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    Default To spend a winter here

    I'd love to spend a winter working(and learning) at some of the Maine boat building shops.
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    That would be a blast to do.

    I've seen a few of the commercial fiberglass boat molds come up for sale over the past few years. What a experience to build a hull, and then finish off the boat. Big project.

    Always thought that this eastern boat was a cool looking troller. I like it all, except the price! haha
    http://www.dockstreetbrokers.com/lis...il.php?id=2400

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    Potbuilder- if you are ever back Down East, I really recommend checking out and take a tour of The Boat School in Eastport ( http://www.theboatschool.net ). I walked around there plenty of times when I lived in the area, always wanted to take a few classes, but never settled myself down long enough to do so. Always fun to see what was coming out of there and being worked on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 270ti View Post
    That would be a blast to do.

    I've seen a few of the commercial fiberglass boat molds come up for sale over the past few years. What a experience to build a hull, and then finish off the boat. Big project.

    Always thought that this eastern boat was a cool looking troller. I like it all, except the price! haha
    http://www.dockstreetbrokers.com/lis...il.php?id=2400
    That hull has had a lot of work done to it with the new house, deck layout, systems and with all that junk up in the air that rig will roll the cream out of your coffee. Those hulls were built with balsa cores and had lots of problems with the core being soaked. Those boats with the lobster style houses are tanks and will go cruise speed(10-12knots) through just about anything, they were never know as fast hulls but they were one of the first fiberglass lobster hulls being production built.
    As for molds for sale from back there well there is a reason they are for sale ??? think about it would you sell something that is in demand and working well ??

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    This was the mold I wish I would have jumped on. Shipping it would be been interesting though. The boats that came out of that mold are really nice seagoing boats. Not sure how much the new owner would lease it out for.

    http://www.salmontrolling.com/viewto...lit=mold#p7760

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    Quote Originally Posted by 270ti View Post
    This was the mold I wish I would have jumped on. Shipping it would be been interesting though. The boats that came out of that mold are really nice seagoing boats. Not sure how much the new owner would lease it out for.

    http://www.salmontrolling.com/viewto...lit=mold#p7760
    Two totally different hull styles. I'd say you'd be better off just buying a hull and finishing it yourself, it takes a ton of gear to lay up a boat and you'd to have to really like cleaning and waxing a mold that big not even thinking about finding a shop big & warm enough to lay up the hull in. If it were my mold i wouldn't even think of leasing it out to anyone no telling what shape it would be in when and if it came back.
    If i was to finish another boat i would buy the hull and molded top and have the builder install the engine and running gear then i would do the rest but there are a lot of nice used boats on the market if you look have cash and are ready to move quickly.

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