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I did a couple of deliveries of a Grand Banks 36 that was built for the Puerto Rico dealer and it had twin Cummings diesels. Way more power that that semi displacement hull should have had, but it saved our asses when we had to dodge a hurricane and duck for cover in Provo T&C. I took that boat from the VI to Ft Lauderdale and then the owner took her up the ICW to New Jersey. Took him a couple years to understand my questioning why he would move the boat from St John to Seaside but then I got hired to take her all the way back to the Islands. In the ICW, with both engines at full idle, I was still above the No Wake speeds and had oyster and clam tongers throwing shells at me. I would have to put one engine in neutral to keep the speed under 5 knots. I for get the actual numbers, but fuel consumption went up in a hurry above the normal 10 12 knots that the hull was best suited for. That boat on a plane had the best wake for the dolphins to body surf, they would stay with the boat for hours. I've never seen them so attracted to any other boat. They might have loved that bulb bow however!

 

Here are some fule figures for the Marine trader in the photo. I'm curious if that bulb is stock.

 

The tachometers for our Ford Lehman 120 have been a question mark since we bought the boat. We have had no way to know how accurate they are, and our cruising RPMs help to determine how much fuel we burn per hour. With the price of fuel today, this is an important piece of information and we would like to be as accurate as possible. Of course, calculating the number of hours run and the fuel added to the tank will give us an average, but we want to be more precise. Running the engine at our average cruising RPMs of about 1750 will mean a fuel burn of about 2.2 gallons per hour (GPH). Running at 1950, the fuel burn jumps up to 3.1 GPH and at 2000 RPMs, it is 3.4 GPH. Having the correct readings on the tachs can save us some considerable cash considering our cruises are usually thousands

 

If you know the owner, give him the attached proc.

 

 

Checking the Accuracy of a Tachometer.

There is a way to check the accuracy of a tachometer using the highly accurate and stable frequency of AC power supplied from any source of commercial shore power. The concept is to use the AC line frequency as the measuring standard. The only tools needed for this calibration check are a piece of tape and a fluorescent lamp which operates from commercial AC line power.

 

A fluorescent lamp is actually a gas-discharge lamp with the interior of the glass envelope coated with a light-emitting phosphor. When the gas within the lamp is ionized by alternating current it emits pulses of energy. One pulse occurs for each of the voltage excursions of the AC waveform. For the 60-Hz power common in North America, there will be 120 such flashes per second, 60 positive and 60 negative. The pulses of energy created within the lamp excite the phosphor coating, which in turn emits visible light. Because the energy driving the lamp is not continuous, the light emitted is not continuous. The fluorescent lamp emits 120 pulses of light per second, but the human eye's persistence of vision makes us think the light is always on. We can use the pulsing light output of the fluorescent light as a very accurate measuring tool with which to check the calibration of the engine tachometer.

 

First, obtain access to the front of the engine. Place one piece of white tape on the face of the large pulley mounted on the engine's crankshaft (usually this is the largest pulley in sight). Illuminate the front of the engine with light from the fluorescent lamp. Run the engine at 1,800 rpm, as shown on the tachometer. If the tachometer is accurate, four stationery, or very slowly moving, white marks will appear on the face of the pulley where the tape was placed. If the tachometer is inaccurate, the tape marks may be rotating in either direction. Adjust the throttle until the four tape marks appear to stand still. Note the tachometer reading. If the difference between the reading and 1,800 rpm is at all significant, look for a small adjustment screw on the back or within the body of the tachometer. Turning this screw slightly should make the indicator needle move to exactly 1,800 rpm. If the speed range of the engine permits, increase the engine speed to 3,600 rpm. At this speed, only two tape marks should be visible on the crankshaft pulley. Repeat the check of the tachometer reading and, if necessary, readjust the tach. The basis of this stroboscopic speed calibration is quite simple. At 1,800 rpm, the engine is turning at 30 revolutions per second. The lamp is flashing at 120 flashes per second, or four flashes per engine revolution. Therefore, if the engine is turning at exactly 30 revolutions per second the tape mark will appear four times, with each apparent tape position 1/120 of a second or 1/4 revolution apart. When the engine runs at 3,600 rpm there will be only two light flashes per engine revolution. If the boat is in a country where the standard AC power frequency is 50 Hz, the check speeds would have to be 1,500 and 3,000 rpm since the light would flash 100 times per second.

