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Old 12-20-2017, 11:07 PM   #1
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74' Steel Boat Build, Front Yard, Tulsa ?!?

...so a guy decides he's going to build a 74' steel motoring/sailing vessel based on a Chinese Junk design and why not just build it in his front yard in Tulsa?
Sounds crazy right?
Turns out he has wicked fabrication skills and it so happens Tulsa, OK is right next to the Arkansas River which links to the Mississippi River.
The boat and project is called SV Seeker and he's got an amazing vision. He invites other people of various skills to come down and help build it. There's a whole series of videos and it can be kind of addictive to watch it...

https://youtu.be/HnWkg-vZ2uQ
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:49 AM   #2
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WOW! That's pretty cool!
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:13 AM   #3
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Hi, it is very hmm...A project that does not end in sight.

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Old 12-21-2017, 11:08 AM   #4
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Been watching this since day one.

Hell of a retirement program, and he hasent actually retired yet!
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Old 12-21-2017, 12:47 PM   #5
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Obviously no zoning laws. Have there been complaints? Anyone know how addressed if so?
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:24 PM   #6
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Rustoleum sellers will be happy.
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Old 05-30-2021, 05:48 AM   #8
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Heard it said” there’s folks who enjoy building boats and those who enjoy using them. Very few of the first become the second”.

A close friend of my wife’s father built a 64’ steelie in Quincy MA. My father in law did the wiring. The boat builder ran a construction company and used his employees when there wasn’t a backlog of contracts to fulfill so the boat was completed and splashed. After a few years ownership changed hands and she made her way on her own bottom to Alaska. There she caught fire and sunk. So on occasion these projects do get completed but it’s d-mn rare.
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...so a guy decides he's going to build a 74' steel motoring/sailing vessel based on a Chinese Junk design and why not just build it in his front yard in Tulsa?
Sounds crazy right?
Turns out he has wicked fabrication skills and it so happens Tulsa, OK is right next to the Arkansas River which links to the Mississippi River.
The boat and project is called SV Seeker and he's got an amazing vision. He invites other people of various skills to come down and help build it. There's a whole series of videos and it can be kind of addictive to watch it...

https://youtu.be/HnWkg-vZ2uQ
Bet the neighbors were 'pleased'. This adventure was also called, "What happens when you live in a county without zoning."
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I like this one better....

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Old 05-30-2021, 08:04 AM   #12
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I watched it for a while. The guy is very determined and I think will finish the project, unlike most such projects. But he's all mouth and no ears, so aspects of the build are questionable.
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Anyone catch if he knows the USCG will get involved with building standards if used for charter?
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I'd say that's the least of his worries right now
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I'd say that's the least of his worries right now
Not really......if this is proceeding along.....get too far and changing things to comply later may be enormous.
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Not really......if this is proceeding along.....get too far and changing things to comply later may be enormous.
Fair point, but he doesn't seem the type to be worrying about things like that. I'd be surprised if it makes it to the water any time soon, if ever.
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Not really......if this is proceeding along.....get too far and changing things to comply later may be enormous.


Probably too late for all that anyway. But I dont recall what his plans are for the boat Re charter, paying guests, or just personal use.

Im trying to remember when I unsubscribed, but it was after I pointed out that marine norms were to do something one way, where he was doing a typical land approach. It may have been using wire nuts for the electrical system, but Im not sure. He was downright hostile in his response, so I moved on.
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The posted video he said he wanted to be the poor man's oceanographic research vessel. His vessel might cost $40,000 for months charter versus many that are $40,000 per day.

Better get the big picture now, no matter how far along he is.
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The posted video he said he wanted to be the poor man's oceanographic research vessel. His vessel might cost $40,000 for months charter versus many that are $40,000 per day.

Better get the big picture now, no matter how far along he is.

It will be interesting to see how it pans out.
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Just my not so humble opinion....
That guy SV Seeker is an asshat. Watched and followed along until the faked accident. Just happened to get it on film. Supposedly had a gas explosion with him inside the boat. All bandaged up with another fake Dr. giving reports of injuries.
All drama. All BS. He lost thousands of subscribers. Hope he lost a bunch of Patrons too.
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