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What I like about this thread, aside from that I thought it was a good idea, is that it is lacking, how shall I say it, Oh yeah...meanness.

 

I think one can mock, even in an admiring way, and not be mean.

 

Meanness is cheap, and overrated.

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This is a gem aint it? Kinda like the flyin hawiian thread without the hate and pain. This thread, ugly boat admiration society, and cool boats to admire have my votes as the best 3 threads on SA. Thank you Cruising Anarchy!

 

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This is a gem aint it? Kinda like the flyin hawiian thread without the hate and pain. This thread, ugly boat admiration society, and cool boats to admire have my votes as the best 3 threads on SA. Thank you Cruising Anarchy!

 

+3

 

Agree.

 

I think this boat could fit in any one of the three. But I'll put it here because it's on CL:

 

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/4072110235.html

 

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"Home made custom 8 foot near new, river pram by retired general contractor, 300 hours to build, flat bottom, high freeboard, 1/2 inch Ecuadorian and U.S. marine plywood, oak guards, all brass screws, brass protection at leading edges, 2 stern, 1 bow, natural finish. This is a one of a kind gem looking for an appreciative owner. "

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This is a gem aint it? Kinda like the flyin hawiian thread without the hate and pain. This thread, ugly boat admiration society, and cool boats to admire have my votes as the best 3 threads on SA. Thank you Cruising Anarchy!

 

+3

 

Agree.

 

I think this boat could fit in any one of the three. But I'll put it here because it's on CL:

 

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/4072110235.html

 

00R0R_aW5WVDc38HN_600x450.jpg

 

"Home made custom 8 foot near new, river pram by retired general contractor, 300 hours to build, flat bottom, high freeboard, 1/2 inch Ecuadorian and U.S. marine plywood, oak guards, all brass screws, brass protection at leading edges, 2 stern, 1 bow, natural finish. This is a one of a kind gem looking for an appreciative owner. "

300 hrs for $200, ouch!

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This is a gem aint it? Kinda like the flyin hawiian thread without the hate and pain. This thread, ugly boat admiration society, and cool boats to admire have my votes as the best 3 threads on SA. Thank you Cruising Anarchy!

 

+3

 

Agree.

 

I think this boat could fit in any one of the three. But I'll put it here because it's on CL:

 

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/4072110235.html

 

00R0R_aW5WVDc38HN_600x450.jpg

 

"Home made custom 8 foot near new, river pram by retired general contractor, 300 hours to build, flat bottom, high freeboard, 1/2 inch Ecuadorian and U.S. marine plywood, oak guards, all brass screws, brass protection at leading edges, 2 stern, 1 bow, natural finish. This is a one of a kind gem looking for an appreciative owner. "

 

It has a very pointy bow for a pram.

I have to imagine that the 300 hours includes the 260 hours of thinking hard while drinking rum.

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vertical, on it's stern = Bookshelf

 

Funny. We were just considering turning an old rotten thistle we have into a bookshelf. I think we've settled on using it as a launch though.

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Looks like the builder attended the Flyin' Hawai'n school of yacht design.

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This one is a good deal, but have to love this shot:

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http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/boa/4057511873.html

 

We should have a separate thread for "pictures that should not have been included in the ad." I would include this picture of a Flying Tiger.

 

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Listing here: http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2013/Flying-Tiger-10M-2542683#.Ujhm_cY-KSo

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Another ferro monstrosity. I liked the "must be towed away" part - maybe to deep water?

 

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/4059766423.html

 

Holy shit.

 

Long ago, a buddy of mine told me how you determine the value of a ferro cement boat. You luck at the anchor-- if it has one-- and the value of the boat is how much you can sell the anchor for.

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Another ferro monstrosity. I liked the "must be towed away" part - maybe to deep water?

 

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/4059766423.html

 

Holy shit.

 

Long ago, a buddy of mine told me how you determine the value of a ferro cement boat. You luck at the anchor-- if it has one-- and the value of the boat is how much you can sell the anchor for.

 

Looks like the big Samsom. These have been around via the capes. The Lada of the sea. Lot of boat for the money. If the engine can be repaired or replaced by a visit to an auto scrapyard and there is life in the mast and rigging ************** well just maybe.

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Granted, it's not an ad for a boat, but I thought that you guys might enjoy:

 

Used Hotsy Power Washer
Date Listed 12-Sep-13 Price Please contact Address Charing Cross, ON N0P 1G0, Canada
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Used Hotsy power washer w/hot water(diesel).
3500psi, 4gpm. apprx 4 yrs old. Breaks down consistantly and only been on fire once.
Best offer.

