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1 hour ago, Israel Hands said:

Here's another riding on the cusp of mockability. I feel sorry for this nice, lonely boat in need of TLC.

The photos are increasingly mockable, and then we get to the description

https://eastnc.craigslist.org/boa/d/new-bern-1966-alberg-35-bluewater/6882962381.html

1966 Alberg 35 bluewater cruiser - $6000 (New bern) hide this posting

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The bedding in the photos always turns me off. Bleah. Love that monster stove.

That companionway hatch appeals to me but then I like plywood experiments.

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I thought a 60-40 jet was a bit much when you look at those tiny brackets on the corners of the transom.

It is conveniently located near penal colonies for mass escapes down the Mighty Fraser...

Cool fence though, you don't see that style very often.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/pml/boa/d/agassiz-18-foot-wooden-skiff/6856362581.html

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2 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

https://eastnc.craigslist.org/boa/d/new-bern-1966-alberg-35-bluewater/6882962381.html

1966 Alberg 35 bluewater cruiser - $6000 (New bern) hide this posting

I love the line about the engine "It's a one cyl, can't be that hard to fix".  

So the difficulty in repairing an engine is proportional to the number of cylinders?  Those guys that work on 12 and 16 cylinder engines must be geniuses! And the guys that work on 24 cylinder engines?  Wow....

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1 hour ago, bugger said:

I love the line about the engine "It's a one cyl, can't be that hard to fix".  

So the difficulty in repairing an engine is proportional to the number of cylinders?  Those guys that work on 12 and 16 cylinder engines must be geniuses! And the guys that work on 24 cylinder engines?  Wow....

What if the boat has more than one engine?

Einstein and Stephen Hawking would be dog meat next to the mechanic that could handle more than one engine!!!

- Stumbling

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2 hours ago, Norse Horse said:

The bedding in the photos always turns me off. Bleah. Love that monster stove.

That companionway hatch appeals to me but then I like plywood experiments.

Is no one else unnerved by the immaculate condition of the coamings on that otherwise unmade bed of a boat?

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2 hours ago, bugger said:

I love the line about the engine "It's a one cyl, can't be that hard to fix".  

So the difficulty in repairing an engine is proportional to the number of cylinders?  Those guys that work on 12 and 16 cylinder engines must be geniuses! And the guys that work on 24 cylinder engines?  Wow....

Yes, the seller is certainly "breezy" about the facts of boating.  My favorite is "It's in a hurricane hole that you do not need to move your boat from. The last hurricane the stuff on the settee table didn't even fall off. "   Aaaghhh!   I'd just love to find the marina owner, from here in the ENC to Florida, who encourages you to leave your boat on their dock in a hurricane.

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5 hours ago, Ajax said:

Hey, those wheels are neat!  Do they flip up against the transom when in the water?

Here's my original design:

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They swung off to the side to reduce drag. But they also caught every passing wave and thoroughly soaked the skipper.

With 2 or three people and the grill, cooler, etc the performance hit from leaving them down didn't really make a big enough difference for me to care so they stay down for the most part. When hitting the beach in any size surf it was amazing how well the wheels worked to keep the stern from getting swamped. By sheer luck I had made them just long enough so that I could leave the outboard fully down and power onto the sand without the prop ever touching bottom.IMAG0888a.jpg.dd71e96c52b84a23e8a3c452cde7dd05.jpg

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Depending on the tide we had a wide beach (sand extended to rocks shown just offshore) and a sand bar to portage across so moving them up and down was to much of a bother. Here is the low tide water route vs. portage route.

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And the dink being used as a spare stateroom.

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Also semi mock-able; my pipe insulation rubbing strake head/foot rest cushions!

I don't have a big boat right now but I still have 'Stinky Dinky".

 

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Dude,  that's awesome. 

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1 hour ago, Monkey Butler said:

Here's my original design:

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They swung off to the side to reduce drag. But they also caught every passing wave and thoroughly soaked the skipper.

With 2 or three people and the grill, cooler, etc the performance hit from leaving them down didn't really make a big enough difference for me to care so they stay down for the most part. When hitting the beach in any size surf it was amazing how well the wheels worked to keep the stern from getting swamped. By sheer luck I had made them just long enough so that I could leave the outboard fully down and power onto the sand without the prop ever touching bottom.IMAG0888a.jpg.dd71e96c52b84a23e8a3c452cde7dd05.jpg

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Depending on the tide we had a wide beach (sand extended to rocks shown just offshore) and a sand bar to portage across so moving them up and down was to much of a bother. Here is the low tide water route vs. portage route.

