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by Rockit
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan
Replies: 11
Views: 106

Re: Worth Buying? 76' 37 foot sedan

Looks like a big time restoration--keep me away or the Admiral will have me courtmartialed--but I'd want to see the bottom before my money went hard. Give the bow and side railings a good shake. I agree with everything that's been said, but make any offer contingent upon a satisfactory survey, hire ...
by Rockit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Looking for Windshield adjusters for an Express model

You mean like this one:

http://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/W ... sters.html

Yes, they are much better than those finger-pinching side mounts.

You might even be able to make some with a little bit of engineering.

Good luck.

Joe
by Rockit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette purchase advice
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Marinette purchase advice

Interesting. My uncle told me his 32 sedan came from the factory on a drop axle trailer--that would have been about 600 miles.
by Rockit
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marinette purchase advice
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Marinette purchase advice

A 32 wouldn't be all that different to handle than a 28. If you have twin engines (assuming both are operating) it's easy. Take a safe boating course, get a patient teacher, and spend time learning how to operate the boat. I've run boats my whole life and will spend time at the beginning of every se...
by Rockit
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: What year and model is this boat?
Replies: 15
Views: 559

Re: What year and model is this boat?

That kills my guess--a later model 28' fisherman. There was a 26' express on the river a few years ago so it's possible one or more went out the door with a flybridge. I believe they were made in the 1960s. You know the hull number was stamped on the upper starboard corner of the transom--right? The...
by Rockit
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: 62 40 ft ?
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: 62 40 ft ?

Looks like an old 32 that someone extended. I'd pass but suppose it would be okay if they knew what they were doing. Like everything else: it would be okay if you did it right though I can think of a few things that would trouble me.
by Rockit
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Vendors
Topic: Who to not to shop from
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: Who to not to shop from

Thanks for the warning. It's tough being conned and sometimes tough to tell people about it.

Don't beat yourself up any more than you have already.

Best,

Joe
by Rockit
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: hull repair
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: hull repair

Very good point about pounding out the dent. Back in the late 1990s, I looked at a 26' 1966 Inland Seas cruiser. They were made of steel, but had wood cabins. The then current (or maybe a PO) owner did a crummy job of fiberglassing over the cabin top and I wasn't about to tackle that job. There was ...
by Rockit
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Retrofitting bow anchor platform
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: Retrofitting bow anchor platform

I was lucky enough to find a Fortress Anchor on Craigslist last year--when I met the guy he turned out to be the owner of the boat in the slip behind mine! He bought the anchor and line and had no use for the anchor. It is light and big enough for a 32. So I found a chain/line combination that worke...
by Rockit
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Transport nightmare
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: Transport nightmare

If you find a good hauler, stick with them. I just put my boat on U-Ship after getting ditched by a hauler and was somewhat surprised by the people trying to get around the bidding rules. "Here's my price, tell me you'll pick me and I'll bid." Um no, that's not how bidding works. One who c...

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