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This boat was actually designed for transporting large wedges of Swiss cheese.

 

 

 

This is a gem aint it? Kinda like the flyin hawiian thread without the hate and pain. This thread, ugly boat admiration society, and cool boats to admire have my votes as the best 3 threads on SA. Thank you Cruising Anarchy!

 

+3

 

Agree.

 

I think this boat could fit in any one of the three. But I'll put it here because it's on CL:

 

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/4072110235.html

 

00R0R_aW5WVDc38HN_600x450.jpg

 

"Home made custom 8 foot near new, river pram by retired general contractor, 300 hours to build, flat bottom, high freeboard, 1/2 inch Ecuadorian and U.S. marine plywood, oak guards, all brass screws, brass protection at leading edges, 2 stern, 1 bow, natural finish. This is a one of a kind gem looking for an appreciative owner. "

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This boat was actually designed for transporting large wedges of Swiss cheese.

 

 

 

This is a gem aint it? Kinda like the flyin hawiian thread without the hate and pain. This thread, ugly boat admiration society, and cool boats to admire have my votes as the best 3 threads on SA. Thank you Cruising Anarchy!

 

+3

 

Agree.

 

I think this boat could fit in any one of the three. But I'll put it here because it's on CL:

 

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/4072110235.html

 

00R0R_aW5WVDc38HN_600x450.jpg

 

"Home made custom 8 foot near new, river pram by retired general contractor, 300 hours to build, flat bottom, high freeboard, 1/2 inch Ecuadorian and U.S. marine plywood, oak guards, all brass screws, brass protection at leading edges, 2 stern, 1 bow, natural finish. This is a one of a kind gem looking for an appreciative owner. "

your right! F'n crafty mice.

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The back fell off.

I guess we'd better row out of the environment.

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The back fell off.

That's it. It's one half of a really nice nesting dink!

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Apparently this BEAUTIFUL boat didn't sell last time around

 

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=146338#entry4132551

 

new ad linky-linky

 

some new pics including one with sails up... hmmm

 

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One good thing about this boat, it makes a great practice project for your dreamed-of Stevenson Weekender

 

FB- Doug

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Regarding the "Beautiful Hand-crafted and Custom-built Sail Boat" Steamer found, and others, why do people do it? I can understand the attraction in building a boat your self, but why spend money and hundreds of hours of time on a complete abortion?

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I think this boat could fit in any one of the three. But I'll put it here because it's on CL:

 

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/4072110235.html

 

00R0R_aW5WVDc38HN_600x450.jpg

 

"Home made custom 8 foot near new, river pram by retired general contractor, 300 hours to build, flat bottom, high freeboard, 1/2 inch Ecuadorian and U.S. marine plywood, oak guards, all brass screws, brass protection at leading edges, 2 stern, 1 bow, natural finish. This is a one of a kind gem looking for an appreciative owner. "

 

The original flat-iron skiff.

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Regarding the "Beautiful Hand-crafted and Custom-built Sail Boat" Steamer found, and others, why do people do it? I can understand the attraction in building a boat your self, but why spend money and hundreds of hours of time on a complete abortion?

 

Once, just as an exercise, I thought about how I would design a boat with flat panels of various sizes and type. Sort of like a geodesic boat. But I didn't waste any resources besides my time and maybe a few pieces of paper. I did design a mini-barge to be built out of 1 sheet of ply which had all flat panels. That was an exercise in trying to use every square inch of a 4x8 sheet. It might even be useful (not as a sailboat, perhaps to float a keg), but I wouldn't encourage anyone to build one.

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This one is kinda cool

 

 

20' 1:18 US Navy Destroyer Model - $20000

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/boa/4075133516.html

 


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Now, I'm a former tin-can sailor so perhaps I am just too sensitive about it, but this thing looks nothing like a Fletcher class destroyer (which was the convoy and task force workhorse of WW2). The more I look at the pics, the more jarring and WTF-inspiring it becomes, so I'll stop

 

FB- Doug

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I think this boat could fit in any one of the three. But I'll put it here because it's on CL:

 

https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/boa/4072110235.html

 

00R0R_aW5WVDc38HN_600x450.jpg

 

"Home made custom 8 foot near new, river pram by retired general contractor, 300 hours to build, flat bottom, high freeboard, 1/2 inch Ecuadorian and U.S. marine plywood, oak guards, all brass screws, brass protection at leading edges, 2 stern, 1 bow, natural finish. This is a one of a kind gem looking for an appreciative owner. "

 

The original flat-iron skiff.