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And the dink being used as a spare stateroom.

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Also semi mock-able; my pipe insulation rubbing strake head/foot rest cushions!

I don't have a big boat right now but I still have 'Stinky Dinky".

 

That is a beauty.  The only thing possibly missing would be Wheel Pants (I think that is what they are called) like used on fixed gear aircraft.

Bummer pool noodles do not come in longer lengths.

General putzing about in a well found dink is always good fun.

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15 hours ago, Monkey Butler said:

Here's my original design:

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They swung off to the side to reduce drag. But they also caught every passing wave and thoroughly soaked the skipper.

With 2 or three people and the grill, cooler, etc the performance hit from leaving them down didn't really make a big enough difference for me to care so they stay down for the most part. When hitting the beach in any size surf it was amazing how well the wheels worked to keep the stern from getting swamped. By sheer luck I had made them just long enough so that I could leave the outboard fully down and power onto the sand without the prop ever touching bottom.IMAG0888a.jpg.dd71e96c52b84a23e8a3c452cde7dd05.jpg

IMAG0849.thumb.jpg.834c187f425cdfc72f8bb3d2a0221218.jpg

Depending on the tide we had a wide beach (sand extended to rocks shown just offshore) and a sand bar to portage across so moving them up and down was to much of a bother. Here is the low tide water route vs. portage route.

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And the dink being used as a spare stateroom.

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Also semi mock-able; my pipe insulation rubbing strake head/foot rest cushions!

I don't have a big boat right now but I still have 'Stinky Dinky".

 

Great dink!

As far as the landing gear, just need to do a little appropriation from another amphibian, a  classic Republic Seabee:

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Just extend the swing of the landing gear a little higher and no more auto-bath for the helmsman!

- Stumbling

PS - Or... glue on a couple of winglet stubs with wheel wells and a set of roundels and you are ready for a Supermarine time of your life!

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3 hours ago, stumblingthunder said:

Great dink!

As far as the landing gear, just need to do a little appropriation from another amphibian, a  classic Republic Seabee:

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Just extend the swing of the landing gear a little higher and no more auto-bath for the helmsman!

- Stumbling

PS - Or... glue on a couple of winglet stubs with wheel wells and a set of roundels and you are ready for a Supermarine time of your life!

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I have lost a few pounds, but I think the lift to drag issue issue may still be a problem, but that didn't stop Igor.

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4 hours ago, Monkey Butler said:

I have lost a few pounds, but I think the lift to drag issue issue may still be a problem, but that didn't stop Igor.

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Kermit Weeks has that air yacht's baby brother over in Orlampa (look it up, its a real place!) Florida:

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- Stumbling

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1 hour ago, stumblingthunder said:

Kermit Weeks has that air yacht's baby brother over in Orlampa (look it up, its a real place!) Florida:

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- Stumbling

Wow -- two competing entries in the 1970's Bond villain radial-engine porn palace sweepstakes?

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On 5/10/2019 at 12:28 PM, bugger said:

I love the line about the engine "It's a one cyl, can't be that hard to fix".  

So the difficulty in repairing an engine is proportional to the number of cylinders?  Those guys that work on 12 and 16 cylinder engines must be geniuses! And the guys that work on 24 cylinder engines?  Wow....

I belonged to a forum where someone asked what everyone's "cylinder index" was. At the time mine was 42 I think. One guy was over 100.

Cylinder Index: Take an inventory of all the internal combustion engines that you own and add the number of cylinders in each together. The sum equals your cylinder index.

My current = 17

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9 minutes ago, AnotherSailor said:

The best hope is that the person who built this is blind:

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Spelling does seem to be an issue as well.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/d/emeryville-alexaline-sailboat-45ft-live/6886448365.html

I think we've seen that one. There are so many...

Yes, that's been here several times.

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Always good for a laugh.

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2 hours ago, Monkey Butler said:

I belonged to a forum where someone asked what everyone's "cylinder index" was. At the time mine was 42 I think. One guy was over 100.

Cylinder Index: Take an inventory of all the internal combustion engines that you own and add the number of cylinders in each together. The sum equals your cylinder index.

My current = 17

We’ve done that one too. I think it got bogged down on whether you count stuff like chain saws, lawn mowers and generators.  

Since I wasted half of today repairing a lawn mower, I’d vote yes.  Which puts me well over 100.  

