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Trailer comes complete with skirt to protect the boat's modesty.

 

Oh. I thought maybe it was some new "box" rule...
Hah! The Dyna Flyer used to be sitting on a one lane country road that is part of my regular Mtn bike circuit. I wondered about it's history.

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Wow. A 3" thick dining table. Must be a well found boat with good scantlings.

 

And a *player piano*?? Now that is kinda cool.

 

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/4774822938.html

 

 

Pirate Ship! $50,000 -- offers accepted - $50000 (brisbane)

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condition: good

We are selling our beloved 91-foot square-rigger, the Sultana, named for the original brigantine Sultan of which it's a replica, built 1768 in Boston.

We lived aboard for many years, raised two children. We hosted events -- Pirate Parties, receptions -- dockside for years, and chartered throughout the Bay, active in the 1980s into the 90s, always attracting quite a bit of TV and newspaper coverage, out of Alameda, then Brisbane Marina, where it is now. Sadly, we had to move away for work.

The boat is extremely comfortable and roomy for living -- also a great boat for a party.
It's not a single-hander, but is very satisfying and exciting to sail.
* It's 91' overall; 57' on deck.
* Built 1979 - 1985. Ferro cement hull. Composite overall -- ferro cement, steel, wood.
* 9 sails in new condition (full set)
* From aft to forward: Large saloon. Then, dining area to port and full bar to starboard. Two steps down and Galley to port, head (w/shower) to starboard. Then, two double-bunked staterooms, both port and starboard. Next, Captain's quarters, with sitting room on port side and queen bed starboard. Lastly, the forecastle.
* 3"-thick mahogany dining table seats 8 or 9.
* Aft saloon includes a player piano.

# Displacement approx. 60 tons.
# Beam approx. 20 feet.
# Groco head, should be replaced.
# 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer.
# Engine is GM diesel (needs to be replaced, as does rudder.)
# Elaborate carvings (some visible in photographs), wood figurehead, wormed, parceled and served rigging to replicate the original style. Needs some new ratlines and lanyards, and some general renewal.

If you would like notoriety and attention, this ship will supply it. Just cleaning the deck on an afternoon, you will be inundated by passers by and interested parties.

Asking $50,000 but will consider all offers.

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Hey guys! Anyone interested in this 85% complete steel cruiser for 42k AUD? Or swap for caravan.

 

Check out pics 4,8,9

 

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/munruben/sail-boats/project-41ft-steel-motor-sailer-yacht-85-complete-swap-4-caravan/1046557424

 

How do you value something like that.

 

It has to be worth finishing so shot blast 2k 15 galls epoxy + af 2.5k S/H mast 3k new rigging 3k new sails 8k say 20k plus sweat equity.

 

So what is it worth 5k ? 10k ? 20k max ?

 

But you can buy something like this ready to go http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983/Beale-Charpentier-Trireme-2708553/Grenada#.VHTW1IvF_ic asking 40k they would take 30k and maybe 25k.

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Hey guys! Anyone interested in this 85% complete steel cruiser for 42k AUD? Or swap for caravan.

 

Check out pics 4,8,9

 

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/munruben/sail-boats/project-41ft-steel-motor-sailer-yacht-85-complete-swap-4-caravan/1046557424

 

How do you value something like that.

 

It has to be worth finishing so shot blast 2k 15 galls epoxy + af 2.5k S/H mast 3k new rigging 3k new sails 8k say 20k plus sweat equity.

 

So what is it worth 5k ? 10k ? 20k max ?

 

But you can buy something like this ready to go http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983/Beale-Charpentier-Trireme-2708553/Grenada#.VHTW1IvF_ic asking 40k they would take 30k and maybe 25k.

Most I could offer is about tree fiddy.

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Wow. A 3" thick dining table. Must be a well found boat with good scantlings.

 

And a *player piano*?? Now that is kinda cool.

 

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/4774822938.html

 

 

Pirate Ship! $50,000 -- offers accepted - $50000 (brisbane)

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condition: good

We are selling our beloved 91-foot square-rigger, the Sultana, named for the original brigantine Sultan of which it's a replica, built 1768 in Boston.

