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Marco Flamingo



Joined: 09 Jul 2015
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City/Region: Seattle
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2004
C-Dory Model: 16 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Limpet
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:51 pm    Post subject: I bought a boat! (not C-Dory) Reply with quote

I looked at Ranger Tugs but then figured that I could save $230,000.00 by buying this boat instead.

https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/bod/d/tacoma-tung-hwa-clipper-30-ft/7050962866.html

Hopefully, the broker won't get around to deleting the craigslist post for a couple of days.

Every time I went to look at the boat I learned more things that weren't clear on the published specifications. Like when the motor was rebuilt 40 hours ago, the owner went to the trouble of locating NOS Lehman parts. He had a NOS crank shipped from Michigan. The Garmin navigation system is brand new, professionally installed less than a year ago. The winch is brand new. I didn't understand that from reading the spec sheet.

There were the normal little irritating things that need to be adjusted, etc., but all of the systems seemed appropriate and surprisingly up to date, with the possible exception of the vintage Norcold fridge (but it still works). All batteries are 2017. The Yanmar genset wasn't even listed in the specs until recently. The owner had cruised extensively, including a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island.

I may have a new ride to the Friday Harbor CBGT.

Mark
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hardee



Joined: 30 Oct 2006
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City/Region: Sequim
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2005
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Sleepy-C
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, looks like you found a gem. And, IMHO, you are way ahead of the RT in many ways. Bring it on to the FH-CBGT. You are welcome.

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Hunkydory



Joined: 28 Mar 2005
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City/Region: Cokeville, Wyoming
State or Province: WY
C-Dory Year: 2000
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Hunkydory
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Mark! Looks like a sweet deal to me & a great way to make some extended cruises in comfort.

Jay

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C-Sharp



Joined: 11 Nov 2018
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City/Region: Orcas Island
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2006
C-Dory Model: 22 Cruiser
Vessel Name: C Sharp
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,
That is a great looking boat! You should be very comfortable in it a the FHCBGT and hopefully you'll be staying overnight on it rather than at a hotel room? Smile Your keeping Limpet aren't you? Maybe use it for a tender!
- Steve


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Robert H. Wilkinson



Joined: 26 Jan 2011
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City/Region: Port Ryerse
State or Province: ON
C-Dory Year: 2009
C-Dory Model: 22 Angler
Vessel Name: Romakeme IV
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, beautiful boat! Seems to be a good deal. Would make a great live aboard.

Congrats,

Rob

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JamesTXSD



Joined: 01 Mar 2005
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City/Region: Tropical Tip of Texas
State or Province: TX
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
Vessel Name: "Wild Blue" (sold 9/14)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats! Looks like that boat has been well cared for and updated. Should be a great cruiser!
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thataway



Joined: 02 Nov 2003
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City/Region: Pensacola
State or Province: FL
C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
Vessel Name: thataway
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very clean and well equipped example of a good trawler. Congratulations. With your innovations, it will be even better!

That Ford Lehman is a great engine. Ford tractor parts are still available world wide. There are many thousands of those blocks in tractor service. I put almost 5,000 hours on a Ford Lehman in one of our motorsailors--and just getting broken in.

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Robert H. Wilkinson



Joined: 26 Jan 2011
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City/Region: Port Ryerse
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C-Dory Model: 22 Angler
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, oh ,,,, Jason is going to be PISSED when he finds out you can go from a 16 to a 30 foot all at once without jumping 3 feet at a time !! Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green
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South of Heaven



Joined: 15 Aug 2015
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert H. Wilkinson wrote:
Oh, oh ,,,, Jason is going to be PISSED when he finds out you can go from a 16 to a 30 foot all at once without jumping 3 feet at a time !! Mr. Green Mr. Green Mr. Green


It's okay. I like to think of my 3 footitis as a philanthropic endeavor. All of my boat sales tax over the years has single handedly repaired all of the roads in Massachusetts! Lmao

Nice rig Mark. Good luck with her

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Marco Flamingo



Joined: 09 Jul 2015
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City/Region: Seattle
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2004
C-Dory Model: 16 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Limpet
Photos: Limpet
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

C-Sharp wrote:
Mark,
That is a great looking boat! You should be very comfortable in it a the FHCBGT and hopefully you'll be staying overnight on it rather than at a hotel room? Smile Your keeping Limpet aren't you? Maybe use it for a tender!
- Steve


Our friends in Friday Harbor sold their apartment, so it's not as ea$y to find a convenient place ashore. I'm keeping the Limpet (and thinking of naming my new boat Chiton). While doing the sea trial, I climbed all over the new boat and found the boat hook, found extra fender, extra dock lines, etc., etc. I don't need to buy anything at the Boat Show??? Is that possible?

