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Old 08-26-2014, 04:19 PM   #681
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Oh and a shot of my new boat .......
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:22 PM   #682
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Oh and a shot of my new boat .......
Sweet!!!!!
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Old 08-26-2014, 05:34 PM   #683
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:16 PM   #684
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Poker: I was just about to ask you what a PDQ Benford Faintail 38 was. I'm familiar with Benford's designs, but how did PDQ become involved, if indeed, you are speaking about the company.
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:20 PM   #685
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The story is a little foggy but the boat appears to have been built by PDQ or a PDQ employee in 2001. The hull is foam cored polyester with an outer skin of epoxy.

Sadly the previous owner/pdq employee is ...... short on memory (and documentation) might be a polite way to express it. I am still digging into it's history
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:30 PM   #686
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Poker: Benford may know, and he's a nice, helpful guy to speak with. He still has the Florida Bay Coaster site, I think. Of course, you probably already did that.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:52 PM   #687
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Beautiful boat Poker! Any interior pictures?
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:38 PM   #688
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:35 PM   #689
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One of the smaller of the schooners in the local "Cattle Boat" fleet passing down Deer Isle Thorofare today.
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Old 08-27-2014, 11:28 PM   #690
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Traveler is an Elco 26 from Duckworks plans,if I'm not mistaken.Here's more info on her.

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We met the builder/owner of this fine vessel in Nanaimo this summer.

For those of you familiar with the book 'the curve of time' will recognize the design.

He found plans from the 1920's and constructed this replica boat in his garage in Arkansas. The slight modification from original is slightly longer, 25' instead of 24', and of course a modern diesel.

Cold moulded epoxy over red cedar, multi strip method.


He has a trailer on which he loads the boat up and hauls it with his pickup out to be launched at Anacortes. The past 4 seasons he, his wife and their dog cruise to Desolation Sound.
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She looks a bit like an Ecco... I remember they were dark below decks (if memory serves after so long that is)

Mahogany overhead, like ours used to have before we went "modern" and painted it white. Weird, isn't it, how the styles and designs come around time and time again.

The above though? She's pretty.
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Well it's close, but not really Caprice. Traveler looks like she was built from the Weston Farmer plans for a 26' Elco Elco 26

Here's Caprice long ago.....She was 25' by 6.5', imagine spending whole summers in such a tiny boat alone with 5 kids and a cranky little Kermath gas engine.....

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Well it's close, but not really Caprice. Traveler looks like she was built from the Weston Farmer plans for a 26' Elco Elco 26

Here's Caprice long ago.....She was 25' by 6.5', imagine spending whole summers in such a tiny boat alone with 5 kids and a cranky little Kermath gas engine.....

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Interesting...My Grandfather had a 50' Elco named Caprice..this was in the late 1950s.
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The Coastal Queen

I’ve seen this beauty in Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, a couple of years apart.

Like a true “lady” she really “gets around”. KJ





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She's a sweetheart, KJ. I recall you posting her picture a year or so ago.
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Old 08-28-2014, 10:39 PM   #695
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She's a sweetheart, KJ. I recall you posting her picture a year or so ago.
Yeah, I just love her lines.

I saw her a couple of months ago heading up Adams Creek, NC.

Her skipper/owner won some kind of award for saving a boaters life with the Coastal Queen. KJ
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:50 AM   #697
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[QUOTE=KJ;262015]The Coastal Queen

I’ve seen this beauty in Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, a couple of years apart.

Like a true “lady” she really “gets around”. KJ


Yes, I can testify to the beauty and condition of this boat. As I was heading north on the ICW, maybe 18 months ago, she was waiting for a bridge opening southbound as I passed under the bridge heading north. She is the only vessel I ever turned around for.....circling to get some good photos, all of which were lost when the camera went into the drink. Thanks for reminding me how gorgeous she was.
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The David B, last summer at Bishop Bay hot springs, north coast BC;
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The David B, last summer at Bishop Bay hot springs, north coast BC;
Gotta love Google...history of David B;

About the M/V David B | Small Ship Cruises on David B | Inside Passage Small Boat Cruises | Northwest Navigation Co.

Still has it's original 3 cylinder Washington Iron Works engine;

Antique Ironworks Marine Diesel Engine | Small Ship Cruises on M/V David B | Northwest Navigation Co.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:12 AM   #700
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