New boat owner, Hey there! - Page 2 - SailNet Community
Introduce Yourself Welcome to the - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 15 Old 12-01-2019
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 315
Thanks: 19
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: New boat owner, Hey there!

My first thought was a T-bird too. But not with that rounded hull.
danvon is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 15 Old 12-02-2019 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Originally Posted by SailingUphill View Post
Thought it was a kit built Thunderbird class boat (size is about right). But the shape (especially the hull) are wrong.
Looking at your lower half not sure about that one. Looks like an outboard motor well (I'm not a huge fan of those, but others are).

Is the build fiberglass? Rather is it glass over plywood? The hull shape would be tough as a home-built, but it sure looks like one.

Just thumbed through some Glen-L designs to see if I could spot it, but didn't see anything close.

First thing I'd evaluate is that rudder. Shape doesn't look even close to efficient.

-Indeed yes it is powered by an outboard who's mounted in a small top accessible engine bay.

- wood and fiberglass I believe. 😒 I should have documented more before I covered it
up. I'm really at odds with the elements up here in Northern Canada.

- And I'll keep the rudder in mind.

Ashton Chaplin is offline  
post #13 of 15 Old 12-02-2019 Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
I scoured the vessel top to bottom and haven't spotted so much as a letter indicating it's origin. But I'm going to go out on the next sunny morning and investigate it top to bottom and hopefully document something that I've missed.
Ashton Chaplin is offline  
post #14 of 15 Old 12-04-2019
Freedom isn't free
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bedford, VA
Posts: 2,898
Thanks: 11
Thanked 181 Times in 174 Posts
Rep Power: 13
Re: New boat owner, Hey there!

You may be dealing with an one-off kit design. Either way - interesting boat.

Freedom, a 1983 C&C 32 sailing Smith Mountain Lake, VA
SHNOOL is online now  
post #15 of 15 Old 12-04-2019
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 20,787
Thanks: 82
Thanked 588 Times in 564 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Re: New boat owner, Hey there!

Originally Posted by Ashton Chaplin View Post
......Im sure he'll have it figured out once the final payment is complete.......
Obviously, you really trust your friend to be making payments on an asset you have no documentable ownership or recourse on. Do you know if there are any liens filed against it? Being close, I'd like to think they'd fully disclose anything they knew of. However, liens can appear from the past and even incorrectly.

If the titled owner of the boat has deceased, it's going to get a bit technical to transfer title to you.

Any chance your friend's father built or salvaged this boat and maybe kept it off the beaten path and never registered or documented title?

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome