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Dale R. Hamilton
07-04-2012, 11:53 AM
http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg586/Psuedomonas/singledoublecockpitrunabouts014.jpg

Dale R. Hamilton
07-04-2012, 11:55 AM
well, sold one, traded the other for a big black Bentley Mulsanne- just what I would have bought if he paid me cash. I'm putting a small ad in the duPont Registry for boats, so maybe that will bring in some more business.

pcford
07-04-2012, 12:06 PM
well, sold one, traded the other for a big black Bentley Mulsanne- just what I would have bought if he paid me cash. I'm putting a small ad in the duPont Registry for boats, so maybe that will bring in some more business.


Congratulations...! If only selling them were no harder than building...I was involved in a cold-molded runabout building project many years ago...the building went well...the selling...not so much.

David G
07-04-2012, 12:16 PM
Good for you!

McMike
07-04-2012, 12:30 PM
Very nice!!! Congratulations!

skaraborgcraft
07-04-2012, 02:33 PM
Well done Dale, and a nice set of wheels to boot.......although with servicing and fuel bills you are going to run up,i hope you manage to get another commission real soon!

Uncle Duke
07-04-2012, 02:53 PM
Congrats - very well done!

Thad Van Gilder
07-04-2012, 02:59 PM
Good for you!!!!!!

Lew Barrett
07-04-2012, 03:14 PM
Superb! The hardest part is usually the start.

gstanfield
07-04-2012, 09:14 PM
Congrats man, enjoy that Bentley :)

Breakaway
07-04-2012, 09:27 PM
congrats!

W Grabow
07-04-2012, 09:39 PM
Congratulations on the sales. The new owners are getting quality runabouts; they should be very pleased also. Are you now starting a new build? If so, tell us about it. Will it be the same hull, or do you have new ideas?

JimD
07-04-2012, 10:06 PM
Awesome, Dale.

wizbang 13
07-04-2012, 11:59 PM
good going!

Gerarddm
07-05-2012, 01:49 AM
V good. About time! They are well worth it.

pipefitter
07-05-2012, 02:21 AM
Congratulations. They are indeed beautiful boats that you built. Is that all you intend to build is runabouts?

potomac
07-05-2012, 08:35 AM
Amazing. Congratulations. The picture above is remarkable. I'd love to see more if you have them.

gnack
07-05-2012, 06:19 PM
I did a quick search for Dale and found some incredible pictures of these boats:

http://www.mahoganyheartthrobs.com/index.html
http://www.vintagevettes.net/boomslang.html

Dale R. Hamilton
07-06-2012, 08:44 AM
Congratulations on the sales. The new owners are getting quality runabouts; they should be very pleased also. Are you now starting a new build? If so, tell us about it. Will it be the same hull, or do you have new ideas?

Yes, I'm starting hull #5, which will be the same double cockpit. The Vazer engines are no longer available so I will be using Mercury's 3.0L 4 cylinder. 135 hp as opposed to 100hp. Other that that the boats will be the same

Dale R. Hamilton
07-06-2012, 08:46 AM
I did a quick search for Dale and found some incredible pictures of these boats:

http://www.mahoganyheartthrobs.com/index.html
http://www.vintagevettes.net/boomslang.html

Wow gnack- you are really on the ball to find that stuff. If ever in middle Tennessee, stop in and see them.

beernd
07-07-2012, 11:58 AM
A good old WHOOPY to you!!
But just asking, if you had so much difficulty in selling roundabouts, maybe it's an idea to just go do some marketing and find out what type of boat would be a seller.
Just saying you would have the same fun buiding, yet you would take a lot less of 'gambling' to find a buyer.
You got what it takes to build a great boat, why not build, e.g. a custom boat. As far as I understand, you still own one, just go and show it to as many people as you can, and than tell them you can build excactly what they want.
And you will have a show piece to show them what you skills are.

Oh well I did throw my two cents in again, good luck Y>

Phil Y
07-07-2012, 05:11 PM
:) lets see a pic of the Bentley!