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Well, I'm not sure I should admit this but that boat was built by my long time former neighbor, yep, B. Lewis.  As a fellow sometime mocker I am getting a kick out of all your comments but I will come

Ain't that the truth.  If he would have just humbly and simply said "i adopted and built on this method and built a few boats, lived simply and escaped the rat race all my life, it works for me"  he c

No, no, you've got it all wrong. My comment about only doing one circumnavigation was an example of what people call "false modesty". Or "Irony". Look it up sometime. You're just another grifter

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Noticed an ad for a Ranger 28 in "Excellent condition" for $2k. The Ranger can be a rocket.... and the initial pics show it to be in good shape, with new interior bits.

 

 

Then comes this:

 

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http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5825754615.html

 

Oh come on, that's just a VERY secure anchor... and a tad too little scope...

 

(I know it's on a mooring... it's a joke)

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Noticed an ad for a Ranger 28 in "Excellent condition" for $2k. The Ranger can be a rocket.... and the initial pics show it to be in good shape, with new interior bits.

 

 

Then comes this:

 

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http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5825754615.html

 

Oh come on, that's just a VERY secure anchor... and a tad too little scope...

 

(I know it's on a mooring... it's a joke)

In-laws are asleep in the quarter birth.

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Noticed an ad for a Ranger 28 in "Excellent condition" for $2k. The Ranger can be a rocket.... and the initial pics show it to be in good shape, with new interior bits.

 

 

Then comes this:

 

00E0E_hPVlk2M7bcy_600x450.jpg

 

http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5825754615.html

 

Oh come on, that's just a VERY secure anchor... and a tad too little scope...

 

(I know it's on a mooring... it's a joke)

The Mother In-Law are asleep in the V-berth.

fixed.

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Noticed an ad for a Ranger 28 in "Excellent condition" for $2k. The Ranger can be a rocket.... and the initial pics show it to be in good shape, with new interior bits.

 

 

Then comes this:

 

00E0E_hPVlk2M7bcy_600x450.jpg

 

http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5825754615.html

 

 

That boat has a really small interior for a 28 foot boat. (pic 5)

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Noticed an ad for a Ranger 28 in "Excellent condition" for $2k. The Ranger can be a rocket.... and the initial pics show it to be in good shape, with new interior bits.

 

 

Then comes this:

 

00E0E_hPVlk2M7bcy_600x450.jpg

 

http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5825754615.html

 

 

That boat has a really small interior for a 28 foot boat. (pic 5)

 

 

 

This boat sank on Thursday. I saw it being raised on Saturday so I stopped by the boat ramp just near it to check it out. Two people sitting in lawn chairs watching and I came up saying "lost another one, huh?" (a different boat sank and was raised on the same creek this year). They said they were the owners :mellow: I quickly sobered up my tone but the boat had been listed on craigslist for two years using the sales brochure from '78. I spoke with the guy for a bit and he was just concerned about salvaging the engine. As if theres a huge demand for old beat-up and sunk Atomic 4s. He proceeded to give me a lecture on making sure your pumps work and you have batteries, and yada yada yada, all of which I am religious about with my boat. Get this though, he tries to sell me the boat!!!! :huh: Even knowing I have one, have seen his craigslist add forever and I just watched it being raised from the locker!!! This whole interaction blew me away. No, I'm good man but good luck.

 

his stupid for sale ad:

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5825754615.html

 

And the anonymous post warning him it's going to sink:

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5818113879.html

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Noticed an ad for a Ranger 28 in "Excellent condition" for $2k. The Ranger can be a rocket.... and the initial pics show it to be in good shape, with new interior bits.

 

 

Then comes this:

 

00E0E_hPVlk2M7bcy_600x450.jpg

 

http://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5825754615.html

 

 

That boat has a really small interior for a 28 foot boat. (pic 5)

 

 

 

This boat sank on Thursday. I saw it being raised on Saturday so I stopped by the boat ramp just near it to check it out. Two people sitting in lawn chairs watching and I came up saying "lost another one, huh?" (a different boat sank and was raised on the same creek this year). They said they were the owners :mellow: I quickly sobered up my tone but the boat had been listed on craigslist for two years using the sales brochure from '78. I spoke with the guy for a bit and he was just concerned about salvaging the engine. As if theres a huge demand for old beat-up and sunk Atomic 4s. He proceeded to give me a lecture on making sure your pumps work and you have batteries, and yada yada yada, all of which I am religious about with my boat. Get this though, he tries to sell me the boat!!!! :huh: Even knowing I have one, have seen his craigslist add forever and I just watched it being raised from the locker!!! This whole interaction blew me away. No, I'm good man but good luck.