Wait, I do need a tender. Maybe there will be a Boat Show special. I've got the 2.5 Suzuki kicker from the Limpet. West Marine inflatable? Avon? Kaboat? Portland Pudgy? Time to do some researching on C-Brats. What concerns me is that the vast majority of our dinghy use is to land on some rocky shore. What can handle that and is light enough to carry (or drag) above the high tide mark?

Mark
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Joined: 02 Nov 2003
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C-Dory Year: 2007
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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land on some rocky shore. What can handle that and is light enough to carry (or drag) above the high tide mark?


The Alaska series, tenders from 40# to 50# with Grizzly Claw bottom hull fabric should stand up to that. We have used both West Marine and Bombard inflatables in AK, BC and WA. and neither had failure. But if you wish put some extra fabric on areas which might wear.

Next best small tenders to Alaska are Achilles.

I see some fantastic Alaska trips coming up.
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NORO LIM



Joined: 24 Apr 2008
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City/Region: Olympia
State or Province: WA
C-Dory Year: 2006
C-Dory Model: 23 Venture
Vessel Name: NORO LIM (sold 12/12/14)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marco Flamingo wrote:
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Wait, I do need a tender. . . . What concerns me is that the vast majority of our dinghy use is to land on some rocky shore. What can handle that and is light enough to carry (or drag) above the high tide mark?

Mark


I agree with Bob. Our Alaska Series with the Grizzly protection got dragged over no end of barnacles and pointy rocks in BC and S.E. Alaska. Never a problem. It only weighed about 50 pounds. However, we never used a motor - just oars.



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chromer



Joined: 27 Jan 2006
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City/Region: Anacortes
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C-Dory Year: 2006
C-Dory Model: 19 Angler
Vessel Name: CHECKPOINT II
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice trawler. I have a couple questions.

Is that a wood hull?
what is the bottom construction?
Is there a bow thruster?

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Marco Flamingo



Joined: 09 Jul 2015
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City/Region: Seattle
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C-Dory Year: 2004
C-Dory Model: 16 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Limpet
Photos: Limpet
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chromer wrote:

Is that a wood hull?
what is the bottom construction?
Is there a bow thruster?


It's fiberglass. I looked at a nice GB 32, but it was wood. Did the research on it and got spooked. It seems that the complexity of determining the state of the fastenings, and refastening when needed, has driven the prices down, but I was trying to avoid (as much as possible) a project boat. The price of wood GB 32s and others like the Marine Trader has really taken a hit.

The Tung Hwa had some osmotic blisters when purchased by the prior owner, which doesn't appear to be common on these. He had a below-the-waterline gel coat peel and a complete epoxy re-coat. That seems to have eliminated that issue. The only hull construction issue I've seen (the web is full of horror stories) was a Taiwan trawler that had teak engine mount stringers that rotted. I believe all of them were constructed in this manner, but being teak and being encapsulated in fiberglass saved most. I only saw one example of this.

Bow thruster? Bow thruster? We no need no stinkin' bow thruster. It has a four blade prop, which seems to kick the rear a lot in reverse. It also has a surprising 4 foot draft, which might help with windage. I think that a lot of practice will have to take the place of a bow thruster. Or, I could install one of these:



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Joined: 27 May 2019
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City/Region: Big Sur
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C-Dory Year: 2003
C-Dory Model: 25 Cruiser
Vessel Name: Sierra
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marco, if I didn't need a 8'6" trailerable boat I'd be jealous, we had a R tug and you are way better off with the non computer Ford Leeman, with that quality rebuild it should last another lifetime. The lightest RIB we could find was a West Marine folding transom we had on our steel sailboat I think it was in the 60 lb. range, it served us well up and down Mexico for a few years as the hard floor was pretty rugged (it was PVC fabric though). The absolutely best thing about that model was that due to minimal weight and a flattish bottom it would plane out and cruise with a 6 hp at about 16 mph with 2 people, nearly equaling our friends 15 hp rib, this allowed us to explore distant nooks and crannies of the coastline and still drag it up the beach. Now with a 2.5 hp I won't be able to fish some of the distant reefs, anyway you now have a great boat for your area!
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