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Old 05-14-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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One see's some interesting vessels up on the St. Johns River. I think this was originally a Coronado 35' sailboat? Click image for larger version

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Old 05-14-2014, 11:35 PM   #2
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:46 PM   #3
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She'd be the queen of the fleet in Richardson's Bay.
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The imagination runs wild

Just think two problems resolved, No longer a cave to live in and bridge clearance greatly improved. There are other advantages as well, no more expensive sails and rigging, great fuel economy, good ride, fixed depth finder, possibly very seaworthy. What's to lose. Oh and probably bought for a song. Not likely to be stolen.
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Looks like the crate "Winnie the Pooh" came in.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:02 PM   #6
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That Coranado has lots of character. While I would not rate it as a good looking boat it still has way more appeal to me than the typical line up of three story bleach bottle ships and high free board euro designs with weird windows at most boat shows. This is still recognizable as a boat in spite of its slab sided over done add on house.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:50 PM   #7
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I wonder what trailer park those windows came from. They could have had a decent conversion if they left the framing square home.
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I wonder what trailer park those windows came from. They could have had a decent conversion if they left the framing square home.
I agree with you 100%. A single full width front window, and no frames on the side ones would had greatly improved it. I wonder if it's fin keel fell off? I had a Californian surveyor jokingly ( I think) tell me the reason Coronado Bay is named that because it's full of keels from Coronado sailboats.
it might even be 41'.
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...I wonder if it's fin keel fell off? I had a Californian surveyor jokingly ( I think) tell me the reason Coronado Bay is named that because it's full of keels from Coranado sailboats.
it might even be 41'.
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I wonder what trailer park those windows came from. They could have had a decent conversion if they left the framing square home.
Point taken. A bit too much frame. Here is the boat with frames removed in first photo, and canvas added to mask slab side in photo two. Like my Manatee, she's still style challenged.
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Before we bought Willy this is just about what I had planned to do. Never would have done a cabin like this though. What I was thinking about was to gut the sailboat completely and put a cabin on it very much like a Nordic Tug. Finding a sailboat hull that was unusually full both fwd and aft like an Albin 27 and preferably w a drop keel so basically the keel would be half as deep as the sailboat. I'd employ a fully strutted rudder basically all the way aft. I'd then have a 35' trawler that burned 3 quarts of fuel an hour at 7 knots.

I'm not sure about the roll stability though. It could require a steadying sail to tame her probable roll hyperness.

But in the end I found a FD trawler.

Larry the blue canvas was brilliant, positively brilliant!
But I don't see any side frames gone.

Give the guy some credit. At least he didn't cap it w a FB.
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With a forward slanting front panel and windows+ small cap and vertical wood planking going half height on house might not look so bad. Wood would have same effect as blue canvas but look work-boaty as would slanted forward windows.
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the only way to help that boat is to take a spin in deep water then cut a 2' square hole in the bottom.
P.O.S. comes to mind.
it falls into the same category as a old school bus with a raised roof and covered in cedar shingles.. you know the type.. with a big chimney through the roof for the wood stove.
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the only way to help that boat is to take a spin in deep water then cut a 2' square hole in the bottom.
P.O.S. comes to mind.
it falls into the same category as a old school bus with a raised roof and covered in cedar shingles.. you know the type.. with a big chimney through the roof for the wood stove.
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>it falls into the same category as a old school bus with a raised roof and covered in cedar shingles.. you know the type.. with a big chimney through the roof for the wood stove.<

Form follows function ,,and pocket book depth.

The sailboat would do as well as 99% of the >trawlers< owned by folks on this board in the style of cruising most do.

Offshore neither would be enjoyable being swept by a wave , or picked up and tossed at a 90+deg angle to the surface.

Thats why most are mostly inshore , brown water boats , with out the robust scantlings required for blue water.

AS I would guess the fuel bill on the sail conversion is under 3/4 GPH at 5-6K it would be a better inshore cruiser ,
even missing the oxygen tent so many marine motorists seem to require.
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Hear, hear!

Boat snobs unite!

In my industry we have a phrase...

It takes the same materials to build a ugly home as it does a beautiful one...

the eye of the designer is what makes the difference.

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Hollywood,
It seems you don't like the yacht we're all drilling over. I'll see if I can whip up an anchor thread for your applied enjoyment and indulgence.

I think I've discovered the reasonable fix for what ails the conversion. Make the front of the wheelhouse convex or even rounded like a old tug. Then just make one of those side windows a different size or shape.

Mr H wrote "It takes the same materials to build a ugly home as it does a beautiful one"
Hard to notice as the're all made out of crap anyway. How would you like a boat made from materials purchased from Home Depoe?
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How would you like a boat made from materials purchased from Home Depoe?

Usually its a step up from much of the stuff sold at boat stores.

AZEK is a plastic trim that can be painted and does nor rot .

Works far better at trimming out windows or doors than painted or varnished wood.

If pressure treated ply was available decades ago many TT would still have decks and PH that are intact..

PL glue is as strong waterproof as most epoxy , requires no mixing to fill gaps , and has long shelf life, and no allergic reaction to the finished product.

The new SS deck screws with the T-25 and similar drive is far easier to install and remove when building something than common brass or galvanized wood screws.

Home Cheapo , better than yacht grade by a mile!!
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FF you put it well, a little research, and innovation can go a long way. Researching the loop a few years ago I came to the conclusion that the most economical route was to purchase a used sail boat with diesel and lose the sail.
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Researching the loop a few years ago I came to the conclusion that the most economical route was to purchase a used sail boat with diesel and lose the sail.

You bet , we got our power boat as the thought of a 33 ft boat entering a hundred locks with a 55 ft mast carried flat was not ideal.

We didnt know how delight full an air draft of under 11 f was till we ran the ditch south to install an interior .

For most the in & out sail mast would be a fine option and the vessel could easily cost under $10K .

Only thing that might have as cheap a round trip is an under 30 ft Bayliner or similar .

Most there are IO , so there is far less hassle with thin water than with a sail boat full keel.

With the constant use and upgrading the cosmetics as the boar cruises , there is a chance the boat would be worth more after the run..

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