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3 hours ago, Monkey Butler said:

I belonged to a forum where someone asked what everyone's "cylinder index" was. At the time mine was 42 I think. One guy was over 100.

Cylinder Index: Take an inventory of all the internal combustion engines that you own and add the number of cylinders in each together. The sum equals your cylinder index.

My current = 17

Mine is 18.

The thought of what Jay Leno's must be is terrifying. Probably into 4 digits.

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4 hours ago, Monkey Butler said:

I belonged to a forum where someone asked what everyone's "cylinder index" was. At the time mine was 42 I think. One guy was over 100.

Cylinder Index: Take an inventory of all the internal combustion engines that you own and add the number of cylinders in each together. The sum equals your cylinder index.

My current = 17

42. Wait I forgot the IH Drott, 46.

There's no rule that they all have to be running I hope or I'm back to 42.

FKT

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When we lived on our boat ours was 8

3 - port hull diesel

2- other hull "thruster outboard"

2-dinghy o/b

1-dive compressor Honda

 

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10 hours ago, toddster said:

We’ve done that one too. I think it got bogged down on whether you count stuff like chain saws, lawn mowers and generators.  

Since I wasted half of today repairing a lawn mower, I’d vote yes.  Which puts me well over 100.  

I am including small engines in the count. The original reasoning was that things like lawn mowers and chain saws probably create more emissions than a modern automobile engine. 

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24 minutes ago, Sail4beer said:

36 counting only boat motors

One, down from a high of 16, You win.

Sail4beer, I read about your daughter on the other thread. I hope she's doing well. Happy mother's day to her Mom.

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Thanks Monkey,

She’s back home and has taken back her role of younger sister and alpha female. Wife is enjoying her day with Claire home and I need to go to GA and call my Mother since she crossed the bar on the 26th after a long journey.

You guys are the best!

 

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19 hours ago, Monkey Butler said:

I belonged to a forum where someone asked what everyone's "cylinder index" was. At the time mine was 42 I think. One guy was over 100.

Cylinder Index: Take an inventory of all the internal combustion engines that you own and add the number of cylinders in each together. The sum equals your cylinder index.

My current = 17

Heh.  26 - GAK!!  I just complained about the number (to myself) a little bit ago and then bought an aircraft with two more.  Sheesh!

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On 5/6/2019 at 3:59 PM, stumblingthunder said:

You know, that may actually be a better impression!   I will have to change my arrangements to be from that angle.  

Thats going to be a fun conversation with my wife to get that ball rolling!

"Honey, I've been thinking, instead of a nice memorial with friends and family, I just want a Viking Metal Rave off of Bayshore Blvd, with full fireworks, including launching my mortal remains up 800 feet in the air and exploding in multiple 8"+ Salute shells as a finale.   What do think?"

(Salute - Shell containing a large quantity of flash powder rather than stars, producing a quick flash followed by a large report. Salutes are commonly used in large quantities during finales to create intense noise and brightness. They are often cylindrical in shape to allow for a larger payload of flash powder but ball shapes are common as well.) Plenty of room to mix in my dust!

The funny thing is, I have had the conversation with her about setting me free in some commercial grade fireworks.   I started out with doing it from a muzzle loading cannon, but then it evolved into turning the cannon into a mortar, then just straight to fireworks mortars.

The rave part is going to be a harder sell...

- Stumbling

I want to be reduced, put into a douche and run through one more time.

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On 5/12/2019 at 12:05 AM, Diarmuid said:

Wow -- two competing entries in the 1970's Bond villain radial-engine porn palace sweepstakes?

Don't show it to either Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos!   They might want to go retro if they cannot find a dormant volcano on the Moon for their lair.

- Stumbling

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Was torn as to whether to put this here or in the Zombie Fleet. 

Many in our little town complain about this eyesore, and I've just felt sorry for it. The listing adds kind of a sad story as well, including current owners who aren't in touch with reality

1971 coranado sail boat - $5000

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"Condition: Good"

https://eastnc.craigslist.org/boa/d/washington-1971-coranado-sail-boat/6887263974.html

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24 minutes ago, Israel Hands said:

Was torn as to whether to put this here or in the Zombie Fleet. 

Many in our little town complain about this eyesore, and I've just felt sorry for it. The listing adds kind of a sad story as well, including current owners who aren't in touch with reality

1971 coranado sail boat - $5000

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"Condition: Good"

https://eastnc.craigslist.org/boa/d/washington-1971-coranado-sail-boat/6887263974.html

Is that a giant bong in the V-berth?

