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Old 05-15-2017, 05:46 PM   #1
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Nice old boats - Pequod 34

I wintered at a tiny little port on the north shore of Lake Erie this winter. This boat is the biggest here and is for sale - US$10 would buy it.

It appears to be in very good shape, has had a fresh water life and caring owners. Used mostly as a summer home but fully operational.

I found myself thinking that there might be a case for putting two small diesels - say 80 HP - and turning this into a loop boat? Or is it just headed into local oblivion? The right DIY owner could have a super solid reliable boat for < 40k.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:01 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:40 PM   #3
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Is that $10.00 or $10K? I guess it would work if you had a source of a decent pair of Lehman or Perkins 4 cylinder running take-outs and you did most of the work yourself. My thinking is you better love the boat to put in the money.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:35 PM   #4
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Is that $10.00 or $10K? I guess it would work if you had a source of a decent pair of Lehman or Perkins 4 cylinder running take-outs and you did most of the work yourself. My thinking is you better love the boat to put in the money.
Half the boats here aren't worth $10 IMO. They're beyond redemption. But this boat might just be a modern classic of sorts to the right person. A super solid distinctive boat that's never had leaky decks. A boat that could give another 45 years of good service.
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"Used mostly as a summer home but fully operational"

If the engine operates what is the problem?

Buy it , fuel it and go!
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:36 AM   #6
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I agree w FF,
Why no mention of a broken engine, a weak engine that smokes terribly or one that runs on 5 cylinders?
Jeff me thinks you've left out something important.
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Gas motors original 327. No issues but high fuel usage.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:57 AM   #8
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$10k boat + $50k engines = $25k boat(estimated).

Net Loss = $35k

How long do you have to run a boat to recoup $35k in fuel savings ??
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"Gas motors original 327. No issues but high fuel usage."

For a Looper this would be moot.

At the CN speed limit of 10 klicks in much of the loop, the fuel bill will be minor , esp as gas is cheaper than diesel.

The boat would be a fantastic Looper as it looks like very little investment ( besides a 10% bigger fuel bill) , and should be EZ to sell when the ride is over.

Any extra fuel burn would easily be paid for by the cheaper repair bills , or just the cheaper PM of gas vs diesel.

The extra speed in the boring spots would be a bonus.
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I wonder if the Moonies made it? Has a Master Marine look to it....
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