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Old 06 March 2014, 16:27   #31
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It looks like it started out red and has had several coats of paint over the gelcoat.

a) Take it to Dawlish and dump it. People would just assume it had got like that after being washed up in a storm

or

b) Two coats of cheap gloss and a load of compost and it would make a interesting nautically-themed flower planter for outside a pub next to a dockyard or fish-canning plant, where it can be used as a toilet by the resident Alsation and/or the punters. Add a couple of offcuts of decking and it would become a 'beer garden and children's play area'.

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c) Drag it to the west coast, ring up the Daily Mail, whisper "...cannibal rat ship...", sit back and watch.

In fact, it looks like Mr Spock's coffin has re-entered the atmosphere without any retro-rockets. Pan the camera so only it and the landscape are visible and it could be a Federation "escape pod" in almost any episode of Blake's Seven.

Your mate will either be so cheesed off with repairing it that he'll sell it (at a loss) as an 'unfinished project' or use it twice and then sell it when he scares the heck out of himself / significant other.

These projects are like an Egyptian curse that can only be got rid of by passing it onto someone else - it will destroy your soul before it gets passed on.

Just out of interest, would you mate be the sort of chap who might consider making his own trailer to his own design?
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Old 06 March 2014, 17:29   #32
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Well considering he is 15, and very dyslexic ( ie. writing and drawing are almost out the equasion ) i doubt he'd design a trailer. However he lives next to the harbour and has many flatbed tractor/pick up trailers ( he lives on a farm ). He also already owns about 5 or 6 boats.

One being a 14ft flatacraft with 55hp outboard which he picked up, with morse etc. all ready for the water for 400. Now the cheeky sod is trying to sell it for 1600 ( he was asking 2500 at one point! ) He only got it so cheap as a very good long time family freind sold it to him. Now hes had it for 2 months, is bored and is trying to make a profit, which angers me, but its also none of my business.

Here are some of the boats he has for sale. They been for sale for months as he tends to over price anything. He says and I quote " Start the price too high and then you have lots of room for haggling" My response " You start to high and people arent even going to think about making you an offer. "

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But yeh,
His plan is to throw paint and an old outboard on it and put it down to our local machinery mart. Things often go for crazy high and crazy low money there.

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Old 06 March 2014, 19:46   #33
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I bought what looked too be like a clean fletcher got from Glasgow last year, kept undercover and immaculate paint work! My budget of 500 vanished overnight and finally 6 months later with a 9.9 Suzuki to test the boat in water on back it ripped the transom clean off , I now had a dead outboard and destroyed boat. If these boats where good then they would be on the water not literally abandoned on a field, I couldn't get any genuine boat service to look at it , and the transom seemed solid, that was after the rest of the boat and wood members had been replaced! We all want to be on the water but it's best to save and be out there safely. Luckily my transom came off on a canal,


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If he's 15, he probably has no clue what a knackered transom looks like.
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Old 07 March 2014, 11:44   #35
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I bought what looked too be like a clean fletcher got from Glasgow last year, kept undercover and immaculate paint work! My budget of 500 vanished overnight and finally 6 months later with a 9.9 Suzuki to test the boat in water on back it ripped the transom clean off , I now had a dead outboard and destroyed boat. If these boats where good then they would be on the water not literally abandoned on a field, I couldn't get any genuine boat service to look at it , and the transom seemed solid, that was after the rest of the boat and wood members had been replaced! We all want to be on the water but it's best to save and be out there safely. Luckily my transom came off on a canal,


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Sorry to hear that mate,
Glad you are ok.
Quite thankfull I didnt buy the boat now :P

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Transom can look ok from the outside but the marine ply can turn to compost, if transom goes often stringers gone, found that out the hard way too. It was a learning experience for me,I learned to never touch another project boat.
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..... and very dyslexic ( ie. writing and drawing are almost out the equasion ) i .............

Jaysus! where's Poly & his irony meter when you need him?
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Jaysus! where's Poly & his irony meter when you need him?
haha i know,
but he does seem to know quite a bit about boats Compared to me atleast lol.. Grew up around them and thats what most his family do so he gets plenty advice/help from them.

I think all that matters is that I didnt buy the thing, And if my freind needs to be taught a lesson the hard way, then so be it :P

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