egh! Drama on the high seas of eBay! Last night at 10:12 pm Thayer IV SOLD for a nice $47,000. With over 31 bids, and 11,783 hits. The winner f**1(0) I wonder if he is kin to the f**1’s of Toledo? What has been interesting about this sale has been the price. A couple of days ago the seller told me that he had over 400 watchers. So folks were clearly watching. It was on the TV news and paper. Along with several links to sights. So anyone looking for this boat had to know it was for sale. So… bottom line. This boat in the condition it was in is worth $15,000 as a 1950 U22 Sportsman. There are many out there for sale. Restored to show condition $45,000 give or take $5,000. So selling for $47,000 tells me that the film value is roughly $37,000. That’s the value of a good story. Now add in the fact that there is a very weak paper trail on this one. And who knows. After all there were 4 of these. Two junk, Two good. From the paper trail that did exist and lots of research, this one does appear to be one of the two good ones. But not yet verified by Pat Curtin. That is the key to this boat being worth what it is worth, or more. There are a mess of Thayer IV’s out there, and Pat is the only guy on the planet that can say what is and what is not. So let’s hope that f**1(0) meets Pat.