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Marlon - check this out

http://www.rotdoctor.com/glass/GLrotrepair.html#transom
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Bill and Raymond: our newest Marathon Boaters Group Owners:

Need a bit of info if possible... for the members forum spreadsheet and boat collage on page 52 of this forum, plus for our full member spreadsheet (*Excel): if would be so kind: 

# 22 Bill, If you have an email address.. and a picture of your boat. and/or a picture link... and the vessel name "Downeast?"

# 23 Ray, a dob.. the year of your boat and a picture of it and/or a picture link if you have one... and the vessel name if you have one?.

(Already set up a slot for your boat pic on page 52 in the MBOG Collage).

 

 

Norm Richards
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Griffo,

Those transom pictures gave me the creeps...

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Norm_Richards wrote:
For Everyones attention:

All the flags mailed out - at the post office at 1035 ET April 9th today... Might be a bit slow travelling account the holiday weekend.. but all orders, (whether you have paid or not yet..) all the orders are on their way to You via our world postal system.

I would ask that all report when they receive their flag(s)... and those who have not yet sent $, please do as the remainder of the flag bill is on it's way to me.

Thank-you in advance.

Norm  

 

To our newest members, please note that there were a couple of extra MBOG flags purchased when we made the order and are still available for anyone who would like to have one. Current or future members.. on a first come first served basis. Just send me an email to get the process going. 

Norm Richards
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OK people.... I have a myspace page.... not finished yet, but I have been adding photos.... starting back in the 70's..... going down memory lane!!! 

http://www.myspace.com/melinsc

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Thanks Phil...... wasn't sure how to do the link properly. 

I made my photos public, but you might have to open a myspace page and be signed in to see them.  I have had the page for a couple years but it has been pretty empty.  I only used it to be able to keep up with my family and friends.  I love seeing their current pics and blogs, etc.  So now I am also going to participate with photos, etc. 

I am with Jim on the creeped out feeling after going to that web site.  Are all fiberglass boats made with that wood in the middle?  I know.... maybe a stupid question..... but that is what I am here for !!  I will ask when others are afraid to!

Last week was hell..... had two sick dogs and a sick kid.  I visited the vets office 3 times and the doctors office 4 times and today we have an appt with a pediatric gastroenterologist in Columbia.  In 2007 we had to drive to Charlotte to see a specialist... ( 8 trips ) .... so I am glad there is now one in Columbia for him to see.

I was so overwhelmed and busy that I left the fresh water running into my pond Tuesday.  Went out Wednesday to clean the filter, feed the fish, etc...... And most were dead.  The rest were barely moving.  It was very sad to see them suffer like that and knowing that I did that to them.  I checked back later that day and all were dead.  I knew it would happen.... and I could not scoop the old pond water out of the ground to put back in..... I think I sent them all into shock.  I could not bring myself to go back out there until Friday.  My son and I went out to remove them from the pond..... a bad sight with flies on my floating fish..... plus my son had named the majority of the big ones.... and so he was pointing them out to me by name!!  Absolutely horrible experience.  We scooped out a total of 49 dead fish.  I think all were born in that pond.  I know at least 30 were born in the last 2 years.  The remarkable end to this story is that as we were fishing out the dead fish.... my son saw one stick its head out from inside a concrete block (that is submerged in the approx 2 ft deep water)  I told my son that he was just stuck under there floating as there was no way any survived.  I was wrong.  We have a lone survivor!!  One out of fifty fish survived!  It has been a week and 'Goldie'' as my son calls it, is still with us.

Needless to say..... no time yet for any boat stuff!! Bummer......

Mel



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El-Presidente', Thanks for the link, actually not scary at all for us, I think the cost is more itimidating than the work. It will all be worth it to restore our old beauty.THANKS AGAIN **CLINK**  P.S. Norm, U DA MAN!!!
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Marlon
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No probs Marlon, after all that was supposed to be the PRIMARY reason for this Marathon Boat Owners Group - to help each other out. Keep us posted on your progress buddy
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Hello MBOG !!

