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Old 08-18-2014, 08:15 PM   #581
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A couple of visiting Trumpys at our local boatyard today.

Lady Catherine looks like the Trumpy that is at Boca Grande Marina in winter. She ties on the face dock.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:53 PM   #582
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Lucky you. The Wheeler seemed to be the perfect boat .. visually. They seemed related to the Grebe. Every detail was the most perfect imaginable creation ever. Drool w no end.
Didn't I read over at YF that Wes Wheeler was contracting Bennett Bros. to start building boats again. Here's one proposa.... oozing quality and style.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:25 PM   #583
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Objectively speaking, that boat will eat you alive. You would have to have rocks in your head.



Emotionally speaking, THAT boat right now, as is, makes me want to run away from home. Don't know if its all the steel doors (BTW when somebody calls it a steal boat in the listing, I suddenly want them infested with fleas). It might well be the crows nest. Any boat with a crows nest is a good boat. There are so many places to hang a hammock on that boat I lost count.



Okay, so liquidate everything, squash that, abandon everything, house, mortgage, everything. Buy it for a song and cruise out of the harbor on one working cylinder. Somehow, it makes me long for the adventure. It's not right, but I can't argue it either.



Not kidding.

Harumph, harumph! That's the exact same though I have every time I see a boat like that. The educated part of my brain can form a list a mile long to not do that. The romantic side keeps say,"but think how much fun it would be if you could just cast off and call the collection of those deficiencies "character"!
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:26 PM   #584
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That is an awsome post

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Old 08-18-2014, 10:30 PM   #585
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Interesting boats

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Check out the 1966/2004 Webbers Cove 42 on Yachtworld .I think it is a new listing . I'm not sure how to post from another sight .Maybe someone else

could ?

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1966...s#.U_K2Ktq9KSM



Passagemaker look? You betcha!

Is it just me or does the main engine live in the galley island? Hmmm.

Passagemaker layout? Maybe not. Engine access would be superb, but who wants to work in that galley underway?!
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:51 PM   #586
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Unusual interesting boat

I saw an unusual interesting boat at the transient dock about a week ago. I stopped to check it out, it was a home built cruiser on a factory john boat. The guy was traveling the entire length of the Tennessee River.
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There's a lot to like about that home built river cruiser. I was checking out the larger John boats at Bass Pro last week imagining a small well appointed cabin on one. A true shallow water gunkholing machine.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:23 PM   #588
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I saw an unusual interesting boat at the transient dock about a week ago. I stopped to check it out, it was a home built cruiser on a factory john boat. The guy was traveling the entire length of the Tennessee River.
Building the boat and living the dream. Way to go! I'd love to do the Missouri River starting in Montana in something similar.
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I was inspired by his sense of adventure; he said that he was getting older and that this would probably be his last trip. He had to be tough; because of the August heat in Tennessee with no AC can be unbearable. He said that he would sale the boat after this trip.
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:28 AM   #590
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David-thanks for the shots of the Trumpys. One of the most beautiful boats ever built. Back in the late 70's-early 80's two partners and I bought and refitted four Trunpys over about 6 years, a 57, a 65, and 2 83's. When I was about 6 to 8, mid-50's, we lived on the grounds of the USNA in Annapolis as my Dad taught there. He took me to the Trumpy yard several time on the Severn and I always had a thing for them. About 25-18 years ago, John Trumpy's grandson used to be the Harbor master in Daytona at the City Marina

Eric-also thanks for the Grebe mention, the second big boat I had was a 65' cockpit MY built by Henry C Grebe & Co in Chicago. Hull # 169. Originally it was named the Bonte, but we bought it from a member of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, he had named it the Nauti-Dolphin. It had a solid mahogany bar on the back deck and he had a dolphin carved in it and covered in gold leaf. A truly beautiful boat. The last I heard, it was still afloat and living in Canada and still named Nauti-Dolphin.

Since you like Wheelers, my partner back then had a fully restored 1947 47' Wheeler. They were classic designs. Great boats.
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Building the boat and living the dream. Way to go! I'd love to do the Missouri River starting in Montana in something similar.

Here, here!
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:08 PM   #593
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Liking it.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:20 PM   #594
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Great looking boat. These are red neck boats that a friend sent me the pictures.
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You'd look good in that one......I can just see your Admiral being hoisted up the mast to change-out the anchor light.
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Re: Lien Wha 45'. For $300K it had better look interesting. The Yachtworld ad mentions a fuel capacity of 147 gallons. She'd better sail pretty darn good if you ever wanted to go any distance or am I missing the point here?
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:45 PM   #598
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Here's a project boat for somebody! Only $56K!

www.alkifireboat.com

This thing has 16 diesels in it!
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I love it. I could put the white stuff on the red stuff.
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I love it. I could put the white stuff on the red stuff.
all it would take is lots of the green stuff
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