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  1. 4RE886

    4RE886 Formula 3

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    #1 4RE886, Mar 20, 2009
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    Hey Boaters, Sailors, Yachtsmen, let's see some photos of your water going vessels. We have lots of photos of your homes, significant others and land yachts on this forum but no boats. I will post some photos of mine soon but this is sometimes what my wife thinks about me with my boat. She is always on my case about the costs of owning a boat.
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  3. 4RE886

    4RE886 Formula 3

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  5. tritone

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    #4 tritone, Mar 21, 2009
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    Bob- Fabulous boat! Especially that interior! Wow! Great that she has been kept in such period-correct condition.

    I also like the Hollywood connection, as my special boat also has one. A 1953 Riva Tritone, delivered to film producer Roland Reed in March 1954. The first Riva sold to the USA. She has led a "Hollywood" life too; from weekend parties at Catalina, to a life of the rich and famous at Balboa, to land-locked dereliction in a barn. 55 years later she is slowly (and expensively) being brought back for another life. (echos of Sunset Boulevard?)

    (this is sort of her 'coming out', as I have not posted anywhere else)
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  6. 4RE886

    4RE886 Formula 3

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    #5 4RE886, Mar 21, 2009
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    James,

    Good luck with the restoration! A beauty! I love seeing the old photos. I am happy to see that you are bringing back to life this historic boat. Unfortunately, most woodies don't make it. We have been restoring the Ida May for the past 4 years with focus on period restoration and we hope to save her as well for all to enjoy. Talk about dereliction - when we first found the Ida May she had already sunk in her slip and her transom and bow stem were eroding. It has been a tremendous expense and we hope to finish her one day, unfortunately we are tight on funds right now and we will have to wait until things improve. Some notables that have been on the Ida May include Ernest Hemingway, Pres. Herbert Hoover, Charlie Chaplin, and Howard Hughes. You can check out our restoration so far at www.idamay.org.

    Have a great day and good luck with the restoration! It will require intestinal fortitude and a supportive wife.

    Bob
     
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  8. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Five Time F1 World Champ

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    wonderful old boat
     
  9. Rod

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    Wow.... nice floater!
     
  10. mihakrapez

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    #8 mihakrapez, Mar 22, 2009
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    heres ours.


    1930 wooden made for salt transport than bought by my father in 1975.

    Been in the family since a great way to relax during vacation.

    3 cabins (2 double beds 1 single bed)
    Seperate kitchen with table for 6
    Saloon with table for 4 in the middle
    seperate toilet with sink

    15 meters
    35 ton
    300hp iveco 6 in line turbo + sails
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    what kind of range can you get with a boat like that?
     
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  13. snj5

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    What a great boat with character! Wow!
    What kind of hull maintenence does that take?

     
  14. snj5

    snj5 F1 World Champ

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    Spectacular!
    You have to love the opulance of the 20s.
    Just wonderful.
     
  15. Murph

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  17. Hoodude

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    #14 Hoodude, Mar 23, 2009
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    Kudos guys,
    IdaMay !
    Riva's [esp old come back to life one's]
    SR's
    Maman !
    Murf's
    MC[nothing better to ski]
    here's a pic of my old V-Master[20 years old-super shape] given for auction/private school fund-raiser
    and the wac Sailfish we have on the coast[it has the green top,at the pier end]...the fall is the time to be there but weather can happen
    so can moonrise and sunsets
    Like boats...
    cheers,
    RE
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  18. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Five Time F1 World Champ

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  19. mihakrapez

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    Well it is wooden so We have to change some parts once in a while. We have one guy hired to work on her all the time, When he comes to the end he can begin again on the other side.

    There is tons of details and all sort on things to do at all times, so basicly never finished, but when you take her out for a ride PRICELESS.

    Nice smell all natural. Really more personality and style as new plastic ones. It is like a car (they made them better in the old days).

    Cheers
     
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  20. 4RE886

    4RE886 Formula 3

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    It is a labor (labour - for our UK buddies) of love for old wooden boats. A never ending process. People always ask when are you going to be finished restoring your boat. I used to say in 6 months but now I realize it goes on in perpetuity.

    I love seeing all the boats so far wooden or glass. Keep them coming!
     
  21. Murph

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  22. sailquik

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    Simply AMAZING. Restoring a yacht such as this is simply a labor of love. Very impressive!
     
  23. GregTe

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    #20 GregTe, Mar 23, 2009
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  24. 4RE886

    4RE886 Formula 3

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    #21 4RE886, Mar 23, 2009
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    The trailer alone for the 377 Talon is impressive! How fast does she go??!
     
  25. 4RE886

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    If you click this link you can see some before and after photos of the restoration project. Needless to say we have put well over 3000 man hours working on the restoration and history of this boat: http://idamay.org/BeforeandAfter.html
     
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  26. DG599

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    The range is 375 to 400 miles at 37 mph. I can get much better range running 22 to 25 mph, but who wants to slow down?
     
  27. darth550

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    That's MAN diesel, right cap'n? ;)

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  28. Arvin Grajau

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