I just got back. You guys had me worried it was a dry town But with a street name like this:
 


What can I say <<<CLINK>>>


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Hello everybody.

Well, the time has come. My wife has been out of work for a year now. I've held on to my boat as long as I could. I have put her up for sale.   Wouldn't you know it, I get everything replaced and I can't keep her. If anyone knows someone interested in a nice marathon, let me know. I would appreciate it. If they want the MBOA flag with the boat, that's extra. LOL

Jorge

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I  *do*  feel your pain, Jorge. 

But personally, I think.. I'm gonna keep the flag. 

I like 'us'   <<clink>>  {{group hug}}

Edited by OldTownGal on 23 July 2009 at 9:04pm
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Lots of Pages to Catch Up On

Fine how do you do. I missed a few paqes of posts and I got thrown out of the forum. Had to flash the MBOG flag to get past the gatekeeper.

Nice to see a couple of new members. Welcome to the group. It's also nice to know a lot of you are already on the waves.

I'm still in dry dock. Weather has been horrible so repair dudes haven't gotten to the starter yet. And I've been up to my eyeballs in medical tests. Have at this point been PET scanned from head to toe and now know the diagnosis. As a result, start seven to eight months of chemo on Tuesday in hopes of getting back to normal (and if anyone can define that, let me know).

It looks like I'll be able to convert my haircut fund to hat buying fund and will probably have a hat for each day of the week by the time I'm done with the chemo. I already have orders to stay under 40+ sun block and an umbrella for the season. I did try to convince my doctor to give me the port with the fishfinder; he said if there's one available, he'd put it in himself. 

I'm itching to get on the water needless to say, and I'm salivating over all the photos of the boats that have been added. Well done! I'm still going to get current photos, if and when I finally hit the water. Nobody wants a photo of a boat in dry dock.

And finally the boat has a name. It will henceforth be known as the Mary C., named after the better half who has finally removed me from the dog house for buying the boat in the first place. I think it is a mercy move on her part because I'm among the ill. But the boat will finally have a name. Hurrah! <clink> and salutations and all that jazz!

Have much catching up to do on all of the posts, but it appears everyone is pretty much up to par and lives are improved with the new flags.

I'll try to be a better correspondent in the days ahead.

Viking Vern 

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Vern
Why don't you come down and visit me some day and I'll take you bass fishing. Just bring your self down I have all the rods and tackle and bait we will need. Shoot me a email and we can set up a day to go.
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A note I just sent to Magellan Aerospace. Hopefully I get a reply.

The manual for my Marathon boat indicates that Marathon was a subsidiary of Aeronca. The Aeronca site indicates that they were acquired by your company and email to Aeronca bounces back undeliverable. I assume they no longer exist. I am interested in discovering if you have or can point us to a source for technical manuals and other information on these boats. A group of 20 or so owners have linked up under the  "Boat U.S." owners site and would appreciate any information we could find. Thank you.

Norm, these guys are up in your neck of the woods.

3160 Derry Road East
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada  L4T 1A9
Tel:  905 677 1889
Fax: 905 677 5658


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A Modest  Proposal

With 57 pages, the MBOG site is getting a bit cumbersome. Is there some way to cut any of the extraneous materials to shorten it up a bit so it is easier to navigate and find materials? There is a lot of valuable information contained within the pages, but it is often difficult to find. Anybody else getting confused? Just a humble suggestion. Have a terrific week everyone! <clink>

Viking Vern

 

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Hope all are well.

Raymond E Powell Jr. 14925 River Road Chesterfield, Va. 23838. Born 12/06/1937 an't over the hill but I can feel the breeze.

Boat; 1988 Bermuda Sport 25 with twin 3.7 and Alpha one out-drives

E-Mail is rayiiinva@msn.com

Bet I have removed 300 lbs of wet molded fabric and water soaked plywood. I found 15 yards of marine vinyl on line for under $6 a yard. I will redo all myself, I have an industrial sewing machine.

