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Old 03-04-2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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While checking out eBay today saw this 1922 wood hull beauty, I think it was in PacNW.
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Looks like a six cylinder Gardner. And a twin engine? Beautiful machines.
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Don't see any sign of a twin.

Beautiful OLD boat.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:49 PM   #4
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Don't see any sign of a twin. Beautiful OLD boat.
She is powered by a single Gardner 6L3 for a speed of 8.5 knots on 2.5 gals. per hour.
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This is the description it's cut & paste, beautiful boat at 63' long would be a lot of wood to maintain.

Argonaut II was built for a major Canadian logging company as a corporate yacht. She is very heavily built and has been well-maintained with extensive upgrades. She is powered by a single Gardner 6L3 for a speed of 8.5 knots on 2.5 gals. per hour. She sleeps nine, with two heads and one shower. Argonaut II has 500 gal. diesel tankage, and 300 gal. of water storage. The heating system is radiant hot water with a diesel boiler. She has full instrumentation and a 48-mile radar unit. Argonaut II has a Jones Act Exemption enabling commercial usage in U.S. waters and would make an excellent charter vessel. Currently in a transferable live-aboard slip at Stimson Marina in Ballard. $240,000 USD. For more photos and information online google " Argonaut II Classic Wooden Yacht"
Call 206-313-0223 for more information and a viewing appointment.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:19 PM   #6
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Having spent the last 4 days working and cleaning and installing a new VHF and changing filters etc etc, I want to know when you would ever find time to polish the brass on an engine? I'm trying to figure out when I'm going to find time to paint mine and get the rust off the shaft coupling.

I guess I have to keep working through dinner and give up those beakers of beer that I reward myself with after I peel off the coveralls.
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Here she is:

1922 Edson Schock 73' Canoe Stern Yacht
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Don't see any sign of a twin.

Beautiful OLD boat.
Got fooled by the off-center engine room door.

Drooling now...
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:35 PM   #9
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Don't see any sign of a twin.

Beautiful OLD boat.
Here ya go.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:43 PM   #10
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Counter rotating right and left hand engines too.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:34 PM   #11
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There are lots of pictures of her here in town as she used to be the Powell River Co. boat.
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She must have been re engined at some time if she was built in 1922. The 6L3 was built between 1932 and 1960 and was then superseded by the 6L3B from 1961 to 1987.
The 6L3 was 114 HP @ 900 RPM cont or 127 @ 1000 light duty.

Some one has been taking very good care of her that's for sure.
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Beautiful.

That price must be reflect how much work she takes because it certainly doesn't reflect how much work she's taken!
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for a speed of 8.5 knots on 2.5 gals. per hour.

Even considering they are probably those FAT Canadian gallons , it is a testament to the designer of a full displacement hull to obtain that fuel burn.
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Fred,
A lot can also be attributed to the design of the engine. they are Clydesdale horses not Shetland Ponies.
Very efficient slower reving engines.

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What a wonderful boat. I look forward to working hard so one day I'll have the time and skills to look after such a boat. I suspect it'd also require the parking of all other hobbies

I'm originally from England and just a couple of miles away from the Gardner Patricroft engine plant. In the late 70's and early 80's I worked after school on a farm and I worked with one of the Gardner engine assemblers. I remember he could fix anything on the farm and all of his stuff seemed perfectly maintained.

Wish I could go back there now and enjoy a beer with this guy. He had lots to say...
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I have the best job in the world. I actually get paid to crawl around boats like this one ... hand built (including engine) steam launch, 21yrs in the making at a cost of $1.5m
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I see the Ontario flag. Is this a Muskoka runabout for the fortunate soul.

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That is fantastic streamlining of the keel end and tailshaft housing. Some production boats could take some lessons there.
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The owner spent 21 years building her and launched her for a sea trial at Etobicoke Yacht Club just west of Toronto. He died shortly after and I was called to survey and appraise for the estate. After looking at her and realizing I had no clue as to how to arrive at a value I passed on the job. I don't know where she went after that. She was definetly a labour of love.
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