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Old 06-01-2006, 01:55 PM
Shipyard Sam Shipyard Sam is offline
 
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Good, sound advice by both you and Cap'n Judd. But.... if any of the few remailing paddlewheelers are going to be saved, then someone must take a chance, foolish it may be or not, and rush in where the angels fear treading. I did pass on the WINIFRED, but I loved walking her decks, and as John Hartford said, "Dream."

Foolishly, or not, I also found a 35-foot homemade house boat that needs a new bottom plus a zillion other things (mostly $$), but she looks so lonely and forlorn moldering away on the riverbank, that I am seriously pondering buying and restoring this could-be beauty.
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