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    Wow. My brothere worked for Graeme when he had his shop in Pomfret (or near Pomfret anyway).

    This is an online auction - so Graeme should see higher prices that just onsite. Don;t be surprised by currently low bids - they will get closer to reality a day or so before the close. The Thames skiff is @ 1500 right now - reserve not met.

    The link to it is:

    https://www.proxibid.com/Thomas-Hirchak-Company/Thames-Skiff-Veneer-Woodworking-Tools-Equip/event-catalog/188944


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    Thank God he's got nothing I need. That place is way too close to me and if I bring home another boat
    I'm dead meat...
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Thank God he's got nothing I need. That place is way too close to me and if I bring home another boat
    I'm dead meat...
    OK - maybe nothing you need, but I bet there are some things you'd like...

    Just trying to help

    To anyone thinking of bidding - note that the auction adds 18% to the sale price! Yes, I've complained to Tom Hirchak - but its 15% "internet fee" - which is basically what proxibid charges the auctioneer & 3% for CC charges - as for onsite auctions they take checks - but charge 3% for CC.
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    Besides boats, there are oars, and massive amounts of tools. clamps, wood.........enough for a couple of shops.
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    Fun just looking, and it's not too far from me.

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    I could use some oars - but Putney is 2.5 hours. We'll see.
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    WHEW! Safe...I'm on the wrong coast.

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    Good thing I don’t live anywhere near VT!!! The economics of moving large objects. ��

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    Oh,.... I’m going to have to stay away from this. ... His boats are like the Rolls Royce of shells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Oh,.... I’m going to have to stay away from this. ... His boats are like the Rolls Royce of shells.
    There's only one of his boats for sale.
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    Could one get, say, Three Men in that boat? Oh, and a dog as well?
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    The auction is just about over. The Thames skiff above did not meet reserve (over 7500 IIRC). Most everything else went for decent money. Graeme's Cockatoo scull went for 9500 & his river boat for 2700. The old singles & one pair went for 200-800. All needed work.

    Tools went pretty high - but good for Graeme!

    I got a nice pair of Shaw & Tenney oars for a very good price - so I'm happy. Gotta figure out how to get 'em though - after I'd already bid I realized that the pickup time (Mon. 10-2) conflicts with a doctor's appt. Just might have to skip the doc...

    Pics. The Thames barge is in the first post.

    His Cockatoo:



    The river boat:



    Pair that won silver in the 76 (Montreal) Olympics ($650) - various singles in the background:

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    My old stomping grounds. What a beautiful part of the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    My old stomping grounds. What a beautiful part of the country.
    You spent time in Putney?

    If so, we'll have to swap stories when this stoopid plague is over
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    Putney School. Class of 1977.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Putney School. Class of 1977.
    I forget how young you are... I spent a lot of time at Windham College (can you say drugs?) in the early 70's.

    It is indeed a pretty area - though getting overrun by out-of-state home purchases - especially with Covid.
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    Hey Garret - I was at Windham in '74 & '75 (I think). I was there when the school ran out of money and shut down half way through what was supposed to be my graduation semester.

    Always enjoyed Putney and the surrounding area.

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    Ha! I spent time there in 72-3. I was going to Skidmore, but one of my best friends went to Windham - so I'd drive over often. I'll never forget playing tireball in the dorm: set up a fire extinguisher at one end of the hall & roll a tire 50' or so to try & knock over the extinguisher. It was noisy. There were also a lot of pretty crazy parties.

    I helped convert a cow barn to a party barn in Westminster West. Really pretty spot there.

    Do you by chance have a brother named John?
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