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Old 10-23-2023, 10:48 AM   #21
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The former “Prairie Dog “ is sitting for sale not 100 feet away. Here is the contact info:
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Old 01-16-2024, 06:15 PM   #22
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Prairie Dog became "Don't Worry"

Prairie Dog became "Don't Worry. A gentleman bought it in November and has decided to sell it to me. I'm working on securing insurance. Going to Peter Ricks. My plan is to rename it Prairie Dog. Bob Hart in Punta Gorda. New member.
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Old 01-16-2024, 09:08 PM   #23
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Welcome! That's a great boat, you're going to love it!

Keep us posted here (or, start a new thread for your new adventure.)

Oh, and, pictures when you can!

Edit: I just saw the previous owner posted this boat for sale on the Facebook Prairie owner's group. It was posted after I started this post here. Are you sure he agreed to sell it to you?
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Old 01-16-2024, 10:36 PM   #24
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Prairie Dog became "Don't Worry"

Hi Capt Tom,
We agreed to the deal yesterday subject to me getting insurance.
He's helping me. I got a survey from 4/2022!
Where are you in Maine?
I had a 1957 Matthews 42' Cabin Cruiser at DiMillos from 1991-97.
Built for Marshall Fields wife. They had or probably still have an estate on Isleboro.
I've got some tank issues but one good fuel, water and holding tank and I have that. What do you think of returning it to Prairie Dog> Great name.
Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2024, 08:50 AM   #25
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Restoring the name Prairie Dog is a great idea. I'm not a fan of names which tempt fate.

After some research I found that they have places they call prairies in Florida, not too far from where our boats were built. I suppose that must be where the company name came from. Not the true prairies of the West.

I'm curious about your tank problems. So far I've been lucky with my four aluminum tanks, but I know because of the way they're bedded in foam that I'm on borrowed time. I'll be interested to see how you solve that problem. I'd be heeled over pretty badly if I could only use one fuel tank!

I'm South of Portland, so if you ever head back up that way, we'll have to have our boats pose for side-by-side photos. It's rare to see another Prairie around here.
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Old 01-17-2024, 12:57 PM   #26
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Prairie Dog became "Don't Worry"

Sorry Tom, I don't see us cruising to Maine. There's a couple here in my marina in Punta Gorda FL that cruised in their power boat from Maine with dual 454 gassers. They spent $13K on fuel! They shipped it back. I managed to get the insurance coverage I wanted and will send the deposit to the seller tomorrow. I have an Allmand 31 sailboat to sell and the sellers working with me on that. The Prairie has a little more "style" than your average trawler and the layout is good. I will be using it more as a condo on the water so all I need is one good fuel tank, water tank and holding tank for now. I would be inclined to replace with smaller tanks than the originals. Happy Cruising! I loved cruising in Maine out of Dimillos. In Florida, the coast is bare and there are a few coves off the intercoastal that everybody goes too. I've never been a Marina hopper. In Key West area, slips and moorings are full and places to drop the hock are even full in some places. Crazy! Actually, the world is crazy but that's another discussion for another website!!
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