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Old 10-31-2017, 05:09 PM   #1
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This boat showed up in the Coral Gables Waterway across from a boat I keep an eye on. It just struck me as a very pretty boat. Does anybody recognize it?

There are two masts laying on the deck. There is what looks like a builders mark consisting of two crossed flags with something written under them. The hull appears to be wood. There is damaged paint on the side. Probably hurricane damage.

I think it looks better without masts than it would with them up, but that's just me.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:28 PM   #2
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I don't know what it is but I know I'm luvin it .
Cheoy Lee maybe ?
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:44 PM   #3
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Possum II might be a bit of a fixer upper but she sure has style. Early DeVries??
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It looks very similar to a Philip Rhodes Motorsailer.



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Old 10-31-2017, 09:10 PM   #5
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Looking at pictures of various Motorsailors I think the flat transom sets this one apart from most of the others. Rounded transom or a canoe stern seems more common on motorsailors.

The flat transom makes this one look more powerboat than sailboat to my eye.
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The house looks like it got snached off a Pacemaker cruiser and perhaps shortened.
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1959 Philip Rhodes Virginia Reel Motorsailer Project for Sale
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:02 PM   #8
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Hi Dave, both you and Coolbeans suggested that it looked like a Rhodes design. Tad Roberts suggested the same thing on my Facebook page. We may have a winner but I'm not sure how we'll confirm it.
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Drive around and talk to the owner, he owns a trawler , he will be friendly.
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Old 12-03-2017, 04:04 PM   #10
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I went back for another look and it was gone. If I see someone in the yard I'll ask. One neighbor said it was a replica of Pilar, but it's not even close to Pilar. Emilio Estevez has a really nice replica of Pilar that he keeps in South Florida.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:39 PM   #11
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Correction, Andy Garcia owns the Pilar replica.
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It is a Palmer Johnson, and the owner has a connection to Andy Garcia, who owns the PILAR replica. I am afraid I have forgotten the name of the boat, but I know she is a Palmer Johnson. She was shown at Ocean Reef Vintage Weekend a few years ago.
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Old 12-03-2017, 09:35 PM   #13
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Thanks Malden. I was hoping to get down to the vintage weekend this year but I understand it was canceled because of the hurricane.
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Looking at pictures of various Motorsailors I think the flat transom sets this one apart from most of the others. Rounded transom or a canoe stern seems more common on motorsailors.

The flat transom makes this one look more powerboat than sailboat to my eye.
Hi,

You're right she's cool and beautiful, but unfortunately, the boat loses part of its intended stability when the masts are removed out.

This would be good to take into account the conserve work, possibly lighten the keel weight, but the sea architect can calculate it.

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