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Old 12-03-2019, 06:03 PM   #8041
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Passed on ICW south of JAX
That guy was an ex-NASA engineer and built his boat in Merritt Island.
I saw him testing it (doing a bollard test) at the dock and he was pushing a LOT of water out the back.
He has a tilt control of each panel so he can orient them to find the sun (on clear days) and run on all battery / electric power.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:34 PM   #8042
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That guy was an ex-NASA engineer and built his boat in Merritt Island.

I saw him testing it (doing a bollard test) at the dock and he was pushing a LOT of water out the back.

He has a tilt control of each panel so he can orient them to find the sun (on clear days) and run on all battery / electric power.

Yeah to me thatís cool. Some people might call it trailer trash, but I call it getting on the water, having fun designing and building something on the cheap.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:41 PM   #8043
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That guy was an ex-NASA engineer and built his boat in Merritt Island.
I saw him testing it (doing a bollard test) at the dock and he was pushing a LOT of water out the back.
He has a tilt control of each panel so he can orient them to find the sun (on clear days) and run on all battery / electric power.
Cool!
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:00 PM   #8044
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I'm still liking this for $495k aud
That's $338k USD



She has twin 6lx Gardner's in her
Sold now, love to know what she eventually went for

Downside to me was round stern making her difficult to board.

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Old ad painted white had $1.5 mill on her
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:22 PM   #8045
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[QUOTE=Simi 60;825602]I'm still liking this for $495k aud
That's $338k USD



It is a beautiful boat but far more than I want or need.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:12 PM   #8046
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I'm still liking this for $495k aud

That's $338k USD







It is a beautiful boat but far more than I want or need.

Same. I once lusted after big, complicated boats like this. Now I really appreciate my small, relatively simple boat.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:15 PM   #8047
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Yeah, but it sure is fun to think about.
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Same. I once lusted after big, complicated boats like this. Now I really appreciate my small, relatively simple boat.
and the ad talks about charter potential. Oh yea, right.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:38 PM   #8049
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...and the ad talks about charter potential. Oh yea, right.
Here's a charter boat $1,175,000 - 1944, 96', a "plywood and glass deck" installed in the mid 70s...don't go all competitive on this one:

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/194...yacht-3615294/
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:50 PM   #8050
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Here's a charter boat $1,175,000 - 1944, 96', a "plywood and glass deck" installed in the mid 70s...don't go all competitive on this one:

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/194...yacht-3615294/
I THINK ply wood came about during WWII and used on PT boats, mind sweepes and landing small landing craft.
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:52 PM   #8051
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Same. I once lusted after big, complicated boats like this. Now I really appreciate my small, relatively simple boat.
Simple Is Good; as is, Not Too Big nor Too New... which can keep things - Simple!!

We have three simple vintage boats [1975, 1977, 1989]. A simple vintage 1996 RV Motorhome. Two simple SUV [one vintage 1998 Explorer one really nice 2014 Lincoln MKT], A simple classic 1967 Buick Wildcat muscle car. Simple 1 ton 4WD, 4 spd manual trany vintage 1985 Chevy Silverado muscle truck. Three simple vintage houses. And simple, enduring, vintage love for all in our family as well as for each other...

Yes, Simple Is Good!! And, most simple vintage toys... are pretty darn affordable too!!
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:55 PM   #8052
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Here's a charter boat $1,175,000 - 1944, 96', a "plywood and glass deck" installed in the mid 70s...don't go all competitive on this one:

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/194...yacht-3615294/
Simply stunning.....But for buyers with $1.1m that is burning a hole in their pocket, would you buy a 1940s woody?? Id rather buy a newer 50' glass trawler.
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Same. I once lusted after big, complicated boats like this. Now I really appreciate my small, relatively simple boat.
I agree with Cardude..
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I agree with Cardude..
Any boat that needs a crew to get underway is not for me.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:10 PM   #8055
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Any boat that needs a crew to get underway is not for me.
ahm, I think the point of Cardudes point was it doesn't take a professional crew to get underway or maintain....
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And thats from a professional paid crew guy as a profession.....I have worked on complicated vessels since the late 70's and enjoyed it immensely!... But those who know me here know my fun is had in small simple boats. Most I have made myself up to 30' and an Albin 25, a couple of big outboard boats and a twin Diesel 32' workboat....
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1. You had fuel for a trans pacific?

2. How did you know you needed to weld in new and where were the most common areas? You could not use a bore scope to nose around some, or this was before bore scopes?
I ask the second question because I think I want a steel trawler. Can you tell me the major positives and negatives for steel construction? Thank you for any comments. Bill
Bill,
I am not the poster to whom you directed this question but want to take a stab at answering number 2. for you.
I own steel boats and do not spend any time worrying about the interior of the steel hull in areas that I cannot get to in order to see. Instead I rely on a very good high tech audiogauge in the hands of someone who really knows how to use it. This instrument in the right hands assesses hull thickness in millimeters and compares to build spec and to previous surveys with the audiogauge. We generally ping the hull with this in about 200 spots and pay close attention to areas where you would suspect wear or corrosion. Takes about 30 minutes and not expensive. It will indicate where the plates are getting attacked if they are.
Both of the large metal boats I own are over 32 years old. At the last survey of Libra, the Dutch surveyor who ran the audiogauge and specialized in steel boats suggested I had another 100 years as long as care remained the same.

Never consider buying a steel boat without audio being part of the survey.
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audio gauge

Don't thinking it is the ultimate answer to know the plate condition (where you can't see them).
Audio gauge COULD ONLY give an indication but for example, on a boat 18m length 200 spots is only1.5 for each square meter...Even if you concentrate the exam on potential critical point 2 or 3 audio gauge by square meter ....
You could have big deep spot of corrosion and don't see them
Forty years ago for registered our first old ( 23 year old) steel boat we need to make an audio gauge the result was : perfect with near original tickness!!
With 150 spots just below wl on 12 m lwl

But we know our plating was not "perfect" we already change 23 m2, grinding and sand blasting and saw all the corrosion spots ... But don't see them by audio gauge because you must check exactly on them to see them, and the probability work for us
Audio gauge could be an indication, but don't trust the result at 100%
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Simple Is Good; as is, Not Too Big nor Too New... which can keep things - Simple!!

We have three simple vintage boats [1975, 1977, 1989]. A simple vintage 1996 RV Motorhome. Two simple SUV [one vintage 1998 Explorer one really nice 2014 Lincoln MKT], A simple classic 1967 Buick Wildcat muscle car. Simple 1 ton 4WD, 4 spd manual trany vintage 1985 Chevy Silverado muscle truck. Three simple vintage houses. And simple, enduring, vintage love for all in our family as well as for each other...

Yes, Simple Is Good!! And, most simple vintage toys... are pretty darn affordable too!!
Define simple?

No toilet, no lights, no fridge, no stove, no water pumps?
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