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Instead of "condition: good" it should say, condition filthy and missing a bunch of stuff.

Why do people take boats and turn them into housing for raccoons with ADHD?

FB- Doug

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"This boat was left to us by someone who passed away..."

So that is the ultimate revenge for someone you don't like?  Just before dying, buy one of these zombies and leave it to them in your will.  

(Of course that's sarcastic.  Dealing with stuff left over after someone passes away is always emotional and difficult.)  

 

 

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46 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

Is that a giant bong in the V-berth?

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Instead of "condition: good" it should say, condition filthy and missing a bunch of stuff.

Why do people take boats and turn them into housing for raccoons with ADHD?

FB- Doug

Thats one way to deal with the mold, scrape it and smoke it!

- Stumbling

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Always inspiring to hear that the engine issue is an easy fix. 

The deal breaker, though, is the mast that isn't there but needs a ton of work nevertheless: "The mast is gone and needs a significant amount of work "

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You guys are being too hard on them - a few hours of buffing and you'll have a $20K 40 footer.

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8 hours ago, stumblingthunder said:

Don't show it to either Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos!   They might want to go retro if they cannot find a dormant volcano on the Moon for their lair.

- Stumbling

You think they don't already own a volcano? Or two? With sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads?

 

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That one's been done.

Twice.

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11 cylinders for boats. 7 for lawn equipment. 10 in the cars, or maybe 12. I don't really know what powers my car. Generator has two. I'll count retired lawn machines as half a cylinder, so that's one more for an even 30. Or 32.

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19 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

You guys are being too hard on them - a few hours of buffing hundred thousand and you'll have a $20K 40 footer.

FIFY.

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16 hours ago, SloopJonB said:
17 hours ago, Gigantasy said:

Gonna need more ambien to finish this dream

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/d/jesup-finish-the-dream/6887982403.html

Finish the Dream (Georgia) 

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That one's been done.

Twice.

 

Yeah but there's plenty of mocking left in it.

For example: "Family decided to sell when the chickens all died"

FB- Doug

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Well, just counting on my fingers, I can only come up with about 80 cylinders.  But it's not like a formal inventory.  There's probably crap laying around out of sight out of mind.  

Personal vehicles 12

Farm trucks 18

Tractors 12

ATVs 4

Boat & outboards 11

Chainsaws pruners & log splitters 9

Lawn stuff & pressure washer 6

Generators & scuba compressor 9

 

No wonder I never get anything done around here... way past the maintenance diminishing returns horizon.  

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25 minutes ago, toddster said:

I can only come up with about 80 cylinders

Well that's impressive...
I'm on the other end of the spectrum: I've got a total of 5!

4 in the van, 1 on the boat.

All garden stuff is electric...

Who else is at the bottom of the range?

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13 minutes ago, Airwick said:

Well that's impressive...
I'm on the other end of the spectrum: I've got a total of 5!

4 in the van, 1 on the boat.

All garden stuff is electric...

Who else is at the bottom of the range?

So what would the boatyard paradigm be? Cordless tools; number of cells, sum of voltage, amp hours?

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Maybe not a joke.  After the big Rigid 9 amp-hour beast came on board I started wondering whether we should worry about proliferation of lithium ion batteries.  At the least, the charging-farm can get annoying.  

Maybe not a craigslist subject though.  New thread for esoteric inventories?  

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47 minutes ago, Airwick said:

Well that's impressive...
I'm on the other end of the spectrum: I've got a total of 5!

4 in the van, 1 on the boat.

All garden stuff is electric...

Who else is at the bottom of the range?

Laudable goal...  I'm trying hard to cut back.

Tossed 2 gas trimmers this past weekend after spending way too much time fiddling...  Argg...  Electric will have to work, albeit not gracefully.

Do air compressors count?  If electric I don't think so.

Gutless oil leaking pressure washer is next for the bin. (it was free anyway)

Auto fleet trimmed to two.  Best move ever... so much less logistics.

" He who dies with the most toys wins" is BS.  Stuff starts to own you, rather than the other way around.  I wish I'd simplified more 20+ years ago. 

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1 hour ago, Airwick said:

Who else is at the bottom of the range?

Outboard + lawn mower + car = 7

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1 hour ago, Airwick said:

Well that's impressive...
I'm on the other end of the spectrum: I've got a total of 5!

4 in the van, 1 on the boat.

All garden stuff is electric...

Who else is at the bottom of the range?

Boat: 3

Truck: 6

Subaru: 4

Mower: 1

for a total of 14. I have a lot of electric lawn implements as well.