 

We lived aboard for many years, raised two children. We hosted events -- Pirate Parties, receptions -- dockside for years, and chartered throughout the Bay, active in the 1980s into the 90s, always attracting quite a bit of TV and newspaper coverage, out of Alameda, then Brisbane Marina, where it is now. Sadly, we had to move away for work.

 

The boat is extremely comfortable and roomy for living -- also a great boat for a party.

It's not a single-hander, but is very satisfying and exciting to sail.

* It's 91' overall; 57' on deck.

* Built 1979 - 1985. Ferro cement hull. Composite overall -- ferro cement, steel, wood.

* 9 sails in new condition (full set)

* From aft to forward: Large saloon. Then, dining area to port and full bar to starboard. Two steps down and Galley to port, head (w/shower) to starboard. Then, two double-bunked staterooms, both port and starboard. Next, Captain's quarters, with sitting room on port side and queen bed starboard. Lastly, the forecastle.

* 3"-thick mahogany dining table seats 8 or 9.

* Aft saloon includes a player piano.

 

# Displacement approx. 60 tons.

# Beam approx. 20 feet.

# Groco head, should be replaced.

# 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer.

# Engine is GM diesel (needs to be replaced, as does rudder.)

# Elaborate carvings (some visible in photographs), wood figurehead, wormed, parceled and served rigging to replicate the original style. Needs some new ratlines and lanyards, and some general renewal.

 

If you would like notoriety and attention, this ship will supply it. Just cleaning the deck on an afternoon, you will be inundated by passers by and interested parties.

 

Asking $50,000 but will consider all offers.

 

"Not a single hander" - Ya think?

 

At least on SF Bay you'd get enough wind to actually sail the thing. Living aboard in Sausalito could be fun.

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I thought this was in this thread before, but here goes. The windows ruin it for me and likely a few potential buyers. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/4774778540.html

That seems to be a common thread with Cascades - many, maybe even most are fenestrationally challenged.

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I thought this was in this thread before, but here goes. The windows ruin it for me and likely a few potential buyers. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/4774778540.html

That seems to be a common thread with Cascades - many, maybe even most are fenestrationally challenged.

I wonder if some of the participants in the Dance of the IORs thread can identify the "course setter" with the big dial.

 

Is that really what helmbots used to look like during the Cretaceous?

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Hey guys! Anyone interested in this 85% complete steel cruiser for 42k AUD? Or swap for caravan.

 

Check out pics 4,8,9

 

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/munruben/sail-boats/project-41ft-steel-motor-sailer-yacht-85-complete-swap-4-caravan/1046557424

How do you value something like that.

 

It has to be worth finishing so shot blast 2k 15 galls epoxy + af 2.5k S/H mast 3k new rigging 3k new sails 8k say 20k plus sweat equity.

 

So what is it worth 5k ? 10k ? 20k max ?

 

But you can buy something like this ready to go http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983/Beale-Charpentier-Trireme-2708553/Grenada#.VHTW1IvF_ic asking 40k they would take 30k and maybe 25k.

Yep. Very sad, but a fool & his money are easily parted. Guessing around 10k due to the newish motor.

 

The only unfinished sailing vessel I'd ever look at would be something to convert to a straight motor vessel.

 

Double the HP, shorter keel & less weight, no sailing rig at all & you'd get a good coastal cruising boat that was economical & seaworthy.

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Hey guys! Anyone interested in this 85% complete steel cruiser for 42k AUD? Or swap for caravan.

 

Check out pics 4,8,9

 

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/munruben/sail-boats/project-41ft-steel-motor-sailer-yacht-85-complete-swap-4-caravan/1046557424

How do you value something like that.

 

It has to be worth finishing so shot blast 2k 15 galls epoxy + af 2.5k S/H mast 3k new rigging 3k new sails 8k say 20k plus sweat equity.

 

So what is it worth 5k ? 10k ? 20k max ?

 

But you can buy something like this ready to go http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1983/Beale-Charpentier-Trireme-2708553/Grenada#.VHTW1IvF_ic asking 40k they would take 30k and maybe 25k.