Norm; can I purchase one of the FLAGS.

I believe you asked what carbs I have, the are two barrel Rochester, I will need kits to rebuild them, any sugetions?

Guess I am starting to ramble, it is an old age thing I am told.

Be happy stay healthy and be in touch

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LMAO...  Grandad thinks he is rambling

 

He ain't seen nuthin' yet, huh?      LOL

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Ray, most auto stores sell the kits. Rather reasonable.

Bob
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Vern,

 

Wow you have some stuff happening, I WILL PRAY FOR YOU, AS WELL AS THE REST OF THE MBOG. Hope you find comforted in our group as you are a well designated member. And as a member you should know, that plans are being arraigned to meet up! If we can do a flag we can have an assembly of  MBOG and Honorary members included.

 

So, Motion on the floor………

 

Destination of  MBOG meet?

 

I vote for Florida…..but have a good trailer and am willing to travel.              
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Morning all

just spent 3 brilliant days on the boat, not without problems but great fun all the same. If you've seen my 'mini-tour' on google earth, I brought her up the coast and dropped anchor right outside my 'watering hole'. The kids swam out from the beach to the boat and all went tubing behind it. When we ran out of beer, they swam back and fetched a carry out!

Had problems with the outdrive, it's either popping out of gear at WOT or the clutch cones are slipping, the work I did on the carburettor sorted everything, she starts first turn of the key and revs normally to over 4000. We were doing 4000 when the drive problem first happened, the revs went sky high and the boat stopped. It will go up to just over 2500 before the problem happens again. I think I'm going to have to dip into the pocket and get her lifted out AGAIN to find out what's going on inside the drive.

Christopher - I may not be able to make the AGM - the cheapest flight I can find to Florida is over 600 euros.
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Morning Everyone and Happy Monday

First off, a big thanks for all your well wishes. Means a lot to me.

Mr. El Presidente: Man alive, am I jealous. I can picture you out on the water...the sun is shining...you get my drift.

Granddad Ray: My sympathies are with you. I redid the seats and trim in my Sea Ray a couple of years back and it is a major chore. Think I had the same woes with rotted wood, torn upholstry, sagging seats and lots of mildew. I got into some major difficulties by thinking I could save some of the wood. It turned out it was better to use it as a template and throw away the old. I will commiserate with you more when I tackle some of the similar problems. And it looks like Jerry Riblet has a good handle on the upholstry/carpeting projects. Boat looks great!

A question for all: Since I didn't get my Marathon until early fall, there are lots of things I really don't know how to operate or even if they work. Starting in the galley: are there switches or anything for the refrigerator? It looks like there may be an electric pump or something for the sink? Is horn connected to some switch I don't know about? Are these electrical problems that must be tackled or operator error? Bob, Chris and Tracy: You have the same boat, I believe. Any hints? I haven't been on the boat since last fall, so these are just among the items I'm thinking about right now.

Deaddog: have the same flowry cushions. I'll take pictures if you need to go into the world of nostalgia. By the way, New Orleans is one of the few places in the country you can get arrested for not drinking.

I don't believe anyone on this board can ever be accused of rambling. We all have active brain cells, inquisitive minds and lots to share. If in doubt, keep posting.

-Viking Vern

 

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Vern,

My boat does not have a refrigerator (it is a ice box) I use it for dry food storage and keep coolers strapped to the swim platform for perishables. Reference page 7 for picture of setup.

My sink has a pump in the rear of the boat it is directly screwed in the water tank on the bottom.

The horn is activated by a switch on the dash I believe first push button on the right lower part of dash.

Vern I am kicking myself for throwing those cushions out now that I know they were issued with the boat!!!