 

HA!!!!

 

Seriously, though, in light of the fact that it was built by a "retired general contractor", this thing had to have started by the guy staring at a triangular plywood offcut leftover from sheathing a dormer or something and just not being able to throw it away.

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Apparently this BEAUTIFUL boat didn't sell last time around

 

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=146338#entry4132551

 

new ad linky-linky

 

some new pics including one with sails up... hmmm

 

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One good thing about this boat, it makes a great practice project for your dreamed-of Stevenson Weekender

 

FB- Doug

 

It's gotten that, every time I see some ad saying "100% Custom-built and hand-crafted" it doesn't turn out to be what they think those words are supposed to mean.

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Apparently this BEAUTIFUL boat didn't sell last time around

 

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=146338#entry4132551

 

new ad linky-linky

 

some new pics including one with sails up... hmmm

 

attachicon.gif00T0T_bOiBnkka7c3_600x450.jpg

 

attachicon.gif00T0T_bOiBnkka7c4_600x450.jpg

 

One good thing about this boat, it makes a great practice project for your dreamed-of Stevenson Weekender

 

FB- Doug

 

Are those brown paper bags laminated?

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Sorry about this, but ya. . .

 

emphasis mine

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/boa/4078776875.html

1983 MacGregor 25' sailboat - $3200 (Alexandria)

1983 MacGregor 25' sailboat: $3200
- 9.9 hp outboard
- sails well
- sails are in fair condition
- new v-berth cushions

AS IS. Bottom does need cleaning, and overall the boat needs a little TLC

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Another ferro monstrosity. I liked the "must be towed away" part - maybe to deep water?

 

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/4059766423.html

 

Holy shit.

 

Long ago, a buddy of mine told me how you determine the value of a ferro cement boat. You luck at the anchor-- if it has one-- and the value of the boat is how much you can sell the anchor for.

LOL damn that boat has been there since I think the 90's at least when I would go down there for the SD NOOD. I figured the interior was full of water and bare hull.

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That could be "art".

 

$20,000.00

 

There's a Seagull in that mix.

 

$20.00

 

too bad there's not several more, we could be joking about a Flock of .......oh, never mind....leaving now.

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That could be "art".

 

$20,000.00

 

There's a Seagull in that mix.

 

$20.00

 

Don't know what you fellas pay for a seagull around there, but they are worth a dollar or two around here.

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/parts-accessories/outboards/auction-640020912.htm

 

and that one look fairly fucked.

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That could be "art".

 

$20,000.00

 

There's a Seagull in that mix.

 

$20.00

 

Don't know what you fellas pay for a seagull around there, but they are worth a dollar or two around here.

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/parts-accessories/outboards/auction-640020912.htm

 

and that one look fairly fucked.

 

Seagulls start fairly fucked and go downhill from there. Actually, Seagulls rarely start.

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Sorry about this, but ya. . .

 

emphasis mine

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/boa/4078776875.html

1983 MacGregor 25' sailboat - $3200 (Alexandria)

1983 MacGregor 25' sailboat: $3200

- 9.9 hp outboard

- sails well

- sails are in fair condition

- new v-berth cushions

 

AS IS. Bottom does need cleaning, and overall the boat needs a little TLC

 

You know that MacGregor made sailboats back then, right? The dreaded powersailers did not come along until the 1990s.

 

Sails well enough, for a 1980s production cabin boat costing a few thousand.

 

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Another ferro monstrosity. I liked the "must be towed away" part - maybe to deep water?

 

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/boa/4059766423.html

 

Holy shit.

 

Long ago, a buddy of mine told me how you determine the value of a ferro cement boat. You luck at the anchor-- if it has one-- and the value of the boat is how much you can sell the anchor for.

LOL damn that boat has been there since I think the 90's at least when I would go down there for the SD NOOD. I figured the interior was full of water and bare hull.

 

Doesn't all the seagull and pelican shit eventually turn into ferro-cement?

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Seagulls start fairly fucked and go downhill from there. Actually, Seagulls rarely start.

:lol: But they get terrific mileage thereby! It's like Steinbeck's description of the notorious 'Sea-Cow' outboard.