Yep. Very sad, but a fool & his money are easily parted. Guessing around 10k due to the newish motor.

 

The only unfinished sailing vessel I'd ever look at would be something to convert to a straight motor vessel.

 

Double the HP, shorter keel & less weight, no sailing rig at all & you'd get a good coastal cruising boat that was economical & seaworthy.

Economical? Check.

Roll yer guts out? Check.

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Friends had a 1970s Gulfstar 42 trawler. The sailboat hull with chopped keel, twin diesels, and a smallish flybridge.

 

Hanging on up there could be real exercise. Sometimes, a real wet exercise. It was a great boat for many things, but crossing the Gulf Stream when it was even mildly rough was not one of them.

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I like the pirate ship. Aside from the fact that you can't sound a ferro hull, it looks like a really neat, well founded boat w/some inshore possibilities. Party barge? Theme parties? SURE! Real sailing?Yeah - I'm not so sure. I think BL oughta buy it and institute a SA weekend event.

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http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1062937538

 

Ok not about the price but its claim. ( 10ft Punt )

 

"With my outboard (5hp not for sale) it gets onto the plane with two adults and three little children onboard"

 

But does it fit underneath the seat in front of him, or in the overhead bin?

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http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/1062937538

 

Ok not about the price but its claim. ( 10ft Punt )

 

"With my outboard (5hp not for sale) it gets onto the plane with two adults and three little children onboard"

But does it fit underneath the seat in front of him, or in the overhead bin?

You could ask him! But I doubt you'd get a straight answer...

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I can understand why he doesn't want to sell that outboard.

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Wow. A 3" thick dining table. Must be a well found boat with good scantlings.

 

And a *player piano*?? Now that is kinda cool.

 

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/4774822938.html

 

 

Pirate Ship! $50,000 -- offers accepted - $50000 (brisbane)

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condition: good

We are selling our beloved 91-foot square-rigger, the Sultana, named for the original brigantine Sultan of which it's a replica, built 1768 in Boston.

 

We lived aboard for many years, raised two children. We hosted events -- Pirate Parties, receptions -- dockside for years, and chartered throughout the Bay, active in the 1980s into the 90s, always attracting quite a bit of TV and newspaper coverage, out of Alameda, then Brisbane Marina, where it is now. Sadly, we had to move away for work.

 

The boat is extremely comfortable and roomy for living -- also a great boat for a party.

It's not a single-hander, but is very satisfying and exciting to sail.

* It's 91' overall; 57' on deck.

* Built 1979 - 1985. Ferro cement hull. Composite overall -- ferro cement, steel, wood.

* 9 sails in new condition (full set)

* From aft to forward: Large saloon. Then, dining area to port and full bar to starboard. Two steps down and Galley to port, head (w/shower) to starboard. Then, two double-bunked staterooms, both port and starboard. Next, Captain's quarters, with sitting room on port side and queen bed starboard. Lastly, the forecastle.

* 3"-thick mahogany dining table seats 8 or 9.

* Aft saloon includes a player piano.

 

# Displacement approx. 60 tons.

# Beam approx. 20 feet.

# Groco head, should be replaced.

# 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer.

# Engine is GM diesel (needs to be replaced, as does rudder.)

# Elaborate carvings (some visible in photographs), wood figurehead, wormed, parceled and served rigging to replicate the original style. Needs some new ratlines and lanyards, and some general renewal.

 

If you would like notoriety and attention, this ship will supply it. Just cleaning the deck on an afternoon, you will be inundated by passers by and interested parties.

 

Asking $50,000 but will consider all offers.

 

Dam, I was in brisbane earlier this year, If I had have known about this boat I would have gone and had a look.

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I think he may be overpriced on this 55' ferro. I'm assuming it's $1 CAD and not $1 USD, which would make it much worse.

 

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http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/55-ft-ferrocement-boat_23555327

That boat has been sitting at the Comox gov't wharf since I was about 8 for sure, and probably a lot longer (I'm now in my 30s). Looks like it has been punted outside the breakwater finally.

