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Old 05-25-2018, 08:59 AM   #5641
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What can I say....

Well, I guess it is fairly cheap for a 31' 2008 model. The oarlock kind of confuses me as does the head but I do like the canoe stern. Kinda looks like a sail boat without the sail. And low hours on the 85hp Saab!

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Old 05-25-2018, 09:13 AM   #5642
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Well, I guess it is fairly cheap for a 31' 2008 model. The oarlock kind of confuses me as does the head but I do like the canoe stern. Kinda looks like a sail boat without the sail. And low hours on the 85hp Saab!

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That is a weird boat... very weird!
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Well, I guess it is fairly cheap for a 31' 2008 model. The oarlock kind of confuses me as does the head but I do like the canoe stern. Kinda looks like a sail boat without the sail. And low hours on the 85hp Saab!

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That appears to be an enclosed lifeboat conversion. From my research, they seem to be getting popular around the canals of Europe as a cheap alternative to land based living. I have considered converting one to liveaboard trawler duty. They're hard to find around the US and are expensive when one comes up.
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That appears to be an enclosed lifeboat conversion.

Yup, that is what it is advertised as. It has an 8 foot beam so it should trailerable. Wondering about the reliability of the Saab diesel and also its marinization.


After doing an internet search, I am suspecting the power plant is actually a Sabb F4.415 85hp. Not familiar with that engine either.
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The Sabb diesel is no longer made but is considered ultra reliable. Norweigian company. It is not the same company as Saab, the car company.

Many were built as lifeboat engines. They generally were set up to be started by a method other than battery powered starter.
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I wonder why there is no profile picture? Could it be that the boat is so ugly even the seller cannot bear to look at it?
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Just imagining that as a lifeboat.......Seas are so rough that your 600 foot cargo ship is overwhelmed....you take to the lifeboats....and some poor bastard has to stand on the roof of it exposed while everyone else is safe inside.
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Yup, that is what it is advertised as. It has an 8 foot beam so it should trailerable. Wondering about the reliability of the Saab diesel and also its marinization.


After doing an internet search, I am suspecting the power plant is actually a Sabb F4.415 85hp. Not familiar with that engine either.

I only saw a pic of it and not a very good one. Adblocker kicked in and stopped the rest of the page from loading. There must be some pretty sketchy embedded ads on that site.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:15 PM   #5649
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Interesting boats

I canít imagine a more rolly boat underway than a lifeboat. Looks like it wonít capsize, but I think it would roll horribly even in small seas.

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Just imagining that as a lifeboat.......Seas are so rough that your 600 foot cargo ship is overwhelmed....you take to the lifeboats....and some poor bastard has to stand on the roof of it exposed while everyone else is safe inside.

I think that was added on. The little hump with windows is usually where the operator stands inside.
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I canít imagine a more rolly boat underway than a lifeboat. It wonít capsize, but itís not stable either.

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There wasn't enough weight in it to get it down on it's lines where it needed to be. If there was weight in it, it would have such a snappy roll to it.
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Ahh. Gotcha. I know nothing about them, obviously.
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Ahh. Gotcha. I know nothing about them, obviously.

Most people that convert these boats add about 1000lbs of weight, usually sandbags, under the floors to stabilize them.
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I don't know why that quoted both posts.
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Best thing about a life boat like that - don't ever plan to need nor own one!
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Best thing about a life boat like that - don't ever plan to need nor own one!

Convert the dingy into one.
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Well, I guess it is fairly cheap for a 31' 2008 model. The oarlock kind of confuses me as does the head but I do like the canoe stern. Kinda looks like a sail boat without the sail. And low hours on the 85hp Saab!

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You can check on your dinner slowly cooking while sitting on the head bowl, isnít it a great feature ? And even better your friends having a drink can check on you too at the same time!

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The only thing I can think to say in it's defense is that it's the perfect next boat for the couple who ran aground and crowd funded a new boat a few months back.
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Another roller?
I'd trust an Allweather over many, many, many other designs.
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