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Old 03-30-2016, 09:36 AM   #21
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Actually Dan, it was less than two years ago, May of 2014 to be precise, when we were in Anacortes, WA. Great time for sure spending time aboard the Seahorse Marine Diesel Duck 462 'Shearwater' and the Seahorse Coot 'Comorant' featured above. Couldn't agree with you more about the condition of Cormorant.
What is the benefit of having a folding swim platform, other than to minimize docking fees?
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:01 AM   #22
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How old is the Willard 30?
Can't give you a DOB for the W30 but mine is a 74. And I don't recall any earlier. Just off the top. The 36 Willard was made in the 60's. Some W30's were made in the late 80's and four PH W30's in about 2000. Willard still makes boats (if you can call them that) but most are dinosaur sized rubber duckies for the military and law enforcement use. Willard toyed w the idea of building a 50' boat w a typical Willard hull not too long ago but Willard makes no pleasure boats at this time and seemingly has no plans. The 2016 Rendezvous is coming up in May.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:14 AM   #23
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The 2016 Rendezvous is coming up in May.
May 16, Port Angeles; hmmm...maybe I can pop in. How many Willards usually attend?
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:09 PM   #24
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What is the benefit of having a folding swim platform, other than to minimize docking fees?
I didn't order the swim platform option on my Coot. The builder mistakenly installed it so I got it free.

I rarely use the platform and keep it raised since it drags in the water while underway. The platform is low, so it makes a good bow landing for a soft-bottomed dinghy. When raised, ducks can't use it and deposit their droppings.



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Old 03-30-2016, 06:43 PM   #25
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You can see in pic 2 above why a swim platform is often called a duckboard in Australia.
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I can't even make up my mind between monohull or cat...but every time I see a Coot I fall in love with it!
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:15 PM   #27
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I can't even make up my mind between monohull or cat...but every time I see a Coot I fall in love with it!
I know exactly what you mean...they are very "salty" looking.
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Old 03-30-2016, 09:13 PM   #28
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You can see in pic 2 above why a swim platform is often called a duckboard in Australia.
In that case, it would probably be a Gator board in South Florida
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Old 03-31-2016, 12:04 AM   #30
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In that case, it would probably be a Gator board in South Florida
Like to hear from anyone in northern Queensland, or the Northern Territory(doubt we have any TF member there)if they have seen a crocodile on the "board". I`ve seen crocs in the water in Cairns, they can grow to 4 metres, that`d look good on the board.
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Hmmm....Ducks, snakes, gators...Sounds like fresh food storage to me. A live larder as it were.
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May 16, Port Angeles; hmmm...maybe I can pop in. How many Willards usually attend?

This was a Rondy of several years ago. I'd say about twenty boats HW.
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