not sure what I'm going to do at this point

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  1. PAR
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    I suppose, if it was afar enough . . .
     
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    Yep. Totally out of my reach.
     
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    How about a boat then? instead of looking for one just build it :D a replica of the classics you want ....
     
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    I've been interested in finding some prints for one of those oldies but they just dont sell em from what I can see

    elco prints for the 1930 46' flat top would be mine tomorrow if I could find them

    oh
    I've looked at several elco hulks so far and dam its way more work to bring one of those back than it would be to just build it over
    deal is that hull nor the other I just got pictures of is even remotely complete in terms of hardware
    both I've found so far have been stripped as far as I can see


    this is about the closest I've come to any drawings of any Elco's and they are clearly not complete prints of anything


    I really should spend a day or so doing a more thorough search
    the Elco's are so popular i
    there's got to be prints somewhere

    just my luck this site doesn't work

     
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    Smithsonian?
     
  8. Boston

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    I was thinkin of just calling Elco tomorrow and see if they will sell me some

    I think

    If I'm building from scratch then I might as well stick a more efficient bottom under it
     
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    If you really want a 1930 Elco 46' flat top I can draw one up for you. And you're right it would be cheaper in the long run, but you wouldn't have it to putter around in while you think about recaulking or frame heel repairs (etc.). I will insist on removing a few of the flaws inherent in the construction of those old gals, like the frame heel pockets, in the first 1/3 of the backbone or the transom framing approach.

    Have you tried Elco for plans? elcomotoryachts.com
     
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    Now we're talking Boston. Cheaper, better, better and better...

    -Tom
     
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    Well thats as good as it gets !! Newer boat, cutom design, build by your hands ... it will have all the benefits and non of the problems from older ones :p
    A little playing with paint and it might even pass as a classic :D

    Good luck ... and honestly i have to say this forum is becoming my second home, the kindness and support every one gives is superb!
    Good luck boston, maybe the problem you faced was a blessing in disguise ....
     
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    If desired there wouldn't be any obvious differences between a 1930 flat top and a 2010 flat top. 99.9% of people that inspected her wouldn't notice the frame heel pockets were missing.
     
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    If you had drawings it's a start. But it makes me wonder about the whole reproduction idea:

    a) I like the look of the Elco's externally. Can you achieve those lines in another material? Reason: metal - faster build time, fiber - durability (I'm guessing on those);

    b) if you wanted an alternative power source (eg. diesel-elec, modern/lighter diesel) wouldn't that change weight distribution and hence the lines.

    Hmm ... questions are kind of all over the place. But the more I think about it the more appealing the idea seems. But where do you begin and what factors need to be considered right up front? Any thoughts, advice, links?
     

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    Dont mean to hijack thread, but couldn't it be build with strip planking ?
     
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