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post #41 of 45 Old 11-05-2013
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Interesting. Verrry interesting.
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You should definitely buy it.

Steel can explain how to anchor it safely, for extended periods in deep water. He can also explain why it's no big deal if your deep-water anchoring system should fail, and why it's no biggie if the boat sinks or drifts into other vessels.
I was given some ideas about the bums in the anchoring thread. I assume that includes hobos and the homeless. The thing could be taken and put in to a long term anchoring setup! Then it could serve as a homeless shelter. It would surely beat sleeping under a bridge and eating out of garbage cans. Teach the homeless how to fish, and they'll have fish for life!
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I was given some ideas about the bums in the anchoring thread. I assume that includes hobos and the homeless. The thing could be taken and put in to a long term anchoring setup! Then it could serve as a homeless shelter. It would surely beat sleeping under a bridge and eating out of garbage cans. Teach the homeless how to fish, and they'll have fish for life!
I suppose you're going to ferry these bums and hobos back and forth to shore in your dinghy every time they want to use the bathroom or get some booze? How nice of you.

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Someone offered to give me a much better condition 60 foot ferro boat that had new rigging a new diesel good sails but needed electrical and interior work done for free. i still said no, you could pour 100 grand into it and still be left with an unsellable ferro boat and i don't have anything against ferro but most people don't want ferro boats and they are not very fun to sail, a lot of there weight is up high where you don't want it but in good condition they can be decent boats but you will never get ever get a cent you put into it. If you spend 100 grabd on it it will still need work and it might be worth 10 grand. Now boats are never good investments but i would like to get at least 25 cents on every dollar i invest. That being said i am a fan of wood boats and they have bad resale value too, but wood is a much better building material than ferro cement strength wise.
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I suppose you're going to ferry these bums and hobos back and forth to shore in your dinghy every time they want to use the bathroom or get some booze? How nice of you.
It's not such a bad idea...

I suggest we chain them to an oar and tape a bottle of Mad Dog to the forward bulkhead. The one who can row to the bottle gets it.

One of them ought to show some initiative. He can be promoted to "drum beater" to help the lazy ones keep time.
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