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Amazed how they add up.   I counted 40, but 10 or so are in back of the back shelf longing for a new life.  Do 110 volt air compressors count as cylinders?  43 then.  Thats not counting the handful of little 12 volt tire pumps. 

Similarly amazed when I counted total length of boats owned for that thread.

Interesting perspective of how stuff accumulates over the years.

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Cars - 24

Boats - 9

Farm equipment - 12

Tools - 2 (also transitioning to electric handheld tools)

Total - 47.  Not near the top but still seems like a lot...

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3 for boats

10 for transportation

 1 to make mulch.    

4 & 1/2 more at work counting an 1970s tractor with a crack, do I need to count work equipment?  

 Total  Hp around 500.   That statistic needs to be considered as well, like ballast to sail area.  That gives 25 hp per cylinder but its sabotaged by the Evinrude’s 2 cylinders for 4 HP.   

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19 cyl across 6 engines.

Pick up (61 hp per cylinder), car (44), boat (13), tractor (11) and mower (6).

If you like a puzzle but want a hint I can give you the total hp.

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Does anyone else follow Mustie1 on YouTube? He's into fixing internal combustion driven machines and posting videos of his work, and his cylinder count might be well over 200.

My count is pretty low, everything garden and even my boat is now electric, so 9 for two cars.

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Here’s a good one.

The owner knows it needs some cosmetics and the draft may be off a little with 4 years of growth on the bottom.

Don't worry about the electronics, the 2 lightning strikes took them out for you.

And who needs to worry about a pesky title when it’s time to move on...

https://hiltonhead.craigslist.org/boa/d/hilton-head-island-36-custom-sailboat/6882617375.html

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9 hours ago, TheDragon said:

Back to mocking, here's a "brand new" MacGregor 26 asking $60k, partly because it has a "self ferler", whatever that is.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/boa/d/chilliwack-26-macgregor-sailboat/6877842404.html

From the ad "Manufactured in 2014 and finishing it up now. A real yacht! Your option if you want the custom Miss Scarlet art wrap we have had designed!
Contained head (rarest option), shower (second rarest option), aluminum trailer, Ipod, sail inventory, self ferler and much more. There is no other boat on the planet in this category. We are proud to list this yacht and it is way under value at this price!
"

Seems to me that their business model should not include letting that much capital lay around for 5 years. But hey, it's got a "contained head" whatever that is, and apparently the lucky buyer would be among the few Mac/Tattoo owners who shower.

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13 minutes ago, Steam Flyer said:

 Ipod

Oooh! It comes with an iPod!   Well, ok I have an iPod.  But I don't brag about it (and am often mocked for it).  I am kinda proud of my iPod the same way I am proud of the old slide rules that I also own.  

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And now, a new submission for the committee to consider, review and devastate:

https://savannah.craigslist.org/boa/d/crescent-65ft-sailboat-cruiser-with/6889106235.html

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A possibly mobile crack/meth yacht, for a burgeoning Walter White to make a little extra cash.

Note the rigging design, which prevents the possible overwhelming of stability, resulting in the ruin of the current batch of "product" being developed below.

A plus is the steel "patina" for keeping a low profile.

- Stumbling

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That boat does not come with a free tetanus shot, but offers every reason to have one!

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$7,000 for a 65' steel hull. 

I think we can now mock everyone that builds their own steel hull thinking they are saving money (that's you, BS, and your elk).  

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Yah but with those little stick-like masts it's called  a sail boat??

 

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5 hours ago, stumblingthunder said:

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This may be the end-all as far as total pieces of floating ruination. 

But one has to admire the classy Arc de Triomphe lamp in the cabin.  Helps put a gal in the mood to crawl into that reeking crack-bunk...

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I'm leaning towards imprisonment of kidnap victims... that boat is a horror show without a script.  Or wanting a script...  Ick.  Just sink and make a reef out of it.

 

65ft (cruiser) sailboat with 4cyl diesel engine. Teak wood interior. Full kitchen. Gas stove. Mini Fridge. Extreme storage all throughout ship. Enough bedding for 10. Batteries are in good condition. Pump runs great. The engine is in good condition. Pulley system under the steering wheel needs to be welded back in place, you can still steer with the helm and a bar. Needs to be painted, barnacles need to be scrapped off. Needs better sealing around the masts holes, top port holes and entry ways. More information in pictures. Asking 7000. Text Brandon

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6 hours ago, stumblingthunder said:

 

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That companionway ladder looks like it came off of a child's bunk bed. Probably during the kidnapping.