 

Unfortunately that bay is so shallow that once it drags it will become permanent, but not permanently underwater...

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They should make an artificial reef out of it - it is made of stone after all.

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I think he may be overpriced on this 55' ferro. I'm assuming it's $1 CAD and not $1 USD, which would make it much worse.

 

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http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/55-ft-ferrocement-boat_23555327

That boat has been sitting at the Comox gov't wharf since I was about 8 for sure, and probably a lot longer (I'm now in my 30s). Looks like it has been punted outside the breakwater finally.

 

Unfortunately that bay is so shallow that once it drags it will become permanent, but not permanently underwater...

A little longer than that - showed up ~1982 IIRC, usual story - owner had grand plans to build his dream boat, work/life/reality got in the way.

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No sails.

 

We just keep all the rigging crap 'cause...

 

1.it looks cool

2.where else would we mount the tv dish

3.the price of scrap is down

4.rigging? What's is rigging?

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It's hard to believe but 35 or so years ago that Arasheena was actually a pretty good looking boat in an old fashioned way. Each successive owner seems to have added more crap like that "Poop House" and each kept turning it more & more into a houseboat.

 

I actually remember seeing it sailing in English Bay back then.

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I can understand why he doesn't want to sell that outboard.

Good Point!

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Wow. A 3" thick dining table. Must be a well found boat with good scantlings.

 

And a *player piano*?? Now that is kinda cool.

 

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/boa/4774822938.html

 

 

Pirate Ship! $50,000 -- offers accepted - $50000 (brisbane)

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condition: good

We are selling our beloved 91-foot square-rigger, the Sultana, named for the original brigantine Sultan of which it's a replica, built 1768 in Boston.

 

We lived aboard for many years, raised two children. We hosted events -- Pirate Parties, receptions -- dockside for years, and chartered throughout the Bay, active in the 1980s into the 90s, always attracting quite a bit of TV and newspaper coverage, out of Alameda, then Brisbane Marina, where it is now. Sadly, we had to move away for work.

 

The boat is extremely comfortable and roomy for living -- also a great boat for a party.

It's not a single-hander, but is very satisfying and exciting to sail.

* It's 91' overall; 57' on deck.

* Built 1979 - 1985. Ferro cement hull. Composite overall -- ferro cement, steel, wood.

* 9 sails in new condition (full set)

* From aft to forward: Large saloon. Then, dining area to port and full bar to starboard. Two steps down and Galley to port, head (w/shower) to starboard. Then, two double-bunked staterooms, both port and starboard. Next, Captain's quarters, with sitting room on port side and queen bed starboard. Lastly, the forecastle.

* 3"-thick mahogany dining table seats 8 or 9.

* Aft saloon includes a player piano.

 

# Displacement approx. 60 tons.

# Beam approx. 20 feet.

# Groco head, should be replaced.

# 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer.

# Engine is GM diesel (needs to be replaced, as does rudder.)

# Elaborate carvings (some visible in photographs), wood figurehead, wormed, parceled and served rigging to replicate the original style. Needs some new ratlines and lanyards, and some general renewal.

 

If you would like notoriety and attention, this ship will supply it. Just cleaning the deck on an afternoon, you will be inundated by passers by and interested parties.

 

Asking $50,000 but will consider all offers.

 

Dam, I was in brisbane earlier this year, If I had have known about this boat I would have gone and had a look.

Definitely a cut above the average pirate ship you see on Craigslist.

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This thread has now officially come full circle.

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I have never seen this design before. Looks like a mockery. http://winnipeg.craigslist.ca/bod/4768500392.html

A guy who used to be my swimming coach is making these larger variations on the concept. Seems like a good idea to me. Lots more boat up forward if it doesn't come to a point.

 

http://responderboats.com/?mmskip=1

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I have never seen this design before. Looks like a mockery. http://winnipeg.craigslist.ca/bod/4768500392.html

A guy who used to be my swimming coach is making these larger variations on the concept. Seems like a good idea to me. Lots more boat up forward if it doesn't come to a point.

