest operational prison ship in the world. Yet many New Yorkers might be surprised to find out it exists. The barge was built as a result of overcrowding prisons in 1980s New York City. It has evolved throughout the decades to house different types of inmates, and in many respects, it's no different than a conventional prison. The top left section of the barge has a caged in recreational area made up of basketball courts.
In an odd way, this prison could become a model for other developments. Bain has been in operation since 1992—but if New York's skyrocketing land values continue unabated, floating buildings could eventually become more common."
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What a great coastal cruiser for you and eight hundred friends. . . .

The World's Largest Floating Prison Is In NYC

"Docked off the Bronx in Long Island Sound, the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center prison barge is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest operational prison ship in the world. Yet many New Yorkers might be surprised to find out it exists. The barge was built as a result of overcrowding prisons in 1980s New York City. It has evolved throughout the decades to house different types of inmates, and in many respects, it's no different than a conventional prison. The top left section of the barge has a caged in recreational area made up of basketball courts.
In an odd way, this prison could become a model for other developments. Bain has been in operation since 1992—but if New York's skyrocketing land values continue unabated, floating buildings could eventually become more common."


Long history of prison ships in NY. Look at the history of prison ships there during the revolutionary war for the dark side of the story.


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Re: Nautical Oddities

OK guys, some of your efforts have been removed. You knew you were pushing it and after a couple of complaints, they are gone.

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OK guys, some of your efforts have been removed. You knew you were pushing it and after a couple of complaints, they are gone.

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Yabut, I still have in my email. .
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