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15 hours ago, Steam Flyer said:

 

I love the camo slip covers.

It would be better if it wasn't floating, quite frankly

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The camo worked, I didn't even see them.

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1 minute ago, Mr. Ed said:

But it does have a tiger on the bow ....

Tiger stripe cushions and fender covers...

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That one's just sad, Dominic. The price is slightly mockworthy, or would be if you were not following the 800k Roberts.

But after that one, it's not even slightly.

I did check the brokerage ad on the Roberts, just to see if it really meant $7,985.00.

Nope. A "motivated seller" really wants 800k for an old steel Roberts.

I have no real idea what the boat might sell for. Not that.

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I like the Roberts 310 had the wit to select a Bruce anchor. 

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8 hours ago, DominicShrimp said:

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/edmonton/estate-sale/1016537679

You could float it, then finish it as you cruise...

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I feel bad for the builders broken dream and the widow. She's in for a rude awakening when she finds she will only get 10 cents on the dollar.

Oh yeah, the expected mock. "34 foot aluminum sailboat based on a Roberts 310 sloop design. With great precision and care, he customized this design and added a retractable keel to allow it to go further inland in bad weather."

Had he just stretched her 10% and not messed with anything else I'd be OK with that.

I took a quick look here and saw nothing about a retractable keel.

Make that 5 cents on the dollar.

 

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That thing is only worth scrap value.

Less the cost of scrapping it.

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Somehow, I'm reminded of my Mom and her friends who thought they had a nice nest-egg salted away in their shelf full of Hummel figurines...

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5 hours ago, Autonomous said:

I feel bad for the builders broken dream and the widow. She's in for a rude awakening when she finds she will only get 10 cents on the dollar.

Oh yeah, the expected mock. "34 foot aluminum sailboat based on a Roberts 310 sloop design. With great precision and care, he customized this design and added a retractable keel to allow it to go further inland in bad weather."

Had he just stretched her 10% and not messed with anything else I'd be OK with that.

I took a quick look here and saw nothing about a retractable keel.

Make that 5 cents on the dollar.

 

Wow, a chastity strut version is now available!  :)

 

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3 hours ago, Crash said:

I know this is not craiglist, but $24,995 for a Cal 27?  Never mind one in the shape this one is in...

Cal Jensen 27 Click to launch Larger Image        Cal Jensen 27 Click to launch Larger Image       Cal Jensen 27 Click to launch Larger Image

http://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/69089

A 4 cyl diesel in a 27'?

Sounds like they got a deal on a used engine - would anybody buy a new 4 cyl for a boat that size?

The price is off by nearly a decimal place.

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10 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

A 4 cyl diesel in a 27'?

Sounds like they got a deal on a used engine - would anybody buy a new 4 cyl for a boat that size?

The price is off by nearly a decimal place.

I don't think they got a deal. If you subtract the normal price of installing that Yanmar from the asking price of the boat, you get... something pretty near what the boat is worth and (just a wild guess from someone who has seen this once or twice) something pretty near what the seller paid for the boat.

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8 minutes ago, MauiPunter said:

 

Does he even play football any more?  He was kinda of a no-hit wonder.

He actually is a a decent hitter and plays for the METS farm team.

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4 hours ago, RImike said:

He actually is a a decent hitter and plays for the METS farm team.

Oh, so he is playing baseball now?  Maybe he will try hockey next.  Too bad he missed the kneeling phase of the NFL.  He was ahead of his time.

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Yeah - boatbuilding projects have to be one of the biggest dream killers of all - right next to divorce.

Oftentimes they are a twofer.

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On 10/27/2017 at 1:27 PM, SloopJonB said:

Yeah - boatbuilding projects have to be one of the biggest dream killers of all - right next to divorce.

Oftentimes they are a twofer.

I've seen similar with experimental aircraft builds as well.

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I wonder how many drunks dispense a drink from those?

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In the hard/soft dinghy thread @olaf hartwas seeking a runabout 18-20' with some shelter. Hey presto!

(The mercruiser 140 prob delivers about the target of 25hp if you're lucky! :) )

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On 10/28/2017 at 2:32 AM, MauiPunter said:

 

Does he even play football any more?  He was kinda of a no-hit wonder.

Yes but he gave Gator endless spank materiel. I miss Gator.

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Over 8000 replies since April 2013.

Nice goin!

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16 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

"It is standing height inside."

You don't say?!?!?! Look at that cabin, wow.

 

 

"Mast is 22 feet, Boom is 8 feet."