 

http://responderboats.com/?mmskip=1

 

Wonder how they behave in a chop. I've driven a Zap Cat inflatable, and they're very good. Surprisingly fast for the horsepower too; but the boat in the CL ad does not look much like a Zap Cat. Looks more like an inflatable scow.

 

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I don't think slate is a very good material for an inflatables floor - too heavy.

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Not sure if this should really be called 'racing' more like mutual extreme self abuse!

 

 

There was an event for these in St Thomas back when they were first coming on the scene in England. Winter had ended the fun over there for the season and someone figured it would be cheap to ship them to the VI and do a circuit there. Pretty much the same carnage in the Trade Winds winter wind and swell and even the normally Gonzo West Indian powerboat guys were intimidated by these little flyers. A few got bought by the liveaboarders and they made fine little tenders and towed amazingly well. I considered one as the price was cheap but ended up building a series of Stitch and Glue tenders inspired by the Split V hull shape that the Zaps used to such good effect. I had had my share of patching inflatables after living aboard for 10 years in the tropics. It made a great surf expedition machine and trips from St John to Virgin Gorda were a piece of cake.

 

At least the ZAP guys had the sense to come up with an effective prop guard, wish I knew where they are available.

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Looks like an aquatic version of motorcycle "sidecar" racing.

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A double Mock, this is a Calgary Alberta listing. http://calgary.craigslist.ca/boa/4734686692.html

Very nice poop deck.

This is yet another example of someone with too much money, and not enough boat sense, has the ability to make reality out of a seriously flawed "design concept," which may be overly generous to assume.

 

Rand Paul aside, there should be boat police to prevent such things. Yes, people have the right to waste their money, but they do not have the right to subject the environment to such trash.

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zap cats are so much fun to watch. I think it's the only power boat racing worth the time. That should be the test to get your operators license!

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Here are my favourite parts:

 

Like a House Boat, NEW SPINNAKER All Sails Great,

 

All body Fiberglass & MONOKEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

MADE WITH THE BEST FIBER GLASS EVER MADE they call it BULLET PROOF FIBER GLASS, you ll never have any problems with it, ever!!

 

GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! THE VALUE ON THIS BOAT INCREASES EVERY YEAR! like a good year of Rolls Royce.

 

EXCELLENT CABIN, It looks like a House Boat,

 

AND ITS A MONOKEEL!!!!!!!!!!! SO THE KEEL IS PART OF THE STURCTURE OF THE BOAT AND NOT ATTACHED TO IT, SO NEVER NEVER NEVER LEAKS!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY DRY BOAT.

 

FINANCING : You can pay it month a month for example $580 per month to pay for the boat plus $310 to pay for the slip, so you pay a total of $890 per month, with only a $5000 down payment. Negotiable.. no interest, no fees, in less then 2 years is paid.

Total value $18.500, we take best offer for one time payment.

 

ENTIRE body is Fiberglass and MONOKEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

AND Rigging was made using 316 Stainless Steel

 

Please send me your phone # , info about you, fb or linkedin link if possible.

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I like the claim that it sleeps 8. And is there any Oak or mahogany on a Cal 28?

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I like the claim that it sleeps 8. And is there any Oak or mahogany on a Cal 28?

Oak, no. Mahogany, yes. As per my 1973 Cal T2, which has berths for 5. But with all the flat surfaces topsides, 3 more could easily bed down ;)

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I like the claim that it sleeps 8. And is there any Oak or mahogany on a Cal 28?

Oak, no. Mahogany, yes. As per my 1973 Cal T2, which has berths for 5. But with all the flat surfaces topsides, 3 more could easily bed down ;)

Bed down, yes. Sleep? At least one of the 8 will be snoring like a husquavarna at all times...

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I like the sounds of this. Looks like he'll trade it for anything.

 

"Sure honey, I can just sell it for what we paid for it. It's in good condition."

 

59K?

