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Old 10-08-2017, 12:23 AM   #4421
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Pretty sure Lewis Reef was for sale a few years ago for mid 100K's.

So not too terrible depending on your perspective.

Heck of a boat, would definitely take some what of a crew to maintain to those standards though.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:24 AM   #4422
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Lewis Reef 1

She has been for sale for at least 4 years. We saw her on the St. Mary's River when we lived in Northern Michigan. At that time, she was advertised in Passage Maker. A very interesting boat.

We were aboard a sister ship called Wells Gray in Ganges, BC about 2 years ago. The owner was very generous and knowledgeable about the boats. The Wells Gray has a Caterpillar instead of a Deutz, and a conventional shaft and fixed-pitch propeller. The layout was nearly the same as the Lewis Reef 1, the pilot house being smaller on Wells Gray. She was recently listed for sale here:

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Old 10-08-2017, 11:35 AM   #4423
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Pretty sure Lewis Reef was for sale a few years ago for mid 100K's.

So not too terrible depending on your perspective.

Heck of a boat, would definitely take some what of a crew to maintain to those standards though.
Might sell this year after all the lost boats in FL.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:43 AM   #4424
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Home built 40 ft steel Seaton . 6-71 Detroit with dry stack.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:47 AM   #4425
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Home built 40 ft steel Seaton . 6-71 Detroit with dry stack.


Super cute

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Old 10-08-2017, 12:02 PM   #4426
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Sadly however, it is made of Unobtainium and beyond our simple means
I think it's free. Either that or the price is a secret.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:15 PM   #4427
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Home built 40 ft steel Seaton . 6-71 Detroit with dry stack.



Oh yeah, I would take that vessel everywhere, except the Great Loop. Too much height, I believe and probably to much draft for the Loop.
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:12 PM   #4428
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This is in the yard at Great Bay Marine, NH.
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That is interesting. I wonder if it is one of the old Uniflite captains gigs?
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:20 PM   #4430
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I haven't been up in their yard in years. Long ago, there used to be all sorts of "gems" up there. I always found these "fields of broken dreams" fascinating, if sad. I was at one marina like that Down East last year. It was like walking back in time. Here's a couple of pictures of one boat there:

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Old 10-09-2017, 06:27 PM   #4431
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I'm always fascinated by the effect even an old, derelict hull can have on those of us who "get" the romance side of boating. In one sense it's just wood. In another, it's history, stories, life...
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No, face it. It's porn. Pure and simple. To wit:





Granted, except for the first 2 minutes, which one are you more likely to spend time thinking about going forward?
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:55 PM   #4433
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This is in the yard at Great Bay Marine, NH.
Commercial ships lifeboat conversion,not a navy conversion.These hulls are available very inexpensively and are often "remuddled" into various configurations.
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Old 10-09-2017, 07:34 PM   #4434
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Re: "...which one are you going to spend more time thinking about..."

I had a beautiful little vintage Audi once. I had a beautiful girlfriend at that time as well.
They were very similar...an absolute blast when everything was working, but constantly breaking down and needing to go in for an expensive tune-up.

I'm still thinking about that Audi. I wish I could remember her name...
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Sailor of Fortune,
They used to be quite common in the PNW.
I saw one about five years ago but it's been a long time since I've seen any others.
I like them but the drive needs to be changed so the prop isn't prone to come out of the water in rough going.
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They used to be quite common in the PNW.
I saw one about five years ago but it's been a long time since I've seen any
There's a pretty good example at anchor just off the OIYC dock in Westsound, WA. Wish I'd taken a pic.
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Commercial ships lifeboat conversion,not a navy conversion.These hulls are available very inexpensively and are often "remuddled" into various configurations.

I looked at a similar boat about eight years ago. It was roughly 38 foot long and 14 feet wide and had a small inboard diesel. Of corse everything was raw water cooled and rusted all to heck. Someone had stripped the hull down and started a wood deck, cabin, and aft pilot house configuration. It kind of reminded me of a badly built canal boat from Europe. Unfortunately, they weren't very knowledgeable about ship's systems and didn't leave any room under the sole for tankage and other systems. It was very lightly built like an RV. I'm sure it would probably require a good bit of ballast too get her down in the water for a stable ride.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:23 AM   #4438
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A "Free piston engine" is just an air pump I think. You can see a good example in Wikipedia. They run a gas turbine or such. The Free Piston engine has no crankshaft.

Why did you mention it?
Thanks for the reply Eric. Only general interest.


You had a great picture a while ago boating and snow, maybe even sweating. Remind me that here begins boating season to end and start winter.


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Old 10-10-2017, 01:39 AM   #4439
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Home built 40 ft steel Seaton . 6-71 Detroit with dry stack.
Very good design on this trawler, it looks lovely, seaworthy and strong. Is there a boat for sale and add pictures to a somewere (only boat porn)?
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How many would undertake that voyage today???
Some times we insist on over-planing and over-exploring the "What if"

What if Columbus did sail off the edge of the world?
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