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Old 09-18-2019, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by gavinson View Post
Hello.

I can't get this boat out of my mind. I haven't been able to do so for years now.

Something on the order of twenty years ago, a friend took me to outside the city limits to show me an unfinished boat hull sitting on the ground at a marine junk yard/mechanic/storagelot/builder. It was a blue Fino 30. I gazed at it for hours it seems, and wondered how the this thing could just be sitting out here on the ground. What the hell was wrong with the world, I thought. My friend went on to live a normal life, while I was stuck with this damn boat in my brain. It was everything I wanted. Classic lines. Notched for Arnesons. You're not gonna see another at the marina. The molds for it also sat on the ground not more than 50 yards away. I came to understand that the molds were purchased from Florida and brought here. A couple of hulls were laid up, one was blue and one was red. The red one went off to a buyer "somewhere", and the blue one sat in front of me. Somehow a "third" hull was sent to Seattle where it was being finished and offered for an arm, leg, thigh, neck, and shoulder. (I eventually tracked that down to Yadfish Yatchs). I was not in the position at the time to financially undertake the project, but I drove back out there from time to time over the next years checking to it to see if it was still sitting there. Even though it was moved a couple of times, it was still there. At one point, I even chased down some used Arnesons and put up a down payment them, hoping that the toy gods might shine on me someday soon.

I eventually came to a point that I thought time and money might allow me to take on the project, so I went out to make them an offer on the hull. They told me that they had traded the hull to a guy for a trailer from a semi-truck which they needed for storage, but that he had never come to pick up the hull. A couple of years went by and still he had not picked up the hull. I tried to track him down but really had nothing to go on. I eventually let the Arnesons go, and gave up. Except, of course, I still have this boat in my head.

So someone tell me, what part of this story do I have wrong? Is this the red hull?

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