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Old 06-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #1
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Willard 36 pilothouse

I for one have always loved the lines of the Willard 36 pilothouse.

It is probably to me at least one of the most "shippie" looking boats out there.

There were I believe 6 made, which of those 6, five are still in service.

One of these appears to be for sale

Willard 36 Pilot House Boats for Sale

Has anybody been on this boat? I heard it was at the Willard gettogether in Anacortes this year.

FYI, I have no relation to the seller of this boat, I'm just a guy that really likes the looks of these boats but has never actually set foot on one.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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I went aboard this boat at the Rendezvous. They have a very interesting layout. My wife and I liked it a lot. I did not chat with the owners very much, we were giving tours of our Willard 30 MK IV at the time as well. Very stout vessels.
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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Crappy website.

You have to register to view the boat.

That's a disservice to their advertisers.

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Old 06-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #4
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I agree - to have to resister to have the privilege of viewing a boat for sale - poor form and seems to be counter to the expeditious sale of anything.

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Also agree. Even though I registered a number of years ago I avoid Boatshed unless I absolutely have no other way of viewing an interesting boat.
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For those who enjoy or lust for a 36 Pilot house Willard, in the mean while you should enjoy t.hree novels written by Clyde Ford, retired Coast Guard officer. He writes of maritime mysteries in the Bellingham, Washington area including the lower B.C. Canada waters. The title of the books are: 'Whiskey Gulf', 'Precious Cargo' and 'Red Herring.
His personal boat and abode, is a 36 Pilot house Willard as described.
I will assure you a racing good time and a new appreciation of the Willard.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:35 AM   #7
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Yup

It's like a car lot w wonderful cars inside but surrounded by a 10' fence w a small door and some guy collecting e-mails and phone numbers to get in to see the cars.

Real Estate is like that too now ... to a great extent. How does one shop for a house w/o giving out ones personal information? The situation won't go back either unless people stop giving out their stuff. Is it possible to reverse?
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:58 AM   #8
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I refused to register, but I wanted more information on the Willard 36 Pilothouse so I found this link Willard Vega 36 Pilothouse | Willard Boats. I guess the one fore sale is the "Dulcinea" based in Blaine WA. W36 PH "Dulcinea" | Willard Boats

Looks like a very nice boat. Since I'm really interested in a transportable boat this picture of QUASAR caught my eye .
It looks like the pilothouse was lifted off and stowed on the foredeck for transit (hum). I wonder how hard it is to remove the Pilothouse?

I noticed the "Dulcinea" is equipped with NAIAD stabilizers.

Another picture of QUASAR reassembled:
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I also resent the idea of having to register my e-mail just to see boats for sale (seems counter productive), but I did this years ago with the same outfit when looking at another Willard. Anyway, the boat is really a neat little trawler, and very capable. If I were in the PNW, I'd be looking for Willard 40's or 36's. They just seem totally appropriate for the kind of cruising environment there.
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I just think its a cool looking boat.

I've looked at all the photos, and in my opinion, from the photos, this one seems like its a project boat...

And he is asking $169K, seems high for a project 36' boat to me.

But then again possibly my idea of a project and some one elses is different.

What I was curious about is if someone at the willard fest had actually been on the boat, and could tell of its condition.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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For those who enjoy or lust for a 36 Pilot house Willard, in the mean while you should enjoy t.hree novels written by Clyde Ford, retired Coast Guard officer. He writes of maritime mysteries in the Bellingham, Washington area including the lower B.C. Canada waters. The title of the books are: 'Whiskey Gulf', 'Precious Cargo' and 'Red Herring.
His personal boat and abode, is a 36 Pilot house Willard as described.
I will assure you a racing good time and a new appreciation of the Willard.
Regards,
A.M.Johnson-Ketchikan (Bridge to Nowhere) Alaska
I met Clyde at the Vancouver boat show a few years ago - a very interesting and personable fellow for sure. Of course I picked up a signed copy of Precious Cargo!
Although his character Charlie Noble has a Coast Guard background, Clyde himself has a very different, and eclectic, background:

Clyde W. Ford Website

When I met him he was trying to decide if he would sell his Willard 30, his muse for writing his Charlie Noble series. Good to hear he's in a 36 now.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:14 PM   #12
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Yup

It's like a car lot w wonderful cars inside but surrounded by a 10' fence w a small door and some guy collecting e-mails and phone numbers to get in to see the cars.

Real Estate is like that too now ... to a great extent. How does one shop for a house w/o giving out ones personal information? The situation won't go back either unless people stop giving out their stuff. Is it possible to reverse?
All of our real estate websites have no obligation access for people to search the local MLS.

Actually, you can set yourself up to receive emails of property that comes on the market within your search criteria.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:51 PM   #13
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ksanders,

I was at the Rondy and was on many Willards but not the Quasar. I was aboard the 36 right next to it for some time and was fond of it's owner.

Go to the Willard Group site and look for history of that boat and other 36s in general.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Willar...wners/messages

Or: http://pacificmotorboat.com/willardboats

Or: http://www.facebook.com/willardboats
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My feelings also. I wont register to look at the photos either.
Price seems way high to me.
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I don't really care much about the registering but I do care about the e-mails and such you'll get after registering.

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Price??? You mean some are charging money to access their housing list?
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:29 PM   #16
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Price??? You mean some are charging money to access their housing list?

I think he means that at $169K the boat is above market.
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I think he means that at $169K the boat is above market.
Yeah, I saw that price and I can't substantiate it either, especially with what is indicated in the photos. It's 100,000 bucks more than one I was interested in a few years ago that looked in similar condition. It is nevertheless, a very interesting vessel.
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Yeah, I saw that price and I can't substantiate it either, especially with what is indicated in the photos. It's 100,000 bucks more than one I was interested in a few years ago that looked in similar condition. It is nevertheless, a very interesting vessel.
My thoughts exactly - I remember that one - and that was when the market was better.

Of course one wonders what it would look like with wannabe windows....
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Larry, Conrad,

I think this may be the same vessel you're referring to. I did hear on the dock that he did fix it up really nice...............
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Of course one wonders what it would look like with wannabe windows....
No challenge there, Conrad. These two almost identical 36's were both sitting over at Canvas Cafe & Marina getting fuel. One was a wannabe model.
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