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64' Viking with twin outboards....

Old 10-06-2013, 05:31 AM
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They will do just fine i had a pair . 20 kts all day long LOL .
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Well it is not always about money.
Some people love a project and the buyer wanted this one.
It is pretty common (I believe) to put more in a boat than you can sell it for. I have been there myself. I bet a whole lot of us here have been there but on a smaller scale.
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If I didn't know any better, I'd swear those are kicker motors for trolling salmon up in the Pacific Northwest.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:59 AM
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That sure is a perfectly punched hole.....
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Originally Posted by captkservices View Post

This boat was on the market for a long long time before this happened and there was nothing wrong with it.
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That sure is a perfectly punched hole.....
Conspiracy theory anyone? I admit the thought crossed my mind...
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That sure is a perfectly punched hole.....
Or the large ones above the water line? .

The Old paper, scissors, rock game was played. The Paper or Balsa wood lost to the Rocks.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:56 AM
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That sure is a perfectly punched hole.....
Or the large ones above the water line? .

The Old paper, scissors, rock game was played. The Paper or Balsa wood lost to the Rocks.

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Old 10-06-2013, 11:17 AM
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Someone mentioned giving this boat a charter boat interior and just mechanically/structurally repairing the boat, doesn't sound like a bad idea...

Still wouldn't spend my money on this lol
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Bly you need a new camera. Or please read the instruction manual.
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It seems odd, at least to me, to have in structural parts of the hull on a boat that expensive. I know enough to know it can be strong and light weight when glassed properly, etc. but I have to agree with Bly that balsa is a lousy product. My first boat was built with a balsa deck encapsulated in fiberglass, but with improper sealing done around deck hatches. In a couple of year the deck was mush. I removed the hatches and could pull it up by hand. Brown mush was all I had.

I've been enjoying the other threads by the custom North Carolina builders with their process that looks a whole lot better and stronger then using balsa. Hence my curiosity about Viking using balsa.
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Originally Posted by Bly View Post
Or the large ones above the water line? .

The Old paper, scissors, rock game was played. The Paper or Balsa wood lost to the Rocks.



What do the signs taped to the boat say?
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What do the signs taped to the boat say?
"Do not repair or rebuild"
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The only thing better than 1 Yamaha on the back is 2...
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I spent $140K refitting my 13 year old boat with no major issues. Didn't even touch the engines except for new engine mounts. This is going to be many hundreds of thousands of dollars to fix. Labor is very expensive.
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This was not sunk on purpose. I have a friend that almost died trying to keep it afloat. Boat was fine until the wind went southeast at 80mph. Bow piling snapped and boat came back went up and came down on the stern piling and stuck there . They jumped off the boat and ran up the dock.(about 200ft) and then the dock calapsed.
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Is this the same guy who rigged triple Merc X's to a sport yacht a few years ago?
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Originally Posted by tunatango123 View Post
This was not sunk on purpose. I have a friend that almost died trying to keep it afloat. Boat was fine until the wind went southeast at 80mph. Bow piling snapped and boat came back went up and came down on the stern piling and stuck there . They jumped off the boat and ran up the dock.(about 200ft) and then the dock calapsed.
Nah never said it was, I was just commenting on how incredibly round the hole was... like it smashed into a massive downrigger ball


The boat says Jupiter FL....was the boat transported back and forth between NJ and Jupiter frequently, or was the name never changed??
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the boat is the old Let it Ride. The guy that bought it has houses in NJ and FL. he already replaced it with another viking
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I bet it will buff out
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Does anyone know the story behind this??
Coņo capt.
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