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Old 01-15-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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I*watched this wooden boat being built on the bank of Bayou Petit Caillou South of Houma, Louisiana*driving*to my fishing camp. It was launched to be finished on the water but has been stalled for*a couple of years now.

Most of the boats there are crabbers, oyster, or shrimp boats.*It*doesn't look like any of them, maybe she was to be a cruiser?* Anyway,*I thought the lines looked real nice, there is a steel hull with similar lines ant ot far from her.

*Anyone need a project?

I guess the builder or owner had health or money issues and she'll just sit there till a hurricane or something finishes it.

Sad story but I believe it happens a lot.

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Old 01-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #2
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Like to see a pic of the steel one.Larry
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Hey Steve, if she is really looking for a new home, maybe post info here?

http://forum.woodenboat.com/

She looks like she could be a beaut of a downeast style cruiser, if not too far gone.


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Old 01-16-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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What a beautiful hull but that cabin is kinda awful. Obviously not designed by a NA. Perhaps it has a brand new John Deer in it. Obviously I'm a dreamer. Walt should buy this boat and commission Tad Roberts to design a new or modified cabin. I wonder what she's built of .............

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Nice pic Steve. I especially like the grass in the foreground.


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Old 01-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #5
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What a beautiful hull but that cabin is kinda awful. Obviously not designed by a NA. Perhaps it has a brand new John Deer in it. Obviously I'm a dreamer. Walt should buy this boat and commission Tad Roberts to design a new or modified cabin. I wonder what she's built of .............

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Nice pic Steve. I especially like the grass in the foreground.



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* * * I couldn't agree more Eric. The windows are totally out of proporsion with the house. I think the house is a little large for the hull as well. IMHO
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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Cary,

I'd give it the Nordic Tug treatment or perhaps a cabin w a bit less "tug rocker" to the cabin roof but otherwise much like a Lord Nelson.

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Old 01-16-2012, 01:26 PM   #7
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I'd give it the Nordic Tug treatment or perhaps a cabin w a bit less "tug rocker" to the cabin roof but otherwise much like a Lord Nelson.

Eric
* * *Eric

Print out the photo, and then re-draw the windows quite a bit taller, and a little longer, and it looks 100% better. I also reduced the trunk cabin roofline by six inches, and it now looks pretty good.**
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Also if you save, open and enlarge the*picture, it appears the windows are just roughed in, so maybe they weren't cut out all the way yet.* The windshield area is amazingly small though with that high trunk cabin?* Can you imagine trying to*navigate while peering through those tiny windows?** Is it a plank hull and fiberglass over plywood house.* I can see rust running down from what appears to be joints?

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #9
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LB,

Try these bridge windows for size.

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:49 PM   #10
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Larger windows.
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:46 PM   #12
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RE: Sad boat

The addition of hand rails, if not too sacrilegious for a lobster boat, would offset the large house appearance a little.
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Oh, OK, Cary! I like it. However, I think that door needs to be a bit wider.
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Oh, OK, Cary! I like it. However, I think that door needs to be a bit wider.
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The door definitely needs attention. I'll have my shipwright craft a nice teak door about six inches wider.
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Try these bridge windows for size.

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**Geesh. *Are you sure that's not a submarine in disguise? *The cabin*looks like a conning tower. *And isn't that a snorkel on the foredeck? *On the other hand, it sure beats my boat for water-tightness. *I have to admit that the Nordic Tugized idea may be the way to go.


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*I'll have my shipwright craft a nice teak door about six inches wider.

*Carey, Call your shipwright craft and commision a few of them teak doors for me would ya!
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*I'll have my shipwright craft a nice teak door about six inches wider.

*Carey, Call your shipwright craft and commision a few of them teak doors for me would ya!

Paul

As long as you catch the tab.**By the way, I LOVE THAT BOAT OF YOURS! And it does deserve some nice teak doors.*


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*Carey, I like what you have going on there. *Nice lines. *The hull reminds me of a Chesapeake Bay deadrise. *Many of the wooden boat hulls are built of cypress strip planking over oak frames both epoxy and monel fastners. *They are very durable. *She could dress up really nicely.

Did you get your recipe for a good roux worked out?
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Did you get your recipe for a good roux worked out?

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Sadly, I haven't nailed the roux. I did buy a cast iron pan, giving me the right foundation, but have spent too much time away lately to really get back into cooking. I'm glad you brought that up. I will put it on my short list of things to do. First, I have to get on the boat and finish my head remodel, and some regular maintenance items. Then I need to catch up with motorcycle maintenance (in case we have dry, not too cold weather).*

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