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It only needs a "little" work

 

https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/boa/5978071318.html

 

I don't know what you guys are complaining about. Shucks, it only needs A LITTLE work!

 

And if you think it costs too much, think about this one instead... only $400

 

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/boa/6006342968.html

 

Yep, for the low price of only four hundred of your hard-earned dollars, you can own a fiberglass shell of a boat that has had it's cabin top sawed off, and some other random stuff that might even include old tires if you ask nice.

 

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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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It only needs a "little" work

 

https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/boa/5978071318.html

 

I don't know what you guys are complaining about. Shucks, it only needs A LITTLE work!

 

And if you think it costs too much, think about this one instead... only $400

 

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/boa/6006342968.html

 

Yep, for the low price of only four hundred of your hard-earned dollars, you can own a fiberglass shell of a boat that has had it's cabin top sawed off, and some other random stuff that might even include old tires if you ask nice.

 

FB- Doug

 

 

At first glance I thought this was a concrete block in front of the boat. That would be one oddly tiny boat.

 

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It only needs a "little" work

 

https://tampa.craigslist.org/psc/boa/5978071318.html

 

I don't know what you guys are complaining about. Shucks, it only needs A LITTLE work!

 

And if you think it costs too much, think about this one instead... only $400

 

https://norfolk.craigslist.org/boa/6006342968.html

 

Yep, for the low price of only four hundred of your hard-earned dollars, you can own a fiberglass shell of a boat that has had it's cabin top sawed off, and some other random stuff that might even include old tires if you ask nice.

 

FB- Doug

 

 

At first glance I thought this was a concrete block in front of the boat. That would be one oddly tiny boat.

 

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Quite obviously that is a carefully controlled experiment involving the weathering of plywood vs dimension lumber, still in the early stages. Perhaps you know something about that? ;)

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From the triple axle trailer, low freeboard,massive sloping cabin,short boom, to the twin "fixt" concrete keels, this angle of the photo does not help sell the boat.

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https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sale/sail-boats/waratah-design-fixt-keel/1137127396

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Or "Georgia Strait".

 

Sceptre 36, a really nice design.

 

 

Good looking and well built but not that fast - PHRF of 135 which is a tad slow for a 36'.

 

I never cared much for that faceted transom.

 

Hein, the designer/builder was a friend of mine. Lot of history for me, fellow club member and raced on his Crown 34 - Gretel II a few times in the '70's. Also he designed/built the 36's that were a conjured up from the Crown adding two stations giving it a bigger beam and interior volume of course. It was a pretty successful "cruising" boat but with the extra volume over the 34 it was pretty sticky in the light right up to full power. Still, at those numbers, besides the glaring spelling mistakes,not bad cruising boat for a U.S. buyer if they understand what it is. Pretty good quality to boot. I never problem with the Hollandish transom as it was a little better than all the pintail Peterson type transom. It's a little cheeky to do a segue to the Sceptre 43. It was designed as a 41 and Hein actually came to me what I thought looking over the drawings I said I think you have a winner here. It did. I'm not sure that Hein was involved with the 43. It was just a transom mod anyway. Still, if it hasn't been F.U., at 32K Canadian To U.S. equates to 24.5k today. Not bad deal for someone without shouting about it yet

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From the triple axle trailer, low freeboard,massive sloping cabin,short boom, to the twin "fixt" concrete keels, this angle of the photo does not help sell the boat.

 

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sale/sail-boats/waratah-design-fixt-keel/1137127396

If you scroll down a bit, there is this Lift Keel opportunity for "lots of work" for only $850.00:

 

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/paynesville/sail-boats/33-ft-lift-keel-sailboat/1127683030

 

"33ft ply/west system sailboat. Needs lots of work. Trailer not included."

 

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Well thought out cockpit:

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Or "Georgia Strait".

 

Sceptre 36, a really nice design.

 

 

Good looking and well built but not that fast - PHRF of 135 which is a tad slow for a 36'.

 

I never cared much for that faceted transom.