 

In my college introductory physics course, we did this with a lab experiment involving a sterling heat engine. Instead of a bit of tape, we had a disk with circles of marks at various intervals.

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Yeah, the boat looks like shit.  But they're smiling, which is the reason to sail......

Writing from a country that owns a number of second hand submarines, it seems to me that giving such a craft to a drug cartel would be a great way to immediately bankrupt their operation.

No trailer, no problem.  Just drill through the bilge keels and slide the axle right in. A couple of fittings from Harbor Freight and your off to the scrap yard!

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And one more cool boat, another Michalak design. Tom has done a lot of great cruises on this little boat, including the western Gulf side of the Everglades in February, which is pretty sporty time of year. Tom told me right after this video was taken he caught a big bluefish.

 

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Nice shot of Oaracle, MrMoon! And that green thing too! ;)

 

Another cool boat, this time from Bolger.

 

 


Isn't that boat whiskey-powered or something? Or was it whiskey-seeking? Something magical.

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Nice shot of Oaracle, MrMoon! And that green thing too! ;)

 

Another cool boat, this time from Bolger.

 

 

 

Isn't that boat whiskey-powered or something? Or was it whiskey-seeking? Something magical.

 

The proper term is "Wish-key" as making whiskey yourself is frowned upon by the authorities. It's pretty good stuff, too. Pat and I did spend some time diving under big Horizon Cat of your acquaintance rigging a new centerboard pennant. I was surprised to find the attachment was a simple bowline!

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Does this count? Kind of cute in a way.

 

Met the owner this weekend. Retired aerospace engineer, weapons specialist and advanced composites and materials. Worked for Skunk Works and JPL. His wife worked for NASA. Go figure.

 

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Does this count? Kind of cute in a way.

Met the owner this weekend. Retired aerospace engineer, weapons specialist and advanced composites and materials. Worked for Skunk Works and JPL. His wife worked for NASA. Go figure.

 

Maybe he doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks.

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Does this count? Kind of cute in a way.

 

Met the owner this weekend. Retired aerospace engineer, weapons specialist and advanced composites and materials. Worked for Skunk Works and JPL. His wife worked for NASA. Go figure.

Maybe he doesn't give a damn what anyone thinks.

Maybe he knows something we don't.

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Does this count? Kind of cute in a way.

 

Met the owner this weekend. Retired aerospace engineer, weapons specialist and advanced composites and materials. Worked for Skunk Works and JPL. His wife worked for NASA. Go figure.

 

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I guess he's had enough high tech and advanced design to do him. Time to simplicate things.

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FWIW, the designer of that boat is an aerospace engineer. Jim Michalak used to work on missiles for McDonnell-Douglas.

Oops. I was mistaken. The owner also worked for McDonald Douglass. Not JPL. He told us a story about how they used to use wood for templates to create the bulkheads for the DC10's but still come within a tiny fraction of an inch tolerance. Good chance they knew each other. Never got around to talking about the boat. Maybe next time.

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It's not ugly in the way that the VW Bug wasn't ugly. The Bug wasn't pretty but it wasn't ugly either. It was very very different. I like it. I'd sail it.

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Ugly, and interesting at the same time.

 

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In a 19' boat things like:

"The hydraulics for landing gear and rudder involve 13 cylinders, interconnected in variants of back-to-back (with multiple cylinder summing in the landing-gear steering and a kickup valve in rudder deployment). Without actively pressurized hydraulics, this is simple... as long as the volumes are balanced. This manifold, with a valve per circuit and a reservoir of fluid, allows the whole system to be quickly calibrated by simply opening associated valves, positioning drive and target cylinders as needed, and closing the valves."

