Discussion in 'Found Boats For Sale' started by Blitzen, Oct 9, 2016.
28 FOOT LOBSTER BOAT
Great lines on this beauty!
28 Calvin Beal
I literally just came on here to post this boat and see if anyone knows why it's been for sale for so long, I've seen it on Craigslist for atleast a year now. Why hasn't it sold, looks like it's in good shape. I would grab it myself if I had somewhere to put it and make it my next project.
It is a wood boat. That might be why?
What I'm really wondering is if anyone on the forum knows this boat or has been by to see it and if it has any specific problems that make it unsellable.
I remember seeing this boat. I figured being a wood boat and a project it must require a skilled buyer. Someone who can handle a wooden boat.
Start soaking the bilge, she's been outta water for 2 years
This boat I believe is the last 28' Lobster Boat built by Calvin Beal Jr. It was for sale in Mass. The seller was busy fishing and did not return inquires well. I was able to make a deal with him and buy the boat. The hull is in good condition, the house needs some work. I have brought the Beal back to Maine. My primary interest in the boat is her engine which is not the original engine. I am open to inquiries with respect to the hull - .
The Hull is in Eliot Maine.
For Sale for $500.00
Jeeze, for that kind of money Admin Bill should buy it to put in the Downeast Boat Forum Museum !
Engine being taken out. 500 cash for good hull. Sounds like a fiberglass mold should be made from a last of hull.
Those Beal boats sure are pretty!
Of the Beals page:
A History of Wooden Boatbuilding In Beals:
An Island Tradition Fading Fast
By Nancy Beal
Calvin Beal Jr’s last wooden boat was a 28, for Donald Crowley, which ended up in Massachusetts. Since then, he has built several plugs for his brother, Wayne, who has a busy fiberglass shop in Jonesport, for South Shore Boat, for Mitchell Cove and for the partnership of Donald Crowley and Jimmy Beal, in Milbridge.
Most recently, he has contracted for the construction of his own molds and had hulls laid up for a 34, 36, 38, and 44, most of which come back to his shop for finishing. He is beginning to chafe under the pressure of supplying work for others, however, and says he looks forward to reducing his workload to one boat a winter. Calvin says he intends to build one more wooden boat — a 28 that is all oak and cedar, like the boats of the 1960s and 1970s — and enjoy it as a keepsake.
I wonder if he would consider a rehab of the hull in question. Seems a waste of a hull just cause it's wood. I can't take on another project.
I am quite sure that this Hull is that last 28 Beal noted above! I purchased in Holbrook Ma. and transported back to Maine. The hull has been professionally surveyed for me and is in reasonably good condition.
I am owner.
I have offered it to Both the Landing School and Maine Maritime Museum. After consideration they both respectfully declined. I feel it is incredibly short sighted not to save this huge part of our history.
If no one takes it (sad to say) I will break it up and dispose of. I looked at the beautiful lines for a year before I went forward and removed the engine this past week. However, my Cape Dory 28 Sport (where the engine is going) meets my needs more than the Beal would. I am of an age that I need to focus on what I can do in the years I have left. Rehabbing this boat does not fit.
I am open to anyone / organization that can find a home for this boat. Her last documentation was in 2004. Documentation #902525 under the name Katie Marie. Date of birth = 1986.
Try posting it in "Boneyard Boats". It's a quarterly publication you can advertise in. It costs about $20.00 to post in, and to receive the publication itself. I advertised a boat in there and someone is now restoring her. And don't sell an old wood hull short! There is a member here who took my grandfather's strip-built boat and restored her. After 41 years on the hard, she was re-launched this past summer, and was 90% tight overnight. Original launch date 1956. There's an article from the Warwick Beacon about it.
Im suprised the landing school wouldnt take it, i live in the same town and know some of the instructors. Beautiful lines would be a shame to see it go.
Any recent pictures?