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Old 08-31-2019, 11:06 PM   #1
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I saw this on Craigslist:
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/b...968037300.html
Sister to my hull, same engines, looks mostly original USCG.


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Old 08-31-2019, 11:34 PM   #2
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A good project boat if you have a million or two laying around.
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^^^^ Would seem to me that yacht like that could be a life consuming thing.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:15 AM   #4
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"Would seem to me that yacht like that could be a life consuming thing."


Plan B might be to only patch it , run it for a decade+ , then take it to the scrappers.
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or make it a non-profit, restored to original as possible, operation....cruise it and wherever you go give tours and ask for donations.


not saying it would work...but people make some pretty good coin on go fund me pages....plus donations and tour collections ...might interest someone.
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Lepke,
Are you saying there’s something desirable about this boat?
What is it?
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Reminds me of the former CG boat (wood) which lay alongside a local pier for years. The owner always dreamed of fixing it up, but he didn't live long enough. Not sure whatever happened to it, but even as a kid I knew that was too big a project for any one human.
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:38 AM   #8
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This boat needs a curator. If it's been treated right, it's doable. Shrimpers here on the Gulf Coast keep big wooden boats going. It would take a real wooden boat yard. Pretenders would break the bank. Keep it away from the make believe, everything is gold-plated, Disney version of a boat yard.
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Hey, I'd buy it for the Ma Deuce on the aft deck. It could be legally sold off for mega bucks if it is pre-1986 made gun.
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Yes “Boat”,
There’s a yard in Port Townsend Wa that would be up to the job. They are doing 1937 west coast seine boat now.

Lepke,
Has this boat been stretched? I think I’ve seen boat w this hull and my negative response was probably due to the pic and above deck structures. There is a boat just north of downtown Ketchikan on Tongas Narrows ... anold CG cutter but?
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Lepke,
Are you saying thereís something desirable about this boat?
What is it?
There are a lot of dreamers out there with limited funds. The boat is basically operational. Someone or some family could get a lot of enjoyment out of that boat for less than the cost of a car. My boat was used as a cruiser/liveaboard by a family in the 1950s and early 1960s. I met someone that grew up on my boat, their family only slightly modified the original Coast Guard layout. The boat was docked in a commercial fishing harbor (cheaper dockage) and cruised the PNW. In the end, the boat will sink or get scrapped. But isn't that the fate of all boats? At the price, I'm tempted to buy it for spare running gear. If I was younger I would.


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Has this boat been stretched? I think Iíve seen boat w this hull and my negative response was probably due to the pic and above deck structures. There is a boat just north of downtown Ketchikan on Tongas Narrows ... anold CG cutter but?
The boat I posted is the original length. It's difficult to stretch a planked boat. When I was a shipwright (and we had big trees and good lumber) planks ran in one continuous piece from the stem to the stern. As did the stringers and the keel. Lengthening a planked boat takes a lot of support structure to do it right and a complete replanking.



There was another hull I know of in Alaska operating as a party boat. Many were converted into yachts. The Coast Guard built 230 and many served in the CG until about 1962. Some went to foreign CGs. The first 135 boats had a bronze wheelhouse, later ones had plywood. Money was to be made in government surplus.



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Although the CG owned the boat , that does not mean the construction or systems will meet their Subchapter T requirements.

There is little to be made with just a 6 pack boat.
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Lepke,
Thanks much for the link.
Now I see what you see in it. Just looked like a big long skinny white whale w no-class plywood deck stuff.
But like you implied they are the stuff of possible dreams starting and sorta ending w the hull. But many of the old boats did have real class.
A mini-dream of mine would be a 22’ - 24’ version most likely an OB.
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Someone or some family could get a lot of enjoyment out of that boat for less than the cost of a car.
I think those days are gone. Moorage is very expensive in many/most areas, requires insurance, may require regular surveys. And then thereís the environmental liability - fuel/oil leaks in particular.
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I think it’s a dream like thing.
Not meant for reality or doing.
My thoughts of a 22’ CGC slicing through the water spitting the waves aside and moving easily on her lines is well above poetry has already been a joy to me. But I dream easily.
Boats are meant for joy. And dwelling on facts can do much unwanted damage.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:52 PM   #17
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These boats in good condition do pass CG inspection and original build meets requirements (collision bulkheads, etc.). My boat was licensed for 50 day and 14 overnight passengers until I bought it. Although I don't think anybody got rich running tours. I had no interest in babysitting a bunch of strangers.


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I think itís a dream like thing.
Not meant for reality or doing.
My thoughts of a 22í CGC slicing through the water spitting the waves aside and moving easily on her lines is well above poetry has already been a joy to me. But I dream easily.
Boats are meant for joy. And dwelling on facts can do much unwanted damage.
Sounds like a CD22 to me
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Oh, that is a beautifully drawn boat.

The hull is lovely, and the deck house is an artistic art-deco masterpiece. Whatever architect snuck that passed the War Production Board, Navy Bureau of Ships, or whoever approved the design most of chuckled a little bit. There werenít really that many photos on the website but I did find their old marketing PowerPoint/slideshow. The hull looks like it would be a stable and efficient From what I could see.

Donít have the pockets for it myself, but that is a seriously attractive project/boat for someone.
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In some areas a very small slip can be rented so a tender can service the boat and should include mail, water access, pump out access and dumpster and parking rights.


On its own anchors a huge boat can be kept for minor bucks.
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