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Old 11-03-2017, 06:59 PM   #4601
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:36 PM   #4602
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Pretty but it needs a way to launch the dinghy and the wheelhouse is poor. Lonely up there.
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You just never know...
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:48 AM   #4604
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Interesting boats

Saw this recently at Tarpon Point marina in FL. It's a round "boat" with a gas outboard and a BBQ gill in the middle that people with little experience can rent. What could possibly go wrong!

You can see a Weber style grill on the boat in the background.

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Old 11-08-2017, 08:56 AM   #4605
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Saw this recently at Tarpon Point marina in FL. It's a round "boat" with a gas outboard and a BBQ gill in the middle that people with little experience can rent. What could possibly go wrong!

You can see a Weber style grill on the boat in the background.

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Looks like a round floating bomb that is very difficult or impossible to steer.
I sort of doubt it is USCG approved. LOL
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:38 AM   #4606
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If the "round BBQ boat" breaks down, call this guy for a tow....

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Old 11-08-2017, 11:50 AM   #4607
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I might offer 300K to see how desperate they are.
But then, it has to pass 2 surveys too.
Where does the crew sleep?
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:14 PM   #4608
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Migrant is on our shortlist for our buying trip this spring, but I am concerned about parts cost and availability for the Gardener engine. And who would work on it if it needed repairs beyond R&R of external components?

Also how much more work is a steel boat as opposed to a fiberglass one? I keep hearing/reading that epoxies have changed everything and that there is no more constant chipping and painting, can this be true? There is a nice 54' Vripack that we want to see as well, but we wonder if our yearly maintenance budget will be used up on fighting rust.

BTW we are well aware of the costs involved with a Fiberglas boat in that size range, but steel is not something we have expensed out.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:23 PM   #4609
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Also how much more work is a steel boat as opposed to a fiberglass one? I keep hearing/reading that epoxies have changed everything and that there is no more constant chipping and painting, can this be true? There is a nice 54' Vripack that we want to see as well, but we wonder if our yearly maintenance budget will be used up on fighting rust.
Sand blasting or CO2 blasting has replaced the chipping hammer, thankfully.

Per the engine, no electronics. It either works or doesn't work. I suspect it is a cable controlled throttle and clutch.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:27 PM   #4610
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If the "round BBQ boat" breaks down, call this guy for a tow....

I do believe he should have used larger floats. That and a check up with a shrink too.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:30 PM   #4611
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I’ve seen the round party boats in Cartagena, and here in Grenada. Both were available bareboat or $20/hr for captain. The ones in Cartagena had smallish hp outboard, the one here has an 18hp.
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:36 PM   #4612
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Iíve seen the round party boats in Cartagena, and here in Grenada. Both were available bareboat or $20/hr for captain. The ones in Cartagena had smallish hp outboard, the one here has an 18hp.
Maybe it has a big keel to keep it from spinning. LOL
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:47 PM   #4613
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If I were 10 or 15 years younger, ...... Right now, I am hoping for 5 more years on this boat before I give it up.
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Sand blasting or CO2 blasting has replaced the chipping hammer, thankfully.

Per the engine, no electronics. It either works or doesn't work. I suspect it is a cable controlled throttle and clutch.
Per the engine: when it doesn't work, are there lots of mechanics around trained in Gardener engines? Do you need to fly in a team from the UK to do an in-frame overhaul? I am pretty sure that we could get timely Volvo or MAN service most anywhere in NA with just a hit to my wallet, but I am not so sure about Gardener. Internet gossip has it that these engines never wear out, but we all know that cannot be true.........
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:40 PM   #4615
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Something you donít see ever day. On the Seattle Craigslist, and I donít know the owner. A Grand Banks motorsailor.
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Old 11-08-2017, 02:58 PM   #4616
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Per the engine: when it doesn't work, are there lots of mechanics around trained in Gardener engines? Do you need to fly in a team from the UK to do an in-frame overhaul? I am pretty sure that we could get timely Volvo or MAN service most anywhere in NA with just a hit to my wallet, but I am not so sure about Gardener. Internet gossip has it that these engines never wear out, but we all know that cannot be true.........
We do know it is a 6 cylinder so that narrows it down a bit. We don't know if it even has an hour meter on it.
Don't know anything about the generator etc.
It is worthy of a look see.
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Per the engine: when it doesn't work, are there lots of mechanics around trained in Gardener engines? Do you need to fly in a team from the UK to do an in-frame overhaul? I am pretty sure that we could get timely Volvo or MAN service most anywhere in NA with just a hit to my wallet, but I am not so sure about Gardener. Internet gossip has it that these engines never wear out, but we all know that cannot be true.........
We know it is a 6 cylinder. That narrows it down to 112hp or 150hp or 180hp
Given the length of the boat and the steel hull, we can discount the 112hp engine. I am betting on the 180.

There is much missing specs missing in the boat's description.
When you look at it, gather up all the information and let us know, please.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:37 PM   #4619
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I just looked at Yacht World's site. I didn't see it there, we may be too late.
Bummer.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:52 PM   #4620
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Ah, found the spec sheets.
It is under one of the engine pics.

A lot of work was done on the boat.
Looking good. That is a lot of boat for 4 people. I would think it should have 3 staterooms and 2 heads.

If you were close and interested, it would be worth looking at.
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