 

 

 

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Uhhhhhh, this boat thingy needs its own thread. I see it is self propelled on the road as well. Here is the description of something up front-

 

"The bow carries an assembly of three hydraulic cylinders that allow active steering of the forward landing gear while hauling the boat down the road. The relationship between one simple linkage and the curved cam follower implements the Ackerman steering function that controls turn angle of each wheel independently, eliminating "scrubbing," and the third cylinder is a summing device that allows the wheels to be pigeon-toed... creating a parking brake."

 

There is a canoe under it all. Very far under.

 

I found the online link to the website about this one. You could probably negotiate him down.

http://microship.com/microship/index.html

 

A technomadic lifestyle..... Funky Winnebiko (of course it's a recumbent bike)

http://microship.com/

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Then again they could just have used a Schwimmwagen which was an amphibious Beetle.

 




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Friends of my parents had one of those Amphicar deathtraps. The pic shows it on a slipway, in reality it had about 3" of freeboard and no pump. :o The car came to a sticky end when the steering seized and it rolled. Driver survived on account of a fridge being carried on the back seat at the time...

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Friends of my parents had one of those Amphicar deathtraps. The pic shows it on a slipway, in reality it had about 3" of freeboard and no pump. :o The car came to a sticky end when the steering seized and it rolled. Driver survived on account of a fridge being carried on the back seat at the time...

 

Are you sure it was operating properly? Not defending the car. It is what it is.

 

http://www.amphicar.com/AmphicarFAQ.htm

 

 

Freeboard seems more than 3".

 

what the freeboard is. It is about 21". The front bumper is just above the water and the rear of the car sits just slightly lower due to the rear engine.

 

Seems it should have a bilge pump.

 

"Like other boats, the Amphicar has a full complement of required maritime equipment: water navigation lights, an electric bilge pump to expel any water that may splash or leak aboard, and US models (i.e. most Amphicars) also have a special timed bilge blower fan that blows out any fumes that may have collected in the hull before the engine will start--a safety feature required in any inboard motorboat in the USA. "

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I wonder if you need life jackets and flares and basic safety gear when on the water? Bet you do.

 

 

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UGLY boat admiration society! not BARELY-a-boat! We have standards which we strive diligently to maintain and...ok, I'm done. I can't keep a serious face for long, as my children will attest.

 

That'd be cool to drive to a ramp with your amphib mobile and drive in pulling your boat on a separate trailer!

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What do you expect? Think how the weight and height of a 12 cu ft refrig would affect the stability of the Amphicar. I don't think they recommended refrigs as lifeboats anyway...

 

I was about 10 at the time, so maybe memories about free board can be a bit unreliable. The car turned over on the road, the fridge acting as a roll bar.

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What do you expect? Think how the weight and height of a 12 cu ft refrig would affect the stability of the Amphicar. I don't think they recommended refrigs as lifeboats anyway...

 

I was about 10 at the time, so maybe memories about free board can be a bit unreliable. The car turned over on the road, the fridge acting as a roll bar.

I hope the beers were okay!

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Strangely enough, I could do with an amphibious car.

We regularly ferry the car across to Bruny Island, to visit friends .

Unfortunately, the last ferry is 7pm.

We actually considered living on the island, but the ferry trip turned us off.

If there was a reliable amphibious car it would have been a different story.

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Strangely enough, I could do with an amphibious car.

We regularly ferry the car across to Bruny Island, to visit friends .

Unfortunately, the last ferry is 7pm.

We actually considered living on the island, but the ferry trip turned us off.

If there was a reliable amphibious car it would have been a different story.

Hey, OH. Check this out. Maybe the 4 x 4 version would suit?

 

 

 

Sorry for the continued drift, Razor.

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so, no need for a run to Home Depot? Bob's Burgers and Brews just up the road.

 

 

Sometimes ugly boats are owner inflicted too.

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Admirable submarine design. Why pay slip fees??? PARK UNDER THE DAMN THING!!!

INFIDEL

 

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Backyard Boats seem to have their special type of ugly, some, like the Curmudgeon Craft, are Backyard Built Ugly- Good intentions, Maxwell Smart execution ("missed it by that much") Some I think are BYB because their owners are too embarassed to even think about lauching or re-launching them. Like this one:

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Believe it or not, that is NOT homebuilt.

