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Old 04-25-2014, 12:19 AM   #1
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Hemingway Classic in the Yard

Hi Guys,
I made a delivery today to the old Merrill-Stevens boat yard on the Miami River. This is what I saw. The original is in Cuba so I know this is a replica but this is stunning.

I know there is a nice replica in a tackle store in the keys but I don't think this is that one. A little search found this: Replica of Hemingway boat - Sun Sentinel

I bet this is the one made for the movie. Andy Garcia has a home in Miami and I bet he owns it now. I'll try to find out more about it tomorrow.

The other boat is the yards tug. It is a beautiful classic down east lobster boat. I don't know her history but she is old. I'm glad to see they are fixing her up. That white stuff hanging down from the hull is caulking cotton.

No fiberglass on either of these ladies.


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Old 04-25-2014, 06:30 AM   #2
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Here's a couple of shots under way. Wooden boat magazine did an article on her last august.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-25-2014, 08:13 AM   #3
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This replica or sister ship is inside Worldwide Sportsman in Islamorada Fl Keys. I visited there a few weeks ago. Beautiful boat.
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Without a doubt they are beautiful and I too am glad to see there are folks willing to preserve them...... but having owned many growing up in that era, whenever I see a wood boat my heart races, the hair stands up on the back of my neck and I want to run the other way. My beloved Uncle warned me when I bought his 32' Owens and I remember his words as if it were yesterday.... They're cursed, they're a tool of the devil "you will find yourself working on it when you know you should be doing something else" and you will spend money you know you can't afford, when you have exhausted your finances and your broke and divorced. Repeat the process

Come to think of it, be it wood or glass not much has changed in 40 years.
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Pretty cool, they even have a Papa look-alike driving her. Needs those huge outriggers to really set it off.
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The movie has yet to be made. Cool boat though. Cummins powered, single engine.
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Old 04-25-2014, 07:13 PM   #7
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The boat @ World wide Sportsman has two engines one is for trolling. My friend @ Jekyll Island has a 53 ft Wheeler made in 51 I think. Blue Water Marine Services - About
It is almost like new, but they are in constant maintenance mode.
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