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52912Re: Black Skimmer for sale

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  • lancasterdennis
    Mar 1, 2007
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      -Hi Wayne,

      That's alot of boat for the price. Don't know if you know of this
      project in Everett:
      http://www.nexusmarine.com/skimmer_construction.html

      beautiful boat and certainly fast.

      Best of luck to you,

      regards,

      Dennis Lancaster
      Bellingham, WA


      -- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Wayne Gilham" <wgilham@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hey all... haven't posted for a long while -- hope it's OK to post a
      > "for sale" here, for one of Bolger's most well-known early
      sharpies...
      >
      > Went to my Black Skimmer in the storage yard this week and came to
      > realize it's not in my schedule to do the refurb this boat needs...
      so
      > with a big sob, I now realize it has to go to another owner. She's
      > being sold as a fixer-upper, as every surface WILL require
      > refinishing, but the boat's structurally solid, no hull-rot, a few
      > appendages require repair. I brought her back from far worse
      > condition about 20 years ago.... now she needs another total
      restoration.
      >
      > This is the Black Skimmer with "Red Zinger"s tapered box-section
      mast
      > and tuned sail (see BWAOM chapter 63), mounted on a Bolger-designed
      > tabernacle pivot right at cabintop: makes it a fairly easy boat to
      > trailer and rig at launch ramp...
      >
      > Best way to get an overall sense of this boat is to review its specs
      > and a few photos at
      >
      > http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/boa/286473938.html
      >
      > (should be "up" there thru March 7)
      >
      > I've rigged many modifications to Bolger's typical Cat-Yawl rig, to
      > make fine-tuning of the sail-set a breeze, also have rigged a unique
      > way to raise-lower leeboards from the tiller-position.....
      >
      > Boat's in Tacoma WA, transports easily on its trailer (included);
      she
      > came all the way cross-country when we moved away from the
      Chesapeake
      > a few years ago.
      >
      > Feel free to contact me on-list or off-list for any info --- I have
      > more photos, lots more info, but if serious, a phonecall is in
      order.
      > 253 318 9873
      >
      > If you've ever thought of building one of Bolger's small cruisers,
      why
      > start from scratch? this one's a do-able project.
      >
      > Wayne Gilham
      >
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