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Old 10-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default The worst looking boat EVER

I want to start a new thread for the worst looking boat ever, because I have the winner.
Try as you may, you will never top this. I will tell the story as the thread grows.
This is my contest and I am going to win because this can not be topped.

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You win!
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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Looks like somebody turned that kid loose with a welder and a bunch of steel plate...
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A man came to the Morehead City Gulf Dock in a brand new Rybovich he had just picked up in Palm Beach. He tried to buy this boat. Somebody asked him why he would want it and his reply was " I have this brand new Rybovich , the finest boat in the world, if I had her I would also have the worst. " He went on to say ' It is a masterpiece, General Dynamics could not duplicate it. " The worst thing was Jack turned down a very good offer on her. Go figure.
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Buck, I think I've heard you tell this story before sitting around the lunch table.

But I have never seen a picture.

Holy shit! You were right.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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I just scrolled back up to the top and I can't stop laughing. This is priceless.

Needed it today.....thanks.
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Buck, I think I've heard you tell this story before sitting around the lunch table.

But I have never seen a picture.

Holy shit! You were right.
Wait till I tell the story of the maiden voyage. I will need to consume something brown and with a bite over ice to get it just right. But the worst is it will all be true. In the case of L. Jack Williams, the truth was stranger than fiction.
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at first i thought this was just a terrible plywood mold. the lines looked alright but am I to believe this is an metal boat?
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Thats the worst looking boat EVER, it actually looks like a joke.
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at first i thought this was just a terrible plywood mold. the lines looked alright but am I to believe this is an metal boat?
I always said it looked like a bunch of welded together car hoods. It was all metal. I have a charter in the morning and need to go to bed, but I will start telling the whole sordid tale tomorrow when I get home. It will take months to tell the whole story.

I will leave you with this, you could not go aboard her without getting cut. More tomorrow.
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I dont know, atleast urs has decent lines
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And Im sure the builder was "proud"....
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Well that boat brings a whole new meaning to the term ... Whoppy jawed!
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looking forward to hearing the story, would love to see more pictures!!
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looking forward to hearing the story, would love to see more pictures!!
I wish I had more pictures but I don't. She now resides on the artificial reef offshore of Atlantic Beach.
This picture was taken at Cannon Boatworks when they launched her. That was out west of Morehead City where a big condo now sits. Now for the first part of the story.
Capt. Sonny Davis, of Capt Stacy headboat fame, drove out to Cannon's one morning to check about hauling his headboat, the Capt. Stacy III out. He walked around the building and saw this beauty and spun around on his heel and went back to his truck to go back to the waterfront to get Clark, his brother, who maintained the boats and engines for Sonny.
When he got back to the boat, he told Clark to get in the truck and go to Cannon's with him.
I am getting ahead of myself, as you need to have some background. Harvey Clark Davis was born and raised on Harker's Island. A jack of all trades and Master of all. He is never at a loss for words and can't complete a sentence without atleast 2 or 3 words of profanity.
When Sonny and Clark got back to Cannon's , they started around the building to where , as she was named, the " Finest Kind " laid awaiting her launch.

They say when Clark cleared the corner of the building and saw this work of art, that he went to his knees and was speechless, atleast for a few moments. Then it started, a string of profanity and Harker's Island isems that only Harvey Clark could come out with.

I would have paid good money to have been there. For I can promise it was a show.
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trluly a beauty queen but posting it first discouraged any other competitors, very interested to hear your story ...........
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How is it even possible to get the keel wrong.
And I agree YOU WIN!!!
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I always said it looked like a bunch of welded together car hoods. It was all metal. I have a charter in the morning and need to go to bed, but I will start telling the whole sordid tale tomorrow when I get home. It will take months to tell the whole story.

I will leave you with this, you could not go aboard her without getting cut. More tomorrow.
Capt,...when was it launched?
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Jeeeezzzuuussss....does that keel have a starboard list or not..

Full port rudder and she still won't hold a course....

I gotta hear the story of the seatrial!

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