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Old 11-15-2013, 02:16 AM   #1
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Talking I Bought It...

... That's why all that discussion on aluminum boats. One of the two best days of a boater's life...she's 50 feet by 15, has a single Cummins 8.3 with 250 horse, Twin Disc gears, she's pretty grubby and needs a muffler but she's all mine (well, and The Admiral's). She needs a good wash inside and out, some tiddling-up inside and a scrub with some aluminum cleaner, she needs a bottom job too, but she'll be ready to go to her winter home in a couple of days.

Sadly, she's not pretty, but like they say, beauty's in the eye of the beer holder.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:23 AM   #2
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She looks ready for what comes her way.
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Old 11-15-2013, 02:30 AM   #3
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... That's why all that discussion on aluminum boats. One of the two best days of a boater's life...she's 50 feet by 15, has a single Cummins 8.3 with 250 horse, Twin Disc gears, she's pretty grubby and needs a muffler but she's all mine (well, and The Admiral's). She needs a good wash inside and out, some tiddling-up inside and a scrub with some aluminum cleaner, she needs a bottom job too, but she'll be ready to go to her winter home in a couple of days.

Sadly, she's not pretty, but like they say, beauty's in the eye of the beer holder.
Congratulations - she is an attractive vessel to my eye! I had a look at her (from the dock only) a number of years ago when she was docked in Maple Bay. Very impressive, and I think you will have some great adventures on her.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:15 AM   #4
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I really like the look of her.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:34 AM   #5
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Congratulations. You have a receptive audience for your boat. What is important is how well she works away from the dock.

What are your plans for the inside?

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Old 11-15-2013, 03:38 AM   #6
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I like the forward boom with lines to control its swing. The whole boat just looks rugged. She seems fairly salty and functional like a commercial boat. I like it a lot.
You could hang some pirates from those yardarms.
Good luck, hope she works out for you folks.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:13 AM   #7
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Mufflers come in 2 styles , IOWA 80 has truck mufflers that are fine .

But if you really like the sound of silence , Google hospital critical mufflers (big and heavy , but worth it) and enjoy!!!
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #8
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i am a huge fan of the utility look. she is beautiful. more pics please!
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:23 AM   #9
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Congratulations, she's a brute (the boat, not the admiral)

Love to see some pics of her bottom (the boat not the ... oh never mind)
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #10
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I think she looks great!! You will definitely get looks and questions from others as you come into an anchorage.

Is the hull hard chined and fairly flat? Looks that way from the bow. How much water does she draw?

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Old 11-15-2013, 07:38 AM   #11
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I think it looks functionally aesthetically pleasing and it is a work of art metal art not glass art! As said by others it is yours and great to hear you are the proud owner Congratulations
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:55 AM   #12
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Congratulations indeed, looking forward to seeing lots of pics, especially of her interior layout and her bottom.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:22 AM   #13
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The boat is terrific and not so rustic as I expected when I found the photos. Hopefully, Xsbank won't mind. Here is info on the boat:

Gwai Haanas, A 1975, 50 ft Aluminum work boat for sale.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #14
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Salty and tough looking! Very, very nice!
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #15
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Congratulations. Function before form is what I'm learning.

She looks like she will get the job done!
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #16
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The boat is terrific and not so rustic as I expected when I found the photos. Hopefully, Xsbank won't mind. Here is info on the boat:

Gwai Haanas, A 1975, 50 ft Aluminum work boat for sale.
WOW! That is so cool. A diamond in the rough. Just a little cleaning and tidying up will make a huge difference. Thanks for posting. Please keep us up on your progress.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:40 AM   #17
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I'll take biscuits and gravy to sissy stewed asparagus tips anytime. I LIKE IT! Just like Marks boat, it has no apologies when it pulls into a marina. Rather, is says "Yeah, look at the size of this mast"! All the lady boats will swoon. I was surprised to hear that she draws 4'4" with that hull. It'll be interesting to hear what Eric has to say with this one.
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:06 AM   #18
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:18 AM   #19
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Congrats! She looks mighty fine to me
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:27 AM   #20
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That brute of a ship (boat - I guess) turns me on! You will have a real great time on her (him??) Best luck and keep us up to date!
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