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Old 10-07-2014, 10:00 PM   #21
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Nothing at all. Now I'm pissed.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:40 PM   #22
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Nothing at all. Now I'm pissed.
Arrrgghhh Matey! Thar surley be treasure buried in yar deepest, darkest, dankest bilge recesses
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:50 PM   #23
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Don't know if a previous owner did these himself or had them done. One is a very clever, drop-down mount for a radar display unit that hinges down from the overhead at the helm and hinges up to completely remove the display unit from the helm station. When we replaced the radar that was on the boat when we bought it (Raytheon 2600), we were able to use the same retractable mount for the new display (Furuno NavNet VX2).

The other is a long, custom-built teak console in front of the helm station that holds electronics like the radio, depth/speed/etc diplsay, intercom/loud hailer, and so forth.

The only instrument in the helm console today that was there when we bought the boat is the Furuno Loran-C. It works fine, but Loran doesn't anymore. So we're currently wondering what to put in its place. We've replaced all the other electronics that were in the console with new equivelents.

Something that we did not learn until we flew to Alameda, CA to inspect, sea trial, and have the boat surveyed was that it had been built with a full-size queen berth to starboard in the aft cabin and a cabinet of six, full-size drawers to port instead of the usual GB36 arrangement of a double berth to starboard and a single berth to port with smaller drawers underneath.

Another pleasant surprise was despite the boat having had some four or so previous owners, every manual for every piece of equipment on the boat (with the exception of the generator and anchor windlas) was still on the boat, including the original Grand Banks owners manual. In addition to the Lehman operators, parts, and shop manuals for the engines, there was even the Ford of England operations and shop manual for the base engines (Ford Dorset). All these manuals have come in very useful over the years.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:10 AM   #24
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I found a nice emergency tiller under the aft deck next to a fuel tank . Just lift up the hatch and it slips right on the rudder post square head .
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:58 PM   #25
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Most, if not all Manatees have a huge built-in ice chest below the galley counter which otherwise, would be inaccessible space. After we took delivery of the boat, I lifted the lid to find it completely full of high-buck iiquor (photo). That was four years ago and we're still drinking it. The boat also came with each and every household (or is that boathold) item to cruise.....silverware, plates, cookery, food stock, paper and plastic. Even found a porn movie (One Night in Paris) stashed up in one of the closets. It was so nice to purchase a boat that way that I plan on passing it forward to the next owner (minus the porn movie).
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:08 PM   #26
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I found one of those tillers on my boat too. Always wondered how you would go about steering from the back with throttle/shifter in the front, if single handing. Sure would be an interesting docking adventure.
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:12 PM   #27
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Even found a porn movie (One Night in Paris) stashed up in one of the closets.
We're talking boat porn of course.
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:30 PM   #28
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Larry , The next owner of Bucky will be one lucky man . You will be passing on plenty forward with all your new mods .
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:39 PM   #29
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I lost my steering while in our marina last year . It was in the winter and no one was there . I had help on the boat so it wasn't too bad but still no fun . I new about the tiller but didn't think of it . Kind of like your fire extinguisher deal but nowhere near as scary . I just used the shifters and got it into a slip nearby . It happened right when I backed out of slip . My air pressure had bled down over the winter and this was first time out . I always check the pressure before leaving dock now .
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:18 PM   #30
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When I did the sea trial, I ran the engine wot and the coolant rose up in the overflow bottle and splashed all over the engine and made a mess. I thought ( amongst other things) that it might be a head gasket or some other evil condition. When running at cruise speed, no problem with the coolant. My surveyor said, the coolant overflow bottle was too small for the 180 litres of coolant in my keel cooling system so I set about getting a larger one, suitable for the large amount of coolant. On my first haulout, I pulled the plug in the keel (as there was no record of it ever having been changed) and drained it all out. Cost me a fortune to dispose of so much coolant. When I put in the new coolant and burped the system, I can now run at wot without spilling a drop! Same old tank, the old coolant was so old it wasn't doing its job, not engine issues! Saved a couple of boat dollars having to fix the engine and got the money off the sale price to fix it!
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:21 PM   #31
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Just picked up four brand new fire extinguishers and two new golf cart batts to replace the old ones. Hopefully no more fires.
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:29 PM   #32
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When we left the CA Delta, the PO loaded a cooler with beer and soda. Nice surprise.
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:34 AM   #33
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Basically… Our Tolly's actual PO (you’ll understand what I mean in a minute) was its orig purchaser. In his early 90's he could no longer use the boat.

Sold it to a master marine mechanic that had helped him keep the boat up and serviced it for 13 years. However, the master mechanic never really used it.

But, he did spend two years completely refurbishing it for he and his wife to enjoy. He rebuilt port engine and did top end job on stbd engine. Rebuilt port trany too. New Berber carpet with good soundproof marine underlayment. Thoroughly serviced the Kohler gen set. New upholstery on all mattresses. New bottom paint and zincs. High gloss hull buff/shine. New cutlass bearings. All portions of interior and exterior well cleaned. Refastened most railing stanchions. Cleaned the old name “Limey” completely off transom (orig owner was from England)… leaving us a fine location to have our boat name custom painted.

Unfortunately for him – divorce suddenly came into his life.

So, in disgust he put the Tollycraft on market… for a good price. Then he substantially dropped the price weekly. I was lucky enough to watch the steep, sudden price declines. We soon made a good cash deal. Also, all dining plates, utensils, kitchen ware, and cooking equipment was left aboard. Many hand tools and spare parts too.

We’ve been enjoying our Tolly tri cabin ever since!

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Old 01-08-2015, 10:12 AM   #34
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And all i got on my last boat was a DVD collection of, shall we say, 'homogenous' adult entrainment and a collection of 'Blue Boy" magazines, if you don't know what that is Google it...not from work.

I am certainly not judging the free open mindedness of the PO but just saying that they weren't of much use to me.

Oh ya and 2 half gallons of dried up bottom paint...for the boat.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:50 AM   #35
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No Porn Videos, but if you want to get kinky, I did find a brand new full neoprene wet-suit in my size!
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:32 PM   #36
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PO left a 5HP Tohatso outboard motor that he said was froze up. When I tested it seems like he tried to start it in gear, put the shift lever in neutral and first pull it started right up.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:50 PM   #37
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I thought surely our Willard 30 would need some spray rails when we bought her.

We don't need them. Come to think of it I can't recall any other Willard 30 w spray rails either. Don't have Chines or chine slap either. If we anchored from the stern it may happen to some small degree but haven't done that. Thought about it to reduce swinging at anchor but think that may confuse other boaters that aren't very observant.
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:12 PM   #38
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A friend purchased a 55' Tayana sailboat with a deal that included all contents. The boat was filled with spares for many of the systems. The boat had over 30 bottles of gin in storage.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:54 PM   #39
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I doubt the previous owner did any maintenance (paid others to do it). But he had a great deal of spares so that he only needed to find a mechanic. The engine spares went to the guy who bought the motor. Probably have enough genset spare parts, filters, gaskets, belts, etc. to last 10 years. How many of you have a spare water heater element and themostat....I do. Boat also came with 500+ gallons of fuel.

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Old 01-08-2015, 07:49 PM   #40
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An old life raft in the flybridge. Now, since this bag is about 25 years old (and maybe not working !!), I plan to activate it in my back yard (just because I want to).










I had/bought several of these life rafts for the past 15 years and never tried any... now is the time to try one...
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