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Hooper

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Bass River, Mass
Wow.....

A few years ago, when I was selling a 23 SeaCraft, a guy offered me a straight up trade for a sweet 30' Mackenzie bass boat. Sweet rig, had a diesel in it, can't remember what brand, GM maybe? But I told him I was not the right guy for that kind of boat. Talk about tits on a bull! Far more care than I would be able to give her.
 

mudhake

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I know the owner real good, I also remember the boat when it was in the water and running and tuna fishing. It is hull #1 and well worth restoring. It has been in his barn forever.
 

Frigate

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Sep 2, 2011
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Location
Shinnecock Inlet, NY
Boat Make
38' Duffy/Flower
I spend many winters in my youth working on wood boats so I could go swordfishing and tuna fishing. So I think it is time to say this again.

Wood is good and steel is real but you can wrap my ass in fibergrass.
 

Bill

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Hull, Ma
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27 Terry Jason
Ya I went and looked at it when it was up for sale. The guy was really trying to move it. Now that I think of it it was a big cummins. Nice boat but..
 

reelsportfishing

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Pt. Judith R.I.
Website
www.ReeltoReelSportfishing.com
Boat Make
1999 40' Young Brothers
Boy, I'm surprised no one has jumped on this. Most rot in a wood boat is from fresh water and poor ventilation. My old brownell had red lead in the bilges. Looks like this boat was stored under the right conditions. I would think it would be an ideal candidate to be glassed over plus looks like you have plenty of access to the bildge. Everything is opened up. Here is a chance for someone to get a descent hull for free. There is nothing wrong with a wood boat. If you glassed that baby over it wouldn't be much more work than a glass boat.
 
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