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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #435 on: January 19, 2019, 11:22:21 AM »
I think there is a chance this might be how I spend the last good years, if things work out right. So I keep looking.

This is a proper liveaboard, and although higher in price than my usual finds, it is a rather exceptional vessel. Cheap for what it is, which is big enough for my whole family, and seaworthy enough to bust right through the average coral reef, if one make that kind of mistake, which does happen.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/d5UR6Q846kY&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/d5UR6Q846kY&fs=1</a>

Lying straight east of the Texas coast, right across the Gulf near Bradenton FL, and this boat could motor across, if you can afford the diesel. At 150K it's expensive for a used boat, but it's quite cheap for a house.

https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2011/bruce-roberts-53-custom-ketch-3065787/
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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #436 on: February 07, 2019, 06:58:02 PM »
Today I'm allowing myself to fantasize. This one's out of my price range, but I sure do think it'd be fun to sail.



It's a registered national historic landmark. 125 ft Gloucester Fishing Schooner. Not sure how many crew you'd need for her. A half dozen would be useful, I'm pretty sure. Maybe four really good sailors could manage. Not a single-hander.

https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/69381
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Re: Seastead of the Day ---- An Unexpected Surprise
« Reply #437 on: February 18, 2019, 05:47:00 PM »
Good boats everywhere I look these days. This one is in Oregon. I like the look of her a lot.


http://sailingtexas.com/201801/sacapulco40101.html
That add was so well written and detailed I forgot for a minute I have two little kids. It had me ready to pick up a phone. I really liked the detail on the on board equipment.  You can picture someone just topping up the stores and heading out. It sounds like the boat is itching to be out there again doing what it was meant to do. It brightened my day.

My old friend the late Captain Jack told me once that most people who died in the islands in hurricanes were on their boats. I asked him what the hell they'd be doing on their boat if they knew a  hurricane was coming.

He said this:

Sailors travel all over the world, through storms and weather and rogue waves and everything else. Their attitude generally is that their boat has taken care of them, and so they feel deeply that they have an obligation to take care of their boat.

When I read an ad like that one above, I always think of that story. That boat went around the world and hit all the typical ports of call circumnavigators hit, and had work done in the all the usual yards (where it's much cheaper to get stuff done than here.) I'd love to read the owner's account of their adventures. It sure sounds like they had plenty.

My guess is that old age made them leave their boat and the cruising life.

It's been just over a year since I ran across this lovely boat and its fascinating ad.....today, I received, unannounced, a copy of the book the sailors who once  lived aboard this vessel wrote....not from them, but from a Diner reader who, like me, was able to get a decent fantasy going about what it would feel like to follow in their footsteps.

So....thanks again, Jeff. Although you described yourself as an "occasional Diner Lurker" your thoughtful gift makes me hope someday you'll join in our daily conversations behind the Collapse Curtain here on the Diner Forum. I was touched by your generosity.


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Seastead of the Day - Peter Thiel's Floating Nation
« Reply #438 on: February 20, 2019, 01:19:13 PM »
Ah, what'll these rich bitches think of next. (Thiel is the owner of PayPal) A cyber bankster, so to speak...


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Re: Seastead of the Day - Peter Thiel's Floating Nation
« Reply #439 on: February 20, 2019, 01:25:08 PM »
Ah, what'll these rich bitches think of next. (Thiel is the owner of PayPal) A cyber bankster, so to speak...


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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5190277/Concept-images-reveal-worlds-floating-nation.html
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« Reply #440 on: April 18, 2019, 03:26:14 PM »
Sailors got a remarkably large amount of food to eat back in the 1700s, at least according to the memoir Townsend reads from in this vid.  That's more than I eat in a month!

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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #441 on: April 18, 2019, 04:08:01 PM »
Hungry sailors ate the video.
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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #442 on: April 18, 2019, 04:27:34 PM »
Hungry sailors ate the video.

Notice he did NOT whip up or eat the version with the rendered beef and pig fat.  He's not real hungry.

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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #443 on: April 21, 2019, 10:38:23 AM »
When I look at this boat, something really calls out to me. Really.



Built in 1924. Fiberglassed properly  in the 2000's (it was documented in Wooden Boat Magazine), this old girl would be a hell of a museum piece to live in. and not that hard to take care of. A real beauty too. Being given away for 44K.









Powered by an ancient GM diesel in good repair. 2000 fucking mile range under power with 300 gallons of diesel. Quite worthy.

Incredible value for some lucky sailor. Lying upriver from Sanibel on the Florida Gulf Coast. You could motor to Texas in most conditions in this boat.

https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/boa/d/labelle-1924-ralph-munroe-52-gaff/6866813273.html

What can I say. Aesthetics matter.



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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #444 on: April 21, 2019, 11:02:55 AM »
Ralph Middleton Munroe (April 3, 1851 – August 20, 1933) was an American yacht designer and early resident of Coconut Grove in south Florida. His home, now The Barnacle Historic State Park, is the oldest house in Miami-Dade County still standing in its original location.

Munroe was a very good friend of Captain Nat Herreshoff, America's preeminent yacht designer. Herreshoff spent the last winters of his life residing at a cottage at the Barnacle.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Munroe

Fascinating history.
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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #445 on: April 21, 2019, 02:04:02 PM »
When I look at this boat, something really calls out to me. Really.



Built in 1924. Fiberglassed properly  in the 2000's (it was documented in Wooden Boat Magazine), this old girl would be a hell of a museum piece to live in. and not that hard to take care of. A real beauty too. Being given away for 44K.




Sell some crypto, buy it andd sail it to Costa Rica.  Kill 2 birds with one stone.

I do like that boat though.  I'm in for $22K

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Re: Seastead of the Day
« Reply #446 on: April 23, 2019, 01:54:53 PM »


Sonar Anomaly Leads to Discovery of 500-Year-Old Shipwreck in North Sea

Salvagers looking for steel shipping containers at the bottom of the North Sea have discovered a 500-year-old Dutch shipwreck holding a cargo of tons of copper.

The searchers were using ship-borne sonar to find steel containers that fell from the ship MSC Zoe during a storm in January, when they spotted something on the seafloor north of the Dutch island of Terschelling.

Thinking the sonar anomaly might be a sunken shipping container, they sent down a mechanical grab — and brought up instead some timbers from the 16th-century shipwreck, and almost five tons (4,700 kilograms) of its precious cargo of copper plates. [Mayday! 17 Mysterious Shipwrecks You Can See on Google Earth]

Martijn Manders, who heads the international maritime archaeology program for the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, told Live Science that the shipwreck could be the oldest yet found in the Dutch waters of the North Sea.

The recovered timbers showed the 100-foot-long (30 meters) ship was built in the 1540s, around the time that the medieval Dutch method of building ships’ hulls with overlapping planks, known as “clinker,” was being replaced with the more advanced “carvel” style of flat planks nailed to a wooden frame.


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« Reply #448 on: June 09, 2019, 10:11:09 AM »
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How pricey is this puppy  :icon_scratch:
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« Reply #449 on: June 09, 2019, 12:43:10 PM »
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Fully fit out with all the option this one has, brand spanking new, $500K

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