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jovial_cynic 09-15-2017 12:25 AM

Adventure #2: Getting the Tollycraft home!
 
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The 1959 Matthews came and went, and it was a relatively inexpensive way for me to get a crash course education on large boats - enough for to decide that I can handle owning a more expensive boat.

Today, I picked up a 1972 40' Tollycraft Tri-Cabin. Fiberglass! Smells great! (says my wife; I barely have a sense of smell) No leaks! Twin diesels! Freshly painted and surveyed! (I know - I paid for the work to be done)

All good stuff. And this Saturday, we're grabbing the kids and basically making the same route down on the Tollycraft that I made a few weeks ago on the Matthews. I'm looking forward to having my kids enjoy this adventure with us, and am happy with this new purchase.

I'll post more pictures once I get them.

CPseudonym 09-15-2017 12:47 AM

Congratulations. Art is going to go nuts when he sees your a fellow Tolly owner now.

jovial_cynic 09-15-2017 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by CPseudonym (Post 592744)
Congratulations. Art is going to go nuts when he sees your a fellow Tolly owner now.

Oh, that's right - he does own a Tollycraft. To be honest, when he showed us his boat, my familiarity with boats was so limited that I couldn't have identified what kind of boat it was, other than being fiberglass.

It's pretty amazing how much I've learned in the past month, and how quickly i can identify different kinds of boats. This has been a blast. I'm so glad I've become a part of the boating/trawler community.

Lou_tribal 09-15-2017 06:32 AM

Congratulation and good luck for your soon coming trip.
Nice boat, cannot wait to see more pics.

L

GregBrannon 09-15-2017 06:44 AM

Congrats and good luck on the delivery trip. Let us know how the trip is going/goes and post lots of pics.


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