The seller of this tuna rig stated to this POP representative in person that she was completely restored to USCG Specs from 2000 to 2002. Why do I take his word for it? Because he's a gentleman and he showed me extensive hard copy folders with estimates, invoices, previous owner notes and logs, curr...more
The seller of this tuna rig stated to this POP representative in person that she was completely restored to USCG Specs from 2000 to 2002. Why do I take his word for it? Because he's a gentleman and he showed me extensive hard copy folders with estimates, invoices, previous owner notes and logs, current owner logs, dozens of images and a CG Stability Letter.
*** Buyers please note that the significance of the rebuild can not be over-stated.***
The entirely new deck (please see images with captions) sits above the refurbished bottom consisting of 52 mahogany planks.
This 1961 Chesapeake Bay style Rice Marine designed Custom tuna (or any other fish) boat has had over six figures worth of rebuilding and improvements (2000-2002) which readers will become aware of as they read the following description and condition. But the proof is in the pudding.....this 'must-see' masterpiece has to be seen in person to truly appreciate it.
It should be noted that images 190 through 200 were provided by seller for the purposes of demonstrating the well-kept condition until this POP rep stepped aboard. Also, images 201 through 222 were provided by the seller and the reconstruction teams listed at the end of this description.
NAV and ELECTRONICS
- Northstar 952X Color Chartplotter
- Dell D600 w/Maptech Marine Navigator
- Furuno 1715 Radar
- Furuno FCV582L
- Icom M127 VHF
- Icom M59 VHF
- ComNav 1420 Autopilot (added 2009)
- Horizon MST660 AM/FM/CD
- Virtual Reality VR3 Cockpit Camera
- Tuna Gin Pole
- Tuna Fighting Station
- Live Well - 50 Gallons
- Trap Hauling Davit
- Night Lighting - 110V, 360-degree 2000W Flood Light System
- Built-in Rod Storage
- Jim Buoy Life Float - EPIRB
- Revere Life Raft - EPIRB
The two berths are configured by dropping down the planks flanking the Detroit Diesel.
Not pictured are the two 7 foot bench-style wood seats that run lengthwise in the cockpit where the two pedestal seats are pictured. They are in perfect varnished condition and are easily installed. This is the typical seating arrangement you would find on a small Party boat. If someone wanted this boat set up for a 6-Pack business, the bench seating is the way to go.
********** PLEASE NOTE**********
This overhaul was done by Flanagans in Fairton, NJ and Antonio Marques in Fairhaven, MA.
The seller states that all equipment and systems are fully functional.
The seller states that the Detroit Diesel 6-71 engine is believed to be a WWII war-surplus engine. It was manufactured by Gray Marine, which was one of the builders of these engines during the war. Engine was rebuilt in 2000 and has acquired 1400 hours since that time.
Also at the time of rebuild, a New 2" shaft and propeller, new rudder bearings, new steering bearings.
Since the rebuild (2000-2002)......
- New Electrical - all wiring, new instruments, AC & DC panels
- New Mermaid Mfg 18K BTU reverse cycle AC/Heat (Cabin and Bridge)
- New Windlass
- New Fire-Boy Automatic Fire Suppression System
- New SS Fuel Tank (110 Gals.)
- New Refrigerator & Microwave
This is a fantastic fishing vessel, it was a pleasure boarding her, photographing her, learning and writing about her history.
********** NOTES ABOUT IMAGES **********
Primary image and images 3 thru 189 were taken by this rep on January 20, 2015.
Second image provided by seller.
Images 190 thru 200 provided by seller.
Images 201 thru 222 provided by seller and rebuilders of vessel - Flanagan's in Fairton, NJ and Antonio Marques in Fairhaven, MA.
The seller indicated that this vessel was submerged about 4 feet on April 2, 2016 for about an hour due to weather. The vessel was rescued within an hour with minimal damage. The seller is now battling with the insurance company for damages. Seller is uncertain of the time frame for resolution with the insurance company.
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All offers are contingent upon being fully satisfied with unit after personal inspection and/or professional inspection.
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