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Forum: General Discussion 12-24-2021, 06:59 PM
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Posted By ben2go
Wooden hulls were also riveted in some cases....

Wooden hulls were also riveted in some cases. I've seen steel and wood riveted together before but that may have been a exception.
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,393
Posted By ben2go
When the boat is weighed down fore or aft of the...

When the boat is weighed down fore or aft of the widest part of the beam, the boat will want to pivot there and lift the opposite end. This isn't a problem if the opposite end is short enough to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-28-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11,368
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Posted By ben2go
It was right when the covid stuff hit in 2020....

It was right when the covid stuff hit in 2020. Also, he used an agent to get things done. I also feel he was taken. He also admitted, I'm sure, to the agent that it was his first time through the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2021, 03:25 PM
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Posted By ben2go
The last time a friend came through the Panama...

The last time a friend came through the Panama canal in his 30 foot sailboat it cost him nearly $6000. It would be an expensive proposition to get her to the east coast. I also don't have the year or...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11,368
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Posted By ben2go
That boat is set up to single hand solo around...

That boat is set up to single hand solo around the world. I'd love to have her but she's on the wrong coast.
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2021, 10:21 AM
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Posted By ben2go
I don't know the boats history. I thought it was...

I don't know the boats history. I thought it was an interesting desgin. i have never seen a boat similar to it.





Cool. Thanks for the info. I thought this boat was a one off. I have never...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2021, 03:50 PM
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Posted By ben2go
This is kind of interesting. All steel. ...

This is kind of interesting. All steel.


https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/boa/d/flowery-branch-42-retro-houseboat/7397428923.html

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Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-19-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,803
Posted By ben2go
Yeah, I cover that as I have been moving boats...

Yeah, I cover that as I have been moving boats lately. Max height, at least in the east is 13 foot 6 inches. Pilot car is required on anything over 13 foot wide to hold back traffic in tight spots,...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-18-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,803
Posted By ben2go
I've been moving boats lately and anything over...

I've been moving boats lately and anything over 13 feet wide and 13.5 ft high will have to have two pilot cars. One ahead checking bridge clearances and one behind to stop people passing in tight...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11,368
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Posted By ben2go
If I'm not mistaken the boat converted to a...

If I'm not mistaken the boat converted to a cruiser was gaff yawl rigged to make it easy to heave to for recovering fishing gear. The gaff could be scandalized with yawl centered and made flat. Then...
Forum: General Discussion 10-13-2021, 08:53 PM
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Posted By ben2go
That stunt was done for a Hugo Boss TV commercial...

That stunt was done for a Hugo Boss TV commercial awhile back. They took a lot of heat from certain groups for it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fm0dUEsR9U
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-11-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By ben2go
Oh thank cheese in gravy that I'm not a starry...

Oh thank cheese in gravy that I'm not a starry eyed dreamer. I would have bought many piles of dung many years ago. I was onto another boat but it sold to someone else due to my indecisiveness.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-10-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By ben2go
If you see my other posts, I wanted to know the...

If you see my other posts, I wanted to know the value to see if the boat was worth buying and putting money into. It's not for me. I have found a better boat much closer to home. We're trying to work...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-09-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By ben2go
We're in talks.

We're in talks.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-09-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By ben2go
I get what you guys are saying. I've moved on to...

I get what you guys are saying. I've moved on to another boat. One that I actually like and want.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-03-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By ben2go
Pilot house sole lifts out in sections to...

Pilot house sole lifts out in sections to completely expose the engines.
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-02-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By ben2go
That's true. I think I will have to pass on the...

That's true. I think I will have to pass on the boat anyway. A boat closer to home has dropped in price. I know what the owners are paying to store the boat they can no longer afford. I have an...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-02-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By ben2go
Quite right. Yes, I do all of...

Quite right.





Yes, I do all of my own work. I rarely farm anything out.
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By ben2go
San Miguel was built! A Spira design I was going to build.

San Miguel was built and finished by Lewis McKenzie in New Zealand over a 3 year period. A few years back, I had plans to build this boat and trailer it from coast to coast. After some head...
Forum: General Discussion 10-02-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,388
Posted By ben2go
This is almost exactly what we did to boats back...

This is almost exactly what we did to boats back in my fish-n-ski days. :thumb:
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-02-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By ben2go
Yeah she's a big glasser and light because she's...

Yeah she's a big glasser and light because she's supposed to be a planning hull. I ask about the price for one in excellent condition to help judge where the top end would be. To see if there was...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 10-01-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By ben2go
All fair and valid points. Benthic2 posted the...

All fair and valid points. Benthic2 posted the blue and red boat the owner asked me to make an offer on. I really haven't been looking at power boats. I've been looking at sailboats mostly. The only...
Forum: Financial Matters and Red Tape 09-30-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,056
Posted By ben2go
What would it be worth? 1964 34ft Hatteras Double Cabin

I'm looking at a 34ft 1964 Hatteras Double Cabin. I can't find much info on them. It has twin early non turbo international diesel engines. I think they make about 200-220hp each but loads of torque...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11,368
Views: 1,472,109
Posted By ben2go
It can be done with any suitable anchor but...

It can be done with any suitable anchor but usually in light to no winds. Most cruising boats carry a Navy or Danforth anchor with a short length of chain and a long rope rode. I've kedge off before...
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11,368
Views: 1,472,109
Posted By ben2go
Most people kedge off. That big boy kedged in. I...

Most people kedge off. That big boy kedged in. I would buy that anchor a fresh a new coating.:thumb:
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