 

his stupid for sale ad:

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5825754615.html

 

And the anonymous post warning him it's going to sink:

https://annapolis.craigslist.org/boa/5818113879.html

 

Wow, I was just looking at that ad!!!

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Listing a fish crate as a skiff ! Just where does the outboard go, Mongo? :)http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/boa/5858556633.html

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An early Brent Swain design?

 

Early?

 

I was being generous in that he learned to make curves, facets, sometimes even intentional!

 

FIFY

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Listing a fish crate as a skiff ! Just where does the outboard go, Mongo? :)http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/boa/5858556633.html

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An early Brent Swain design?

 

Early?

 

I was being generous in that he learned to make curves, facets, sometimes even intentional!

 

FIFY

 

I meant this was an early design before he learned to incorporate some curves.

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Listing a fish crate as a skiff ! Just where does the outboard go, Mongo? :)http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/boa/5858556633.html

 

Looks like it's got an outboard bracket on the ... um.. left end.

 

You got me there. It is used on the fish boats close to the mother ship. I suppose you could used it as a barge or piledriver support boat where leaning over the side is paramount and lifting ease is next.

I was thinking the guy down the street with the ugliest fishing boat in town. :o

 

I shall repent immediately.

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Engine mounts?

This boat is so ugly, the outboard won't run unless it's 2 feet away from it! :D

 

The duct tape windows in matching red are a nice touch, you don't see that flair in King Ineptune...

Gas tank tied to the stay is another, but nothing beats a garbage bag in a sales photo...

A once proud little boat has been undignified...like a zombie

http://juneau.craigslist.org/boa/5830831272.html

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Looks clever enough for its intended purpose. I'm not sure I want to follow this load on the highway, but the boat / raft looks practical. It would be crabby in the wind, but the fisherman needs minimal storage space. He can roll it around the garage or carport! It has no trailer to register or maintain and just a battery to charge for the trolling motor.

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Looks clever enough for its intended purpose. I'm not sure I want to follow this load on the highway, but the boat / raft looks practical. It would be crabby in the wind, but the fisherman needs minimal storage space. He can roll it around the garage or carport! It has no trailer to register or maintain and just a battery to charge for the trolling motor.

It is clever but it's shape reminded me of this story.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ufo-lost-cold-war-nuclear-weapon-canada-s-navy-to-investigate-object-found-off-b-c-coast-1.3835542

 

A diver off Banks Island on the BC mid coast finds an old practice Nuke, the first "Broken Arrow"

 

"It resembled, like, a bagel cut in half, and then around the bagel these bolts molded into it."

 

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This is the new Bayliner "Greyhound", what you get when a motor coach is added to a sportfisher hull. ^_^So ugly I can't paste it here.

No wake tower, oxygen tent or fish well so it must be...

 

a 140 hp portapottie.

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http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/bod/5852093292.html

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This is the new Bayliner "Greyhound", what you get when a motor coach is added to a sportfisher hull. ^_^So ugly I can't paste it here.

No wake tower, oxygen tent or fish well so it must be...

 

a 140 hp portapottie.

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http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/bod/5852093292.html

 

"Seating for 16" and that porta-potti hell don't go together very well. That's grim.

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I found you a boat to get under the railway bridge near your place. Not sure if the tabernacles add to the lines. ^_^Might even be a crime in NZ, now.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/manly/sail-boats/26-trailer-sailer-young-770/1128003223

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I found you a boat to get under the railway bridge near your place. Not sure if the tabernacles add to the lines. ^_^Might even be a crime in NZ, now.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/manly/sail-boats/26-trailer-sailer-young-770/1128003223

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Boat looks pretty good rigged as a cat-ketch. That would be a spirited little cruiser. Price seems good. Have to recover the cushions though.
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I found you a boat to get under the railway bridge near your place. Not sure if the tabernacles add to the lines. ^_^Might even be a crime in NZ, now.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/manly/sail-boats/26-trailer-sailer-young-770/1128003223

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Hmm... As someone who counts the time salt is on my trailers in excruciating minutes, I can appreciate this.

