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Old 03-07-2016, 01:24 PM   #1
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Land-N-Sea Houseboat

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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Old 11-03-2016, 08:04 PM   #2
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Hi Jeff,
Please, send me info. On the L&S Craft.
We've been searching for a boat like yours.
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FWIW; Great boats, built in San Jose CA in the early 70's. Excellent rough water hull design.
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:58 AM   #4
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And they're wake proof too!
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:38 AM   #5
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Damn, that's impressively stable!
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:23 PM   #6
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L & S info.

Jeff,
Is that L & S in nevada still available ?
I've searched the marinas & dry dock storeage area's in southern nevada, No luck.
In the last few years. Marina's have closed down & liquidated lots of old boats & houseboats.
Most of them were junked ! Sent ro the land fill.
Seem's they make more on a Tax write off then to auction them off. That's why old boats & RV's just rot in dry / storeage.
I've herd nothing but sad stories.
They just ground them up ! They make more money that way. I spoke with a Co. That buys up old marina's & storeage yards to do that.
They never auction / sell anything ! !
If anybody know's of one for sale, Please, Let me know; EdwardrTafoya@gmail.com
I keep searching ?
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I tried searching for the molds recently. Last I heard they where in a S San Jose or Morgan Hill field(I may have seen them as a kid). If anyone knows the exact whereabouts of the original molds I would appreciate a PM
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Old 01-02-2017, 10:56 PM   #8
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I tried searching for the molds recently. Last I heard they where in a S San Jose or Morgan Hill field(I may have seen them as a kid). If anyone knows the exact whereabouts of the original molds I would appreciate a PM
The molds are in a Morgan Hills CA yard. All the molds/parts were sold when the factory went under. This half was used at Boat Shows to demonstrate how the boats were constructed. The hulls were actually built in halves and glassed together.


This video was sent to me by one of the owners (now over 90 y/o) who stumbled on my blog. It too was used at boat shows.
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Thanks Jeff. I was in Morgan Hill and drove around for several hours looking last week. No luck yet but I'll go back and keep looking. Good to see you back posting here, you bring an interesting perspective to discussions not easily replaced.

For those that don't know Jeff has done the "trawler thing" and evolved back to a hybrid style of traveling and boating that I find a pretty cool compromise.
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That wagon pulling it is a beast!
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:39 PM   #11
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Jeff,
Is that L & S in nevada still available ?
I've searched the marinas & dry dock storeage area's in southern nevada, No luck.
In the last few years. Marina's have closed down & liquidated lots of old boats & houseboats.
Most of them were junked ! Sent ro the land fill.
Seem's they make more on a Tax write off then to auction them off. That's why old boats & RV's just rot in dry / storeage.
I've herd nothing but sad stories.
They just ground them up ! They make more money that way. I spoke with a Co. That buys up old marina's & storeage yards to do that.
They never auction / sell anything ! !
If anybody know's of one for sale, Please, Let me know; EdwardrTafoya@gmail.com
I keep searching ?
None available that I know of, but here's one in the wild...
A fellow boater spotted this one and alerted me. I sent a note but never got a response.
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Old 01-02-2017, 11:50 PM   #12
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Here is a photo from Wimpy's marina in the CA Delta circa 1979 for you Jeff

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In this photo from the same era is a picture of my dads houseboat docked behind the Sea Ray

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Old 01-03-2017, 12:57 AM   #13
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Thanks Jeff. I was in Morgan Hill and drove around for several hours looking last week. No luck yet but I'll go back and keep looking. Good to see you back posting here, you bring an interesting perspective to discussions not easily replaced.

For those that don't know Jeff has done the "trawler thing" and evolved back to a hybrid style of traveling and boating that I find a pretty cool compromise.
Thanks for the pics.

I found my last conversation (2012) with the fellow who took the picture. He said:
It's in gated boat and rv storage, it's were I keep my L&S. The girl that runs the office is in at 1pm on weekdays and might let you see the demo. The place is called Land and Sea boat and rv storage and is located at 20000 Monterey road.
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I'm not sure if this is the same mfg or not.



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L & S For Sale ?

Nice Boats !
But, Not L & S .
Both are Sea Campers.
The Stubby one is different ?
I keep looking for the Elusive L&S !
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Nice Boats !
But, Not L & S .
Both are Sea Campers.
The Stubby one is different ?
I keep looking for the Elusive L&S !
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its the same boat. i just happened to see it on a side rd close to my work. figured you guys would know if is what your hunting for.
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:18 PM   #18
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Yes, it's a Sea Camper - smaller brother to the LNS. Sea Campers are 24' as opposed to LNS 28. The trouble with the Sea Campers is that by now their interiors have rotted or mildewed. The LNS had a molded fiberglass interior - no wood, so the LNS's are generally in better condition inside.
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Similar to the Yukon Delta my dad owned in the second photograph in post #12. Most of those should have long since decomposed by now as they where basically a frameless 16' aluminum skinned travel trailer stuck into a flimsy 25' thin fiberglass cathedral hull.

The Yukon Delta was built to an extremely low price point ideal for a family of moderate means could easily afford to have fun on the water. The L&S as Jeff pointed out is a much more robust build thus have survived with only soft goods needing replacement.
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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...
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