 

My bad, why improve "the van" with this laying about to start with.

Question: Why do all the yard boats seem to have some upside down "freebie" in the back???

INFIDEL

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I ike this one! It would have looked very cool next to theother boats on the set of Flipper.

 

Besides, the twin Mercs would sound very cool at full song.

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People frequently wax lyrical about those Aleutkas. I've never understood it - one of the ugliest boats to ever float IMHO. With all the good and good looking boats out there, there is simply no excuse for something to look like that.

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South Coast 26. How did they fit a center cockpit in 26 feet? Why did they fit a CC in 26 feet?

 

From the ad: Rare - only 18 of these hulls made.[/size]

 

 

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It can be yours for $7,500

http://sailingtexas.com/201301/ssouthcoast26102.html

wow. any more center and you would be driving from the bow.

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Some folks might have stopped production after the first one.... I suppose we can be thankful they came to their senses after "only" 18.

 

Still, I see some potential as a base for squabbling siblings (is that redundant?) to pursue some Swallows and Amazons type adventures.

 

South Coast 26. How did they fit a center cockpit in 26 feet? Why did they fit a CC in 26 feet?

 

From the ad: Rare - only 18 of these hulls made.

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Ah..ha. A floating clothesline (double)...thingy. I assume it floats, at least. Could be a scaled AC72 prototype, maybe? :rolleyes:

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70'

"soaking wet Catamaran"

for only 40, 000$

Excellent photos make it even better!

 

"• aluminum and glass ply

• main salon huge and open area; cabins in the pontoons (difficult to photograph)
• project with tremendous potential"

 

 

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OK. I think this is ugly. At the same time, it's not even dignified, in a "functionally not pretty but still noble" sort of way.

 

If this was a boat it would be a pug. Not a cute little pug, but a fat one that was hit in the face with a shovel too many times, sort of way. Apparently this is a "custom" (I now shudder whenever I hear that word anymore). Looking at it, I think it didn't have to be ugly. It just didn't.

 

 

50ft Deluxe Liveaboard Trawler - $295000 (Seattle)
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Beautiful custom deluxe twin screw trawler for sale. Sleeps 5 minimum. See Shipshapesystems.com/MaverickForSale.html for all details and contact information. All offers considered!
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OK. I think this is ugly. At the same time, it's not even dignified, in a "functionally not pretty but still noble" sort of way.

 

If this was a boat it would be a pug. Not a cute little pug, but a fat one that was hit in the face with a shovel too many times, sort of way. Apparently this is a "custom" (I now shudder whenever I hear that word anymore). Looking at it, I think it didn't have to be ugly. It just didn't.

 

 

50ft Deluxe Liveaboard Trawler - $295000 (Seattle)
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Beautiful custom deluxe twin screw trawler for sale. Sleeps 5 minimum. See Shipshapesystems.com/MaverickForSale.html for all details and contact information. All offers considered!

 

The sightlines for the first 200 feet in front of the bow seem a little compromised...kayak? What kayak?

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OK. I think this is ugly. At the same time, it's not even dignified, in a "functionally not pretty but still noble" sort of way.

 

If this was a boat it would be a pug. Not a cute little pug, but a fat one that was hit in the face with a shovel too many times, sort of way. Apparently this is a "custom" (I now shudder whenever I hear that word anymore). Looking at it, I think it didn't have to be ugly. It just didn't.

 

 

50ft Deluxe Liveaboard Trawler - $295000 (Seattle)
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Beautiful custom deluxe twin screw trawler for sale. Sleeps 5 minimum. See Shipshapesystems.com/MaverickForSale.html for all details and contact information. All offers considered!

 

The sightlines for the first 200 feet in front of the bow seem a little compromised...kayak? What kayak?

And how comfortable would she be with a big beam sea running in under her? Now that WOULD be ugly.

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Speaking of big motor sailors...

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I do find parts of this boat attractive, and I totally give them a gold star for effort...well maintained, if not a little over the top. But the cabin looks to me like someone parked a Winnebago on top a noble yacht. But hell, it has a crows nest!

