Never Heard of These Before..

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  1. WestVanHan
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  2. rasorinc
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    Nice looking boat. I would buy it if it was still available.
     
  3. WestVanHan
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    Needs work,too much money?
    Right in your area..offer them a grand?
    http://eugene.craigslist.org/boa/5592564849.html

    Was one for sale in the SJI/Skagit,WA but expired...maybe throw an ad up there or try the USCG site to find the owner?

    "Cargile Cutter 30' Name: RIO - Skagit - Craigslist
    Feb 8, 2016 ... I bought this boat from a widow whose husband took detailed care of the boat and stored it inside, used it every year for a trip in the San Juan ...
    skagit.craigslist.org/boa/5439951007.html?lang=fr&cc=ca"
     
  4. ondarvr
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    I know where one is sitting on a trailer next to the road, doesn't look like it's been moved in a long time.
     
  5. upchurchmr
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    Looks like a great houseboat.
    I can't imagine the cost of gas.

    I also can't imagine a long trip with potential heavy weather.
    A six wheeled trailer - how much would that thing weight loaded with cruising stuff?
     
  6. bajansailor
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    I started a thread on the YBW Forum in England recently about these Cutters, but the folk over there were not too interested really.
    Here is a link to that thread.
    http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthrea...er-28-a-70-s-version-of-Benjenbav-s-Steelaway

    It was in response to another thread started previously by Benjenbav about the Dutch Steelaway motor yachts -
    http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?451448-Mystery-explained

    I had posted a copy of the catalogue that I have for the Cutter 28, as per the copies below.

    I remember seeing in their advertising in the 70's that the Founder of Cutter had driven one (with a single diesel engine) across the Atlantic - I presume he stopped in Bermuda and the Azores on the way. Even so, that is an amazing achievement, and I guess they must have had extra fuel tanks on board.
     

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    With ports of that size, I wouldn't venture into any deep water with that monolithic thing. Maybe some like it, but I think it's a monstrosity of nearly ridiculous proportions.
     
  8. bajansailor
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    I guess that is why Mr Cargile felt so compelled to 'prove it' - and the ultimate way of proving it then was an Atlantic crossing.
    Maybe he was lucky - the North Atlantic can dispense pretty horrible weather even at the best of times, and they didnt have any internet or GRIB files for accurate weather forecasts back in the 70's.....
    Maybe they had storm boards bolted over those windows, but even so, just the windage alone of that profile area would be rather worrying in a gale.
    They do look like very comfortable houseboats though.
     
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    With ports of that size,......

    With all due respect to the title of this site these can only be described as windows.
     
  10. PAR
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    Right . . .

    They look like the replacement windows for a Winnebago or mobilehome and nothing marine about them. I don't care what kind of glazing they used, just way to big for deep water work.
     
  11. daiquiri
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    I would use the word "interesting" or "quite original" instead of "nice looking".
    But that's a matter of individual taste, I guess. :)
     
  12. tom28571
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    One sat on a trailer a few miles away for years. I posted it in the ugly boat contest thread and it should have won. Maybe it did. To me, it is a nautical monstrosity, but for every boat, there is someone who likes it. That is OK too.
     

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    ...Right . . .

    They look like the replacement windows for a Winnebago or mobilehome and nothing marine about them. I don't care what kind of glazing they used, just way to big for deep water work......

    I recall a recent thread where someone had some freely acquired bullet proof windows out of a bank........
     
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