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Old 08-01-2016, 01:46 PM   #3581
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Found on our local craigslist. I feel for the guy....

Houseboat Live aboard Sell/Trade for Sailboat or Camper.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:28 PM   #3582
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Yikes! That thing ate his retirement fund! 😢

This should be a cautionary tale for all the new posters looking retire on a boat. Boats can be hungry, retirement fund eating monsters.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:04 PM   #3583
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Yikes! That thing ate his retirement fund! 😢

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A fool and his money are soon parted....
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:46 PM   #3584
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How does that thing not flop over and sink?
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:54 PM   #3585
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Yikes! That thing ate his retirement fund! 😢

This should be a cautionary tale for all the new posters looking retire on a boat. Boats can be hungry, retirement fund eating monsters.

This post should be mandatory reading for every new member.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:20 AM   #3586
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A fool and his money are soon parted....
I thought the saying was "A boat owner and his money are soon parted"????
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:11 AM   #3587
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Why be so critical?

He may have most of his money left and I do'nt see why it won't sell. The building/rebuilding was work to be sure but work is almost always uplifting. He sounds sad in his add but it may have all to do w his health .. and not being able to finish his project.
The only criticism I have is that he should clean up the boat before taking CL pics.

You all make him out to be such a fool and the fools IMO are here on this page.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:24 AM   #3588
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Good points Willy. Not many in this forum would probably be interested in his boat but there are many places where it would fit in and probably sell pretty quickly.
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:36 AM   #3589
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Why be so critical?

He may have most of his money left and I do'nt see why it won't sell. The building/rebuilding was work to be sure but work is almost always uplifting. He sounds sad in his add but it may have all to do w his health .. and not being able to finish his project.
The only criticism I have is that he should clean up the boat before taking CL pics.

You all make him out to be such a fool and the fools IMO are here on this page.

I was not trying to make him look like a fool, but just empathizing with the fact that his boat project ate most of his retirement fund. In his ad he states the project ate up "much of his retirement fund". Maybe I erroneously equated the terms "much " with "most", but that was not an attempt to make him look foolish in any way.

I never specifically criticized his boat.
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:03 AM   #3590
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Sorry dude but the whole page seemed to make him out the fool and of course that would elevate those who know better (the posters) as being well above that and much smarter. The old put the other guy down to make yourself look good.
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:08 AM   #3591
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I think most of us feel sorry for the guy. It sounds as if he is terribly disappointed. Many of us here have seen boat projects that take longer, are much more expensive, and get beyond the capabilities of the owner. It is tough when dreams run afoul of reality. I don't think that any wished to belittle him.
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Old 08-02-2016, 03:21 PM   #3592
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A lot of guys in Alaska would love to have that houseboat. And as a houseboat it's about as likely to tip over as an aircraftcarrier. Sometimes TF kinda comes off as a Yacht Club.

And there's the chance that he over stated his "problems" to enhance the sale appeal.

But money and health problems together are not a small thing. I have plenty of arthritis but someone in a wheel chair would be inclined to think of my problem to be small. Indeed I am thankful for the health I have .. at 76.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:28 PM   #3593
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I found this Downeast Trawler interesting. 1979 Lyman Morse 52. Can anyone share with me information on These Camden, Maine built boats? Note: the aft state room is detached from the lounge and forward stateroom. Is there a reason for this design?
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I found this Downeast Trawler interesting. 1979 Lyman Morse 52. Can anyone share with me information on These Camden, Maine built boats? Note: the aft state room is detached from the lounge and forward stateroom. Is there a reason for this design?

That boat was discussed awhile back here on this very thread I think.

I think the cockpit area has been extended on this boat iirc?

Never mind. I see you found the thread where it was discussed.
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:51 PM   #3595
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I have seen this boat on the way to my fishing camp in Cocodrie,La for years and always admired the boat. I finally stopped to get a picture of it last week. As I was driving away the owner flagged me down asked me if I was interested in buying it. I told him I already had a couple of boats but maybe I would post a picture on the internet.
Looks like a steel shrimp boat hull with cruising cabin added on at some point he told me it has a 4-71 DD engine. it appears to be about 35' long.
If I can get some better pictures next week I'll post on the classified section.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:25 PM   #3596
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Nice find Steve. I like a workboat that ain't afraid to show off some sheer.
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:30 PM   #3597
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Not exactly a nice sheer line though, a bit lumpy, not at all fair.
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Old 08-02-2016, 08:56 PM   #3598
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78, "fair" frequently isn't an element of steel boats.

But Craig at least the inside decks are horizontal ... unlike a Lord Nelson.
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A fair line is a fair line, no matter the material.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:44 PM   #3600
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Your opinion sucks and mine doesn't.

My opinion sucks and yours doesn't.

Some prefer blondes, others redheads and still other brunettes.

You can like your sheer lines your way, I mine and yet miraculously neither of us would be wrong. Except you of course IMO
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