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Old 09-21-2015, 01:25 PM   #1
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Rhonda, Rhonda a wee boat I'm fonda..

Gang, take a look at this 32 foot, 1988 Ken Hankinson Trawler. This little beauty has so many personal touches all in such a small package it's incredible. The folding tables, the woodwork, the brass wheel, I think she's gorgeous. If I had the wherewithal and the time, this boat would be changing hands right now and wouldn't grace the pages of this forum..
Anyway, this cold molded custom trawler has great lines, a diesel furnace, a wood stove, a genset, propane stove, refrigerator, freezer, and a whole lot more.
Looking at the pictures got me hooked. There is a lot of varnish involved, but all the wood just looks right.
All for 45K. I'm sure it needs some repairs (at least to the genny) but at this price, she's worth a look!
Apparently on Lake Lanier in GA, overland transport would have to be arranged.
I thought some of you might appreciate her as much as I do.
I'd love to have it, do a little freshwater cruising and some fishing, putt putt putt putt...
No can do, so maybe someone here can help the owner out.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:22 PM   #2
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That looks like it would make a very nice pocket cruiser. Nicely stocked bar.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:36 PM   #3
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She's a sexy lady, look at the details along the caprails and in the cockpit.
ahhhh, the pain..
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:40 PM   #4
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I'd sell you Willy for $45K and she has an engine, fuel tanks and much else only 8 years old. Can't say new any more but it all seems new to me. Paying for it helps enforce the feeling.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:44 PM   #5
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I'd sell you Willy for $45K and she has an engine, fuel tanks and much else only 8 years old. Can't say new any more but it all seems new to me. Paying for it helps enforce the feeling.
Oh, if you sold Willy you'd never forgive yourself!
She would haunt your dreams forever, "why dad, why?"
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:48 PM   #6
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Very shippy!
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You'd have to have a heart of stone not to be charmed by that cozy interior. I can smell the wood stove and pipe tobacco in the pictures. She's lovely.
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She is a cutie.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:28 PM   #9
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Steve- That's the word- shippy. I think her name is perfect. I hadda post this, I wanted ya'll to see her. The pilothouse is scaled right, it makes her look bigger than she is.

Dave- There's the glow of varnished teak and the brass and bronze, the glasses, and it's all so well thought out. The seller has taken some good pics, things show well in them. Even the slightly nasty engine compartment. I wonder how the genset and other gear look. Don't get me wrong, she looks fine for her age and I can tell her owner takes good care of her.
I bet he or she's not thrilled to be selling.

Here's the part that made my jaw drop-
"Bronze opening ports with screens. Remote spotlight. Bronze rub rails. Fenders, dock lines, air horn, Magma grill w/cover new 2012. Hard dinghy. SS double sink. 3 burner propane stove/oven. Two exterior 20 gallon propane tanks. (Where?) Settee converts to upper/lower berths. Fold down dining table. Built in bar. Tewksbury solid fuel stove (wood). Diesel furnace with room thermostat. Spare prop and other parts.

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Old 09-21-2015, 10:00 PM   #10
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I bet those propane tanks are in the two storage boxes/steps in the cockpit.
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Passagemaker Magazine had an article on this vessel years ago; don't recall when, but it covered the original build plus a later rebuild. Beautiful boat.
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:30 PM   #12
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I too like Ken Hankensen's boats. He designed our little Eagle 32 which is similar to Rohnda. The Eagle carries about a foot more beam.
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I bet those propane tanks are in the two storage boxes/steps in the cockpit.
Yup, I bet he made a typo and meant 20 pound tanks.
At first I figured there were fenders and swim fins, PFDs and whatnot in those. They make nice seats.

Like a kitten, she has no bad angles.
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I too like Ken Hankensen's boats. He designed our little Eagle 32 which is similar to Rohnda. The Eagle carries about a foot more beam.
The family resemblance is obvious. Your Eagle is a great looking boat!
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Appears to be still for sale.
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:36 PM   #16
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This is the first boat I've seen in along time that has me looking for my check book.
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:53 PM   #17
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Yup. Not much interest in a custom built 28 year old boat out there.
I figure a lot of would-be buyers in this price range are struggling in a sour economy and apparently aren't willing to jump into such a purchase at the moment.

The poor girl is also marooned in an inland lake. Gonna cost a couple boat bucks to get her outta there, I imagine.
She's still purty.

Another boat has caught my eye since then, but the price is enough to get into a much larger (but not necessarily better) boat.
Price is no object in dreamboats. There's always the Lotto!

Check out this little cream puff-

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She has the speed to go up river, the power to easily tow other boats, the systems to live aboard, seaworthy as they come, I love these 35's. I once posted a photoshopped pic of changes I would like to see on a MS56. Another poster pointed out my drawing resembled the Nordy 35 coastal pilot. And it sure did!
Like a tidy little ship, with the best of everything already equipped. Even has a crow's nest. I bet the mast and rigging would make it easy to add paravanes, too.

It's a shame the market doesn't care for small, $400 k boats.

No way she's as pretty as Rhonda, though.
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:32 PM   #18
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Rhonda has a lot of things working against her selling, unfortunately. First, she's on a small inland lake. Second, given where she is, no one is interested in 50 hp. Third, she's being sold by a sailboat company. Who is going to go to Sunrise Sail looking for a trawler? Every other listing they have is for a Hunter.
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:44 PM   #19
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I don't think I would say that being on Lake Lanier is a bad thing, since there is lots of atlanta boater traffic on that lake. I grew up near there, and prefer Hartwell to Lanier, it is still far better than Lake Alatoona

I'll bet she will sell and stay pretty much where she is. There are tons of little fingers to go exploring and the shallow draft of this boat would make a good live-aboard up there.

I think the last picture was the worst as far as doing something for the boat. Being a small boat, you'll have to be agile to get down in there to work on it.
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Sorry to bust anyone's dreams. But just before we finalized the purchase of our Maple Bay( in December), we took a look at this " seeming beauty." We drove very far out of our way to look at her on our way from WNY to Phoenix AZ. We wanted to see her to make sure our boat was the one so glad we saw her. It's on the hard and has been since a purchase fell though last January. The survey found soft spots all along the hull ( the whole side was being replaced). Turns out the water tanks had been slowly leaking for probably years. The owner, a nice guy, paid a fellow to make the very needed repairs. He paid him completely upfront and the " work" has been ongoing an inch at a time since.
What really pissed us off was that the broker knew we were driving 800 miles to see her.
When we met him at the gate to the yard, he says " oh funny story" and goes on to explain the above....not funny.
There were quiet a few things that needed fixing ( totally understandable in an old boat) but the major issue was just...." A funny story".
She looks lovely in the pictures.
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