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Sorry about this, but ya. . .

 

emphasis mine

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/boa/4078776875.html

1983 MacGregor 25' sailboat - $3200 (Alexandria)

1983 MacGregor 25' sailboat: $3200

- 9.9 hp outboard

- sails well

- sails are in fair condition

- new v-berth cushions

 

AS IS. Bottom does need cleaning, and overall the boat needs a little TLC

 

You know that MacGregor made sailboats back then, right? The dreaded powersailers did not come along until the 1990s.

 

Sails well enough, for a 1980s production cabin boat costing a few thousand.

 

Had mine out Friday.

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That could be "art".

 

$20,000.00

There's a Seagull in that mix.

 

$20.00

Don't know what you fellas pay for a seagull around there, but they are worth a dollar or two around here.

 

http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/boats-marine/parts-accessories/outboards/auction-640020912.htm

 

and that one look fairly fucked.

Seagulls start fairly fucked and go downhill from there. Actually, Seagulls rarely start.

It really depends upon how much starter fluid you get into them; think noz powered outboard.

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Hmmm, fire damaged Volvo's. It was part of the routine to check the service panel and battery charger connections of all newly arrived Navigators.

 

Probably the best re-use of a 53 that I've ever seen;

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Hmmm, fire damaged Volvo's. It was part of the routine to check the service panel and battery charger connections of all newly arrived Navigators.

 

Probably the best re-use of a 53 that I've ever seen;

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Could have saved some labor & materials by turning the hull upside down and using it for a roof.

 

FB- Doug

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I'm placing my order now:

http://charleston.craigslist.org/boa/4025791780.html

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He'll do financing

10 ft boat financed $300 + $100 finance charge = $400- $75 down payment= $325 financed at 6 months. Payments are $55 month for 6 months.

 

13 ft boat financed $450 + $100 finance charge = $550 -$75 down payment = $475 financed for 12 months. Payments are $40 month for 12 months.

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Looks like HR is trying to raise some funds by building duck punts.

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He studied 10,000 Jon boat designs and still forgot the bench seating.

 

 

Troubling.

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I'm placing my order now:

http://charleston.craigslist.org/boa/4025791780.html

00c0c_2DwVulkOSKA_600x450.jpg

 

He'll do financing

10 ft boat financed $300 + $100 finance charge = $400- $75 down payment= $325 financed at 6 months. Payments are $55 month for 6 months.

 

13 ft boat financed $450 + $100 finance charge = $550 -$75 down payment = $475 financed for 12 months. Payments are $40 month for 12 months.

 

that ad screams "Field Trip!"

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this ad would copy would work better for a Mac 26

 

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/boa/4083096556.html

 

Buy or for trade, Cal 25 is notorious for its handling and performance.

More from the same CL post: "sleeps 5 in good condition"

If more than 2 ever slept in my Cal, it generally meant we were all in fairly poor condition.

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This speaks for itself. Another one from the HR School of Yacht Design. Corners on the topsides seem to be rapidly becoming mainstream.

 

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/boa/4084941233.html

It's like a nightmare that never ends! It gets posted, and then it returns without mercy!

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I'm placing my order now:

http://charleston.craigslist.org/boa/4025791780.html

00c0c_2DwVulkOSKA_600x450.jpg

 

He'll do financing

10 ft boat financed $300 + $100 finance charge = $400- $75 down payment= $325 financed at 6 months. Payments are $55 month for 6 months.

 

13 ft boat financed $450 + $100 finance charge = $550 -$75 down payment = $475 financed for 12 months. Payments are $40 month for 12 months.

 

I've been to three world fairs and a rodeo, yet that is the craziest bunch of nonsense I've seen.

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Judging by the paint stripes on the driveway, that's the first hull.

 

We can only hope it will be the last.

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Judging by the paint stripes on the driveway, that's the first hull.

 

We can only hope it will be the last.

Order today and you can be proud owner of hull #1.

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I'm placing my order now:

http://charleston.craigslist.org/boa/4025791780.html

00c0c_2DwVulkOSKA_600x450.jpg

 

He'll do financing

10 ft boat financed $300 + $100 finance charge = $400- $75 down payment= $325 financed at 6 months. Payments are $55 month for 6 months.

 

13 ft boat financed $450 + $100 finance charge = $550 -$75 down payment = $475 financed for 12 months. Payments are $40 month for 12 months.

 

that ad screams "Field Trip!"

