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Hey! I miss you guys...and my F-36!!

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:55 am
by JuiceClark
The <now> ex-wife flaked out a couple years ago and left. So, I had to sell the F-36 that I so lovingly renovated...and a bunch of my other stuff. I miss that boat dearly. What a solid boat and awesome value the buyer received!

Yesterday was a perfect day and I looked out at my lonely 46' dock - quite sad. I'm starting to look at replacements now. The problem is that when you've renovated a boat, you see all the stuff that needs to be done to the next boat. So, I've learned a really valuable lesson from all this: When you have the right boat and you've done everything to make it reliable, safe and appealing, DON'T SELL IT!

I restored this old mahogany "Goucester Gull Rowing Dory" just to get a temporary fix for my marine addiction. But I'll be back Trojan Boats Forum...



Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:06 am
by LandVF36
Tony, good to see a post from you again. I always wanted to stop by and see your F36 when I was down that way. I don't think the new owner checked in here. I hope they are taking care of her. We all get attached to these old beauties. What ever became of Brightstar? ? Is the hull still waiting for final buildout?

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:01 pm
by JuiceClark
Hey...nice to see you again and that sweet boat of yours.

The guy who bought mine was from the panhandle and, I think, was going to take advantage of the $2k per day from BP to float around looking for oil droplets after the big spill. He probably paid for her in one month! (what a joke) I heard guys who did that had a blast. They'd fish (and drink) all day and when a tarball would float by they'd scoop it up and toss it in a bucket.

I had 2 contracts for a Brite Star boat before the market tanked and they both pulled out right as the economy and stock market took the big dive. Being a woos, I gave them their deposits back...guess I was overconfident. I manage $ in the stock market for a living and was distracted during the big crash too.
So, I STILL have those brand spankin' new molds sitting in a building gathering dust. (hull, cap and house molds) That had to be the worst timed investment in world history! Now everyone is trying to dump their old molds and I can't give them away. Sad...very sad.


Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:19 pm
by prowlersfish
Good to see you back we have been asking about you .

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:40 pm
by JuiceClark
Thanks man... Well, with deals like this one out there, I probably won't be gone for long. ... ted-States

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:52 pm
by wowzer52
I was just bragging about your boat the other day, wondering where you went because we haven't seen you on here for a long time. Sorry to hear things went down for you., but the bright side... When you bounce back you get all NEW stuff. Welcome back.

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:45 am
by RWS
Hey Tony,

Sad to hear abut the loss of your boat - as far as the wife is concerned, well that could turn out to be a good thing for you in the long run.

Hope to see you around.

Shoot up to PG sometime and we'll do a run out on the 10 Meter with diesels.

I guarantee that afterwards, you'll be looking for one.

That's how I got bit ten years ago.


Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:41 am
by rossjo
Tony - god to hear from you. Sorry about the boat (not the flaky wife).

Best of luck finding a new one ... its a buyers market!

A buddy of mine lost his Hatteras in a fire recently ... electrical short in the 120V circuits (rewired in mid 90s). Burned up the interior and the FD broke out the windows to put the fire out. Sad. He's buying it back from Insurance company though - the 450HP CATs, trannies,, hull are all good, so he'll probably do a slow rebuild or pull the gear and put it in a clean boat with bad engines.

I'd snap that 12M up - great price- $59k OBO!
Take care!

Re: Hey! I miss you guys...and my F-36!!

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:02 pm
by JuiceClark
I'm back...and I STILL miss my F-36 and I still miss you guys.

Moreover, I still chuckle at goofs who pay 400k for some bubble shaped boat made to fall apart in 10 years. I'm going to start looking for another Trojan over the next couple months and I can't wait.

Maybe I'll get an international series this time? An F-44? I have two little kids now and need more space...and will worry about the bridge ladder. Cockpit motoryacht??

Say howdie....


Re: Hey! I miss you guys...and my F-36!!

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:39 am
by prowlersfish
Good to hear from you Tony

Re: Hey! I miss you guys...and my F-36!!

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:01 am
by RWS
Hey Tony,

Since you've been gone this happened:

You absolutely wont be disappointed with an International.

Probably one of the most versatile boats for these west Florida waters you could possibly choose.

Her tremendous deck space allows you to entertain a good number of guests.

twin double helm seats, the rear facing L bench and the transom seating makes everyone aboard comfortable.

A/C, icemaker, microwave, 2 fridges, 2 burner stove and full wet bar makes for grest entertaining

Want to fish? six thumbscrews allow for the removal of the aft bench seats. The boat has full coaming pad along the gunnels & transom.

You can easily add a livewell to the existing raw water plumbing system

Hanging out at Cayo Costa? She drafts 2 1/2 feet, the swimplatform is great !

All this and a stable, dry ride that feels like a much larger boat,

There are lots of these critters around. If you choose the earlier express based hulls you get woodless stringers and a vacuum bonded hull liner.

PM me with any questions.