 

Hein, the designer/builder was a friend of mine. Lot of history for me, fellow club member and raced on his Crown 34 - Gretel II a few times in the '70's. Also he designed/built the 36's that were a conjured up from the Crown adding two stations giving it a bigger beam and interior volume of course. It was a pretty successful "cruising" boat but with the extra volume over the 34 it was pretty sticky in the light right up to full power. Still, at those numbers, besides the glaring spelling mistakes,not bad cruising boat for a U.S. buyer if they understand what it is. Pretty good quality to boot. I never problem with the Hollandish transom as it was a little better than all the pintail Peterson type transom. It's a little cheeky to do a segue to the Sceptre 43. It was designed as a 41 and Hein actually came to me what I thought looking over the drawings I said I think you have a winner here. It did. I'm not sure that Hein was involved with the 43. It was just a transom mod anyway. Still, if it hasn't been F.U., at 32K Canadian To U.S. equates to 24.5k today. Not bad deal for someone without shouting about it yet

 

Cool, Maxx. (Not coolmax, that's for socks.) Nice to hear the story behind the 36. It's a boat that still gets your attention, so well done Hein!

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From the triple axle trailer, low freeboard,massive sloping cabin,short boom, to the twin "fixt" concrete keels, this angle of the photo does not help sell the boat.

 

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sale/sail-boats/waratah-design-fixt-keel/1137127396

If you scroll down a bit, there is this Lift Keel opportunity for "lots of work" for only $850.00:

 

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/paynesville/sail-boats/33-ft-lift-keel-sailboat/1127683030

 

"33ft ply/west system sailboat. Needs lots of work. Trailer not included."

 

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Well thought out cockpit:

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The next boat over appears to have a suggestion.

 

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From the triple axle trailer, low freeboard,massive sloping cabin,short boom, to the twin "fixt" concrete keels, this angle of the photo does not help sell the boat.

 

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sale/sail-boats/waratah-design-fixt-keel/1137127396

If you scroll down a bit, there is this Lift Keel opportunity for "lots of work" for only $850.00:

 

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/paynesville/sail-boats/33-ft-lift-keel-sailboat/1127683030

 

"33ft ply/west system sailboat. Needs lots of work. Trailer not included."

 

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Well thought out cockpit:

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I love the colander look created by all the holes. Someone could really go somewhere with that design-wise. :)

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From the triple axle trailer, low freeboard,massive sloping cabin,short boom, to the twin "fixt" concrete keels, this angle of the photo does not help sell the boat.

 

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/sale/sail-boats/waratah-design-fixt-keel/1137127396

If you scroll down a bit, there is this Lift Keel opportunity for "lots of work" for only $850.00:

 

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/paynesville/sail-boats/33-ft-lift-keel-sailboat/1127683030

 

"33ft ply/west system sailboat. Needs lots of work. Trailer not included."

 

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Well thought out cockpit:

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"Needs lots of work."

Oh, I dunno. Fire isn't much work at all.

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Look closely at the 25'er. Everything looks new. If the owner installed a new little saidrive and replaced and refit absolutely everything and paid the yard to do all of it, that could have cost 50k, and he wants double his money thinking that's a reasonable expectation. My guess. The $400 hatch is part of my suspicion.

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https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/boa/6012331882.html

 

$2,650 12 foot hand made one of a kind wooden sailboat. Made from plans designed by a noted New England wooden boat builder. Only used once to test water integrity. Includes sails, oars, and small electric motor, canvas cover and storage dolly. Can take up to a 5 Hp gasoline motor.

 

I'd say it is a (mis)labor of love. It is just me or is just about everything wrong on this boat apart from the varnish and inlay work? Fish eye lens effect on third photo doesn't help.

 

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I'm guessing he saw a picture of a kick-up rudder and didn't realize it was supposed to go down at some point.

 

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Overall, it looks like a good woodworker met a totally inept boat designer.

 

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It's a Swifty. They are OK boats, if they have any advantage it's that they are a bit more stable than more traditional-looking boats. I agree they are funny-looking, a friend built one years back and our reaction was pretty much "why would you want to build -that-?"

 

Some folks just want to be different.

 

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I'm guessing he saw a picture of a kick-up rudder and didn't realize it was supposed to go down at some point.

 

 

 

Overall, it looks like a good woodworker met a totally inept boat designer.

 

 

 

Thanks to Steam Flyer, a Shell design Swifty 12. The rudder has been built as per plan / design. Modified sail plan to include jib, and main boom (instead of wishbone). Quirky design, sails bow down. Youtube videos show decent speed / nimbleness in low / medium breeze. Cant find any videos of moderate to strong breeze though ;)

 

As Steam Flyer said, some folks just want to be different. Here is another of Shell's designs.