 

The daggerboard has a small conformal bulb so the boat will roll off and on the trailer without the need to submerge the trailer.

 

 

I don't get my skiff or kayak trailer wet when launching either, except for the rubber. But I'm shoving 14-16' boats off into the drink, not a 26 footer. Must be interesting.

 

I have to get the skiff trailer axle wet to recover it. When I get back home, the house could be on fire and I'd turn the hose on the trailer first.

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Weird ads are the norm on Craigslist, but this one is weird just because it is on Craigslist, where boats costing $3 million usually don't show up. Anybody know the backstory?

 

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/boa/5826787408.html

 

Love the "airstrip"!

Sounds plenty weird to me. Buy a half-finished project boat and get waterfront land and a boatyard for free! (?)

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I found you a boat to get under the railway bridge near your place. Not sure if the tabernacles add to the lines. ^_^Might even be a crime in NZ, now.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/manly/sail-boats/26-trailer-sailer-young-770/1128003223

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Hmm... As someone who counts the time salt is on my trailers in excruciating minutes, I can appreciate this.

The daggerboard has a small conformal bulb so the boat will roll off and on the trailer without the need to submerge the trailer.

 

I don't get my skiff or kayak trailer wet when launching either, except for the rubber. But I'm shoving 14-16' boats off into the drink, not a 26 footer. Must be interesting.

 

I have to get the skiff trailer axle wet to recover it. When I get back home, the house could be on fire and I'd turn the hose on the trailer first.

We had a 28' trailer sailer that launched without getting the axle wet. Drive till the water is just touching the wheels, put chocks behind the trailer wheels. Pull the pins on the wheel frame, and then reverse, sliding the trailer over the axle frame. Worked a treat, and the change in centre of gravity meant the trailer tilted a bit, nice for shitty shallow angle ramps.

Big problem was single axle for a 28', 1200kg boat.

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The stem is too straight to be a Cal...idk what it is.

Looks to be about 1/2-tonner sized...hull looks very IORish...I suspect the doghouse was a later addition to a flush decked racing boat.

No worries - I was being facetious saying it was a Cal T/2. It was the doghouse I was looking at really. The Cal T/2 with doghouse isn't the prettiest design: http://www.ggarchives.com/bangor-punta/jenson-marine/c1973-cal-t-2-proven-winner.html#axzz4Q0evLM6O But my good friend had one for a very long time and won everything there was to win over the region.

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But not far away, this actually looks like it might be worth checking out.

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/boa/5858703572.html

 

 

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"needs work" indeed.

 

How many lives have spiraled into absolute insanity from the lure of a 'dollar boat'? "But honey, it's only a dollar! What could possibly go wrong?"

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But not far away, this actually looks like it might be worth checking out.

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/boa/5858703572.html

 

 

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"needs work" indeed.

How many lives have spiraled into absolute insanity from the lure of a 'dollar boat'? "But honey, it's only a dollar! What could possibly go wrong?"
A former boss picked up a Lagoon 42 for a 'deal'. It had been wrecked in two storms in Bahamas, , about 15' of one hull was gone (motor missing with that), both keels broken off, no rig, etc. he rebuilt the boat, did a pretty nice job, with some interesting modifications (daggerboards instead of the keels for instance). But, he ended up spending over half what a used 42 in good condition would have cost, and that doesn't include labor (both his, some friends, and a guy he hired), and does include hefty industry discounts as he owned a sail loft.

Although there may be occasional exceptions, in general these project boats are a pretty poor investment.

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But not far away, this actually looks like it might be worth checking out.

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/boa/5858703572.html

 

 

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"needs work" indeed.

How many lives have spiraled into absolute insanity from the lure of a 'dollar boat'? "But honey, it's only a dollar! What could possibly go wrong?"
in general boats are a pretty poor investment.

 

 

Edited for brevity.

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But not far away, this actually looks like it might be worth checking out.

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/boa/5858703572.html

 

 

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"needs work" indeed.

How many lives have spiraled into absolute insanity from the lure of a 'dollar boat'? "But honey, it's only a dollar! What could possibly go wrong?"
in general boats are a pretty poor investment.

 

 

Edited for brevity.

 

As usual, SJB nails it!

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They can be brilliant investments as long as you have an accounting technique that allows for the all important PROCE, the Psychic Return on Capital Employed.