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Is fer spottin da whales 'fore ya chase em down n 'arpoon ta big blue beauties! Aaarrr

 

(I'm terribly sorry, I took Conversational Caribbean Pirate in university. It was the prerequisite to Business Whaler)

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Hmmm. As you say, Red. Not ALTOGETHER ugly. In fact, had they stopped the cabin just behind the wheelhouse (in front of the main mast) she'd be sweet enough. A handsome working boat, even. But that entire rig is a step too far, IMO.

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Speaking of big motor sailors...

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I do find parts of this boat attractive, and I totally give them a gold star for effort...well maintained, if not a little over the top. But the cabin looks to me like someone parked a Winnebago on top a noble yacht. But hell, it has a crows nest!

 

Perfectly nice looking boat.

 

Not sure how they got the Winnebago to fit in there, but it works for me.

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Here's one. Maybe not ugly. In fact, it's kind of cool. Somebody is good with tools...

 

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yes...that is boat on boat

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Hot boat on boat action!

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70'

"soaking wet Catamaran"

for only 40, 000$

Excellent photos make it even better!

 

"• aluminum and glass ply

• main salon huge and open area; cabins in the pontoons (difficult to photograph)

• project with tremendous potential"

 

 

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Hot Rod's brother?

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70'

"soaking wet Catamaran"

for only 40, 000$

Excellent photos make it even better!

 

"• aluminum and glass ply

• main salon huge and open area; cabins in the pontoons (difficult to photograph)

• project with tremendous potential"

 

 

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Hot Rod's brother?

Hot Rod's future.

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South Coast 26. How did they fit a center cockpit in 26 feet? Why did they fit a CC in 26 feet?

 

From the ad: Rare - only 18 of these hulls made.[/size]

 

 

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It can be yours for $7,500

http://sailingtexas.com/201301/ssouthcoast26102.html

wow. any more center and you would be driving from the bow.

Think of all the deck gear you'll save because the lines AUTOMATICALLY lead to the cockpit.

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Speaking of big motor sailors...

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I do find parts of this boat attractive, and I totally give them a gold star for effort...well maintained, if not a little over the top. But the cabin looks to me like someone parked a Winnebago on top a noble yacht. But hell, it has a crows nest!

I've seen a few of those "Trawler Yachts". The basic concept looks like it would be useful around here - we spend so much time motoring when the weather is good and it rains so much when the wind is good. I have sometimes wondered what could be done if someone like the Maestro set to work to make a boat along those lines that could REALLY sail - like with the engine(s) off. Sort of a Grand Banks Europa on a real sailing hull with a real rig.

 

Could it be done?

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You guys and your high dollar megayachts.

Wow. Nice boat. Could possibly double at a dinning room table.

 

You'd have to be real careful how quickly you buttoned-off the throttle on that outboard though.

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This ketch is not ugly so much as it is ungraceful. I understand that if someone wants a liveaboard, he may well choose a chunky boat, and I have no problem with that. Clipper bows and bowsprits aren't helpful in keeping the LOA down though.

 

What I really don't understand here is the very high freeboard. A vessel like this must have a L/D ratio above 300, which would put the cabin sole way down. Or maybe the sole is high, and they have a crawl space for stowage.

 

Aside from a case of 'crap on d'back', the main and mizzen are rigged with roller furling set behind the masts, which is very un-shippy (actually rather ugly) and not a performance plus.

 

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South Coast 26. How did they fit a center cockpit in 26 feet? Why did they fit a CC in 26 feet?

 

From the ad: Rare - only 18 of these hulls made.

 

 

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It can be yours for $7,500

http://sailingtexas.com/201301/ssouthcoast26102.html

 

 

It's possible to do better:

 

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More info (including the Cherubini secret!) here: http://parkerdawson.tripod.com/1midship.html and here: http://parkerdawson.tripod.com/essex2.html.

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Anybody familiar with this admirable one-off world cruiser?

