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PEABODY, MA -- If you have driven on Lowell Street in the past three decades, you may have noticed the passion project Wilson J. Lobao Jr. started working on in 1984. That was the year Lobao decided to build his own boat. But not just any boat: Lobao set out to build a 45-foot Roger Simpson Liahona Trimaran, earning him the nickname the Boat Builder of Lowell Street.

Lobao died in a freak accident last year at the age of 76 and with the boat still unfinished. Now the family is looking to give it away to anyone willing to promise to finish the boat and pay the $25,000 they estimate it will cost to remove it from the property and get it ready to sail. And the clock is ticking, Lisa Hanselman, Lobao's daughter-in-law, said Thursday. The family has sold Lobao's Lowell Street house; the closing on Friday starts a one-year timer included in the purchase-and-sale agreement for the boat's removal from the property.

"If we don't find someone, we have to send it to salvage," Hanselman said. "We really want to find someone who will take it by this fall so it doesn't have to spend another winter out in the weather."

https://nh.craigslist.org/boa/d/45ft-trimaran/6628033907.html

 

 

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Paging Hot Rod

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18 minutes ago, pbd said:

Paging Hot Rod

that would be like handing a Violin to a Monkey

and Not Mickey, Davy ............................... 

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2 minutes ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

$25k to move that?   someone's been lied to...

The $25k is their estimate to move it and finish the project.  

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16 minutes ago, socalrider said:

The $25k is their estimate to move it and finish the project.  

...and, they've been lied to or are lying to you. 

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1 minute ago, ReachorDie said:

Boat is very close to me. 

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46 minutes ago, socalrider said:

The $25k is their estimate to move it and finish the project.  

28 minutes ago, kinardly said:

...and, they've been lied to or are lying to you. 

Soooooo would it take less or more? Because that would be a great boat to take on the 2019 R2AK and then pull a moitessier and keep going.....

 

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Through the North West Passage?

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26 minutes ago, kinardly said:

Oh, so much more. 

Drat. Time to start a gofundme

26 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Through the North West Passage?

Aleutian islands I was thinking, then Russia & Japan? Russia can be hard to get into by sailboat I think though...

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39 minutes ago, Vaeredil said:

Soooooo would it take less or more? Because that would be a great boat to take on the 2019 R2AK and then pull a moitessier and keep going.....

 

The $25 is to move it and make seaworthy enough to motor.   From that statement my conclusion is that in it's current state, there is no rigging (standing or running), and no sails.  Maybe min $50k for that - likely more to do decently.  So minimum $75k investment.  Probably well over $100k to be realistic,  for an almost 35 year wooden build sitting outside in the elements.

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3 minutes ago, 12 metre said:

The $25 is to move it and make seaworthy enough to motor.   From that statement my conclusion is that in it's current state, there is no rigging (standing or running), and no sails.  Maybe min $50k for that - likely more to do decently.  So minimum $75k investment.  Probably well over $100k to be realistic,  for an almost 35 year wooden build sitting outside in the elements.

Maybe I'll stick with the Cal 25 idea then. 

 

It really does look like a well-designed (And pretty) tri though. I do hope someone picks it up. 

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I think that is up at Walter Greene's yard. Here is a fine tri hiding out there just past the Simpson design. Ninth Charm, a fine Newick.

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4 hours ago, 12 metre said:

The $25 is to move it and make seaworthy enough to motor.   From that statement my conclusion is that in it's current state, there is no rigging (standing or running), and no sails.  Maybe min $50k for that - likely more to do decently.  So minimum $75k investment.  Probably well over $100k to be realistic,  for an almost 35 year wooden build sitting outside in the elements.

Yeah... and 35 year old design.

There's not a lot to get excited about here...

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10 hours ago, pbd said:

Paging Hot Rod

And Hoppy...

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2 hours ago, Sail4beer said:

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Does she come with the boat?
Where's Guy LeDouche? She looks "hungry"!

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On 8/10/2018 at 2:18 PM, Vaeredil said:

Soooooo would it take less or more? Because that would be a great boat to take on the 2019 R2AK and then pull a moitessier and keep going.....

 

or a crowhurst, it's the right shape..

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23 hours ago, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

or a crowhurst, it's the right shape..

Never know if you'll end up insane or not on a voyage like that, eh

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