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Old 04-20-2011, 07:16 PM   #41
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RE: A boat for Mark

Mark:
From the pictures, it looks like your Coot has a ship all to herself. Is she expecting any companions? If not, how economical is shipping such a small cargo in a huge ship? If she is expecting companions, either similar or of totally different character, how will the other cargo be boarded without your Coot being in the way, and potentially damaged?
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Old 04-20-2011, 09:18 PM   #42
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Pretty sure that is not the ocean crossing ship but a feeder service to the main line so " Coot will be loaded/unloaded again en route

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Old 04-20-2011, 09:35 PM   #43
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Bob is correct.* The small ship is taking the Coot to the main harbor, to be later transferred to a bigger ship for the voyage from Hong Kong to Oakland.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:39 AM   #44
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i was wondering too since you mentioned transatlantic but really you probably meant transpacific.. unless it is going all the way around the other way and thru the canal, but i figure thats unlikely..

is she 100% complete now?
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Old 04-21-2011, 12:10 PM   #45
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i was wondering too since you mentioned transatlantic but really you probably meant transpacific.. unless it is going all the way around the other way and thru the canal, but i figure thats unlikely..

is she 100% complete now?
*too often I say the opposite of intended: left vs. right, east vs. west, etc.

Yes, she's completed.

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:27 PM   #46
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you must be very very excited..
look forward to your reports and photos once she arrives.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:36 PM   #47
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Pretty exciting stuff!
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:44 PM   #48
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did ya know a groop*of coots is called a COVERT.

As in operations?

Pierce. Mark Pierce.

Shaken not stired.

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:56 PM   #49
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Tell me about it.* Keeping fingers crossed.* The Coot still has to go half way 'round the world and survive several more crane movements.






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Old 04-21-2011, 03:03 PM   #50
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An 11-foot dinghy prototype for its Bay Area designer is a stowaway.

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Old 04-21-2011, 03:13 PM   #51
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*and it has a stupid simulated funnel just like the Eagle.
My Coot will also have that "stupid simulated funnel."* I was thinking of asking the builder not be install one, but I learned that's where the propane tank is placed.

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*Here the false stack has been removed to show the propane connections.

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Old 04-21-2011, 06:43 PM   #52
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Mark:

I can't thank you enough for bringing the Forum along for the ride. It's been, for me, the most interesting part of the Forum since you started this project. We get to see the whole process, pimples and all. (We do see all the pimples and warts don't we?)*
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:50 PM   #53
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You're welcome, Walt.* It's great to have a forum where we can share each other's joy.* And thanks to members providing opinions and advice which aided my*decisions on the Coot's construction.


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Old 04-21-2011, 08:50 PM   #54
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Are you still considering Vallejo marina? I'm on K-dock at the south end of the marina. The world is getting smaller!
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:59 PM   #55
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Ray, a visit to the Vallejo Municipal Marina is on*my list of "to dos" this month.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:03 AM   #56
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I just reread all the posts about Mark's boat (which gives you and idea how exciting my life is) and can't believe the interest it's generated in me. It is one good looking trawler with many of the features I like in a boat. The profile is very "salty", heavy duty rails, lots of wood in the interior, North Sea windshield, stainless anchor guard on the bow, single engine (and the right size) etc, etc, etc. And all this at 35' with a steel hull!

I'm envious as hell! (But very happy for Mark.)
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:50 AM   #57
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The Coot is built in Zhuhai, China (near Hong Kong) by Searhorse Marine which is well known for its Diesel Ducks.* Seahorse is owned by Bill Kimley who used to boat in the SF Bay Area.

When I ordered the Coot the base price was $199,000.** I had about $23,000 in extra-cost options (mostly $7500 for the bow thruster and $8500 for the steadying sail rig).* My shipping costs haven't been finalized, but should be around $30,000.* And of course there is the additional $20,000 or so of California use tax for me.* There will also be customs charges.* Subsequently the list price was raised to $220,000, but now the website shows "call" for the price.**There are a lot of items included in the basic price such as water* heater, stove, refrigerator, etc., etc., but the windlass now costs $2300 extra according to the website.* The engraved*documentation number plaque*and boat's name on stern were provided free.* The multiple-color paint scheme was also done without cost to me.

http://www.seahorseyachts.com/core/l...seahorsemarine&

Based on recent photos, it's coming with unexpected no-cost*extras such as exterior water faucets, life jackets, swim platform (listed as an extra-cost option), a stool for the desk, and a hose with spray nozel.* My goodness, there are even file dividers in the desk drawer!* I'll expect to find more when I examine the boat first hand.My Coot is complete except for commissioning which Bill Kimley will help do when the boat arrives in Oakland.

There is a financial reward for me if you purchase a Coot and mention my name.

I appreciate your interest and comradeship.


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Nice!

I am so jealous!
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Mark:

I can't thank you enough for bringing the Forum along for the ride. It's been, for me, the most interesting part of the Forum since you started this project. We get to see the whole process, pimples and all. (We do see all the pimples and warts don't we?)*
*Walt, you beat me to it.* Following the process with Mark has been fascinating.* I ordered a trawler built in Tiawan*at the Blue Seas Yard in 1981.* It came in as ordered, but it was much harder to get progress updates.* However the boat was good, and we enjoyed it.* It looks like Mark will have many years of great cruising ahead.

You are a gentleman, Mark.* Thanks for taking us along.

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YM (YM?) Cypress has been engaged to take the Carquinez Coot to the USA, leaving May 8 and arriving in Oakland, CA on May 27.

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