$30,000 or Partnership
Shown by Appointment Only
§ Hull Material: Fiber Glass
Type: Ford Lehman Diesel
The reason the boat is offered for sale as a market maker
for boats, I come across situations that are excitingly interesting, and already I have too many
boats – Tigger and a 105’ steel boat I am completing (if I have enough new life
Tigger is in need of some tender loving care (TLC) and
cosmetic repairs. Tigger is the
embodiment of the fiberglass boat that has gotten by with minimum care to the
boat building material – hand laid up fiberglass. It has been and still is excellent. This boat has always been in the open (never
under cover) and has spent about equal time in salt versus fresh water. Having said tho, it has some needs.
The pictures below show the specific items. Generally, here is what needs to be done. The windows and hatches should all be
re-caulked – this is a priority and the sooner the better. The deck caulking should be repaired (a few
feet), or the purist would recaulk the whole deck. The cabin is laid up fiberglass over marine
plywood. Minor cracks have appeared (see
pictures) and these need to be cosmetic repaired. One corner rotted out. I repaired it by cleaning out the rot and
replacing as originally built – the pictures show the repair. The entire cabin then needs to be repainted. The interior of the hull should probably be
refinished (new gel coat or paint). It
would probably go another 10-15 years without doing this tho. There are some pieces of exterior teak that
need to be repaired or replaced. Teak is
very superior, but I made a mistake a couple of times leaving it on lee shores
when I should have moved the boat to safer moorage.
Having said this tho, the boat is as ready for any sea
voyage that it has been capable of since being built new in 1975. The majority of the 3100 hours on it have
been extensive sea voyages. I note tho,
that we have lived aboard it for the equivalent of 5 years since 1976.
The reason it was hauled this year at Warrenton Boat yard on
the Columbia River was maintenance and a check of all systems prior to making a
voyage from Astoria to Seattle.
This is a 3 generation shipyard.
They said that Tigger is one of only 2 or 3 “older” boats in excellent
shape (ignoring the cosmetics). Basic
care of ship systems and the elimination of corrosion is the basis of their
Any new owner must inspect the boat and have it surveyed by
the best surveyor you can afford or otherwise completely trust his
judgment. After all this boat is over 25
years old and has been a source of love and lots of the best / worst life
experiences…It has not been a gin palace or museum piece sitting in some
Govt. "T" Boat