I think I may run for Mayor of New Orleans I believe I would qualify / first order of business/ get drunk and then…….oh well…..that is good enough…    

 

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Vern
I enjoyed our talk last night,Hoping all go well tommorow. Let us know how it went.
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Vern, health is one thing that we cannot buy. Keep good thoughts through the ordeal. It seems that a good positive attitude is usually the best medicine. Our prayers are with you here. I'm going to the church today to light a prayer candle, or two, for you. If you were mechanical, I'd grab a wrench and fix you up like new. Unfortunately that is not the case. The best I can do is offer you my prayers.

Well, some boat talk. Fired her up yesterday(again), just to here here run. I'm itching to get a few days with low humidity, no wind, and temps in the 80's. Seems like I can get one or two of the prerequisites, but not all, to get the paint applied. Burned up my router and had to buy a new one. The wood projects can now move forward. Can someone, or all get pieces of the wood entryway to the v-berth? I need some ideas on "remanufacturing" mine. The boat came with a piece of smoked plexiglass that slid out for entry. Of course, ou can guess the rest of the story. It fell out, evidently and broke. I am thinking of a hinged setup, similar to a bifold door. Input?

I pickup the "new" top(again) this week, probably Friday. As you recall a tree fell and tore up the "other" new top. Thankfully, no damage to the boat other than a ripped top and a bent support. I also bought new hardware for the top. The other stuff was plastic and I bought stainless steel. Heading to the new house this week too, probably tomorrow, for a couple of days. Taking a truckload of "stuff" up with us. Angela wants to get things ready for the FINAL move. I was hopingto have that all behind us, but, health issues and the weather have not acccomodated us. I hate to even think about moving the shop. There is a TON of stuff, tools, material, and equipment in there. Probably two loads alone. That will be the last thing to go.

Angela went out and shopped for material for the curtains and seats/pads. She spent a day finding the material. Should look good and she bought it on sale. She's pretty "crafty" and will do the work. She even found a neat fabric for the curtains and pillows that repels water and is rather soft and not harsh feeling like most repellent material. I gave her a hug for that.

I am going to do an "upper" outdrive rebuild. Should have done it when I had the engine out and the lower unit off. Poor planning on my part. Ordered a new shifting and throttle cable. Should be here today or tomorrow. I won't change that out until this fall, unless I have to. This boat will damned near be new when I finish.

I have found a couple of "leaks. Thankfully above the water line. All sealed now. Seems that some previous owner decided to add something that must have fallen off and too the screw with it. I had a couple of screw holes on the foredeck that need filled. I mixed some coloring wit hthe resin and the repairs cannot even be seen. I had the Admiral, with her critical eye, look it over and she couln't find where I made the patches.

I am going to work on installing the zincs today. Should be a 6-pack job, don'tcha think? Can't start that job before noon. I don't imbibe before noon unless it is a very special occassion.

'Nuff said for now. May the sun shine on your faces, the seas be calm, the winds fair, and may the Witch of the Water stay far behind in your wake.

Bob


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i know I posted this before on another forum, but please bear with me as I have new information.

Our little boat club has a Marathon for sale. It was left behind by an ex-member who just lost interest in boating. We can obtain title.

She seems well-equipped and would probably clean up well. I don't know the model or year... perhaps one of you can identify her..

Here are some photos:

http://s315.photobucket.com/albums/ll457/PartGypsy/Marathon/

The asking price for the Marathon we have for sale is $500 as is/where is. The slip can be made available at no cost for a reasonable time while you prepare her for her new home.

You can't beat that!

if interested, send an email to: forsale@seafarersyachtclub.org



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Except for the black background of the word 'Marathon' on the side near the air-horns, this Marathon looks EXACTLY like my 23.5 foot 1987 Marathon Sunblazer Cabin Cruiser. 

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A few posts during the weekend… Worked all weekend- on nites.. and a bad weekend at work.. so didn’t even get a chance to get onto Mbog..

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So this will be a larger than normal post.. to catch up on all the action…

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Ok 1st-lee.. Jim.. just shy of$ 1200.. hopefully all varnished up and it will run like a top.. 

