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Old 04-02-2015, 08:18 PM   #261
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Ready for part two?

After sea trial we meandered back down the New River to our haul out appt. This was a peaceful drive with the exception of meeting "the Jungle Bitch". The real boats name is the Jungle Queen. We met her coming around a bend in the river no wider than 30 or 40 ft. Not 40 ft of clear water as the bend was full of docks and boats waiting for their owners to take them out.

The Jungle Queen is a 500 passenger paddle Wheeler who, legend has it, gives way to no man or vessel. And that day she was in no mood to be trifled with! As I rounded the bend I cut power, cut to the Starboard side of channel, cut power again, all the while waiting for the Jungle Bitch to show some mercy and give me leeway. Inches from the pilings we came to a complete stop losing our steerage. Nothing to do now but wait. The Jungle Bitch and her maniacal Captain cut the channel just to our Port throwing her putrid wake all over Ten Knots and missing our bow by what seemed mere inches. I swear I heard a laugh - not from the captain, but from the bitch herself as she narrowly cleared our stern and headed up stream.

Ten Knots and her shaken crew fended off the pilings and continued on our way to her appt. in the slings of the haul out crane.

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Old 04-02-2015, 08:50 PM   #262
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Ready for part two?

After sea trial we meandered back down the New River to our haul out appt. This was a peaceful drive with the exception of meeting "the Jungle Bitch". The real boats name is the Jungle Queen. We met her coming around a bend in the river no wider than 30 or 40 ft. Not 40 ft of clear water as the bend was full of docks and boats waiting for their owners to take them out.

The Jungle Queen is a 500 passenger paddle Wheeler who, legend has it, gives way to no man or vessel. And that day she was in no mood to be trifled with! As I rounded the bend I cut power, cut to the Starboard side of channel, cut power again, all the while waiting for the Jungle Bitch to show some mercy and give me leeway. Inches from the pilings we came to a complete stop losing our steerage. Nothing to do now but wait. The Jungle Bitch and her maniacal Captain cut the channel just to our Port throwing her putrid wake all over Ten Knots and missing our bow by what seemed mere inches. I swear I heard a laugh - not from the captain, but from the bitch herself as she narrowly cleared our stern and headed up stream.

Ten Knots and her shaken crew fended off the pilings and continued on our way to her appt. in the slings of the haul out crane.

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Old 04-02-2015, 09:40 PM   #263
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:57 PM   #264
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Haha yeah, she's a bitch alright! Those old detroits even add to her intimidation. I've gotten in a few situations with here, but nothing too serious.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:39 PM   #265
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Greetings,
Mr. frg. We must have passed the JQ about 5 minutes before you did as we were just tying up when you passed. Indeed a fat arsed girl that wasn't wasting any time.
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:44 PM   #266
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Ready for part 3......Is there a part 3?

I feel like this is the Game of Thrones!!! Who dies this week....
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Old 04-03-2015, 12:55 PM   #267
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I feel like this is the Game of Thrones!!! Who dies this week....
A bank account?
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:29 PM   #268
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:20 PM   #269
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:49 PM   #270
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Taking the Plunge

Ok, part 3. No yarns this time. Just the facts.

The haul out went terrific. Below u will find som pics of her bottom.

No soft areas and only one blister that had been previously repaired. She has an over abundance of paint so at next haul out she will need to be sanded and repainted. No the damage to bottom or keel seen.

Shafts, bearings and bronze props all good. Zincs all good and melting away as they should. New zincs will be needed in couple months. We will have a diving co do that and avoid early haul out.

Very little growth on bottom as it had been cleaned by a diver few months ago. Very clean all around.

After hull inspection we went aside with our surveyor for the full run down. Only one and a half columns of very minor issues - none of which would involve arguing with the owner. Remember we already got him down 10k off price.

Bottom line? Surveyor was a surprised as we were. He said he just inspected a marine Trader in similar condition and it sold for 160K. Ours has great bones, NO real issues and we are getting for $69,900. Do, I cut to the chase and asked him, " would put your family in this boat tomorrow and head to the Bahamas." His answer? Yes, without hesitation!

I'm telling you, this boat wanted to be found. We signed the conditional agreement listing a few minor items, I.e., fix or replace freezer, reconnect aft shower drain to sump box, etc.

Bottom line: she will be ours next week! Thanks to copious reading and super advise and help from this forum we are closing the deal. And we are comfortable doing so.

We cannot thank our new friends here enough for the generous and honest help you have given us. Of course I believe the Good Lord has had a hand in it as well. We are feeling really happy and blessed right now.

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Greetings,
Mr. frg. Heartiest congratulations.

Now....about that anchor...

Sorry I panicked. What I really meant to say was...

Amen.
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:19 PM   #272
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:23 PM   #273
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Congrats! (I hope). One of many boat dollars!! (1 boat dollar = $1000)
I was recently informed that with inflation, "boat bucks" were now valued at $1200 and climbing. What is happening to this world?
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Old 04-03-2015, 09:07 PM   #274
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Congrats Padre. I can only imagine you scheduled the sea trial and haul out during Holy week to insure a bit of Divine assistance??? Seemed to work well! Way to go!!
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It appears the TF membership has made a superlative choice in selecting the Good Friar to the TF Chaplaincy. By my count, if Fr. George and Betty Joe close a week from today, in 71 days time they will have gone from homeowners in Celina, Tx to liveaboards in southern Florida! That is an amazing accomplishment. Anyone that could pull that one off definitely has a Hotline to Heaven!

Big congrats to both of you.
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It appears the TF membership has made a superlative choice in selecting the Good Friar to the TF Chaplaincy. By my count, if Fr. George and Betty Joe close a week from today, in 71 days time they will have gone from homeowners in Celina, Tx to liveaboards in southern Florida! That is an amazing accomplishment. Anyone that could pull that one off definitely has a Hotline to Heaven!

Big congrats to both of you.

Sure seems a lot longer than that! Couldn't have done it without all the help from here and a wife that has supported me - hell! Carried me! - for the last 36 years.

Now the fun really begins; learning all about this boat and how to take care of her.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:00 AM   #277
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Frank Fryer? (FF).
We need a 'Chip fryer' for the flying Spagetti monster to convert into a pasta-Arian; it's better for your health and wealth: it's free!

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We need a 'Chip fryer' for the flying Spagetti monster to convert into a pasta-Arian; it's better for your health and wealth: it's free!

Donations gratefully received: of course!!!

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Old 04-04-2015, 09:57 AM   #279
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Aha, a 'deep fryer' who doesn't believe in colestral.!

IMO a misplaced superstitious belief contrary to scientific fact.

....not at all like Christianity .......
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:19 AM   #280
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Good to hear, George! When the ink is dry on the sales contract, I'd like to be the first to welcome you to the Californian Club!!

I've been thinking about the boat name, Ten Knot. It can be a double entendre with the boat's speed and the Ten Commandments! You know the ones ... (I'll paraphrase) ...

Thou shalt knot worship false gods.

Thou shalt knot take the name of the Lord thy God in vain

Thou shalt knot murder.

Thou shalt knot commit adultery.

Thou shalt knot forget to go to church on Sunday.

Thou shalt knot dishonor thy parental units.

Thou shalt knot steal.

blah, blah, blah...

If worded just so, there are 10 Knots in there.
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