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    Thread: Dory for $1?

    1. Member Bibs's Avatar
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      07-19-2012 01:24 PM #1
      Hey guys...I'm not an expert on boats, but lurk around this forum, learning and enjoying the knowledge here.

      My friend has helped out his neighbor for years; cutting grass, driving him around, etc. They have become close friends. The old fellow is in his 80s, and doesn't get around much.

      As a gift, he offered to sell my friend his dory for $1. It has been at a marina, in dry storage for 3 years, and comes with a 3 axle trailer. Apparently it was in running order when he last winterized it. My friend has a cottage where he could dock it.

      I don't know much about the boat, but it's got a custom finish, and has a sleeping cabin. What's the story on these? Any insight?
      Hard to go wrong for $1, but like any boat, it could be a pit.

      Here she is:


      Looking forward to learning more!
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      07-21-2012 08:54 AM #2
      Love it!

      Subscribed for more pictures.

      We went to the Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport last month, and we are going to the Antique & Classic Boat Show on the 27th.

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      07-21-2012 08:56 AM #3
      This thread just made me look up when the wooden boat show is in Salem, MA and add it to out calendar.

      http://www.boatfestival.org/

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      08-14-2012 03:44 PM #4
      the cabin looks to be made out of "cold - molded" wood, perhaps mahogany. Probably most popular in the 50's. The hull could be the same, but it does not look it. The motor looks newer.
      The boat looks fiun if you don't mind some maintenance work.

      Paul

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      08-16-2012 10:42 AM #5
      Even at a buck you can't go wrong. Worst comes to worst, sell motor, controller & trailer. Cool lookin boat though.
      Now go get your shinebox

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      08-29-2012 07:08 PM #6
      Interesting! Dory's are a great design depending on what he wants to use the boat for.

      But you know what they say about a free boat...

      For one, that OMC Sea-Drive is not the most desirable motor. OMC, now defunct, doesn't enjoy a good reputation, and parts can be very hard to find. I would be very surprised if someone would pay any kind of money for it, even in good running condition.

      I would throw a used trolling motor on it and start fishing now. If the OMC ran I would run the piss out of it until I saved enough for another motor.

      A triple axle trailer? How long is this boat? Is the hull wood, too?

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      10-25-2012 11:19 AM #7
      Forgive me for not having pics yet, but my friend took the offer for the $1 boat....he had to pay to get it hauled across the province (about 6 hours drive). He then sent it to a restorer to have the wood refinished.

      I guess the motor checks out fine, and runs well. It's in storage now, I have to check to see if he got pics before it got put away for the winter.
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      10-25-2012 12:51 PM #8
      Thanks for the update. Hoping that he has pictures.

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      11-21-2012 10:00 PM #9
      bet it looks better without the curtains on... like the wood.

    10. 12-07-2012 02:37 AM #10
      Thanks for the update [img]http://*************/imagess/images/miks.gif[/img]

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