Saw your post on Aeronca and Magellan Aerospace.. Yup, Magellan is here in the west end of the city.. and I called them Mon afternoon 1430Et. via the phone # you posted . Yup it’s correct.

Being the good PI that I might be, I found the contact who received your email, yup they received it. They do not have any info on Marathon models or manuals but they have referred your email to Aeronca which is in Middleton OH, Yup it supposedly still exists. As I enquired they state that your email has be sent to the Aeronca Marketing Manager,  Mr. Keith Wyman for further handling and the Aeronca phone#  is 513-422-2751)..

 

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Steve of Sorrow.. tracking.. Post says it could have got stuck at the border.. My question was why would yours get stuck if the others didn’t.!! All depends on the sorter!. In any event they say wait two weeks and if nothing, let me know.. At that time, if nothing, I will contact them again and they say will refund the 30.00 as per the value label and the postage and I’ll send another flag.. (good thing I ordered a couple extras.)

 

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Nice page Mel.. old pics n all.. You guys are getting old and have a bit of history..Sry to hear about all the mileage to Charlotte and Columbia for the docs… Hope all turns out well… and won’t even mention (too much) you shocking and exterminating 49 of 50 fish in the pond.. except for Goldie.. (Btw need a mate for Goldie (Hawn) fast to help re-populate.).. Not exactly a good week.. maybe this one will be better for you..

 

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Welcome back Christopher.. looks like you have a good time in dry town.. especially on Bourbon street!

 

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Jorge.. sry to hear about your wife out of work… and having to put up the boat for sale… We have almost 2300 laid off at our company now… and still more layoffs coming unless things turn around fast!!.. Recession is hitting everyone hard in NA. You gotta doe what you have to do but at this time, might not get too much for the boat.. cause not too many are buying the frills..

 

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OTG.. In any event.. with or without the “Dianna Lynn” you aren’t getting de-moted:

You’re 20 and your staying 20..GOT it?.  Figuratively speaking that is, as per the MBOG lists! And nice that in any event that you would keep the flag as a meaningful historical memento.. <<<CLINK>>> and a Group hug    

 

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Vern of Viking.. yup lots to catch up on but never thrown out or forgotten.. Your pass is always recognized by the gatekeeper in this place Vern. And as previously mentioned, and by several, many prayers have gone up on your behalf and will continue for you on the path before you. Just know that our thoughts are with you and we can send you hats.. I have a several… cause I also need dem to keep the strong shine off the ole noggin’.. .

I’m still at dry dock too.. still a couple of long weeks to go… cause weather here, alike as yours has been the pits. I’m itching too…as you.. and from the dog house to the decks of “Mary C you go. I will update your vessel name on all documentation Sir.

 

Now Vern as to your request of reducing the forum pages… I will try to take out a few large earlier posts (Namely on page 25 cause their duplicated on page 52 and see if it reduces pages.. but I doubt it.. once the page formatting flips the page I think it will stay that way no matter what is removed… How about an index of pages? A brief Index of all the key items for easy reference? lol..  and the challenge is trying to finding something you really need..lol.. !!

 

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Ok Raymond of Virginia, thanks for your info Sir.. from the Chesterfield.. Have updated all your info…And will be sending out a new FULL Spreadsheet very soon.. The heart always stays young.. Hope your breezes are always gentle. Sounds like you are quite handy Sir Raymond.. and strong removing all the wet  fabric and plywood and trying to redo .. and even an industrial sewing machine n all.

And the MBOG flag.. Of course…I have your address so will get one going to Virginia asap. Works out to @ 28.00 US (depending on exchange).. (It is $32.18 Canuckian to your door!). And anyway you want to do it is fine Raymond: should have it out to you tomorrow.. (Will make your address label and the customs label for shipping and have it out in the post 1st thing in the am. And as OTG said “LMAO...  Grandad thinks he is rambling ??? He ain't seen nuthin' yet, huh?      LOL”

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Christopher.. u’re voting for Florida? Lol..but willing to travel… lol.. count me in sir, where ever the location of the MBOG meet!. Would be quite the real <<<CLINK>>>. Looking forward to the possibilities!