 

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/4772540468.html

 

 

1994 MACGREGOR 19 MOTORSAILER BOAT WITH MOTOR - $5900 (Seattle)

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For sale or trade is a 1994 MacGregor motorsailer in very good condition. Clean boat without any issues or problems. The motor is 2 stroke 40 HP in very good working condition also. Willing to trade for another boat, preferably tunnel body boats for river use, or a cuddy cabin boat. Also would consider an ATV, motorcycle, snowmobile, amphibious or what you got? possibly with cash from my side if its going to be something that i will really like. I am open to all offers and trades. Just let me know what you got and shoot me some pictures. Serious people only please. If interested please feel free to call
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Need it out of my hair...and the authorities off my back. Will you inherit my problem?

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The Mac 19 is priced right at 5,900 (not 59k) and will sell.

 

The wreck has an astonishingly fresh looking winch handle. Those things bake from red to pink pretty quickly in the Miami sun.

 

Looks like the only part worth keeping.

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The Mac 19 is priced right at 5,900 (not 59k) and will sell.

The wreck has an astonishingly fresh looking winch handle. Those things bake from red to pink pretty quickly in the Miami sun.

Looks like the only part worth keeping.

The Mac 19 is priced right at 5,900 (not 59k) and will sell.

The wreck has an astonishingly fresh looking winch handle. Those things bake from red to pink pretty quickly in the Miami sun.

Looks like the only part worth keeping.

I misread the price. It makes more sense now.

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Not sure if this should really be called 'racing' more like mutual extreme self abuse!

 

 

 

There was an event for these in St Thomas back when they were first coming on the scene in England. Winter had ended the fun over there for the season and someone figured it would be cheap to ship them to the VI and do a circuit there. Pretty much the same carnage in the Trade Winds winter wind and swell and even the normally Gonzo West Indian powerboat guys were intimidated by these little flyers. A few got bought by the liveaboarders and they made fine little tenders and towed amazingly well. I considered one as the price was cheap but ended up building a series of Stitch and Glue tenders inspired by the Split V hull shape that the Zaps used to such good effect. I had had my share of patching inflatables after living aboard for 10 years in the tropics. It made a great surf expedition machine and trips from St John to Virgin Gorda were a piece of cake.

 

At least the ZAP guys had the sense to come up with an effective prop guard, wish I knew where they are available.

Holy prop up the ass shit. I'm not usualy one to shy away from danger while racing something but there is no way in hell you could get me to do that. I'm scared way way scared of ending up in the Evinrude Ronco vegamatic. Well I guess you are not going to catch fire so you got that going for you.

Simmer down folks, I raced these things for a couple of seasons, though they are called Thundercats here. From an outside perspective it looks frightening, however when you are driving you are only looking at your own course through the waves, and the other boats are going a very similar speed so they aren't scary. Scary is hammering up to a breaking 2m wave and flattening yourself into the floor as you punch through it. Oh btw flat water racing in these things is kinda girly compared to surf.

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Tell me what's wrong with ad or boat because, I can't find it.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bod/4789187567.html

The electrical spectacle with the steel basket underneath?

 

The lines hanging in the water?

 

The "new" 2003 engine with 700 hours is probably fine, but no longer new.

 

Ish might be right about the decks.

 

That's all the nits I can pick. Why is this ad here?

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Tell me what's wrong with ad or boat because, I can't find it.

 

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bod/4789187567.html

 

Deck has turned to compost.

 

Volvo engine

Off-center companionway

 

The biggest problem is that it's a Taiwan Teakie, everything is cheapest possible hammered-together BS. It's not a boat, it a cartoon of a boat built by people who think you're stupid for buying it. But you need to have the Taiwan Teakie experience in full to appreciate that.

 

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Tell me what's wrong with ad or boat because, I can't find it.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bod/4789187567.html

The electrical spectacle with the steel basket underneath?

 

The lines hanging in the water?

 

The "new" 2003 engine with 700 hours is probably fine, but no longer new.

 

Ish might be right about the decks.

 

That's all the nits I can pick. Why is this ad here?

 

It was a mix of impressed by the price and could not find anything actually wrong that would account for it.

 

I figured I'd turn to the experts.

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Tell me what's wrong with ad or boat because, I can't find it.

 

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bod/4789187567.html

 

Deck has turned to compost.

