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Took this pic in Norfolk in 1973 I think (don't laugh - I developed it in the school darkroom) It was this boat She set the transatlantic monohull record (12 days 4 hours) in 190

This zombie has been in our marina for quite a few years, and has always caught my attention: So I bought her, and we're starting to clean her up and bring her back to life! She'

This could have been prevented if they'd painted the topsides, deck, and cockpit with anti-foul FB- Doug

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Just now, MauiPunter said:

Hotrod, Part Deux

Please say it ain't so.

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2 hours ago, Norse Horse said:

Holy cow. Looks like a piano on the back.

Whatever happened to the "boat" that had the organ?

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14 minutes ago, woahboy said:

Whatever happened to the "boat" that had the organ?

Vaguely remember that...

Looking at the web pianos are not that uncommon on superyachts...

And in Australia...http://gypsearover.info/the-wooden-boat-weekend/wbs-piano-boat/

WBS Piano Boat

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That sad cat has been on here before - another widow stuck with a life-long "project" and a vague impression that it ought to be worth a lot of money by now...

There was an Ericson (39?) perpetually on craigslist last year that had part of the dinette replaced with a keyboard shelf.  

Then of course, there's Captain Nemo's organ on the Nautilus...

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Oh, and those "Expedition Drenched" kids, getting mocked over on the YouTube thread have a real piano in the bunk room.

 

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17 hours ago, Norse Horse said:

 

Vaguely remember that...

Looking at the web pianos are not that uncommon on superyachts...

And in Australia...http://gypsearover.info/the-wooden-boat-weekend/wbs-piano-boat/

WBS Piano Boat

That looks dicey at best.

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Ok... I know I should stop with the Hotrod theme, but there are really 1000's of designs out there to be studied.   

All you boat designing peeps should pay more attention to the genius surrounding you.

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6 minutes ago, Windward said:

Ok... I know I should stop with the Hotrod theme, but there is really 1000's of designs out there to be studied.   

All you boat designing peeps should pay more attention to the genius surrounding you.

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Sort of like the junk on the trunk there could be a thread for Goof on the roof.

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On 7/19/2019 at 5:49 PM, Windward said:

Ok... I know I should stop with the Hotrod theme, but there are really 1000's of designs out there to be studied.   

All you boat designing peeps should pay more attention to the genius surrounding you.

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"Angel Wind"

Presumably that smells sooooooooo much nicer than human wind.

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This boat showed up 5(?) yrs ago, displacing an even uglier proa of about 50' length, which moved to a mooring inside shelter island. The crude flybridge was added after maybe two yrs on the mooring.(change of owner?)  Never seen the mooring vacant. The proa never moved, either, apart from the mooring change.

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19 hours ago, Maxx Baqustae said:

In a recent junket to lower Gibby (Gibsons, B.C.) I ran across this. A Martin 29 that's had better days it seems: 

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Terrible ending for a nice boat 

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On 7/24/2019 at 2:58 PM, Black Sox said:

"Angel Wind"

Presumably that smells sooooooooo much nicer than human wind.

So... does that mean that the wind has already been passed, or is it a divine out gassing?

Either way, it’s already spent!

-Stumbling 

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47 minutes ago, Ajax said:

Philia is definitely a zombie but looks like it could be re-animated. 

What kind of boat is it?

Agreed, it looks like there is a still a boat under all that dirt, but I fear what might be contained within.

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3 hours ago, Ajax said:

Philia is definitely a zombie but looks like it could be re-animated. 

What kind of boat is it?

Looks like a PS 34

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3 hours ago, Ajax said:

Philia is definitely a zombie but looks like it could be re-animated. 

What kind of boat is it?

You'd have to recenter the companionway before anything else.

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I think the gooseneck broke, or something analogous to that.

It's not a PSC 34, nor is it a Valiant 32.  The offset companionway should give it away but I don't know enough about 30-34 foot double-enders to know for sure.

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20 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

Southern Cross 35?

It looks to me like a decked stepped mast punched through - maybe a compression post failure?

I think so....Southern Cross 35.  NICE boat.  If it hasn't been like that for so long that a swimming-pool amount of rainwater hasn't gotten in, it might be repairable for only a princely sum.    It would be tempting, were I in Florida, actually.

 

...although accroding to this:  http://bluewaterboats.org/southern-cross-35/

 

The mast is keel-stepped.

 

I don't see a backstay...

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On ‎4‎/‎8‎/‎2018 at 4:46 PM, frozenhawaiian said:

this old beast of an IOR maxi has been sitting at kewalo basin on oahu as long as I can remember. big boat, 80-85 ft if I had to guess. all the years growing up sailing on oahu I think I can remember seeing it sail maybe one time.  hot shit boat back in it's day I seem to remember one of the old timers at WYC telling me. 

 

 

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I just came back from the TP a couple of weeks ago and my brother and I saw her, still sitting there. Compared to some derelicts she looks like everything was put away and just not scattered around looking like a wreck. On the surface does not look too bad but I'm sure it would take a ton to put back into sailing shape.

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  I actually did some work on this boat at least a decade ago. She does booze & wedding charters just off Waikiki, puts up a stsl at most. There is no way she could be returned to even just sailing condition without replacing EVERYTHING but the hull, deck, spar tube & some winches. How they pay slip rent I have no idea. Very fast in her day if you had the talent aboard. But nothing is easy to do, even the top of the boom is about 6" off the deck.

