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Old 05-08-2017, 05:46 PM   #21
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Ran across this listing on Craigslist today:

(https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/boa/6120268537.html)

Thought I remembered someone was looking for one - don't know if they wanted a REAL project...
Wow, thanks, I'll pass it on to the houseboat group...but any Land N Sea would be a project. Mine is a '72 and sees the road and water regularly but it would be a nightmare for anyone but me
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:54 PM   #22
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I have one in Half Moon Bay dry storage

I have one, a 1972 Land n Sea in Half Moon Bay in dry storage, looking for a houseboat boatyard place or mechanic to renew the electrical and steering, needs a lot of work, willing to spend $10K on the renewal if anyone knows of a place that could renew my old houseboat.
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:02 AM   #23
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I have one, a 1972 Land n Sea in Half Moon Bay in dry storage, looking for a houseboat boatyard place or mechanic to renew the electrical and steering, needs a lot of work, willing to spend $10K on the renewal if anyone knows of a place that could renew my old houseboat.
Tell me about your boat?
Engines/drives?
Trailer?
Flybridge?
Generator?
Any modifications?
When was the last time it was in the water?
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1972 land n sea

its basically just the hull and interior, we removed the engine and generator, it has a flybridge though, hoping to spen 10-15k to renew it rather than buy a new houseboat because its been in the family for a bit and we love it
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:49 AM   #25
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its basically just the hull and interior, we removed the engine and generator, it has a flybridge though, hoping to spen 10-15k to renew it rather than buy a new houseboat because its been in the family for a bit and we love it
Here's some info about the L-n-S...
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:50 AM   #26
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The Big Duck is cool

yes that one is cool. I've been following their restoration since they bought the Big Duck and brought it home on the trailer, its one of the best Land n Sea websites, you should take a look
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:51 AM   #27
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Does anyone know of any houseboat restoration services in the San Francisco Bay Area?
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:31 AM   #28
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Does anyone know of any houseboat restoration services in the San Francisco Bay Area?
These houseboats have relatively simple systems. Any mobile marine mechanic could do mechanical work - maybe even your neighborhood auto mechanic or a "handyman" you trust. The interior of the boat can be worked on by a home repair guy. If they have specific questions, maybe I could help.
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I've had inquiries about my boat Big Duck which is not a trawler, but all the comforts of home on a trailer. They're almost non-existant in used turnkey, but a fellow in Nevada has one for sale. If you're interested drop me an email.

TWIN 4 CYLINDER/240HP; OUTDRIVES= TWIN OMC 120; FLYBRIDGE + 2 BIMINI; MESH ENCLOSED UPPER/LOWER DECKS, EACH WITH DECK STORAGE AND ADDITIONAL STERN; SEVERAL ADDED LADDERS; EXTRAORDINARY HD TRAILER- Electric BRAKES, GOOD TIRES, LAUNCH EXTENSION, ETC.; GENERATOR; A/C; ALL SYSTEMS OPERATIONAL UPON LAST WET IN 2012-STORED AT HOME SINCE; INTERIOR EXCELLENT; TOO MANY ‘EXTRAS’ TO LIST- BUT MOST EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING WANTED INCLUDED. 30K IN:10K FIRM



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Hi, wondering whether this boat is still available, if so I would love the info? Thanks
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:24 AM   #30
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FWIW; Great boats, built in San Jose CA in the early 70's. Excellent rough water hull design.
My concept of rough water must be entirely different than yours!
What features do you consider make this a great rough water design?
Tri hulls are considered one of the worst designs for anything beyond glassy lake conditions, their forte is stability at rest.
The thing offers vast windage, and is obviously top heavy, best to be in the marina if itís gonna be rough.
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:31 AM   #31
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My concept of rough water must be entirely different than yours!
What features do you consider make this a great rough water design?
Tri hulls are considered one of the worst designs for anything beyond glassy lake conditions, their forte is stability at rest.
The thing offers vast windage, and is obviously top heavy, best to be in the marina if itís gonna be rough.
Relatively speaking they are very good in rough water, especially compared to other houseboats. Houseboats don't do ocean passages.

Unlike most other houseboats, the farther they heel - the greater the righting moment. This would send most houseboats to the bottom...these guys were just having fun.


AND - the Land N Sea has positive floatation.
One of the owners of the factory related a story where folks were rescued off a Land and Sea trying to run an inlet in spite of Coast Guard warnings against it. The boat was recovered the next day on the beach, having rolled several times in the surf. They dragged it off the beach and back to the marina - the flybridge rails were the only damage - even the windows were all still unbroken.
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:40 PM   #32
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The scariest thing about that picture is that it isn’t anywhere close to rough, looks like maybe a wake crossing? A great exhibit of how topheavy that Boat is!
Wish the picture showed the look on the helms mans face, I’m sure there are some stains on his jockeys.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:05 PM   #33
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Does anyone know of any houseboat restoration services in the San Francisco Bay Area?
I just got an email from Amazon offering handyman services - you might see if they have someone who can do boat work?


And if you'd like to waste some time just looking at Land And Sea pictures --
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1Q...BDT2J4TXNMcWlR
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