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Hey Paul, have you seen this Sea Skiff for sale ?

August 13 2009 at 11:19 PM
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found it bought it

August 14 2009, 3:17 AM 

Too cool to pass up. Now to get it from MI. to SC. inter coastal waterway Bought it unseen so alot of faith went into the sale. Looking foward to hauling down and having it to go along with my um yess Carver 250 express. It'll be my corvette on the water. Paul we'll hook up on my way down! Hope it's all Larry said it'll be! 2 of 2 known to exsist in this condition.
cheers mates!!
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Nice catch !

August 14 2009, 9:32 AM 

Hey I enjoyed the call last night.

Always enjoy talking about boats. One thing for sure, you won't be seeing another one anytime soon. Mine is the only one I've seen during the last 25 years of being well into the antique and classic boat culture, looking at thousands of boats at boat shows, etc. It's not an expensive boat, nor was it expensive when new, but it is a utility which I like, and a true inboard which hails back to the wood Sea Skiffs and mahogany runabouts. I like the lines, they're decent performers, pretty husky with a lot of freeboard, and from what I understand if you put it on 1900 rpm you can climb a six foot wave nicely with little fuss. This isn't the fast deep V of a 23' Commander or Lancer, but it is just a very cool boat and we love ours. The 327F is probably "the" best small block Chevy marine engine of all time, less complicated than the Q series, almost as much power, very simple and easy to work on. It would be fun to put them on the water together, let me know what your towing plans are, at least would enjoy meeting you, might be able to squeeze in a boat ride.

Regards,

Paul

 
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I know the boat, but didn't know it was on ebay !

August 14 2009, 9:24 AM 

Hi James,

Funny, I missed this one but I don't routinely search ebay, but I am surprised someone didn't find it before it sold! Would you believe, at the time you posted your note last night I was actually talking with the new owner, ha! I had also talked with the previous owner about the boat, and it's good to see it's going to someone who knows it's rare and bought it for the right reasons. Not sure what it would have brought if it went onto the CCABC web site. As it was, two bids three days, sold. This boat is in better condition than mine was when I got it. I paid too much, $3900 and when it arrived in Nashville from Lake Ontario area it was a $5300 boat. Now I have a LOT more cash into mine than he paid for this one, and as I understand it the boat was never restored, just maintained in good user condition, stored inside 20 years, etc.

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Paul




 
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