 

This is calculated using an opaque system known only to yacht owners using advanced modelling techniques such as WETDWI (What Else To Do With It).

 

Negative return is what happens when the boat turns on you, you never complete it after 20 years, or it rots from one end as you're building it from the other.

 

There's a team of Vampire Squids working on the algorithms as I write. We'll keep you posted - but you'll have to attend one of our (surprisingly affordable) seminars to get the full story.

 

 

(signed)

 

Mr. Ed, on behalf of

 

Talking Horse Investments llc

 

 

All investments carry a certain level of risk. Your wife may leave you, your boss might read your rambling posts on sailing sites, you might move to Comox. Please don't take professional advice.

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But not far away, this actually looks like it might be worth checking out.

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/boa/5858703572.html

 

 

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"needs work" indeed.

How many lives have spiraled into absolute insanity from the lure of a 'dollar boat'? "But honey, it's only a dollar! What could possibly go wrong?"
A former boss picked up a Lagoon 42 for a 'deal'. It had been wrecked in two storms in Bahamas, , about 15' of one hull was gone (motor missing with that), both keels broken off, no rig, etc. he rebuilt the boat, did a pretty nice job, with some interesting modifications (daggerboards instead of the keels for instance). But, he ended up spending over half what a used 42 in good condition would have cost, and that doesn't include labor (both his, some friends, and a guy he hired), and does include hefty industry discounts as he owned a sail loft.

Although there may be occasional exceptions, in general these project boats are a pretty poor investment.

 

 

Agreed. OTOH if you're enough of a successful minimalist, this could be a great water-born campsite.

People tend to make fun of fancy multihulls with blue tarp sails though!

 

If your former boss brought that Lagoon 42 into at good condition (what you or I would call 'good condition,' not Rimas or HotRod) at half or even 75% the market price of the same boat, then what's not a good deal about that? Assuming you have the money, that is!!

 

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I have that boat's little sister, but one year newer. My dad bought it new in 1958. Tumblehome was what they did, I guess. The transom bracing on that one is certainly creative. It has restoration potential but I'd say ask the aluminum recycling guys what the current value is.

 

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OK, Waterbug was a smaller model. A larger model was built a few years later called the Mallard. Vanguard originally built them. The molds were sold to Nauticraft, who discontinued the Waterbug and marketed the Mallard as the Escapade, which is the boat in the CL ad.

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OK, Waterbug was a smaller model. A larger model was built a few years later called the Mallard. Vanguard originally built them. The molds were sold to Nauticraft, who discontinued the Waterbug and marketed the Mallard as the Escapade, which is the boat in the CL ad.

Damn, you guys are good! I'll take funny looking little boats for $500.00 Alex...

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Here's one:

 

Aluminum Catamaran; it has lot's of "freeload!"

https://houston.craigslist.org/boa/5866199172.html

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I think that one might belong in Uglyboats because I kind of admire it. And the price isn't bad either.

 

Problem is: shades of Hot Rod. He probably studied thousands of designs, but will it rack, split, and sink the first time waves try to make those hulls do different things? My guess: probably.

 

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Here's one:

 

Aluminum Catamaran; it has lot's of "freeload!"

https://houston.craigslist.org/boa/5866199172.html

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I think that one might belong in Uglyboats because I kind of admire it. And the price isn't bad either.

 

Problem is: shades of Hot Rod. He probably studied thousands of designs, but will it rack, split, and sink the first time waves try to make those hulls do different things? My guess: probably.

 

 

Shades of Gunboat

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Here's one:

 

Aluminum Catamaran; it has lot's of "freeload!"

https://houston.craigslist.org/boa/5866199172.html

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I think that one might belong in Uglyboats because I kind of admire it. And the price isn't bad either.

 

Problem is: shades of Hot Rod. He probably studied thousands of designs, but will it rack, split, and sink the first time waves try to make those hulls do different things? My guess: probably.

 

 

Shades of Gunboat

 

 

Gunboat? That's gotta go well, hasn't it?

 

Like this one

 

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The blues don't really compliment each other, the boat looks top heavy and the sales photo makes it worse with the boat leaning toward the viewer, with the wind. The casement window in the hard enclosure looks like a Home Depot detail. The boom on the jib is huge, hopefully clears the stay, but must be easy to reef that way.

http://keys.craigslist.org/boa/5848803714.html

 

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