That's significantly smaller than the rig on my Catalina 22. I wonder what it's sail area / displacement is. Six?

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8 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Best BC offering in a while. Winner.

Makes a Luger blush.

The pushpit is huge or the freeboard is low.

PHRF 350

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Couldn't decide if this should go in the mocking or not mocking threads but I decided the marketing made it worthy of mocking. It's actually a nice boat and quite well built and maintained. John Evetts, the builder, was the local IOR measurer and "designed" this boat as a development of Scampi - he faired out the "chines" on the Scampi hull to an 11' beam flare and did a newer deck. The cockpit is too small to cruise well - really only 2 people fit which limits its appeal and this one has an old big flywheel Volvo diesel as well.

The reason it is here is, as I said, the marketing. It started on CL at around $16K a couple of years ago. Dropped to $12K then later went to a broker and got bumped to $17K. After a few months that listing was dropped and it went back on CL at $9900 and now it's up to $11K. I can't recall ever seeing a price bounce around anything like that. I think someone is going to get a real deal on a nice boat when the vendor finally accepts current market conditions.

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/boa/d/evetts31/6377642767.html

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14 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

I once had a small sailboat with an outboard on a bracket. Even though it was a long shaft it still had an annoying tendency to pop the prop out of the water when condition got a little choppy.

That shouldn't be a problem here.

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...and did he need to chop up two NEW chairs just to get the five spokes for that wheel?

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On 10/27/2017 at 5:19 PM, MauiPunter said:

Oh, so he is playing baseball now?  Maybe he will try hockey next.  Too bad he missed the kneeling phase of the NFL.  He was ahead of his time.

He hit for power but not for average in low level minors. OTOH, he drew in a lot of customers and all the team owners were delighted to have him in their league.

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14 hours ago, Norse Horse said:

Odd hull shape forward like a mobo. I didn't realize it was beautiful. What's a Yeerrongpilly anyway??. Beautiful 14 ft Sail/motor boat | Sail Boats | Gumtree Australia Brisbane South West - Yeerongpilly | 1164975304

Well, it does seem to include a crappy trailer that is carrying a crappy trailer.

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That looks like it could be an OK sailboat. Motorboat? No. Too large and heavy for the 9.9 hp he mentioned.

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13 hours ago, Uncooperative Tom said:

Well, it does seem to include a crappy trailer that is carrying a crappy trailer.

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That looks like it could be an OK sailboat. Motorboat? No. Too large and heavy for the 9.9 hp he mentioned.

Fear not, here is a crappy trailer shaped just the boat, for sale in nearby Yeronga for only 300.00 koalas or whatever they call their currency down there.

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Is this dog getting ready to make a scatological statement?

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That pup has found something interesting too.

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3 hours ago, Bull City said:

Is this dog getting ready to make a scatological statement?

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He may be digging a hole to bury the boat in.

Dogs often have more sense than their owners.

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I admire the marshmallow wheels on the trailer. They need more toasting. Mmmm.

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I don't know about Indy, but around here a complete and functional Triton sells for that price. 

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12 hours ago, RKoch said:

I don't know about Indy, but around here a complete and functional Triton sells for that price. 

Boat is in the Cincinnati area,   At least there it has slightly more water to sit next to.   https://www.strictlysailinc.cosm/product-category/sailboats/used-sailboats/.  No affiliation, only a windowshoper, but this shows the local competition.    Note the $5000 off sale on a 1988 Precision 21.with genuine period correct cushions.

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On 11/14/2017 at 11:05 AM, Cincy020 said:

https://louisville.craigslist.org/boa/d/solar-powered-sailboat/6346101061.html

 

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Solar Powered "Sailboat".  Looks like they took off the rudder to have an actual helm to control the trolling motors.  In use by "experienced boater".

...this I gotta see. :mellow: ......

'' ''unlimited cruising time when the sun is shining.''

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The solar power is for when the outboard runs out of gas....As long as the sun is shining. 

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2 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:
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HotRod's newest design? I must say, it looks stronger than origami steel. No need to worry about running in to shit, either. 

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12 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:
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I know it's not a photograph because a photo would have either a couple of chickens or a goat wandering in and out.

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22 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:
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What's it rate???

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It really is a fascinating design. Getting the least usable volume out of the largest number of blocks. I can admire that.

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Trying for a low prismatic coefficient?

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Where shit box meets brick house.

They could've left the tramps at least.

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Needs a couple Brent S. Designed steel “hatches” as the doors and windows to complete  the picture...