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Bill of Griffo.. hope you took lots of pics or vids of your 3 day trip.. or it that a 3 hr cruise to Gilligan’s.. wow, the carbs are fixed! Excellent job Bill.. but now a wee play to get the outdrive right. Yup, I guess it always seems to be something one has to do or wants to do!.. Jim’s adage of Break out another thousand is not far off..

 

And need your help Bill..  Just received a new post on boatUS from Antonis in Greece: He did not give a email Id, but hopefully he’ll come over.. His post and my reply as follows:

Hello to all,
  I recently bought a marathon used boat and I want to register it in
Greece. Unfortunately Greece has to follow the European Union laws / regulations since 1996. According to those regulations the boat has to follow the CE marking. That makes me unable to register my boat, because the boat does not have this kind of certificate/marking.
Does anybody know a way to solve this problem?

Many thanks –
Antonis Kalogridis

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My reply to him…

Antonis:

We have a large Marathon Boat owners group on a slightly diifferent site.. with 20 + Marathon Boat Owners.. and one of our members (Mr. Griffith's) is originally from the UK and now living in Spain.. he might be able to assist you in figuring out how to get your boat registered.

Here is the link to our large Marathon Boat owners Forum..

http://my.boatus.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=62706&PN= 1&TPN=57

Norm

(Hopefully he’ll come to this forum)

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Sir Bob of D.. Very kind and thoughtful words Bob.. (You been <<<Clinking>>>?..j/k..)  Yup, all need a few candles lit.. like 27 in this room alone.. and everyone has something going on that needs help or care, that's for sure!!

Btw Bob, You in MI yet or still hangin' in IN? or a combination of both?But man, u're doing lottsa of ongoing repairs, even fixing the screwholes!!.  The restoration of your weekender.. Wow Bob, you guys are  kinda impressive doing the Marathon restoration.. 

Ok Nuff for now… Until later..

In the words of Sir Grunder <<<CLINK>>>

Edited by Norm_Richards on 04 May 2009 at 4:41pm
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partgypsy wrote:

i know I posted this before on another forum, but please bear with me as I have new information.

Our little boat club has a Marathon for sale. It was left behind by an ex-member who just lost interest in boating. We can obtain title.

She seems well-equipped and would probably clean up well. I don't know the model or year... perhaps one of you can identify her..

Here are some photos:

http://s315.photobucket.com/albums/ll457/PartGypsy/Marathon/

The asking price for the Marathon we have for sale is $500 as is/where is. The slip can be made available at no cost for a reasonable time while you prepare her for her new home.

You can't beat that!

if interested, send an email to: forsale@seafarersyachtclub.org


 
where is the boat ?? state
http://www.myspace.com/ohiovalleyvigilantes


http://www.myspace.com/maverickgrabber1972

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2634119
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That marathon boat is in Washington DC..  Btw, great pics of your boat Dave...

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The boat's in Washington, DC...  lovely little town.


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Morning all

that's a lot of Marathon for sale over there for 500 dollars!!

Measured my ship yesterday - 24 1/2 feet from pulpit to transom. Where she's moored I couldn't get an accurate beam measurement at the widest point. So it appears so far that I DON'T own a sunblazer.
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griffo wrote:
Morning all

that's a lot of Marathon for sale over there for 500 dollars!!

Measured my ship yesterday - 24 1/2 feet from pulpit to transom. Where she's moored I couldn't get an accurate beam measurement at the widest point. So it appears so far that I DON'T own a sunblazer.
 

 

Bill 24.5 feet? I guess you need take some profile pictures of your vessel Bill so we can can compare the profile to others that we know... yours is an 1988 with a 5.0L which is @ 225-230 hp?