 

Volvo engine

Off-center companionway

 

The biggest problem is that it's a Taiwan Teakie, everything is cheapest possible hammered-together BS. It's not a boat, it a cartoon of a boat built by people who think you're stupid for buying it. But you need to have the Taiwan Teakie experience in full to appreciate that.

 

FB- Doug

 

Bob Perry might disagree - he had a couple of pretty nice boats built there IIRC.

 

Biggest problem with the posted boat is that I believe it's a modified Sea Witch design. That means it only goes downwind and even that rather slowly.

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Tell me what's wrong with ad or boat because, I can't find it.

 

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bod/4789187567.html

 

Deck has turned to compost.

 

Volvo engine

Off-center companionway

 

The biggest problem is that it's a Taiwan Teakie, everything is cheapest possible hammered-together BS. It's not a boat, it a cartoon of a boat built by people who think you're stupid for buying it. But you need to have the Taiwan Teakie experience in full to appreciate that.

 

FB- Doug

 

Bob Perry might disagree - he had a couple of pretty nice boats built there IIRC.

 

Biggest problem with the posted boat is that I believe it's a modified Sea Witch design. That means it only goes downwind and even that rather slowly.

 

I just decided to let it go and not take any offense. I know Brigadoon is well built. I've dug into her deeply enough to know that.

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http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/4769322497.html

 

This is a highly modified, reinforced Beneteau First 31.
The boat was completely stripped to bare hull.
It was being rebuilt for a Trans Atlantic Solo Race.
2 years of work went into reinforcing & modifying with lots of carbon fiber & epoxy.

The transom was altered for more aft buoyancy then reinforced w/ x aluminum channel.
The owner broke his back falling off a ladder & the project got mothballed.
This is a bare hull, keel & mast. That's it.

If you've ever wanted to build a racer, this hull project has alot of potential & the price is right.

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The boat will fit on a flatbed trailer, there is a travel lift available from the marina to load or move it @ a fee.
There is also a forklift available to load the keel for a small fee by the local motor shop.

Storage may be possible @ the marina next door, it's a great yard to work in.

Hull is sold w/ bill of sale, there are no hull ID #s.
Not much else I can tell you but if you have ?s, give me a call.
Thnx

 

So....how the hell did you manage to lose the title/documentation and HIN :huh:

This boat is scrap and if the keel is iron not even very good scrap. Too bad about the owner breaking his back :(

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Tell me what's wrong with ad or boat because, I can't find it.

 

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bod/4789187567.html

 

Deck has turned to compost.

 

Volvo engine

Off-center companionway

 

The biggest problem is that it's a Taiwan Teakie, everything is cheapest possible hammered-together BS. It's not a boat, it a cartoon of a boat built by people who think you're stupid for buying it. But you need to have the Taiwan Teakie experience in full to appreciate that.

 

FB- Doug

 

Bob Perry might disagree - he had a couple of pretty nice boats built there IIRC.

 

Biggest problem with the posted boat is that I believe it's a modified Sea Witch design. That means it only goes downwind and even that rather slowly.

 

No offense intended; by "Taiwan Teakie" I mean the cheapos (which I bet Bob has seen plenty of) with newpaper etc in the layup, chipboard bulkheads, etc etc. Really nice joinery though. Most of those kind of boats don't credit a designer because they stole the design anyway.

 

I'd be willing to bet BRIGADOON doesn't have any chipboard in her structure.

Besides, if anybody does take offense, fuck 'em. This is the fuckin' internet.

 

FB- Doug

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Has anybody here actually, personally seen any of the legendary newspaper laminates from Taiwan? Chipboard bulkheads?

 

I heard about them ever since the boats were new but have never actually seen any of it or known anyone who has personally seen it. It's always been a friend of a friend or someones cousin who actually saw it.

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Newspaper in the layup? No. Down in the bilge? Yes! I swear after the built the hulls in some of the trawlers they just swept everything in the keel/bilge area and then just poured resin over the whole mess. Screws, wire bits, paper, food... I have seen it all!

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Not sure if this should really be called 'racing' more like mutual extreme self abuse!