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On 5/13/2019 at 4:17 PM, Gigantasy said:

Gonna need more ambien to finish this dream

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/d/jesup-finish-the-dream/6887982403.html

Finish the Dream (Georgia) 

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$10,000 OBO. Is that what they want or what they will pay to get rid of it? I mean, it is a Bruce Roberts design!

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3 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

This may be the end-all as far as total pieces of floating ruination. 

But one has to admire the classy Arc de Triomphe lamp in the cabin.  Helps put a gal in the mood to crawl into that reeking crack-bunk...

Iz, you bring shame upon the Old North State. That is the Eiffel Tower, not the Arc de Triomphe.

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7 hours ago, bugger said:

$7,000 for a 65' steel hull. 

I think we can now mock everyone that builds their own steel hull thinking they are saving money (that's you, BS, and your elk).  

FIFY.

I built mine but it wasn't about saving money, it was getting what I wanted done *how* I wanted it.

Comments like yours are entertaining because the overwhelming majority of you couldn't build a dinghy let alone a decent sized sailboat. I, OTOH, have a brand new boat that I know every part of. And that Valiant thread on blisters.......

That 65' hull is apparently a George Buehler design which means I wouldn't buy it anyway. George had no feel for steel hulls at all, they were always massively overweight for their actual requirements. Probably also explains why it has no rig - doesn't have the stability to carry one.

FKT

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1 hour ago, Bull City said:

Iz, you bring shame upon the Old North State. That is the Eiffel Tower, not the Arc de Triomphe.

BC - my God - guilty as charged! I need to stop secretively 'multitasking' at work and dedicate proper mocking time to keep my facts straight. My mind thought Tour Eiffel, and out came the Arc.:rolleyes:

By the way, as we drove to DPAC last weekend for a Mothers Day outing, thought of you as we passed the 'Welcome To Bull City' sign.

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14 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

... because the overwhelming majority of you couldn't build a dinghy let alone a decent sized sailboat. 

FKT, this is a rather sweeping, generalized insult, don't you think?

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13 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

By the way, as we drove to DPAC last weekend for a Mothers Day outing, thought of you as we passed the 'Welcome To Bull City' sign.

It is very humbling to have a city named for oneself. Thank you.

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14 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

FIFY.

I built mine but it wasn't about saving money, it was getting what I wanted done *how* I wanted it.

Comments like yours are entertaining because the overwhelming majority of you couldn't build a dinghy let alone a decent sized sailboat. I, OTOH, have a brand new boat that I know every part of. And that Valiant thread on blisters.......

That 65' hull is apparently a George Buehler design which means I wouldn't buy it anyway. George had no feel for steel hulls at all, they were always massively overweight for their actual requirements. Probably also explains why it has no rig - doesn't have the stability to carry one.

FKT

I understand the intent. I’ve built a few boats in my day.  I rebuilt my wooden Sloop because it was already there in form and needed everything I could throw at it to get the boat I wanted. I could have purchased a new boat for what I put into it with time and money for 5 years and finished a lot of other boat projects, however, I am satisfied with the end product.  No one else has anything remotely as unique around this area

For the majority who will never build a boat but see the folly in so many home built steel boats that never get to launch, there is general consensus out there(here) that the “boats” are in fact just reflections of the lack of knowledge and self awareness that make for an unfortunate project and a mock worthy unfinished product...unlike you FKT and Steve ”Panope”. You guys have raised the bar. Steve has re-done his Dad’s boat beautifully and you have scratch built a monster boat yourself. 

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1 hour ago, Bull City said:

FKT, this is a rather sweeping, generalized insult, don't you think?

I think he missed his Prozac yesterday.

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7 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

I think he missed his Prozac yesterday.

No, I'm working on my metal planer which stopped planing and that's pissing me off. Mind you it's over 70 years old. Now has its drive gear mounted on the horizontal boring mill removing the badly worn area in prep for a bronze sleeve bearing. That'll fix it for another 70 years.

Did a similar job a couple years back except it was the cutless bearing/bushing on a 65' 109 year old *steel* sailboat. Funny how steel boats can last a long time if looked after.

I'll concede that a few of you could build a dinghy but from your general comments I sincerely doubt the vast majority could even build a hull for a 30+ foot boat let alone all the systems that go inside, the rig and the sails. Otherwise you might think twice about some of the comments you make on this and similar threads.

Now you can feel free to prove me wrong - any time you want to start. Friend of mine started his build when he turned 65 and now sails a 34' Benford BADGER.

