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Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

I took my boat from Rock Hall to Barnegat Bay. I haven't done a Philly to Hance's Point trip, but Take Five, Ulladh, and others have made essentially the same trip. Basically, you'd be going from the Philly area down to Delaware City. Sleep there, then in the morning catch the current across the canal and out into the bay. I actually wonder if it couldn't be done in one day if you're able to time things well, but best to plan on 2.

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i am going to say i think it's a seafarer 26. they made them in 77. it's the right size and it looks right. the 31 has too many portholes.
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Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

Dude, check out the "Swan", forget the other boat. Even if you could restore her, she'd never look as pretty as "Swan". Look at those lines. Bigger boats are more expensive to maintain/restore/dock - and some are more worthwhile that others, it is very difficult to tell from a photo - but for $100-$200, wow.

What would be even better is to ask somebody with more big keelboat experience (perhaps from the club? sailors always like giving advice :-))to come and look at her with you; the cost to restore is generally pretty easy to estimate, the big ticket items (in a sound boat) are engine, sails and standing rigging. Most anything else is less expensive, but a lot of sweat equity. But things do add up...but if she is sound, she's probably worth it.
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Looks like it but it's just not that long My boat is next to it and she's only a 30 I'll look for the number when I get a chance.
Seafarer for sure.. the sheer stripe 'logo' is right for that.. The windows and underbody match the 31 drawing pretty exactly..
Don't think the underbody of the 26 is a match at all.. the keel is 'newer' in profile and doesn't have the prop shaft stubby at the aft end.

Denise.. you sure you don't have an ODay 32 ??

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I took my boat from Rock Hall to Barnegat Bay. I haven't done a Philly to Hance's Point trip, but Take Five, Ulladh, and others have made essentially the same trip. Basically, you'd be going from the Philly area down to Delaware City. Sleep there, then in the morning catch the current across the canal and out into the bay. I actually wonder if it couldn't be done in one day if you're able to time things well, but best to plan on 2.
sounds like bringing her back is going to be a 4 person job. one to drive me up. one to accompany that person back. it's a long drive. i can't ask a friend to do it alone. lol. and one who either knows powerboats ( motor experience ) or knows the way, to go with me. i do know someone that does powerboats and he is a very good friend....

but i'm getting ahead of myself. i need to contact that marina at Hance's point, and go see the boat before i start planning bringing her back. of course, thinking ahead never hurt.
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Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

Can you take the train to 30th street (Philly), then a cab? Heck, I think the Market-Frankfurt line gets you kind of close, so a cab from one of those stops might work, too. Overnight on the boat, sail it home the next day. Another option is a U-Haul. Rent the smallest truck they'll let you take one way. Still another option is to go with Enterprise or Budget. Both do one-way rentals, but they typically only do pick-up and drop-off at airports for those. Still worth looking into; Denise's club isn't THAT far from the airport.

Can you tell I went through similar preparations not that long ago?

Can you tell I think that if you're going to go down one of these paths, the Philly boat is the better path to go down?

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Yes, the VRT (vehicle retrieval trip) is a PITA.
Public transportation & cabs are a good idea for executing such a plan.

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Mindy, from Mork and Mindy, was pretty hot, too. guess i go for the girl next door look.
The "Swan" looks like a winner - good luck!

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Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

I agree, it is a Seafarer 31. This one has been klicking around the yard for almost 5 years.
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...=bridgeyachts&

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Can you take the train to 30th street (Philly), then a cab? Heck, I think the Market-Frankfurt line gets you kind of close, so a cab from one of those stops might work, too. Overnight on the boat, sail it home the next day. Another option is a U-Haul. Rent the smallest truck they'll let you take one way. Still another option is to go with Enterprise or Budget. Both do one-way rentals, but they typically only do pick-up and drop-off at airports for those. Still worth looking into; Denise's club isn't THAT far from the airport.

Can you tell I went through similar preparations not that long ago?

Can you tell I think that if you're going to go down one of these paths, the Philly boat is the better path to go down?
car rental! why didn't i think of that? that's perfect. thanks dude.
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