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Old 11-08-2017, 04:02 PM   #4621
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Here's a rare opportunity. At 108 feet, not for just anyone, but the price is appealing. This seems to be one of the two work vessels at the Torpedo Station in Keyport, WA. I admire them every time I pass.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:05 PM   #4622
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Saw this recently at Tarpon Point marina in FL.
Same thing in False Creek, Vancouver BC; powered by Torquedo--probably can't do too much damage:
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:25 PM   #4623
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Here's a rare opportunity. At 108 feet, not for just anyone, but the price is appealing. This seems to be one of the two work vessels at the Torpedo Station in Keyport, WA. I admire them every time I pass.

Darn! Just a bit too much draft for my marina.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:20 PM   #4624
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What a desirable boat. The Dutch sure can build a great looking steel hull.
There is an impressive maritime museum in Rotterdam featuring beautiful old classic boats. Steel seems to be a popular building material.
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Mr. WH. Re: post #4608..."Migrant is on our shortlist for our buying trip this spring."

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Old 11-08-2017, 10:45 PM   #4626
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Greetings,
Mr. A. Oh ya? Same to you.

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Old 11-08-2017, 11:23 PM   #4628
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:45 PM   #4629
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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?

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Surprised that one of our fine Canadian members has not jumped in to respond to the question of the Gardener. This is a popular engine in the B.C.Canada area as Vancouver I believe, has a excellent rapport in the terms of shops, rebuild sites, parts, along with valid reputations for all aspects. Please advise to the contrary if these statements are off.
There are cases here in Southeast Alaska where commercial trollers have converted perfectly good Cats, Jimmies, and such for a rebuilt Gardener. The fuel burn alone is worth a peek. They are indestructable a 'Tank' engine reputation that runs for ever with little anticipated maintenance woes.

Did I mention I am a fan of the Gardener engines?

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Old 11-09-2017, 01:30 PM   #4630
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Surprised that one of our fine Canadian members has not jumped in to respond to the question of the Gardener. This is a popular engine in the B.C.Canada area as Vancouver I believe, has a excellent rapport in the terms of shops, rebuild sites, parts, along with valid reputations for all aspects. Please advise to the contrary if these statements are off.
There are cases here in Southeast Alaska where commercial trollers have converted perfectly good Cats, Jimmies, and such for a rebuilt Gardener. The fuel burn alone is worth a peek. They are indestructable a 'Tank' engine reputation that runs for ever with little anticipated maintenance woes.

Did I mention I am a fan of the Gardener engines?

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They leak. Too many seals and they are a "hands on" engine complete with individual bits and pieces and levers. Far to fidgety for modern boaters. Don't you want to just turn a key and have your motor start without having the parts all visible. Isn't that why car engines now are covered in pretty plastic so you can't even see them. Gardner won't fit in many engine rooms because they are about 4 feet tall and very heavy.

On a personal note. I love them. Never owned one but one of the fishboats I worked on had one. 900 rpm cruise or something like that IIRC. Seems to me l started her by hand once just to see if it could be done but that was a long time ago and my memory might be off. They company still fully supports them and has all parts in stock.
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Old 11-09-2017, 02:41 PM   #4631
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I can't imagine that they are leakier than a DD: they look to be be of a similar era.

It's good to hear that parts are available in NA, too
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Greetings,
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We are loading up the fifth wheel and heading to the gulf coast come springtime and hope to follow the coast up to the Chesepeake seeing what's available. We have bare boated the PNW for a few years and have a hankering for something different in our retirement, so we are looking on the East coast.
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Old 11-09-2017, 03:29 PM   #4633
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I can't imagine that they are leakier than a DD: they look to be be of a similar era.

It's good to hear that parts are available in NA, too
Engines of that era are self-oiling to prevent rust and corrosion.
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Surprised that one of our fine Canadian members has not jumped in to respond to the question of the Gardener. This is a popular engine in the B.C.Canada area as Vancouver I believe, has a excellent rapport in the terms of shops, rebuild sites, parts, along with valid reputations for all aspects. Please advise to the contrary if these statements are off...
Don't know how often this website is freshened up, but there might be Gardner gold in Soiuntula, off Vancouver Islands north east coast;

Gardner - Sointula Power Products Ltd.
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Speaking of Gardner, this one is kind of cool...

http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1981...a#.WgTVFEFMGEc
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Speaking of Gardner, this one is kind of cool...

1981 Custom Motor Sailor Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
Definitely not an assembly line boat!
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Interesting boats

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Definitely not an assembly line boat!

Lol. No. She's not too shiny, and she has a big green butt. Strange with no railings on the stern.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:48 PM   #4639
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Speaking of Gardner, this one is kind of cool...

1981 Custom Motor Sailor Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
All these neat boats 'appear' after I bought my American Tug 34.
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Interesting hull design.
What is the brand of these boats?
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