1988 23' Wayne Beal

Bill

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I bought this boat last summer with all intentions of ripping it apart and doing it over but long story short I wound up selling my house where I kept it and my realtor said get it out of here..do i regret it? no I just would prefer to have it now!..
Apparently wayne built it for himself for the lobster boat races and he fired a 454 in it..it somehow made it way down to duxbury ma where it was lobstered for 18 years.. It has a 6cyl ford when i got it that looked like a mushroom mooring...a complete piece of sh*t.. the boat was solid all over except from the windows up.. I was going to cut the whole thing off and lift it with a mast stepping crane and just duplicate it over the winter but instead I chose to rip apart my 19 midland skiff and 2 projects dont make a right..there was rats nest upon rats nests for wiring..i was gonna have to rip up the deck to put in atleast 2 -75 gal tanks along with wet exhaust..I was shopping for 350s and even peeked at a few 454s just to be an asshole..bottom line is that I was looking at a solid 10k without labor to do it the way I wanted it but I just figure I will buy something way bigger.. like 32-36 and spend the money on that cause the 23 really isnt a huge step up from my 19ft midland...
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Eastporter

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Awesome boat! Maybe you can buy her back and make her yours again!;)
 

Capttony

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I remember seeing that boat on CL and thinking that was a great deal.
 

Hudsonfrye

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I am the proud new owner of this beautiful vessel. We replaced the ford with a John Deere diesel, fixed all the rot on the wheel house and replaced the old blue paint with red gelco. I will post the new pictures soon !!
 
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WoundUpMarine

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I am the proud new owner of this beautiful vessel. We replaced the ford with a John Deere diesel, fixed all the rot on the wheel house and replaced the old blue paint with red gelco. I will post the new pictures soon !!
I'm curious who's hull it is, I thought Wayne's smallest mold he owned was the 28'
 

BillD

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I never got to ride it! I sold my house(the one in the pic) and realtor said to get the boat out of there if I wanted to sell the house .. It had been out of the water for 2 years and needed a complete gut. I knew the hull was worth double than what I got it for.. I wish I had the chance to redo it but I thought about it and if I'm gonna do another boat over which I am this winter(as soon as I find it) it's gonna be 28-35..
Dam realtors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

DudeShippinOut

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Hey proud new owner with the John Deere installed...... We've patiently waited for some pics..... Let's see em!
 

Bill

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I really want to see those pics.. or do I? ..still a little pissed I sold that. Its a legit one of a kind boat...glad you put a diesel in it and did it over.. .. much better idea than the 454 I was dreaming of..Apparently Wayne used to do the races with this boat and thats what it had in it..I completely intended on doing the same
 
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