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|04-18-2009 12:45 PM|
That might have been it, I helped friends move to cassopolis a while ago.
Plus a cousin lives in my namesake town south of allegan.
|04-18-2009 07:09 AM|
Ken I see you are from west michigan, if you seen this you seen it closer to home we live in battle creek, but keep our boat in bay city where my wifes family is from. this boat/ molds was here in our area that the light there in downtown allegan head south and its about half way to copper or so on the east side of the road. I work for consumers energy and was out making some field checks and seen it, and thought it was interesting.
|04-17-2009 10:36 PM|
Originally Posted by 1970Columbia34 View Post
|04-17-2009 09:47 PM|
I think I saw that a while ago, was doing some work in saginaw and kawkawlin, wandered over to check out the bay. (I'm a wanderer, if there's a direct route somewhere, I prefer finding a more interesting route) Remember trying to figure out what the deal was with it.
Gramp's post clears it up.
The only molds I've seen were for smaller boats, and the stiffening and supports etc were built up out of fiberglass and wood as part of the molds themselves. Now htat it's been pointed out, it's one of those 'duh' moments
|04-17-2009 07:29 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
(Some builders would lay up a hull and not take it out of the mold before storing the mold outside. This would protect the mold inside surface from the weather. There's a story that when Migrator Yachts bought the molds for the Block Island 40, they found a hull inside... )
|04-17-2009 10:18 AM|
I don't think so...that one looks to have a deck and cabintop... Tough to use the mold if it is enclosed like that.
Originally Posted by Gramp34 View Post
|04-17-2009 10:06 AM|
It's the production molds (hull and deck) for a boat. The pipe framework supports the mold:
Based on the shape, it looks like something from the early 70s. Probably someone picked it up at a builder's bankruptcy auction years ago thinking they'd build themselves a custom yacht. (His wife probably told him to hide it somewhere.)
So, yes, it is a project opportunity. From the gelcoat up.
|04-17-2009 08:35 AM|
|1970Columbia34||Interesting idea on the sculpture, the amount of vines and stuff that are on the boat if thats the case he has lost his vision, and given up on the project.|
|04-17-2009 08:23 AM|
My first guess is that it's a sculpture. The sculptor is using the hull as a mold, and will now cut the sculpture in half, transport it to the installation site, and re-weld it together. Then he'll build the mast & sails at the installation site.
My second guess is that it's the marine version of "The Club".
|04-17-2009 07:48 AM|
|sailingdog||They're converting to a Ferrocement boat..|
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