Venetian Water Taxi

Discussion in 'Projects & Proposals' started by rswisher, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. rswisher
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    rswisher New Member

    I purchased a Venetian Water Taxi that made its way to the states from Italy, did the fiberglass work, diesel engine work completed ready to put back in the boat and then stopped when I purchased an antique Lyman 26ft boat.
    I am looking for a way to sell this boat to an interested party who might want to take on this project.
     
  2. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    :idea:First you better add some pictures and more pictures and details in those pitures , NEED PICTURES !!! of everything .:confused:
     
  3. rswisher
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    Venetian Taxi pictures

    You ask, you shall receive. Pictures before I removed all the old wood. This is what she looks like finished. All the deck, and cabin wood have been removed as they were rotten. The sub structure is still present, mostly rewired, engine reworked and parts replaced, readly to reinstall and run again. Exterior is sanded to start preparing for repaint.

    Great project for a woodworker and can make a great boat that would cost near $300,000 new.
     

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  4. tunnels

    tunnels Previous Member

    wow so cool !! could make a really nice classic looking boat from whats there What sort of motor ??

    I am sure some one will swoop on it for a total rebuild project . :)
     
  5. rswisher
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    Water taxi update

    The engine is the Perkins deisel turbo 165 or 185hp. I will have to confirm but a good working engine.
     
  6. Neil Calmes
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    pistnbroke I try

    So in effect you have wrecked it ....
     
  8. Neil Calmes
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    cabin frame

    when you stripped the rotten wood off did you keep the old frame work to the cabin
     
  9. die_dunkelheit
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    Would be extremely cool if it could be restored as original...
     
  10. Neil Calmes
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    Neil Calmes New Member

    taxi

    How long is the boat
     

  11. APP
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    APP Junior Member

    Hi,

    I take the opportunity to ask this forum what are the current specifications for a venetian water taxi (you cannot build what you want, there must be some basic rules). Any venetian around here?

    Regards
    APP
     
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