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    There's a Spitfire hiding in the woods...

    I finally had the chance to go and look over the Spitfire I have known about for a while. I think it's been parked under these trees for about 15 years. ...shame because it looks like it was a decent boat when parked just missing the engines and drives. It would be a huge project and man would I be upside down in it but I'm a sucker for taking home strays.

    I think it could be saved but man what an undertaking!



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    Jay Z.
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    The problem w/Spitfires and their cousins is the method of construction.....
    Just ask Bill (old Red Alert).
    To do this correctly would probably cost more than a new 22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcarter View Post
    The problem w/Spitfires and their cousins is the method of construction.....
    Just ask Bill (old Red Alert).
    To do this correctly would probably cost more than a new 22.
    ...yep, I was thinking maybe 50k invested for a 25-30K boat. Sounds about like all boats.
    Jay Z.
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    If you're sinking that kind of $$ how about something really unique like this....(not mine, sounds like it ticks a lot of your boxes)....

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1968...s#.WVcDu1RE2hA

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    It's a shame that it always seems that these cool boats are never found to have been put away years prior nice and dry in a barn.
    They're always outside in the weeds under a damn tree .
    (And rarely with a cover )
    Just because something's old doesn't mean you throw it away !

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    That Barron is only 7 miles from me...I am gonna throw some eyes on it for something to do.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan's Cloud View Post
    It's a shame that it always seems that these cool boats are never found to have been put away years prior nice and dry in a barn.
    They're always outside in the weeds under a damn tree .
    (And rarely with a cover )
    This one has a cover and it seems to have helped but it's pretty worn out now...
    Jay Z.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob M View Post
    If you're sinking that kind of $$ how about something really unique like this....(not mine, sounds like it ticks a lot of your boxes)....

    http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1968...s#.WVcDu1RE2hA
    Yes that's a looker for sure. I'm just kicking tires and bouncing ideas around right now.
    Jay Z.
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