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Old 09-17-2015, 05:19 PM   #21
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I also would not want to be among the first four boats. I already got burned that way once. You" older" folks (ahem) remember '72 Chevrolet Vega with aluminum blocks? Seen one lately? I ordered one direct, sight unseen, except for pictures, while stationed in the P.I. Then I got stationed in Southern Georgia and made the mistake of driving it to Disney World when Epcot looked like the half finished Death Star. Car never made it back. Think I'll let them work out the bugs first. I do want to do the Loop but I kinda wanna finish it.
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:41 PM   #22
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Old 09-17-2015, 08:10 PM   #23
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Dejavu I owned a "Finn 8" maybe 30 years ago it was my introduction to cruising and always though how good a bigger version of my boat would be


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I would buy a SeaPiper 34 in a heart beat but it would set me back over $400000 AU$ I think I will give it a miss
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Old 09-17-2015, 09:24 PM   #24
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Well I guess none of us has seen one in person. It is an interesting design, but I wonder why they kept it to a beam of 8-1/2 feet. Unless you had a full one ton truck with duallies you wouldn't want to tow this thing. It would have a tow weight of ten tons.

On further thought the beam is probably to allow container shipment.

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Won't fit in a container without disassembly.

But they do say this on the website:

"The flat bottom section combined with 8ft-6in beam makes Seapiper into a true trailerable trawler. Not only does it allow for simple winter storage but it also enables cross country transport on a commercial flat bed trailer. No special permits will be required enabling inexpensive transport over land."
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:03 PM   #25
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It would however fit "inside" this container without disassembly.

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Old 09-17-2015, 10:36 PM   #26
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I'm thinking it might roll something like this!



There's no way on God's green earth that I'm walking outside my boat to use the head on the "other" inside of my boat. Great point on the RW washdown for the main engine. I also hope there's great drainage in the fwd cockpit.

TTBOMK, I have hull #1 of the Californian 34 LRC. Any problems with it being hull 34-01 (if any) would have been solved many years ago. But that was an early hull in an established boat building company, Marshall Boats.

I wouldn't want to be the recipient of an early hull done by a brand new, upstart boat company. Lots of risk there.
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Old 09-18-2015, 01:02 AM   #27
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It is certainly not a boat that would interest me, but I am glad to see someone trying to come up with a new design at a very reasonable price point. I hope they are successful.

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Old 09-18-2015, 11:38 AM   #28
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Old 09-18-2015, 11:44 AM   #29
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Excuse me Flywright, I lived in Missouri in the Early 60's, with no running water. Going outside to use the facilities was mandatory. So was digging a new hole every year to set the "facilities" over. Guess it's what you know; to me, a non issue. My older brother went to college in Joplin and told my dad he could design and build an inside toilet. my dad was incredulous, "I buy you books, I send you to college, and when you come home all you want to do is crap in the house!" (Very old Ozarks tale) The last part. First part is true.
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It seems like a larger version of some of the nimble boats. That's quite an interesting idea though.
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:46 AM   #31
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It would however fit "inside" this container without disassembly.

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You're quite correct.

As far as I can ascertain a standard shipping container has a door opening of 2.34 metres.

Methinks 8' 6 won't squeeze in.

The problem with an open flatrack is all your stuff will get stolen off your boat; even though the vast majority of dockers are honest hard working people.
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:43 AM   #32
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You're quite correct.

As far as I can ascertain a standard shipping container has a door opening of 2.34 metres.

Methinks 8' 6 won't squeeze in.

The problem with an open flatrack is all your stuff will get stolen off your boat; even though the vast majority of dockers are honest hard working people.
It's about 11' tall.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:11 AM   #33
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It's about 11' tall.

Top stack only is an option last I checked.

As to theft let them go for it. I insure my shipments.
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