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Old 11-04-2007, 02:43 PM   #21
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Yachtsworld.com shows one 1986 Monk available for $129,900.

Thanks, CaptSJD!

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Actually, there are over a dozen, if you do the search parameters properly.

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Old 11-04-2007, 05:33 PM   #22
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Old 11-04-2007, 09:07 PM   #23
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My dream boat is a trailerable power boat suitable for two people for 2-3 weeks. I am thinking something about 28-32 feet long, weighting 6,000 to 8,000 pounds that is capable of trips on rivers, lakes, canals and semi-protected waters such as the ICW. Ideally, it would be capable of doing the Inside assage in good weather. I have looked a lot but have not found what I want yet.

I have a whole list of places I want to cruise.
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Dream Boat is a 47 Bayliner Pilothouse

Here's a couple of pictures of our dream boat that we purchase Fall of 2004. We intend to take it on the Great Loop trip beginning summer of 2009 after I retire.




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As long as I'm day dreamin:

Hobie FXone (used to race in a hobie 16 fleet many moons ago)
Flysurfer Speed 2 19M Siberfil (OK, not a boat but one very fun light wind sailing toy)
PDQ 34' power cat. 2'4" draft and <5 gph @ 16knots; the perfect ICW 2 person cruiser (When I'm ready to step back from the Hobie-Flysurfer phase, hopefully many portfolio appreciation moons from now)
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:17 AM   #27
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I know this is an old thread (and I am just a newbie) , but I have signed on to this forum , so that I can comment on early posts.
My wife and I are retired , and I've done what I wanted to do for years , take up sailing and fishing, ultimately , fishing under sail.
But I believed I should ease in to the venture , making informed decisions.
I spend 18 months sailing in T/S boats , from 24/26/28 ft , and traditional ('couta) boats 23/26/27/30 ft , before deciding on a boat similar to what "leatherneck" described .
I wanted a wooden traditional style gaff rigged cutter , that I could single hand , and trailer.
I looked around the world , and found exactly what I wanted in Sydney (Australia), which is a day and a half drive from me.
It is a Iain Oughtred Grey Seal called "Huon Seal" , and it is everything I wanted , and , after a little work , more.
Firstly , it trailers very well .
It weighs about 1700 kg , and on her long wheelbase trailer tracks very well.
I tow her behind a Mitsubishi Canter 4x4 camper , no worries at all.
Her hull is epoxied clinker marine ply , her frames are laminated celery top , she is perfectly happy spending time on the trailer , and will never leak when put back in the water.
She has a Lombardini twin marine diesel providing 13hp , but more importantly , she is set up to single hand , from the cockpit.
With the boat on the trailer , raising and lowering the mast on its tabernacle takes minutes , using the trailer winch.
Maintenance , well , there is the usual antifouling , but not much else.
She has a completely dry bilge , there is no compelling maintenance , just touch ups here and there.
And truelly , I welcome them , it gives me an excuse to go down and spend time with her.
The best part though is that she is an awesome boat to sail , or perhaps easy is a better word.
And she looks spectacular , drawing comment wherever she is.
What of the future ?, is she the stepping stone , as I originally intended ?.
I don't know , see how I'm travelling in a couple of years.
But , the Grey Seal , having (usually) an epoxied clinker marine ply hull , is perfectly happy on a trailer , she should be well (auxillery) powered , but is a real pleasure to sail , I highly recommend her , if you think that is the style of boat you want.
I couldn't be happier , she sails like a much bigger boat , but I can do it all myself easily.
A happily retired to fishing under sail , Rob Johnson.
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Here's what we're looking at contemplating ruining our budget and financial plan over right now...
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Here are a couple of pictures of "Huon Seal".
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Better "Meander" on over there with the checkbook..........
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I can't believe I could forget the huge sense of relief we had when we sold the sailboat. But this one has a shower! And Air Conditioning!

Portland, your boat is stunning. I love that styling. Very nice pictures!
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Living Aboard forums by the way are a good resource for this: Living Aboard Magazine
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Gosh, you all have me drooling here. Believe it or not I went to college (Hawaii) on a sailing scholarship but have been away from the water all these years. Sold my airplane yesterday, first step in returning to the sea.
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Check, from what I've heard, boat ownership will seem like a bargain to you compared to spending those "airplane dollars"!
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I believe its possible to do either , if we are careful , and make well considered decisions.
My son flew for a while , but he had some contract work with his employer , to under pin it.
When he changed jobs he gave up the flying .
In my case I considered well what type of boat I wanted , that is cheap to run , and maintain.
But more importantly , I'm doing what I REALLY want to do , and just loving it.
Its a beautiful summer morning here , a little work in the garden first , then down to the boat , thats a perfect low key day.
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My personal dream is a 20' - 24' double ender, something like Ian Oughtred's Grey Seal or Eun Mara. I love the traditional appearance and the lapstrake form clinker-build.
Nice looking boats.

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I think I agree with the Pardey's about not having any motor ... By being trailerable, when it is here at home I won't be paying slip fees and I can do maintenance at home at my leisure. Plus I can take it all over North America with us as we travel.
May be of interest: Re-powering Jean-du-Sud.

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boat ownership will seem like a bargain to you compared to spending those "airplane dollars"!
So true! Everything is relative, isn't it?
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Getting back to the original Leatherneck post , and being the proud owner of an Oughtred Grey Seal , I say you can have your cake , and eat it too !.
I repowered my Huon Seal , and had a new engine box built , which is low , and out of the way .
The diesel is preferable , it is strong , starts on the turn of the key , is very economical , and doesn't use volatile fuel.
Oh , and its relatively light , the engine/gearbox weighs 80kg.
But the main thing is its there , ready to go all day if needs be , at the turn of a key.
And , she has a trailer , and is easy to tow wherever , and launch , and retrieve.
A couple of photos for you.
One shows HS at the boatbuilders , on her trailer , the other the new sole , and engine box.
I couldn't be happier.
In fact , I'm going out sailer her again in a couple of hours , the third time this week.
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I want to do what this guy does. Not necessarily build the boat, I built a small one and it was a PITA, but do the river cruising. Even though he hasn't updated recently, his trips are fantastic reads.
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I'll be pulling my boat out of the water in a couple of months , I'll put it in my new shed and freshen it up , then trailer it in to the Sth Australian waterways , before trailering it to Melbourne , to put us , tow vehicle , boat and trailer on the ferry to take us across to Tasmania , and the wooden boat festival.
My boat even features in the flyer for the festival (photo included) , the photo used was taken at the last festival , in 2009.
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