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Old 02-06-2023, 05:03 AM   #141
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Thought this might be of interest.

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Old 12-29-2023, 09:01 PM   #142
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Old 12-29-2023, 09:21 PM   #143
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ugh.. I can't believe you'll consider this builder...Be Careful...
I can see the appeal of the design.
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My discussions were for the plans, not to have one built by the factory.
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Old 12-30-2023, 09:34 AM   #145
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Plans?

Kit_L:

The TT35 was not designed by a naval architect. It was designed by Ken Fickett, the boat builder, who, while quite the charmer, is definitely NOT a naval architect.

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Old 12-30-2023, 03:17 PM   #146
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Miz Trom,

Having read this whole thread twice, I now know this is true!

We are all looking forward to seeing the "American BoatWorks 43" livery, too, when you get a chance, and assuming you still have her. I have no doubt that your current boat is a big improvement over the original, and very much was what I had in mind.
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Hi Kit:

Thank you for inquiring. We ordered new "American Boatworks" custom logos in 2019, but the color was way off, and we never got around to trying again.

We sold her in early 2022. We just weren't using her, due to the enormous amount of time involved in elder care for several family members.

To explain further... We had a very large boat and a very large truck (Ford F-350) just sitting around gathering dust, continuing to pay expensive insurance on both, and this constantly gnawed at us. I imagine you know how it is; you want to be on your boat all the time, and when you can't, it's frustrating.

The new owner, Jim, changed her name to "Jus' Me" and the boat is now based in New Jersey, USA.

We miss her. We put an awful lot into repairing boat & trailer. We had an amazing adventure living aboard & cruising for six months in 2019, and several short cruises afterwards. But we don't miss the constant, time-consuming maintenance required for a large liveaboard vessel, especially when not using her.

And BTW, I absolutely ADORE your catamaran in your avatar!

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P.S. We're "camper boat" boaters now, with a classic little 23-ft Seaway cabin cruiser.
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Miz Trom, Happy New Year! Thanks you for explaining the American Boatworks back story. Yes, I understand all that (in our case a parent on both sides and a brother).

We sold our land base and are living happily on the cat. The cat's only downside is two large diesel engines (KAD 300s, 285hp and a very tight fit in the hulls). The fuel burn on your TT43 is the way I want to go in the future, but the Admiral makes the excellent point that the cost of repowering would cover a lot of diesel...).

The Seaway 23 sounds excellent—do you have a quick pic.? Towing a lighter vessel has a LOT going for it, doesn't it. Gotta go off to work now (Marine Rescue duty). Warmest regards, Kit & Liv
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