 

 

 

There was an event for these in St Thomas back when they were first coming on the scene in England. Winter had ended the fun over there for the season and someone figured it would be cheap to ship them to the VI and do a circuit there. Pretty much the same carnage in the Trade Winds winter wind and swell and even the normally Gonzo West Indian powerboat guys were intimidated by these little flyers. A few got bought by the liveaboarders and they made fine little tenders and towed amazingly well. I considered one as the price was cheap but ended up building a series of Stitch and Glue tenders inspired by the Split V hull shape that the Zaps used to such good effect. I had had my share of patching inflatables after living aboard for 10 years in the tropics. It made a great surf expedition machine and trips from St John to Virgin Gorda were a piece of cake.

 

At least the ZAP guys had the sense to come up with an effective prop guard, wish I knew where they are available.

Holy prop up the ass shit. I'm not usualy one to shy away from danger while racing something but there is no way in hell you could get me to do that. I'm scared way way scared of ending up in the Evinrude Ronco vegamatic. Well I guess you are not going to catch fire so you got that going for you.

Simmer down folks, I raced these things for a couple of seasons, though they are called Thundercats here. From an outside perspective it looks frightening, however when you are driving you are only looking at your own course through the waves, and the other boats are going a very similar speed so they aren't scary. Scary is hammering up to a breaking 2m wave and flattening yourself into the floor as you punch through it. Oh btw flat water racing in these things is kinda girly compared to surf.

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They are no madder than any of the other boats raced in the surf, and I am pretty sure they are safer than the rowing surf boats anyway

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A friend of mine who raced one of those Thundercats took me for a ride once. They don't need much horsepower to be faster than hell, they are amazingly stable at low speeds and when you turn at high speeds, they bank to the OUTSIDE... that is, they heel to the outside of the turn, not the inside!

 

For someone who is used to conventional dinghies they feel extremely odd, but they do have many good points.

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Sturdy blue & white sail boat. Was in shop to be restored, but plans changed due to injury of the craftsman. Has been sitting outside since spring.

Approximately 16 feet long

More details and photos upon request.

 

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/annapolis-valley/sail-boat-can-possibly-be-restored/1038030193?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

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It's sorta cute in an ungainly kind of way.

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About odd things in the layup...

 

On some forum or other, there was a post about how someone sawed a small powerboat in two and found a road sign, maybe a stop sign, in the middle of the layup. The was the usual chattering, and then someone chimed in saying "you know, those signs are made of pretty good metal..."

 

The little catboat looks like a home brew.

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I have never seen newspaper in the laminate of a Taiwan boat. I have found that most of those Taiwan construction stories "ballast in iron BB's that all poured out the bottom when holed" are urban legends. In the years I worked with Taiwan builders I visited countless yards and spent considerable time working in some. I loved it. I saw some odd things but the Taiwanese generally did a very good job of laying up a slid laminate boat. I have seen some "materials of mystery" and some unconventional building techniques from some of the smaller yards.

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On some forum or other, there was a post about how someone sawed a small powerboat in two and found a road sign, maybe a stop sign, in the middle of the layup. The was the usual chattering, and then someone chimed in saying "you know, those signs are made of pretty good metal..."

 

Back in the 70's I considered buying a race Cobra that had a rear 1/4 replaced with metal from a big Coca Cola sign - they were made of high quality aluminium sheet. Some of the signage still showed on the underside in the fenderwell. :D

 

Needless to say that was when Cobras were just obsolete race cars, not retirement plan investments.

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Sturdy blue & white sail boat. Was in shop to be restored, but plans changed due to injury of the craftsman. Has been sitting outside since spring.

 

Approximately 16 feet long

 

More details and photos upon request.

 

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/annapolis-valley/sail-boat-can-possibly-be-restored/1038030193?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Look good with xmas lights parked on the lawn somewhere.

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Sturdy blue & white sail boat. Was in shop to be restored, but plans changed due to injury of the craftsman. Has been sitting outside since spring.

 

Approximately 16 feet long

 

More details and photos upon request.

 

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/annapolis-valley/sail-boat-can-possibly-be-restored/1038030193?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

 

Looks like a Bolger.

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