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    "... and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago."

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    That houseboat looks like a fun time. Wonder how much hassle there is keeping it moored and getting use out of it? Some people don't like other people having the same waterfront view for millions less.

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    If I were ever to own a powerboat, it would be pretty much exactly like that "trawler". Man, that's pretty....
    CLC Skerry = "Vingilothiel"

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    I recently attended the receiver's auction at the old TPI building (Pearson, in Warren RI) where I worked for 6 months in prototype a long time ago and on the way home stopped to check this boat out. I was fairly serious. The price is crazy. The problem is that that engine is (obviously) a lot heavier than the one specced for it (20hp two stroke vs. 25 hp four stroke) and probably drags the back end pretty badly. The owner, who's used it once, reports top speed as 14 which indicates something pretty badly off. He never even titled it. I was imagining the boat up in the bow, down in the stern, and leaving a really dirty wake. Maybe he's got the wrong prop on there. Who knows. But as winter is closing in, I wasn't motivated enough to take it on. A person could flip the Honda for the price he's asking for the whole boat and get a second hand 20 two-stroke if he or she were motivated. The boat's competently built and has a nicer finish than the pics show. Definitely not a "show" handy billy, but not half bad. The HOnda engine is apparently so big (and so quiet) the builder dispensed with the engine cover


    [QUOTE=Barry;5405864]Not on the Cape, but Southern Rhode Island.


    https://providence.craigslist.org/boa/d/wooden-launch-handy-billy/6399462739.html

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    Only $105,000.00
    2005 Gannon & Benjamin Built Herreshoff Alerion



    https://providence.craigslist.org/bo...364424766.html

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    25' Classic wooden sailboat - $7500

    https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bo...400101848.html

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    1958 Wooden Lightning Sailboat, #6852

    https://newlondon.craigslist.org/boa...405852023.html

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    So little time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earling2 View Post
    The owner, who's used it once, reports top speed as 14 which indicates something pretty badly off. He never even titled it. I was imagining the boat up in the bow, down in the stern, and leaving a really dirty wake. Maybe he's got the wrong prop on there. Who knows.

    https://providence.craigslist.org/boa/d/wooden-launch-handy-billy/6399462739.html
    I had a ride on one of the HB 18s and it was kind of alarming because it did as you say, dragged the transom, bow way up, pulling a big wake, so narrow as to be wet and unstable at speed. It felt so inefficient that it was upsetting. I tried leaning way out over the foredeck to see if it would get up on a moderate plane but it just got wetter. The boat is meant for slow speed cruising.
    "... and the great shroud of the sea rolled on as it rolled five thousand years ago."

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    I've been day dreaming about this sort of thing. There is something like this close to my house the last few summers and it looks like a lot of fun.

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    Wooden Atkin sailboat - $25000 Warren, RI


    William Atkins Little Water Sr. Design.
    https://providence.craigslist.org/bo...419733638.html
    Last edited by Barry; 12-12-2017 at 10:23 AM.

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