 

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Anyway, sorry to take the topic off track - perhaps the original CL post was not mock worthy.

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This ad is more admirable than mockable, and has nothing to do with sailboats, but I thought you all might enjoy it anyways:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-snowmobile/peterborough/1994-ski-doo-alpine-ii-snowmobile/1241320810

 

For posterity, here is the text, in case it disappears quickly:

 

What we have here is a great specimen of the workhorse snowmobile design.

With two tracks this machine pulls harder than a chronic masterbator on steroids having a siezure.

Like the majestic unicorn and that chronic pork sword polisher this beast also has one protrusion out in front and knows how to handle it.

Similar to a triple bladed Venus Gillette razor this thing can cut trails through bush like no other.

Trying to find a Alpine 2 in better shape than this one here would be more time consuming than trying to eat a clock.

Like a Texans favorite kind of chair this thing is also electric start, and like an overweight Texan during a heat wave they are both fan cooled.

With high and low range and also a reverse gear you can go where you want, unlike my uncle serving parole.

This winter workhorse of wonder, willfully wisks whatever wagon you wish to be wed to her with its pintle hitch.

Unlike the gym facilities of my old high school this actually has two tracks in good condition.

As you can see in the pictures the windshield is clearer than a colon after a Windex enema.

With electric grip heaters that keep your digits warmer than wool underwear this machine has it all.

No trades, unless maybe you got magic beans. But even still, I will need your word that you will help slay the giant when the time arrives.

If you see this ad it's still available like my hunchback neighbor with the unibrow and the club feet. With one big difference being the sled is actually desirable.

 

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There is no comment I can think of

 

https://okaloosa.craigslist.org/boa/5998468017.html

 

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74 minn Kota

Boat is a lot of fun and work very well

2.5 motor

Or sail away

With a trailer

With title

Super cool little boat for not a lot of money

1100$cash

Cal or Tex

 

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Words fail me at this point.

 

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Looks like words failed him, too. Cal or Tex? Are those people or communication options?

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There is no comment I can think of

 

https://okaloosa.craigslist.org/boa/5998468017.html

 

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74 minn Kota

Boat is a lot of fun and work very well

2.5 motor

Or sail away

With a trailer

With title

Super cool little boat for not a lot of money

1100$cash

Cal or Tex

 

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Words fail me at this point.

 

FB- Doug

 

Not much different from the crap that Reinell sold in the 70's. Cal & Tex might even be a little more honest about it.

 

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Not much different from the crap that Reinell sold in the 70's. Cal & Tex might even be a little more honest about it.

 

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Hey, last summer there was one of these on the mooring right across from me. Really nice couple owns it. It has standing headroom in a 22' boat, and they use that standing headroom to keep a full bar stocked. And when you sail past them (and you will sail past them) if you wave him down he'll fix a shot and hand it over in a dixie cup while you pass.

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Looks like they put the keel in the wrong place the first time,

 

"hey Billy-bob, we better move that keel forward some."

 

"chop the old one most of the way off before we build the new one"

 

WTF?

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The VdS Pion was an early IOR half ton sloop, someone put a mizzen on it and presumably gave themselves some helm issues.

 

The traditional way to solve this is fitting a bowsprit and moving the forestay forward, but no .....

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That marine railway contraption confuses me at least as much as the extra keel.

 

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So is that boat really just resting on the keel and one forward strap?

The mast base will be strapped to the forward supports, the aft ones are tied to the winches.

Weight sits on the keel.

SOP around here ....

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Hey, last summer there was one of these on the mooring right across from me. Really nice couple owns it. It has standing headroom in a 22' boat, and they use that standing headroom to keep a full bar stocked. And when you sail past them (and you will sail past them) if you wave him down he'll fix a shot and hand it over in a dixie cup while you pass.

 

 

Lk Nokomis??

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That marine railway contraption confuses me at least as much as the extra keel.

 

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So is that boat really just resting on the keel and one forward strap?

The mast base will be strapped to the forward supports, the aft ones are tied to the winches.

Weight sits on the keel.

SOP around here ....

 

 

I was wondering whether that rope headed toward the cockpit was structural.

 

I would think stretch would be a problem in the structure.

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Hey, last summer there was one of these on the mooring right across from me. Really nice couple owns it. It has standing headroom in a 22' boat, and they use that standing headroom to keep a full bar stocked. And when you sail past them (and you will sail past them) if you wave him down he'll fix a shot and hand it over in a dixie cup while you pass.