That Buehler hull looks pretty fair as far as the metalwork goes. As I said I'd not build a Buehler boat in steel because George had no clue as to the scantlings for a steel hull and he massively oversized everything. Also his big hulls have a rep for being pretty tender.

My take is that the person built the hull, did some of the fitout and plain ran out of money, energy and enthusiasm, then left it to deteriorate. That one is a bit sad. There but for the grace of God (and a lot of determination) go quite a few of us.

FKT

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13 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

No, I'm working on my metal planer which stopped planing and that's pissing me off. Mind you it's over 70 years old. Now has its drive gear mounted on the horizontal boring mill removing the badly worn area in prep for a bronze sleeve bearing. That'll fix it for another 70 years.

Did a similar job a couple years back except it was the cutless bearing/bushing on a 65' 109 year old *steel* sailboat. Funny how steel boats can last a long time if looked after.

I'll concede that a few of you could build a dinghy but from your general comments I sincerely doubt the vast majority could even build a hull for a 30+ foot boat let alone all the systems that go inside, the rig and the sails. Otherwise you might think twice about some of the comments you make on this and similar threads.

Now you can feel free to prove me wrong - any time you want to start. Friend of mine started his build when he turned 65 and now sails a 34' Benford BADGER.

That Buehler hull looks pretty fair as far as the metalwork goes. As I said I'd not build a Buehler boat in steel because George had no clue as to the scantlings for a steel hull and he massively oversized everything. Also his big hulls have a rep for being pretty tender.

My take is that the person built the hull, did some of the fitout and plain ran out of money, energy and enthusiasm, then left it to deteriorate. That one is a bit sad. There but for the grace of God (and a lot of determination) go quite a few of us.

FKT

The idea of building a boat = FREEDOM!! got a big boost back in the fiberglass boat boom, when a lot of people wanted the boat (boat = FREEDOM!!) but didn't want to / couldn't afford to pay for a new one; also a lot of people felt they could build a better boat than what was on the market.

The problem is that a lot of people who get the bug to build a boat seem to think that a boat is a funny-shaped box. All that extra stuff is just minor. So, when they've built the funny-shaped box, and they don't realize that they are less than 25% done, as the rest of it drags on and on, and costs more and more, of course they get discouraged.

In today's world with gazillions of cheap used boats, does it make sense to build a boat yourself? Well, if you want something done right, you know what you have to do.........

FB- Doug

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3 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

The idea of building a boat = FREEDOM!! got a big boost back in the fiberglass boat boom, when a lot of people wanted the boat (boat = FREEDOM!!) but didn't want to / couldn't afford to pay for a new one; also a lot of people felt they could build a better boat than what was on the market.

The problem is that a lot of people who get the bug to build a boat seem to think that a boat is a funny-shaped box. All that extra stuff is just minor. So, when they've built the funny-shaped box, and they don't realize that they are less than 25% done, as the rest of it drags on and on, and costs more and more, of course they get discouraged.

In today's world with gazillions of cheap used boats, does it make sense to build a boat yourself? Well, if you want something done right, you know what you have to do.........

FB- Doug

Agree with that, and would add that while many of us could build a boat - given the time, money and lack of interest in just about anything else - most of us would choose not to build a boat. Most of us prefer to sail our boats, do other stuff, share a life with our wives...a of which conflicts with the time and focus required to build a cruising sailboat.  The damn upkeep takes too much time as it is!

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1 hour ago, Israel Hands said:

Agree with that, and would add that while many of us could build a boat - given the time, money and lack of interest in just about anything else - most of us would choose not to build a boat. Most of us prefer to sail our boats, do other stuff, share a life with our wives...a of which conflicts with the time and focus required to build a cruising sailboat.  The damn upkeep takes too much time as it is!

damn upkeep takes too much time as it is!

 

Exactly!   

This, and just look at that SV Seeker guy.  Wow, if the building isn't 100% of the fun for that guy.  I'm sure he will sail it, and have a ton of fun with ROV's and the like, but the actual pure joy of the fit-out is remarkable.  Launch day might be a sad day for him.   Bravo, and no way would I ever do it.

Fa Kiew Tu seems to have the knowledge and kit to build boats.   I think if (come the time) I will just have him build me one, or buy one of his used boats should the opportunity present itself.  99% of the posters here on SA who "could" build a boat, I would not buy.

