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Old 10-26-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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one way to do it

Yes that's a camper fused into her. Sights in Bass Harbor, Maine.

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Old 10-26-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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In the spirit of RT Firefly, let me express my feeling visually:
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Old 10-26-2014, 05:43 PM   #3
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Old 10-26-2014, 06:28 PM   #4
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Some people only care about the inside of a boat and they may not be a minority of power boaters. This is my best explanation for the ubiquitous Clorox bottle and box boats. Just a matter of personal preference and they don't care that I have to look at it.
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:03 PM   #5
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It is certainly different, and inventive in a certain way. But I'd rather see that on the water being operated by a competent mariner than dealing with not so competent drivers helming beautiful marine works of art.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:15 PM   #6
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Imagine the cabover camper that used to be on this boat:

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Old 10-26-2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:37 PM   #8
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Are you sure that isn't a house type stick built addition with a flat top roof?I never seen a camper that had siding and windows like a house.

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Old 10-26-2014, 08:39 PM   #9
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Greetings,
While not pleasing to MY eye, the owner IS boating and yes it IS one way to do it. It's NOT the wrapping paper, it's the gift inside that is the important thing.
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Old 10-26-2014, 08:40 PM   #10
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Well the front half is nice. Still can't believe someone could actually do that.

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Old 10-26-2014, 08:43 PM   #11
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Greetings,
While not pleasing to MY eye, the owner IS boating and yes it IS one way to do it. It's NOT the wrapping paper, it's the gift inside that is the important thing.
..funny how many boaters think their boat is beautiful....to them....
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:43 PM   #12
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Don't know a thing about the boat in the original post, but having a removable "saloon module" or "stateroom module" available for a boat with a large, empty aft deck is an in interesting concept. That would bring new meaning to the word "convertible".

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Old 10-26-2014, 10:19 PM   #13
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Yes, it's ugly!

But...

I bet its functional!
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Old 10-26-2014, 11:09 PM   #14
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reminds me of this....

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Old 10-26-2014, 11:33 PM   #15
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You can't see the outside when you enjoying all that interior space. Gotta wonder how that aluminum siding holds up to the salt spray.
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Don't know a thing about the boat in the original post, but having a removable "saloon module" or "stateroom module" available for a boat with a large, empty aft deck is an in interesting concept. That would bring new meaning to the word "convertible".

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Especially if that module was somewhat self-contained and could be dropped onto a trailer frame and towed on the highway as a sort of RV.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:56 AM   #17
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Especially if that module was somewhat self-contained and could be dropped onto a trailer frame and towed on the highway as a sort of RV.
A couple decades ago a rental company provided pontoon barges you drove your RV onto to use as a houseboat on the California Delta. Looked similar to this with a small helm station on the bow.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:12 AM   #18
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If he likes the inside better than the outside his next boat might possibly be a 36' Carver Mariner.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:48 AM   #19
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Possibility is that he built a plywood aft cabin deck cover and "finished" it w aluminum sheet metal like most smaller travel trailers. Wouldn't even take any imagination or creativity .. just a transfer of one material and method to another application. I've seem quite a bit worse looking liveaboard boats in Alaska.

I'd prefer paint.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:49 AM   #20
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Here's my favorite, on a mooring in Nantucket harbor.
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