Cool boats you've encountered along the way

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  1. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_2098.JPG IMG_1244.JPG cruisng pix and  eric and mandy 015.jpg guest house remodel 019.jpg cruisng pix and  eric and mandy 008.jpg Here are some pix of neat boats we've seen over the years. Do any of you have similar pix?
     
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  2. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    The old woody is a triple cockpit real Chris, not a replica. Next one is a custom build by VanDam (I think that's the builder). Then a custom build owned by one of the Fishers, as in Fisher Body of Detroit. The last is a replica of one of Columbus' regatta of 1492.
     
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  3. play dough

    play dough Member

    207
    Aug 29, 2011
    Michigan
    1997 330 Sundancer, 7.4L MPI V-Drive / 2007 Crestliner 1750 Fishhawk
    7.4L MPI Mercruiser / 115 Mercury Optimax
    Seafoam Green 53-foot Chris-Craft Constellation Cruiser, the Marion Leigh, owned by Dan Musser owner of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI.
    DSCF1287.JPG Aqua-car in Sturgeon Bay, WI
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  4. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    194
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    20180803_201426.jpg A Fay & Bowen over 100 years old we saw last summer in Lake Charlexoix, MI. Sorry, forgot the name. Beautiful boat.
     
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  5. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    194
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Schooner Bagheera that I used to sail on (Great Lakes, Caribbean, Panama Canal). Now a charter boat in Portland, ME. When I sailed on her she was sloop-rigged. She even has a brief Wikipedia page. download.jpeg
     
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  6. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2007 44DB
    Cummins QSC 8.3s
    E6167E01-E8BC-476A-854C-40E63E59A46E.jpeg 0EBE9145-A273-4BA1-9E41-BAED193B3F24.jpeg 97EBF3B1-4679-4466-994F-D32F7306A949.jpeg This one caught my eye this summer on the Lake Lanier Poker Run....
     

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  7. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    I sat this Fountain in Grand Haven this summer. A diesel converted to outboards.

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    I'm sure some of you know the boat.

    MM
     
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  8. M Prod

    M Prod Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    669
    Oct 6, 2017
    North Vancouver, BC
    2005 Sundancer 340
    Aquapro Dinghy w/ Honda 8hp
    Kohler 5KW Genny
    Raymarine Electronics
    8.1 Horizons /V Drives
    The Colombian Navy Flagship ARC Gloria was in port here two summers ago. She’s a beauty!

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  9. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    That took some thought to pull off. Wonder how the ride changed if at all. Outboards making an amazing comeback from the days of blue smoke.
     
  10. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    IMG_3825.JPG IMG_1987.JPG Commercial fishing tug and a perfectly restored wooden sailboat in Leland Harbor.
     
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  11. Boatingnut

    Boatingnut Member

    319
    Dec 18, 2008
    Saugatuck, MI
    2001 Neptunus 56 Express
    3196 Cats
    It's a Fountain. I talked to the owner in Frankfort at the fuel dock. Quite a story behind it, but basically, they loved the boat and wanted to keep it. The diesels were in need of work, and so they made the decision to go to outboards. He said it handles like a dream. Better than the original set up. A very, very nice refurb.
     
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  12. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Wonder if they increased the size of the fuel tanks to compensate for the weight of those outboards. Assume they are gasoline. Unusual swap to go to gas from diesel. Beautiful boat.
     
  13. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    That was a brain fart on my part and now corrected.

    It is a Fountain.

    MM
     
  14. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    They had a huge empty bilge to put additional tanks in for sure.

    MM
     
  15. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    Twin 7.4l
    Look up the Navy's Mark V boat... This boat came by us on the dock in Philadelphia one Memorial day doing high speed runs, then stopping and making hard turns in the middle of the Delaware River. Threw massive wakes. Had no idea what it was until I looked it up later and finally found a picture. 65+ mph.... Qty (2) 2285 hp MTUs. 82' in length... 17' beam. Capable of 20g forces on their passengers breaking bones. Massive. Ridiculous. Read about it.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_V_Special_Operations_Craft

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  16. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    194
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Not so much a cool boat, but a cationary tale. This sailboat came into the local canals during 20181013_141144.jpg a very high tide & got stranded. That was 5+ years ago. It was somehow maneuvered to the seawall where it sits to this day.

    The boat owner & the seawall/home owner are not the same people.

    It could likely be extracted during a hurricane storm surge, but at this point, why?
     
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  17. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Umm, because the owner wanted the dock back?

    MM
     
  18. douglee25

    douglee25 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Cruisers 3575
    Twin 7.4l
    Twin 7.4l
    So this random boat sits at some random guy's dock? Annnd they don't know each other? And the dock owner hasn't asked him to move it? And the boat owner hasn't offered to move it?
     
  19. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    194
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Pretty much, yes. But not sure of what arrangements have been made.
     
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  20. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    I'm thinking the wall owner will own the boat...

    MM
     

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