Some people like to rescue puppies. I guess I have other issues.
Last weekend I took a ride to look at this hull and top. The seller seemed to be a very nice and down to earth guy. We actually spent a few hours talking with him. He has another 27 Nauset that he is completing and wants this one gone. The top and windshield were removed (bolt on design) to get it into his garage when he was working on it. Everything has been painted by previous owners, and needs to be blasted. But the hull is solid glass, no coring. It has some potential. It has the shaft from the 210 Cummins that was in it before. This will sell cheap because of the labor involved to bring her back to life. The owner is aware of this fact and seemed very reasonable. Although I did not talk finances with him, I do think any half way reasonable offer would buy her.....I'm just guessing at $600 to $800 as it sits, you pay the freight to move it. But I could be wrong. Consider it a low buck kit boat. Some will laugh at this. Others will think about it. Someone will eventually do something about it. (please don't make it be me!!!) See attached pix. My sketch is based on the Nauset 27 lines drawing for this hull. I'm just thinking out loud for the least amount of work to get a really nice fishing boat put together. The Cummins will fit below the deck no problem with only a 6" step up, no motor box required. No trunk or bunks in the bow gets weight shifted to stern for better following sea traits. It's already a beast in head seas. Pony up a few bucks and fire up that sawzall! :ugeek:
Congratulations! That should be a great project. Sean was real nice when I was out there. Glad it found a new home. Will it be a lobster house or a pilot house build? Please post pix of your progress on occasion. Good luck with her!
thanks guys, its going to be a pilot house. we'll be sure to post some pictures as we go, were looking to sell a 29' phoenix in order to pay for some of this so if anyone knows anyone who might be interested send them our way