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I followed the home boat-building world for a bunch of years. My impression is that it's mostly boats less than 15' long, i.e.short enough to plank with 2 sheets of plywood. Anything larger is a serious undertaking. There are a lot of boats in the 15-20 ft range that turn into multi-year projects. Then along comes some guy and he builds a 26-footer in year, but you find out it's not his first boat, he already has a shop to build in, and all the tools.  

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The only reason to build a boat is because you want to build a boat.

For anything else - like getting a boat cheaper etc, buy one. It's faster, cheaper, easier and you will probably still be married and/or alive when it hits the water.

Even the reason that you get exactly what you want by building is not all that valid. There are so many boats of such variety on the used market that there has to be something close that can be customized to meet your specific needs at far less cost in time and money than starting from scratch.

There are extraordinary or unique exceptions, like Francis Lee but they are few & far between.

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On 5/15/2019 at 9:50 AM, stumblingthunder said:

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Wrong thread, I know, but does anyone else Admire the stainless throttle mount box?

On 5/14/2019 at 1:21 PM, toddster said:

Well, just counting on my fingers, I can only come up with about 80 cylinders.  But it's not like a formal inventory.  There's probably crap laying around out of sight out of mind.  

Personal vehicles 12

Farm trucks 18

Tractors 12

ATVs 4

Boat & outboards 11

Chainsaws pruners & log splitters 9

Lawn stuff & pressure washer 6

Generators & scuba compressor 9

 

No wonder I never get anything done around here... way past the maintenance diminishing returns horizon.  

I could make you feel a bit better by having a bit of fun with my neighbor.

Just going from memory...

Personal cars 26 not counting the race car with another 8, so I guess that's 34

Swamp buggy and swamp track 16

Backhoes 8

Tractor 4

Tree spade I think has 3

Boats, not counting a few jetskis that are in the zombie fleet 31 plus the Lycoming in the airboat makes 37

ATV's about 6 depending on how you count

I think his home diesel generator has 4 and I think the one in his big boat has 3

He has two cement mixers but one's really for parts so that's 2 I guess

His Scag mower is quite a bit bigger than mine but I just looked it up and also 2 cylinders.

Tiny forklift 1

Chainsaws and such about 6

There are more I'm disregarding due to zombie status and probably more I have forgotten and I probably got at least one of those wrong. But that's still 126.

I think I have to tell him about this game.

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Just now, Importunate Tom said:

Wrong thread, I know, but does anyone else Admire the stainless throttle mount box?

I could make you feel a bit better by having a bit of fun with my neighbor.

Just going from memory...

Personal cars 26 not counting the race car with another 8, so I guess that's 34

Swamp buggy and swamp track 16

Backhoes 8

Tractor 4

Tree spade I think has 3

Boats, not counting a few jetskis that are in the zombie fleet 31 plus the Lycoming in the airboat makes 37

ATV's about 6 depending on how you count

I think his home diesel generator has 4 and I think the one in his big boat has 3

He has two cement mixers but one's really for parts so that's 2 I guess

His Scag mower is quite a bit bigger than mine but I just looked it up and also 2 cylinders.

Tiny forklift 1

Chainsaws and such about 6

There are more I'm disregarding due to zombie status and probably more I have forgotten and I probably got at least one of those wrong. But that's still 126.

I think I have to tell him about this game.

I had considered mentioning the weld work on that stainless steel throttle riser, but then decided to see how long it took another practiced eye to spot it.    That looks to be the best piece of hardware and work on the whole vessel.

- Stumbling

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I wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the ugly boat thread but I think the price makes it mockable, considering what else you could get for $30,000 CAD right now.

Anybody want to buy the S/V Dill Pickle?

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/thunder-bay/custom-made-steel-sailboat-for-sale/1428203050?siteLocale=en_CA &nbsp;

 

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Nice one Forrestdawg. I wonder if he'd take a 50% share in trade for an RV or perhaps an excavator.

 

Edit: Quite a bit more on the designer's website eg: http://mikecampdesigns.ca/PDF/Boat-article.pdf  Money quote, "My wife says I'm always trying to reinvent the wheel. I keep telling her the wheel is not necessarily perfect"

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^ Thanks, FO. Looking at the website, he appears to be a very creative, talented and interesting dude. Had I the spare change, I would definitely buy some of his sculpture, or maybe commission some kind of cool outdoor cook stove. Just not the boat. Though the spartan interior has a certain appeal, and that wood stove would keep you cozy on those cool Lake Superior evenings.

Just realized that I've driven by that fish in Marten River a few times, it is quite eye catching.

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