 

 

Lk Nokomis??

 

You know them?

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You know them?

 

Nah, I didn't meet them. I was treated to a superb sunny daysail aboard a (your???) Catalina last August, and your description of the boat and people made all kinds of sense.

 

 

Oh, so you know me. My apologies.

 

Didn't we have to do a crew overboard drill for your hat?

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Yes, the HOB drill! That was a fine and memorable day.

 

 

Thanks again, it made the waterlust bearable. Nothing more torturous than working a project three blocks away from the lake and never getting afloat; you and yours made it happen!

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Not a boat but stupid never the less...

 

Boat Oar Photo Frame Hanger "Heirloom Blue"

 

$120.00

 

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http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/redland-bay/other-home-decor/boat-oar-photo-frame-hanger-heirloom-blue-/1138328806

" Time Worn, Repurposed, Reborn."

And it's not even that.

 

Its not even attractive.

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Not a boat but stupid never the less...

 

Boat Oar Photo Frame Hanger "Heirloom Blue"

 

$120.00

 

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http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/redland-bay/other-home-decor/boat-oar-photo-frame-hanger-heirloom-blue-/1138328806

" Time Worn, Repurposed, Reborn."

And it's not even that.

 

 

Hipster bait.

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I want one.

 

From the Ad "please leave your phone number , last person left message but no number so try again please"

 

He really is an idiot if he still wants to talk to me after that message I left...I asked him to send me a few shots from inside whilst it is submerged.

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Not a boat but stupid never the less...

 

Boat Oar Photo Frame Hanger "Heirloom Blue"

 

$120.00

 

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http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/redland-bay/other-home-decor/boat-oar-photo-frame-hanger-heirloom-blue-/1138328806

 

 

holy shit I have 4 of those oars sitting in the tack room.. I can make a mint..

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Is there a thread for [dub]ious cribbing awards? Bonus for boat length vs stick size?

 

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/boa/6026822483.html

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For some wry humour, I note that Recycling fees in Vancouver have people trying to give away that stuff to avoid the cost.

When you see how many worn out "The Brick" or Ikea couches, furniture or mattresses enter the garbage stream it is sobering. https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/nvn/boa/6026822483.html

 

They recycle the furniture on Annasis Island.

If you are interested in materials, call and you can pick up the reclaimed polyester fill, sheets,fabric, various woods and even serviceable pillows for your "green" post-consumer projects, for a small donation. https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/rds/zip/5955082135.html

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Definitely the most elaborate stairs afloat - ever.

Stairs that vary in depth and size and shape are pretty dangerous I would think.

It's a feature. They are designed to look and feel straight in rough seas (or with a few drinks)

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Definitely the most elaborate stairs afloat - ever.

Stairs that vary in depth and size and shape are pretty dangerous I would think.

It's a feature. They are designed to look and feel straight in rough seas (or with a few drinks)

 

 

That's probably the official upchuck toilet.

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Should I understand someone actually spent 650k$ over the course of 1 year to get to that??

 

No, it's probably better to just mock and laugh. If you start to understand it, Polynavicular Morbus Boatbuilderus can set in and before you know it, you're Hot Rod.

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Another laughable ad from Gumtree Australia.

 

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/macleay-island/sail-boats/37-ft-compass-live-aboard/1140864778

 

Described as a Compass 37 in the heading (no such yacht) and also as a 1990 Cougar in the description (Cougar make power boats), it appears to have been painted internally with water based paint which is now peeling badly. The condition of the engine also suggest she has been submerged. $12,000 ??? No thanks.

 

BTW if anyone recognises this design please let me know, I'm truly baffled.

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Another laughable ad from Gumtree Australia.

 

https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/macleay-island/sail-boats/37-ft-compass-live-aboard/1140864778

 

Described as a Compass 37 in the heading (no such yacht) and also as a 1990 Cougar in the description (Cougar make power boats), it appears to have been painted internally with water based paint which is now peeling badly. The condition of the engine also suggest she has been submerged. $12,000 ??? No thanks.

 

BTW if anyone recognises this design please let me know, I'm truly baffled.

I'm guessing $12K is AU$, so not quite as bad. Glass over cedar strip and poor fit and finish suggests a home-built. It's pretty ugly. Would be sub $5K here in Florida.
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