Take a look at the 1988 model document that I sent you.. there is only a few that are close to 23.5 - 24.5 feet that showed a 230hp option..  Again depending on the pulpit molded as  part of of not part of the length measurement could be +/- a foot.

Take a few good large pics Bill.. side profile, front profile.. it will help alot for comparing..

I'm looking at your pics in picturehosting and Flickr.. it could be a Sportsfish 2450.... Take a look a Jim's boat... (Our Collage on page 52)... the profiles looks almost the same from the pics... Jim's in 22', but it came in a 245 model too (which shows 23 3/4 feet) and came with the 230hp option..)

 

Edited by Norm_Richards on 05 May 2009 at 9:34am
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Measurements and new pics coming today. I'm leaving work in an hour or so to spend the rest of the day hopefully finishing up reattaching the wood and the electronics (and off loading all the tools I've left scattered about). 
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Vern.... you must keep a positive attitude!!  You can and will beat this!  And no, I really don't think any of us can accurately define 'normal'.  You are certainly in my thoughts and prayers!

I have also been busy with multiple trips to the doctors office.  Tomorrow my 10 yr old will have an endoscopy.  Out-patient kind of thing.  They are hoping to find some answers.  They have already done x-rays, blood tests, etc.  They are now going to get some samples from inside his stomach and intestines to test for other food allergies, etc.  They will also look for anything out of wack. 

My boat measured about 23 3/4 ft when I did it myself a couple weeks ago.  It was including the molded pulpit. 

OTG..... the only reason you say you have a sunblazer is because your boat looked like Bill's and mine, correct?  I can't remember for sure.... but I don't think you had anything in writing either.

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Norm, we just arrived in Michigan a couple of hours ago. We started unloading some more "stuff". Man we have a lot of that, "stuff" that is. We'll head back to "Hoosierland" Thursday AM. It's about a 5-6 hour drive back. The new house is really tugging at me to get things done. It is absolutely gorgeous. I had almost forgotten what it looked like.

I'm going over to Indian River later today to check on the Carver. I might just go for a boat ride. We dropped her into the water a couple of weeks ago, so she's not hanging in the air any more. I'll also check on the marina in Cheboygan to see if my berth there is ready. If not, I'll throw a fit. I may just leave the Carver in Indian River.

I've been pre-occupied, as of late, building an HO train layout for a local nursing home. I need to get that done before we move permantly. I've got lots of help and we have been working on Saturdays to get it done. There are quite a few retired railroad guys and widows there. I've also had quite a few angels from RR modeling forums donate peices. There is good in the world.

Well time to eat and finish unloading the "stuff".

As always, may the sun shine on your faces, the seas be calm, the winds fair, and may the Witch of the Water stay far behind in your wake. It's BOATIN' TIME!!!!!

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http://sports.webshots.com/album/571789767iljjBQ?vhost=sport s

Got some new pictures of the boat with a better camera. Also got the bonifides on the boat from the original seller when new. The boat measures 7feet 4 inches at the beam and 23 feet 1 inch long with the molded pulpit.

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Here is a copy of my NADA report, that I pulled up for our Marathon in DECEMBER 2008.  I too thought it was weird, that in 2009 NADA stopped carring the reports on Marathons.  I can't find mine on there anymore.  Fortunately I got this one last year (after you click & view the NADA report, feel free to browse the other pics I have uploaded of her):

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Anyways....  that is why I tended to think our Marathon was a Sunblazer, cuz all NADA had listed for a 23' witha 230hp was the Sunblazer.  I checked what little 'documentation' I have, and it gives no 'model', saying only 'Cabin Cruiser'.

The 'documentation' I do have calls her a 23-footer.  (I have not measured her on my own yet, sorry).

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Dianna Lynn:

The NADA link to the pictures is not working.

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Edited by OldTownGal on 23 July 2009 at 9:07pm
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