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Thread: Haven 12 1/2 plans avaiilable

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    Default Haven 12 1/2 plans avaiilable

    I hope this doesn't violate the forum policy against selling stuff, but I thought this might be of interest to someone here:

    For sale on Ebay: Haven 12/1/2 plan set. Asking price is VERY affordable

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wooden-Boat-...gAAOSwK6RZEL-e

    No affiliation, don't know the seller, etc. I'm tempted to buy the myself but I know I'll never build it so I thought I'd pass it along
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    Default Re: Haven 12 1/2 plans avaiilable

    $69.00 (50 + 19) is cheap for sure, but I noticed that they said "Used."
    If that means they built a 12 1/12 from the plans, there's an ethical problem isn't there?
    Looked at, drooled over, dreamed about may constitute used, but I doubt it.
    Who would be owed the reminder of the retail cost of those plans?

    I know, I know! This has been beat to death. If there was a consensus reached here (unlikely) I wonder what that was.

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    Default Re: Haven 12 1/2 plans avaiilable

    Buy them for fun, but I'd assume they were used to build a boat, and therefore the right to build has already expired. Still fun to have in the stacks...

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    Default Re: Haven 12 1/2 plans avaiilable

    I think it's okay. At the bottom of the listing:
    "Never used but stored in cylindrical container, some foxing but totally readable"



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    Default Re: Haven 12 1/2 plans avaiilable

    Oops, I did not see that.
    Go for it.

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    Default Re: Haven 12 1/2 plans avaiilable

    I cut and pasted that, the bold type was in the original listing, not an effort at emphasis. I hope someone buys them and builds it.

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    Default Re: Haven 12 1/2 plans avaiilable

    I in fact would assume the boat was never built from the plans unless otherwise proved. There are far more plan sets sold than boats built. The safer assumption if you want to go with "assuming" is that it was one of millions of sets of plans purchased that never amounted to a boat built. If you are into the model, buy the plans and enjoy the savings on the plans at your first lumberyard visit.
    Scott

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