I have been continually amazed at this excapade since learning of it years ago. He (and his wife) make most of the other little-boat ocean-crossers look like pikers and worryworts. I think I read that Halfsafe was the last motor vehicle to traverse the Burma Road - and then he "sailed" that thing across (or around, more correctly) the Pacific. You just can't make this shit up.

 

Not really an ugly boat, though. More a "coolboat to admire"

 

Romain

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Anybody familiar with this admirable one-off world cruiser?

I have been continually amazed at this excapade since learning of it years ago. He (and his wife) make most of the other little-boat ocean-crossers look like pikers and worryworts. I think I read that Halfsafe was the last motor vehicle to traverse the Burma Road - and then he "sailed" that thing across (or around, more correctly) the Pacific. You just can't make this shit up.

 

Not really an ugly boat, though. More a "coolboat to admire"

 

Romain

You're probably right Romain, but cool or ugly the admiration surely is the shared component.

Only happened to come across Halfsafe's story yesterday and what I've read so far is way beyond my imagination.

 

http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/survival/stories/a-madman-an-amphibious-jeep-and-a-trip-around-the-world-14962549

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http://www.rvharvey.com/picnic.htm

 

It can be yours for $2700 american dollars!

 

 

 

 

 

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Someone actually put pen to paper and said "yea, that’ll look good"

 

That worries me.

 

What worries me is that I the more I look at it, the more I have a morbid fascination with it.

 

Like Frida Kahlo

 

and yeah, I would be hesitant to knock Trekka.

I thought of looking at one of those for my EC bid but bailed when I saw the keel/cb doesn't go up into the hull all the way.

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I appreciate the attempt to re-create Steve Jobs's yacht for only 600$

 

$300 · 17 foot cruzing boat

 

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http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/17-foot-cruzing-boat-_19823176

 

 

 

Hate to admit it, but there is some merit to this boat, the 17 footer that is. Not sure exactly what the merit is, but I'm giving it the benefit of the doubt. Built in proper materials and craftmanship, this could actually be a nice little knockaround weekender with a 9.9-15 HP outboard. Doubt I could do that for $300 though. If I were 22 and wanted to get familiar with the PNW, I'd consider such a deal. Maybe haul it out and lay about 3/8" of glass mat and a couple of layers of biax up to about 6" above the WL so I could sleep at night and maybe get over to Vancouver Is. That would be maybe another $500 bucks plus a $400 outboard from the local Craigs List and you could becruising the Inside Passage for just over $1000!

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I appreciate the attempt to re-create Steve Jobs's yacht for only 600$

 

$300 · 17 foot cruzing boat

 

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http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/17-foot-cruzing-boat-_19823176

 

 

The same seller has this little gem for only $225, down from his initial price of $350.

 

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"Great condtion just recently painted comes with jib and main sail great beginner boat"

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It can be yours for $2700 american dollars!

 

 

 

 

 

http://seattle.craig...3719873170.html

 

Someone actually put pen to paper and said "yea, that’ll look good"

 

That worries me.

 

What worries me is that I the more I look at it, the more I have a morbid fascination with it.

 

Like Frida Kahlo

 

and yeah, I would be hesitant to knock Trekka.

I thought of looking at one of those for my EC bid but bailed when I saw the keel/cb doesn't go up into the hull all the way.

 

You just need a 2 x 4.

 

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It can be yours for $2700 american dollars!

 

 

 

 

 

http://seattle.craig...3719873170.html

 

Someone actually put pen to paper and said "yea, that’ll look good"

 

That worries me.

 

What worries me is that I the more I look at it, the more I have a morbid fascination with it.

 

Like Frida Kahlo

 

and yeah, I would be hesitant to knock Trekka.

I thought of looking at one of those for my EC bid but bailed when I saw the keel/cb doesn't go up into the hull all the way.

 

You just need a 2 x 4.

 

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yeah! Man he was out there. After getting most of the way to ready on Friday I walked down the beach to the west end. Everybody is talking and getting ready and here is Bob being shimmied up the beach. I quietly say "WTF?" in my head and head over to Hare On Fire and ask why no one is helping. DonKeHoty tells me the guy doesn't want help (pushing the boat UP the beach)!! :blink: True story! :ph34r:

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