View Full Version : looky what I found....I'm getting pretty desperate right now!

10-04-2002, 04:58 PM
thay are asking $1000 for it, I'm hoping thay'll give it to me free!
if this turns out right, what do think I should offer the guy?
my plan is to wrap the hull in 6mm plastic, gluing it to the hull, and nailing it with about 10,000,000 tiny nails. then sealing the edges with sealicone sealent, let dry, then addi 4 battery pumps, 2 gas powered pumps and a life raft. what you guys think?

[ 10-04-2002, 06:03 PM: Message edited by: B Leggett ]

Memphis Mike
10-04-2002, 05:09 PM
I think yer outa yer goard. :rolleyes:

10-04-2002, 05:16 PM
That aint a boat. that's wood borers holding hands


10-04-2002, 05:17 PM
I cann't get a listing address up there, I don't have it with me at the moment.I'm guessing it would be worth a look ...I'm not married yet so no wife to keep me straight in line...it has a motor...wonder what it's worth? :D

Scott Rosen
10-04-2002, 06:32 PM
don't forget the marshmallows.

On Vacation
10-04-2002, 06:49 PM

Jack Heinlen
10-04-2002, 07:53 PM
Hey Legget,

Have you been keeping your eye on the WB "for free" classifieds? There've been some pretty interesting sounding boats the last year. This thing looks like something they ought to pay you to get rid of...a lot.

Cap'n R an R
10-04-2002, 08:00 PM
What the heck !! A little spit and polish and a little paint and varnish and you'll end up with a little spit and polish and a little paint and varnish!!

10-04-2002, 08:40 PM
Originally posted by Jack Heinlen:
Hey Legget,

Have you been keeping your eye on the WB "for free" classifieds? There've been some pretty interesting sounding boats the last year.yep I just keep finding out that thay aren't really free, just thay forgot to put a price or somthing.(I was calling every one of them in my first year of reading w.b.) :D $450 phone bill later, still no boat..

10-04-2002, 08:51 PM
There was a really nice commuter yacht on the last ("free") page of a recent WB laying up in Canada.

10-04-2002, 08:56 PM
did I mention it has a flat head four banger, and a transmission, and a shaft, AND a prop... every thing you need to get in to real trouble, and just far enough out to sea to become lost.

Jack Heinlen
10-04-2002, 09:11 PM
In that case ;) ...I'll take a second look.

It's actually pretty handsome, but those rust streaks down the sides...it's maybe galvanize nailed? a converted workboat? In anycase, the fastenings would seem to be shot. I don't know Bill, could be something there, looks CAN be deceiving. The cabin looks like it's coming apart up top...on a shoestring you won't have money for a survey so god knows what you'll find when you start to work on it, and work on it, and work on it...

As you know, you can fix anything if you have the time and/or the money. How you set?, 'cause from the photo this boat is gonna take a LOT of both.

Anything about its pedigree? Just what is hiding under all that putty and paint?

Don Olney
10-04-2002, 09:19 PM

Jack Heinlen
10-04-2002, 09:26 PM
Yeah, what am I saying. I like Sta-puft.

10-04-2002, 09:42 PM
I thought it looked alt like a converted fishing boat my self. if you follow the cabin sides you can almost see where it looks like a pilot house was added. the owner said it was a 40's modle , but from the shape of the bow, I'd say it looks more like a early teens. I was not planing on buying...but I'd like to see what else is there. and if it's free, then I would certainly go and look at it.

10-04-2002, 09:46 PM
not looking any better yet...(I'm still thinking "if it weren't for the structural damage, this thing wouldn't look so bad)

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Lowell Bernhardt
10-04-2002, 10:48 PM
Wow, I sure wish that there were termite farms like that around here!

All joking aside, I think she has pretty lines. A bit more work than what I would like to start with but, a fella sure can't beat free!

You know that WB just ran that article about hull sheathing, a few grand in 1/4" marine ply, and epoxy and you're good to go.

10-04-2002, 11:21 PM
When I was in Elizabeth City a few months ago I was coming up US 158 from Kitti-Hawk thru CoinJock. On the east/south side of the bridge over the ICW Coinjock cut, there is turnoff that goes down this road to a marina.The sign for the marina is on an old boat you can see from the highway. There were several wood mullet skiffs there that didn't look any worse that the boat you are looking at. Probaly 28-30'. They were for sale and didn't look like they were going back in the water anytime soon.


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10-05-2002, 02:21 PM
thanks I'll go and have a look one day....as soon as I get a few days to find out where "coinjock" is.
thanks for the tip.

10-05-2002, 02:33 PM
Directions to coinjock (http://www.mapquest.com/directions/main.adp?go=1&do=nw&ct=NA&1y=US&1a=&1p=&1c=falkland&1s=nc&1z=&1ah=&2y=US&2a=&2p=&2c=coinjock&2s=nc&2z=&2ah=&lr=2&x=69&y=14)

10-05-2002, 02:55 PM
auhhhuum whats a mullet skiff?

10-05-2002, 04:59 PM
hay I wonder if you could put a cabine and a pilot house and a fly bridge on top, then add a small mast, for radar,lights, and redio antenna. add a small walking deck up front and mount an anchor wench, and bow pulpit, some lights, someplumbing and a shower, toilet and 10 gallon hot water heater....it wouldn't be abad looking weekender. :D

10-05-2002, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by Meerkat:
There was a really nice commuter yacht on the last ("free") page of a recent WB laying up in Canada.I don't mind taking a trip to Can.!

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10-05-2002, 07:08 PM
I figure as long as I'm dreaming, then dream big :D

10-05-2002, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by LOON:
That's what I need for my boat...an anchor wench to mount!Yeah. but watch them flukes.

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02-14-2004, 08:35 AM
.........ah....them were the days.......