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Another Project near Molalla (was: Scandal)
I'm glad you finally got Scandal home, Dirt. I'm sure you'll give her a good home. :o) The smallest outboard with neutral and reverse you can find will be plenty for Scandal.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
Is the big "skipjack" hull still at Kay's. Sure an interesting project, but a Big one. It's the 22-footer from Harry V. Sucher's boatbuilding book. A Big, fat, 22-footer. Pat bought it as a mostly completed plywood hull. Could be finished as a sailboat, even with a huge rig like a sandbagger! If you have a lot of muscular friends to shift ballast. <g> When sail gave way to gasoline, hulls like this made good displacement-speed motorboats. I think pat's boat could be made into a real nice power cruiser, if one had a big enough pickup to tow it around. It's on a trailer now, but, IIRC, it wasn't a very good one when Pat got the boat, and that was quite a while ago...
Kay's number is in the Coots' Contact List. I'll bet the skipjack could be had for a song.
On 5/1/2022 1:36 PM, Case wrote:
Well Scandal made the trip from middle of the woods Molalla/Colton over to the drier side of the state today.--
It s a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word! (Attributed to Andrew Jackson)
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The skipjack is still there. Pat kept it well tarped, and the hull is in solid condition. Would make an excellent start for someone who wanted that size & sort of boat - sail or power. I didn't look closely at the trailer, but Kay thought it was in good shape, iirc.
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