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Old 02-20-2020, 12:22 AM   #8521
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Here's another Benford design... Not pleasing to the eyes, and probably hard to dock unless you dock by feel from the pilothouse.
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/200...esign-3510681/
I can't get past … something about monkeys and tambourines.
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:22 AM   #8522
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Here's another Benford design... Not pleasing to the eyes, and probably hard to dock unless you dock by feel from the pilothouse.
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/200...esign-3510681/

Someone did an outstanding job on this inland boat. It is traditional and beautiful.
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:28 AM   #8523
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Wow, if I ever owned a boat like that I would immediately ship it down to Brazil and spend a couple of years cruising the Amazon River!

BTW, looks like an ancient 8" Constellation dome compass - wonder if he'd be willing to sell it...
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:30 PM   #8524
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Wow, if I ever owned a boat like that I would immediately ship it down to Brazil and spend a couple of years cruising the Amazon River!

BTW, looks like an ancient 8" Constellation dome compass - wonder if he'd be willing to sell it...

Yes, an Amazon River boat! Good call.
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:54 PM   #8525
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Here's another Benford design... Not pleasing to the eyes, and probably hard to dock unless you dock by feel from the pilothouse.
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/200...esign-3510681/
I love it. Benford draws dreams and ideas. This is one of them. Maybe not a trawler, but the perfect Southern Gentleman's boat.

I would have to take music lessons to play the calliope to own it properly. And learn to not pronounce my R's and G's. And maybe get a pot belly and dress like Colonel Sanders or Boss Hogg (wait, they kind of dressed the same, didn't they...).

But what a work of love and art.
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Old 02-21-2020, 01:17 AM   #8526
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Reminded me of another thread about a Benford, Steel Away.

https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...-away-552.html

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Old 02-22-2020, 02:12 AM   #8527
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Not my style, but appreciate the attention to detail throughout. Video below is pretty long, but there's a lot to see.

Benford 55' Florida Bay Coaster, Teddi Bear:


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Old 02-22-2020, 02:35 AM   #8528
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Not my style, but appreciate the attention to detail throughout. Video below is pretty long, but there's a lot to see.

Benford 55' Florida Bay Coaster, Teddi Bear:




This boat is nicely appointed and appears to have machinery professionally laid out and installed. I can appreciate the relative beamy bow entry, although I would need to see the hull design to appreciate more than flat water opts. Seems “FL Bay Coaster” top heavy. It does look like a great flat water live aaboard.
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Old 02-22-2020, 03:31 AM   #8529
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What a gorgeous boat!
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:31 AM   #8531
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Wow, if I ever owned a boat like that I would immediately ship it down to Brazil and spend a couple of years cruising the Amazon River!

BTW, looks like an ancient 8" Constellation dome compass - wonder if he'd be willing to sell it...
Marine Connection in Ft Pierce has a Constellation for sale on the shelf,$495.
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Old 02-22-2020, 08:45 AM   #8532
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Carl (of this forum) in Anacortes has a sister of the "Ulysses" in his "Delfin." I've seen several Fishers out here but none with the big awkward pilothouse like the boat in the photo.
That’s what makes Fishers special, reverse window pilot house perfect for ‘snotty’ conditions they were designed for. 😎. Warren
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Old 03-02-2020, 06:37 PM   #8533
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Old 03-02-2020, 06:57 PM   #8534
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Wonder what a Cabretta Trawler is? It is under the Marine Trader section. Had a friend with an MT this size and I worked on it a fair amount to help him out; so I know what I am talking about at least with that one. Had I bought it from him when he was done screwing it up and moved on, it would have been so i could get the engine and generator and NOTHING ELSE. Then I would have rid the surface of the earth of that hot mess.
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As I have a fascination with catamarans, I would love to know more about the following...

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/200...SACEgKVF_D_BwE

Doesn't seem very fuel efficient for a catamaran (probably due to the over all size and relatively wide hulls).
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Mr. GMS. Hmmm...1800NM isn't really long range IMO.
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RT, I completely agree - especially for an alleged "trawler" - next boat (if there is a next boat) needs at least 2500NM range and preferably more...
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The big, industrial looking cat designs have more appeal to me than the sleeker models. They make great live-aboard platforms, and those hulls are less sensitive to loading.
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This ferry looks like the dad of the Victoria, Canada water taxi.

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Here's another Benford design... Not pleasing to the eyes, and probably hard to dock unless you dock by feel from the pilothouse.
https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/200...esign-3510681/
Went and looked (from the dock) at this boat on the Great Loop Fall rendezvous at Joe Wheeler state park. The man who took me to the grocery store had traveled quite a bit on it. The owner and his wife and my chauffeur and his wife had done a number of trips on the Tennessee and Ohio rivers. Great boat for river cruising with another couple.

The owner was briefly on the forum and talked about building and cruising it. Will try to find the thread.

Edit: As I remembered, the owner built the boat. Mt recollection is that it may have also been featured in Passage Maker magazine. Quite an interesting story.

https://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/...imal-5218.html

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