And when you can't find ducks then you can play pinball with this to see who can roll the ball to the end.

Unbelievable.

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Judging by the paint stripes on the driveway, that's the first hull.

 

We can only hope it will be the last.

Order today and you can be proud owner of hull #1.

I want to wait to see the improvements from the new building jigs. Hoping for a more refined appearance.

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Judging by the paint stripes on the driveway, that's the first hull.

 

We can only hope it will be the last.

Order today and you can be proud owner of hull #1.

I want to wait to see the improvements from the new building jigs. Hoping for a more refined appearance.

What? The "building jigs" mentioned are new dances he came up with as an after effect of huffing paint fumes.

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Judging by the paint stripes on the driveway, that's the first hull.

 

We can only hope it will be the last.

Order today and you can be proud owner of hull #1.

I want to wait to see the improvements from the new building jigs. Hoping for a more refined appearance.

What? The "building jigs" mentioned are new dances he came up with as an after effect of huffing paint fumes.

 

I'm wondering why build a boat at all, if you are satisfied with something like this as a "boat."

You could get a better one, faster, with less work & expense, by driving around until you find a construction site with a cement mixing trough, wait until nobody is watching.

 

FB- Doug

 

edit to add- Holy crap, it takes him 2 weeks to build one of these!

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I'm placing my order now:

http://charleston.craigslist.org/boa/4025791780.html

00c0c_2DwVulkOSKA_600x450.jpg

 

He'll do financing

10 ft boat financed $300 + $100 finance charge = $400- $75 down payment= $325 financed at 6 months. Payments are $55 month for 6 months. [/size]

 

13 ft boat financed $450 + $100 finance charge = $550 -$75 down payment = $475 financed for 12 months. Payments are $40 month for 12 months. [/size]

My friend Daryl and I built one of those out of lumber we stole from a construction site when we were 12 years old. Ours looked at least as good.

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I'm placing my order now:

http://charleston.craigslist.org/boa/4025791780.html

00c0c_2DwVulkOSKA_600x450.jpg

 

He'll do financing

10 ft boat financed $300 + $100 finance charge = $400- $75 down payment= $325 financed at 6 months. Payments are $55 month for 6 months. [/size]

 

13 ft boat financed $450 + $100 finance charge = $550 -$75 down payment = $475 financed for 12 months. Payments are $40 month for 12 months. [/size]

My friend Daryl and I built one of those out of lumber we stole from a construction site when we were 12 years old. Ours looked at least as good.

the boats built by "Little Idea" (who is, I think 13 years old) in the Dingy Anarchy forum shame attempts such as these.

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Damning with faint praise there, blackjenner.

 

I think pretty much anyone's attempts shame that one.

 

We don't really know, and if that ad was placed by a nine year old kid with no help or supervision, I'm a bit impressed. We're looking at a future industry leader.

 

If it was placed by the owner of that truck and driveway and is not a joke, it's well beyond sad and into funny territory.

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So, it doesn't really have a damn thing to do with sailing, but it does promise to change your life if you buy it: "Suddenly respect is given (not earned), women want you and fish fear you! YOU are THE MAN!! That shit happens in real life, buy this speargun and you will see it first hand! Now you will be able to feed your friends and family fresh caught bullshark instead of bull!! THAT is something to be proud of!" I might buy the thing just so I can meet this chick!

 

http://mobile.craigslist.org/spo/3997657610.html

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Has ANYONE ever seen an ad worded along those lines posted by a man? I've seen endless "Wife says must sell" ads but I've never seen one worded along the lines of "Selling my asshole ex-wife's .......whatever".

 

Has it ever happened or is it strictly a female revenge thing?

 

Examples?

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http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/Aluminium-Fender_20697362

 

So how does this work, an aluminum fender..

Wow I am confused. I thought fenders were to protect the boat. But I guess that I have been doing it wrong?

Oceaneer

 

That one made me laugh out loud but then it came to me. You fill it with beer and tow it, so you'll never run out!

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Great deal, but what got me is the 5th picture!!

 

http://eugene.craigslist.org/boa/4025884533.html

I'm going to need to inspect that hardware.

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http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/Aluminium-Fender_20697362

 

So how does this work, an aluminum fender..

Wow I am confused. I thought fenders were to protect the boat. But I guess that I have been doing it wrong?

Oceaneer

 

I think these for inflatable boats. ^_^

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http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/Aluminium-Fender_20697362

 

So how does this work, an aluminum fender..

