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  • #31
    No link?
    Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
    1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
    https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ddy-walkaround
    https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...-new-fuel-pump

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    • #32
      Gots to say...you were on my mind, when are you getting the next boat? AAArrgh! Says I.
      Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
      1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
      https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ddy-walkaround
      https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...-new-fuel-pump

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      • #33
        Lemme see--try this, a little pricey but asking and getting can be two different things soooooo---
        https://redding.craigslist.org/boa/d...783539998.html
        if the link is not live then just copy and paste.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by ab59 View Post
          Lemme see--try this, a little pricey but asking and getting can be two different things soooooo---
          https://redding.craigslist.org/boa/d...783539998.html
          if the link is not live then just copy and paste.
          With the trailer included, not a bad starting point on a decent size boat. Admiral would be glad it's too far away for me to look at lol.
          - Eric

          Somers, WI

          Old enough to know better - but crazy enough to try anyway

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          • #35
            Thanks guys! I emailed about it and I asked for more photos of the engine. One thing I like about the El Dorado is the additional head space in the cabin. I am 6' 3" so in the cruiseliner it seems like I would be crawling.

            ​​​Anyway, I have plenty to do. I need to cut up the wreckage. I will post pics . Plus I have the Blue Star Islander to work on...

            This was a dream boat, but I know another will find its way into my heart...



            Not all was lost, I have a cleat...



            Of course the boat is a small part of the loss. Here's the Admiral as we dig through the ashes of the house looking for... well, anything, something...

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            • #36
              Let me try to upload those pics again...

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              • #37
                I really hate to see you guys have to go through this . Did you have time to grab anything like family pictures or important papers before y’all had to evacuate ? Will you be rebuilding ?
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                '64 MFG Rebuild
                MFG forum thread https://forums.iboats.com/mfg/64-edin...ay-524708.html
                https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ve-the-manatee
                https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat...at-restoration

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                • #38
                  Like Sam said...… tough to watch ya go thru this. More important people are safe.
                  Most times I'm wrong, Most times I stand corrected..But...Sometimes I'm right.
                  1983 SportCraft Deep V OSFF 222 Cuddy Rehab
                  https://forums.iboats.com/forum/boat-...ddy-walkaround
                  https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engin...-new-fuel-pump

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                  • #39
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                    Thanks for concern guys. It was my in-laws house -- I just had my boat and some tools there. But no, they didn't have time to gather important papers or photos. I have told them that I am impressed that they left as soon as they were told to go. I think too often my thought process is "lets not over-react, let's wait to see if it is really that bad." I need to change my way of thinking!

                    We were hoping to find photos, but no chance of that. So far, a few dishes were found and a few porcelain figurines. So we are scanning all of our pictures and will do our best to recreate a few photo albums for them. Plus once scanned, we can save everything and keep it safe...on the cloud or a hard drive kept elsewhere.

                    ​​​​The family is starting to think against trying to rebuild. With my in-laws in their 80s and the time it will take, it may not make sense. Tough decisions, but the destruction is so widespread, it is hard to imagine how this community will recover.

                    ​​​​​​We are heading back up there tomorrow ...





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