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11 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Trying for a low prismatic charismatic coefficient?

Fixed it for you!

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On 11/15/2017 at 5:24 PM, Rasputin22 said:
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I admire the masonry.

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Very collectible!

 

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Aqua Jet, made in late 60's in Rochester. One complete, 2 for parts. Very collectible! $975 for all 3!

"Mr. Beaman built radio-controlled model airplanes and boats throughout his life and at one point began building full sized boats, founding a company called Aquasonics. Some believe his work in those years was decades ahead of the time and provided framework for today's personal floatation devices (jet skis) in a prototype machine with handle bars similar to a bicycle's called an Aqua-Jet. A fire at the plant on Murray Street in Rochester where the watercraft was built ended production of the boats. The company was purchased by the Hickock (Belt) company. When many of the top executives at Hickock were killed in an airplane crash, the company never recovered and production of the boat ceased."

 

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10 hours ago, Schnappi said:

"Some believe his work in those years was decades ahead of the time and provided framework for today's personal floatation devices (jet skis) in a prototype machine with handle bars similar to a bicycle's called an Aqua-Jet."

I think the seller meant personal watercraft - a concept which will live in infamy. Now I know who to blame.

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More from Suburban News & Hamlin Clarkson Herald (Spencerport, NY):

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Death Notices for the week of
September 15, 2003

Charles Beaman, inventor, electrical engineer

North Chili resident Charles Allan Beaman, a 1948 graduate of Churchville High School, enjoyed working in the field of electronics. He graduated from Clarkson College in 1952, earning a degree in electrical engineering. He then went to work with Bell Aircraft where he worked on the Bell X-2. Chuck Yeager had flown the Bell X-1 faster than the speed of sound in 1947, and the testing of faster than sound aircraft was still very new. He later worked on the Rascal and Atlas missile programs. He married Helen E. Bresslin in 1953.

A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he joined Stromberg-Carlson after the war, working on several radio projects. Mr. Beaman built radio-controlled model airplanes and boats throughout his life and at one point began building full sized boats, founding a company called Aquasonics. Some believe his work in those years was decades ahead of the time and provided framework for today's personal floatation devices (jet skis) in a prototype machine with handle bars similar to a bicycle's called an Aqua-Jet. A fire at the plant on Murray Street in Rochester where the watercraft was built ended production of the boats. The company was purchased by the Hickock (Belt) company. When many of the top executives at Hickock were killed in an airplane crash, the company never recovered and production of the boat ceased.

Mr. Beaman also developed an ozone generator to purify drinking water, became a vice president of Alron Company which manufactured and sold units throughout western New York.

During his later years, Mr. Beaman worked as an engineer at Luster-Coate Metallizing Company in Churchville. He was diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis in 1981 and his health slowly declined, yet, in 1993, he joined his brothers, Ken, Larry and Joe, his son, Bryan, and nephews Steven and Scott in restoring antique and classic cars purchased in the 1950s.

Recently, Mr. Beaman lived at the Village Green Nursing Home in LeRoy.

Mr. Beaman is survived by his wife of 50 years, Helen E. (Bresslin) Beaman; his children Bryan (Barbara) Beaman, Joy (Pat) Catino and Cheryl Kells; his grandchildren Eric and Emmalie Beaman, Kassandra, Danielle and Kevin Catino; his brothers Donald (Sarah), Kenneth (Joyce) and Larry (Nancy) Beaman; sisters Diana Hamill and Linda (Brian) Dougherty; many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service was held September 2 at Walker Brothers Co. Funeral Home Inc., Spencerport. Contributions can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate NY Chapter, 1650 South Avenue, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620 or to the Association for the Blind or to the Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance in his memory.

 

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12 hours ago, toddster said:

Looks very Battlestar Galactica...

You are so right. These were literally on TV last night. Canadians of course have to watch the show every once in a while to remember actor and radio personality Lorne Green, who pioneered the concept of the Canadian Hollywood transplant. It was once pointed out that Green Card was suspiciously similar to Lorne Greene. What was really dorky in this episode by the way was the helmets.  

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2 hours ago, Bull City said:

I think the seller meant personal watercraft - a concept which will live in infamy. Now I know who to blame.

You also know a little more about the knowledge and intelligence level of the people who are interested in those fuckin' things.

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2 hours ago, Bull City said:

More from Suburban News & Hamlin Clarkson Herald (Spencerport, NY):

 

All that good work and then he left the curse of Jet Skis as his legacy. :angry:

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