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13 hours ago, Alan H said:

Well, if the owners gave it to me, I'd take it. LOL

My neighbor down the street just did that.  A Catalina 25, I think.  Sat for years in the water, untouched.  He's determined to bring her back.  He'd better work fast cuz he's 75.

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On 8/13/2019 at 9:25 PM, hhn92 said:

I just came back from the TP a couple of weeks ago and my brother and I saw her, still sitting there. Compared to some derelicts she looks like everything was put away and just not scattered around looking like a wreck. On the surface does not look too bad but I'm sure it would take a ton to put back into sailing shape.

when I took these shots even just standing on the dock I could see mountains of things that needed attention. deck delam, hull to deck joint looked suspect, rust weeping everywhere, basically a reef growing on her bottom on top of everything else mentioned. it's always seemed to me that hawaii is where a lot of once cool/fast west coast racers go to die. there was also that cold molded 80ft IOR maxi called momentum that was at ala wai for years that ended up on the rocks after that fucking retard "captain leif" bought her and to run DJ trips on or some shit. 

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2 hours ago, kent_island_sailor said:

This one has a shit-ton of wasps living aboard :o

Both of them are of course unlit, which provided some entertainment coming in at 0100.

 

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That looks like a decent boat. The owner thought to remove the main & jib.

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2 hours ago, Bull City said:

That looks like a decent boat. The owner thought to remove the main & jib.

It has been sitting for God knows how long with a hatch cracked and all the instruments removed., There are about 4 round holes in the aft end of the cabin that the wasps use to go in and out. Also the ospreys have been building a nest on it since spring.

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2 hours ago, Bull City said:

That looks like a decent boat. The owner thought to remove the main & jib.

Removing those sails was totally unnecessary in the Carolinas! Just ask Israel.

 

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  32 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

Ignorance is bliss...

And since there has never been 185 kn hurricane recorded in the continental US...oh well. ..if we were facing ‘that kind of wind’ here at my location, I’d remove sail. But no, not removing furled jib for TS conditions. That’s not the risk profile here. 

  

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On 8/27/2019 at 7:26 AM, kent_island_sailor said:

Swan Creek zombies:

This one seems to have a competing osprey and crow nests with the birds doing a lot of squawking at each other. I like the optional hydraulic lift.

 

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Is the white yawl a stone boat?

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On 8/27/2019 at 4:27 AM, kent_island_sailor said:

This one has a shit-ton of wasps living aboard :o

Both of them are of course unlit, which provided some entertainment coming in at 0100.

 

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And where is this fine vessel physically located?

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I request the indulgence of the courts zombie.    I believe a good picture overrides it’s technical failure to qualify as a Navy Zombie.   

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I suppose that some determined 14 year-old might dig that up and try to make it into a boat again.

Because he doesn't know any better and thinks he has nothing to loose.

(That is pretty much the story of My First Car...)

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5 hours ago, Lark said:

I request the indulgence of the courts zombie.    I believe a good picture overrides it’s technical failure to qualify as a Navy Zombie.   

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That is the picture of the floating undead, indeed.   Bonus is that 3k miles of free floating drifting could not kill it!

I concur that this is a "Zombie Prime" and should be added to the Zombie Hall of Fame!!!

- Stumbling

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On 9/6/2019 at 3:27 PM, Alan H said:

And where is this fine vessel physically located?

 

On 9/6/2019 at 3:49 PM, kent_island_sailor said:

Swan Creek - Rock Hall MD USA

Kent, I looked at Google maps, but didn't see any boats with a visible osprey nest on the foredeck, or with the stern ladder deployed. Perhaps the aerial photo was too old. So, what kind of boat is it? I'm intrigued.

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51 minutes ago, Bull City said:

 

Kent, I looked at Google maps, but didn't see any boats with a visible osprey nest on the foredeck, or with the stern ladder deployed. Perhaps the aerial photo was too old. So, what kind of boat is it? I'm intrigued.

pretty sure it a Bill Shaw designed Pearson 33

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Sad little racer

Her picture makes her look better than she is

She is getting a nice collection of barnacles, her sail is looking tattered under the cover and having gone a year with only half a hatch, I am wondering how she remains afloat. I caught a glimpse Through the broken hatch, of her interior which has the most awful flux of peeling paint in black and red colors. One has to love the bucket covering the outboard

A nice little race equipped Santana fading away. Being a lover of that boat, it is so sad to see this one neglected. 

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1 hour ago, Windward said:

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Is there a prize for first place?

Zombie overlord?

Only if you can identify what this actually is.  A floating pile of junk/refuse with a sailboat ( or two, or three ) stuck in the middle does not count.  I Want Specifics!  

But then, who am I to declare myself the judge:o 

Anyway, you have my vote. 

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3 hours ago, Panope said:

Safe seamanship.  Between the shallow water, and the auxiliary flotation devices, that boat will never sink.

You're assuming it floats when the water goes up. I see a mast surrounded by alien eggs.

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10 hours ago, Ishmael said:

You're assuming it floats when the water goes up. I see a mast surrounded by alien eggs.

I see the ultimate bag-lady collection. World's largest aquatic shopping cart.  With a big-ass hatch AC unit on the back end.

Even the dinghy is filled with "treasure."

How does one reach the tiller?

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