1961 on Ebay

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1961 on Ebay

Postby shade2u2 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:30 am

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Re: 1961 on Ebay

Postby seef158 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:11 pm

I don't know anything about it but i am strongly considering bidding on it. From what I could find online this boat is supposed to weigh only 5000lbs dry.... can anyone confirm? At that weight my current trailer from my totaled 28 would work nicely to get it home. If anyone knows anything about the boat please she's shed some light for us, the outfit selling does not disclose the location for inspection, pretty normal with these auctions for donations I think.
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Re: 1961 on Ebay

Postby MetalHead » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:42 pm

I think it will look like this. When you get to 63 they swept the forward windows more and dropped to two by 1965.
Looks like a 9' - 2" beam according to brochures.
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Re: 1961 on Ebay

Postby shade2u2 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:42 pm

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That is a pretty cool vessel if that is it. Sure looks like it.
You should save this old gal... :)
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Re: 1961 on Ebay

Postby seef158 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:35 pm

If it goes cheap enough I'll own it.... If anyone is near mentor and could scout it out that would be awesome
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Re: 1961 on Ebay

Postby shade2u2 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:45 pm

Hope one of you got it for $810.
My bid didn't go through or I would have owned it! $&@?!:"
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Re: 1961 on Ebay

Postby seef158 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:09 pm

Mine didn't go through either, I bid higher as well, I was up in northern Wisconsin camping and had bad cell service, looks like we missed out.
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Re: 1961 on Ebay

Postby shade2u2 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:50 pm

bummer.
someone got a steal...
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Re: 1961 on Ebay

Postby schynacat » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:48 pm

So I'm now the owner of this 1961 Marinette...Dave's Marine Towing is bringing her to me tomorrow. Name is "Wave Dancer II". Pretty excited to get a master plan put together for the rehab - this old girl has plenty of deferred maintenance waiting to be address, but great bones. I'll post some pictures as soon as I get time.

Anodes need replacing, and apparently there was quite a bit of electricity in the water from the rebar in the concrete harbor - so there is some pitting, especially on the keel. Also seems like a quite a few layers of paint, as the previous owner of 34 years would just put another coat on whenever it was getting dull. Does anyone know if Infrared heat paint removers are effective on marine paint? And what would be the best material to scrape with?

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Re: 1961 on Ebay

Postby shade2u2 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:11 pm

Congratulations! I wanted that baby also.
Look forward to your pictures. Good luck.
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