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Old 02-21-2021, 02:59 PM   #1
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Has anybody seen my boat?

I sold Calypso, my Grand Banks 42 woodie, to a gentleman in the Houston/Galveston area in 2015, and we stayed in pretty regular contact over the intervening years until late 2020 when illness reduced his health. I know he was trying to sell the boat and that it was moored in the Galveston Yacht Basin. I do not know the owner's health status as he no longer responds to calls; I fear the worst.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:31 AM   #2
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Have you reached out to the marina? They'd know if the boat is still there and might have news about the owner. Or could at least forward your inquiry to them.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:39 AM   #3
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Do an obituary search under his name in that area.


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Old 02-22-2021, 11:40 AM   #4
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Obit search yielded nada. I will check the marina, thanks, Bill.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:51 AM   #5
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Don't know about your boat, but I feel your pain. Last fall I found a sailboat on Yachtworld that I sold to a Canadian 15 years earlier. Still had the same name on the transom. I've been kicking myself ever since I sold her and would love to have her back. As I'm trying to figure out how to buy and import the boat with Covid restrictions, some one else bought her. Actually not being able to get that boat contributed to me being here with a motoryacht. Going to power was Plan B.
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:04 PM   #6
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I know for certain that I would not want to revert to ownership of my old boat, but I would like to contribute the tremendous store of knowledge and expertise I have in it because I know for a fact that the person I sold it to never consulted gigabytes of information I supplied him - he just called me. I am afraid that the data may not have passed on to new ownership. My quest is truly altruistic.
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:22 PM   #7
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I found the original owner of my boat (well he found me )on a facebook group.
I read the post about an hour after he posted it.
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:27 PM   #8
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Have you tried the regular internet stalker stuff paper trails, foreclosures, public notices, Facebook of possible relatives, cold calling same name etc. take an ad out seen that done with success in the past. Craigslist it’s free. I recently was looking for my boat I knew where one was it left the market so I ran ads looking for one and low and behold they called me back. Sometimes word gets to the people who inherit stuff that it’s desired and they might call. Good luck I feel your pain having looked to get my first Harley back before
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Old 02-22-2021, 12:38 PM   #9
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One hopes that any new owner of a 42-foot trawler would have the good sense to join up with groups like this, and I heavily suggested that course of action to the fellow I sold the boat to, which he ignored. Why bother? he must have figured, he had me on the other end of a phone call. For a long time, it was a rare week that did not go by without a call from him, and I enjoyed helping.
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Old 02-22-2021, 06:23 PM   #10
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I saw a 42 for sale recently (now I'm wracking my brain to remember where - CL maybe? I think it was a by-owner sale).

It was a 1972 (or possibly '71), twin Lehmans, and a full suit of bright blue (maybe Pacific Blue Sunbrella) canvas. I think it was on the Texas Coast? At the time I read the ad I wondered if it was your former boat.

I'll see if I can find it again, and if so I'll post back.

EDIT: Okay, here we go, is this it -- "Calypso"

https://www.boattrader.com/boat/1972...assic-7683082/
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Old 02-22-2021, 07:01 PM   #11
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Thereyahgo Rich. How's that for service..? for TF members, and Frosty in particular gets a virtual gong..!
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Old 02-22-2021, 07:59 PM   #12
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And if it was documented you can search on the USCG database for it by the documentation ID or the hull number.

https://cgmix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXSearch.aspx
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:14 PM   #13
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They used to give you owner's name and address as well as boat dimensions.

Well, they still do except for owner info.


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Old 02-22-2021, 08:15 PM   #14
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And if it was documented you can search on the USCG database for it by the documentation ID or the hull number.
Although they no longer give any owner name or boat location info. (I actually like this as an owner because it felt like a huge privacy leak; not so nice if you are the one doing the sleuthing tho.)

About the only way you can sometimes get a sliver of location info is if there is a "contact" by the CG, which they will list (just gives general location and date; no name).

Unless I've missed some expand-a-data box or something?
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:31 PM   #15
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Thereyahgo Rich. How's that for service..? for TF members, and Frosty in particular gets a virtual gong..!
Ya just can't beat that service with a stick! Thanks, Frosty. I for some reason looked earlier and missed it. I see the price is coming down.
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Old 02-22-2021, 08:32 PM   #16
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And if it was documented you can search on the USCG database for it by the documentation ID or the hull number.

https://cgmix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXSearch.aspx
I did see that he has a multi-year document. Good till 2024.
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OK, the pictures are difficult to view. How is that dingy secured?
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OK, the pictures are difficult to view. How is that dingy secured?
Thusly,
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What was the point of raising it like that? Keeping visibility through the aft window? I'd have been more concerned about the raised weight of it affecting stability.
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