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Keelboater

Admiral
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Oct 3, 2013
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Location
Clinton Harbor
Boat Make
35' Bruno & Stillman
We have a classic 13' Whaler that I re-foamed and re-powered back in 2012. We use it all the time as a mooring tender and a runabout. It's the ideal compromise in small boating, easy to launch and tow, and so fuel efficient that I swear it burns less than my old 4 hp Suzuki dingy motor. Grand kids love it and are learning the ropes on it. We've covered a lot of water with it so far, from a vacation on Lake Winnepesaukee N.H. to Watch Hill R.I. and Sandy Point via trailer, and even Fishers Island N.Y. followed by fireworks in Groton CT. on the same day - all on her own bottom. Thought about selling it a few times, but just can't bring myself around to it. When it comes to value, this is a great little ticket.





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Then there is the 18' SeaCraft project. It's taken the back seat to the Bruno project but will be in full operation just after the Bruno finally splashes. I have a 90 HP Yamaha 2 stroke for it that's all ready to go ......some day.;) I grabbed the baby SeaCraft project for the stellar ride quality in a small boat.


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Both pack a huge return on investment in terms of usage. So it's all good. :D
 

winterking

Captain
Lite User
Joined
Dec 25, 2011
Posts
785
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346
Location
NJ
First Name
Tom
Boat Make
26’ Duffy

Pete G

Lieutenant
Joined
Apr 16, 2018
Posts
18
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17
Location
Wickford, RI
First Name
Pete
Boat Make
2000 Brownell 27
We have a classic 13' Whaler that I re-foamed and re-powered back in 2012. We use it all the time as a mooring tender and a runabout. It's the ideal compromise in small boating, easy to launch and tow, and so fuel efficient that I swear it burns less than my old 4 hp Suzuki dingy motor. Grand kids love it and are learning the ropes on it. We've covered a lot of water with it so far, from a vacation on Lake Winnepesaukee N.H. to Watch Hill R.I. and Sandy Point via trailer, and even Fishers Island N.Y. followed by fireworks in Groton CT. on the same day - all on her own bottom. Thought about selling it a few times, but just can't bring myself around to it. When it comes to value, this is a great little ticket.





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Then there is the 18' SeaCraft project. It's taken the back seat to the Bruno project but will be in full operation just after the Bruno finally splashes. I have a 90 HP Yamaha 2 stroke for it that's all ready to go ......some day.;) I grabbed the baby SeaCraft project for the stellar ride quality in a small boat.


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Both pack a huge return on investment in terms of usage. So it's all good. :D

Dibs on the Whaler, please!
 

Bill

Founder
Joined
Aug 30, 2011
Posts
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Location
Hull, Ma
Boat Make
27 Terry Jason
We have a classic 13' Whaler that I re-foamed and re-powered back in 2012. We use it all the time as a mooring tender and a runabout. It's the ideal compromise in small boating, easy to launch and tow, and so fuel efficient that I swear it burns less than my old 4 hp Suzuki dingy motor. Grand kids love it and are learning the ropes on it. We've covered a lot of water with it so far, from a vacation on Lake Winnepesaukee N.H. to Watch Hill R.I. and Sandy Point via trailer, and even Fishers Island N.Y. followed by fireworks in Groton CT. on the same day - all on her own bottom. Thought about selling it a few times, but just can't bring myself around to it. When it comes to value, this is a great little ticket.





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Then there is the 18' SeaCraft project. It's taken the back seat to the Bruno project but will be in full operation just after the Bruno finally splashes. I have a 90 HP Yamaha 2 stroke for it that's all ready to go ......some day.;) I grabbed the baby SeaCraft project for the stellar ride quality in a small boat.


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Both pack a huge return on investment in terms of usage. So it's all good. :D
Thanks for the warning Vin. Grabbed my welding helmet for this one
 

Haddock

Commander
Joined
Apr 27, 2014
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357
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191
Location
Henniker, NH
First Name
Mike
Boat Make
23' Maritime Marine Voyageur
I am still awaiting my first Down East boat but have been blessed to have enjoyed my brother in law's 46' Wesmac until he sold it. I currently use my 23' MM pilot house after getting the 2 footitis from my 21' CC which is on the hard and the boss said must go. I have increased my lottery purchases hoping to get a GM 22' or 26' or CB 23' one day!
 

Old Mud

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81
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mid coast Maine
First Name
Don
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Ho Made

kcassells

Captain
Joined
Jan 10, 2015
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Location
Phila
Thinking about what you said about the bulk head steering to floor. I am going to do that and add the electronics there with access. Was also thinking about putting batteries their but looks to tight.

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kcassells

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Phila
Got the weather and a few days off. Fella at work got the covid. Sucks but he is a young fella. Wife is on the front lines as a nurse
and she tested pos. So did my buddy. I test tom. My neighbor came over with his backhoe and we got the motor mounted.
2nd coat of paint on deck and hatches getting painted.
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