Wow I am confused. I thought fenders were to protect the boat. But I guess that I have been doing it wrong?

Oceaneer

 

That one made me laugh out loud but then it came to me. You fill it with beer and tow it, so you'll never run out!

Hmm so its really a beer torpedo!!

That is something that I may need.. if it was a 18yr old scotch torpedo.. it would be sold already!

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I found another old Evinrude 15. 1986 and still has all original paint, including lower unit. Craigslist rules!

 

Or not...

 

First test run: upstream and upwind in the creek, various speeds for an hour.

 

Second test run: up a smaller creek where idling for extended periods would be necessary. Again upwind and upstream.

 

Third test run, yesterday. Decided that since it has performed flawlessly, I'd trust it enough to head down to the Peace River. At cruising speed, it suddenly died, like someone pulled a kill switch. Except they didn't start adding those kind of kill switches until 1987.

 

Never got to use my towing insurance before. The towboat just barely fit under the railroad bridge, after both the operator and I stood on the port side of the boat pushing up on the bridge. We had to guide those lights between bolt heads to make it fit.

 

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Possible culprits include the stop switch, various sources of grounding problems, or the most likely: a CDI box costing nearly what I paid for the engine.

 

I wish it was still possible to buy one of these engines new. I'd jump at the chance.

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I found another old Evinrude 15. 1986 and still has all original paint, including lower unit. Craigslist rules!

 

Or not...

 

First test run: upstream and upwind in the creek, various speeds for an hour.

 

Second test run: up a smaller creek where idling for extended periods would be necessary. Again upwind and upstream.

 

Third test run, yesterday. Decided that since it has performed flawlessly, I'd trust it enough to head down to the Peace River. At cruising speed, it suddenly died, like someone pulled a kill switch. Except they didn't start adding those kind of kill switches until 1987.

 

... ...

 

I wish it was still possible to buy one of these engines new. I'd jump at the chance.

 

This is why I dislike and mistrust outboards

 

When they are pretending to be reliable and trustworthy, they are just trying to lure you out into a terrible situation

 

FB- Doug

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I finally figured it out! FB stands for Friggin' Boats!

 

I have spent lots of hours out with these little motors and will continue to use it. Once I figure out what's wrong with it.

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http://baltimore.craigslist.org/zip/4100944452.html

 

Might make a decent donor boat... Price is right.

 

From about 120' away, it has nice lines. The rest of the pics make it look really & truly bad... mushrooms growing in there?!?

 

Quote from the ad-

"1968 31' Columbia Sailboat. Needs complete restoration. Hull, mast and rigging appear to be good. Deck has 2 soft spots. Cockpit floor is soft. Atomic 4 engine needs complete rebuild. Some interior parts are missing. All exterior woodwork needs restoration. Deck and cabin need repaint. Tiller handle is missing. Stove is missing. Mainsail should be replaced. Jib is missing. In other words... a COMPLETE rebuild. Boat must be moved IMMEDIATELY!"

 

Let's see, engine & sails alone will cost about 2x what this boat's resale value could ever amount to.

How bad do they want it out of their slip?

 

FB- Doug

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http://baltimore.craigslist.org/zip/4100944452.html

 

Might make a decent donor boat... Price is right.

 

From about 120' away, it has nice lines. The rest of the pics make it look really & truly bad... mushrooms growing in there?!?

 

Quote from the ad-

"1968 31' Columbia Sailboat. Needs complete restoration. Hull, mast and rigging appear to be good. Deck has 2 soft spots. Cockpit floor is soft. Atomic 4 engine needs complete rebuild. Some interior parts are missing. All exterior woodwork needs restoration. Deck and cabin need repaint. Tiller handle is missing. Stove is missing. Mainsail should be replaced. Jib is missing. In other words... a COMPLETE rebuild. Boat must be moved IMMEDIATELY!"

 

Let's see, engine & sails alone will cost about 2x what this boat's resale value could ever amount to.

How bad do they want it out of their slip?

 

FB- Doug

 

Umm, Doug, it was free.... For someone that needs a mast and mebbe some other stuff, it may be worth towing it out of the slip and chopping up the hull to get the hardware. Restoration? I suspect this one's too far gone.

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I'd find some other way to get an old mast. Chopping up boats is no fun and a ride to the landfill always seems to cost at least one tire, not to mention the fuel to get to the other end of the county.

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