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Old 05-22-2014, 08:03 AM   #1
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47' WIllard For Sale

In case you Willard fans had not already seen it, there's a new listing on YW for what appears to be a very nice 47' Willard:

1967 Willard Dover Pilothouse Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Is it wrong to wish those 240HP JD engines were 85 HP JD engines?
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:00 AM   #2
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Mr. A. WOW! Thanks for that. That's about the best presented listing I've seen in many years. VERY nice vessel. VERY nice price as well for a 1967 model BUT could be good value for the $$. (Hard to tell from pic's). Sigh, if only....

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This boat was at the last two Willard Rendezvous in Anacortes. it is an amazing vessel that is in incredible care and condition. Truly a fine Yacht and the owners are wonderful people.
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Shew!! I'm swoonin' here. A Portuguese-Bridge helm position!? That transom is kind-of a surprise….quite squared and in the water for my Willard expectations. Anybody want to buy a left nut?
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:47 AM   #6
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Let's just say I'm smitten

And judging by my current boat, 1967 is my year.
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Greetings,
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I wonder how difficult it would be to install a door in the transom?

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Lol!! Yes, exactly like that one
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Lol!! Yes, exactly like that one
Those Willard guys thought of everything didn't they!!
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Don my wife is as interested as I am in this one but my mutual funds are saying
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Is it wrong to wish those 240HP JD engines were 85 HP JD engines?
It doesn't need those electronic engines, they are such a pain - fuel wasters. Granted, it's a pretty boat, but I'd rather have a Duck!
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Old 05-22-2014, 03:20 PM   #18
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In case you Willard fans had not already seen it, there's a new listing on YW for what appears to be a very nice 47' Willard:

1967 Willard Dover Pilothouse Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com

Is it wrong to wish those 240HP JD engines were 85 HP JD engines?
Re; engine size an other opinion. You only use as much HP to move boat as props need to do the job and that costs you one gallon diesel per 20 hp weather one or two motors. If you use less of a motors hp the motor should last longer provided all proper care including blowing out carbon on a regular basis. At idle the bigger engines may use more fuel but if you use proper management you should not be idling more than absolutely necessary. The reserve power on a trawler is also helpful for hydraulics bigger alternators etc.
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If one of you buy it open the turbos and look for water intrusion. I would have put a custom SS riser on that exhaust just to be 100% certain water runs down hill.
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