Thanks to fellow WoodyBoater Scott Ales for sending us in this listing from St Clair Yacht Sales. A 1933 Cruiser. Yes it’s stunning, and price drop of $300K. Okay, ya.. That’s not the point of the story. look deeper into it and it has a V12 Scripps Engine with 200 hrs on it. Yup, now your head is twirling. See, What would you do? Really? HONESTLY, You can post anonymous today.
Yank that engine out in a nano second. Throw it into a lets say a “25 Sportsman” and change up the fun factor of a 25 Sportsman,
Make up a story about how Joe Somebody hot rodded it in the 40’s Yada yada, and throw a 454 into the Sea Gull. NO ONE would miss it. The cruiser would be awesome, reliable and fun, the Sportsman same, and maybe worth more.
To be brutal here, this is like throwing a Sub Zero fridge and Viking Range in a Modular home. The home is the killer. NOW NOW NOW. Put down your torches. Dang you all are sensitive today. The design of the Seagull is stunning, BUT..well, to use a real estate term, “Spaciously obsolete”. No babes laying out on the deck, no cocktail parties. What ever the design of the boat . NON of which need that engine.
Okay Okay, that was the Devil on my shoulder. Here is the other side.
The Scripps is the heart and soul of this boat. It is quite possibly the reason she is still alive. She has been lovingly cared for, for over 30 years by the same owner. That engine is the boat and ripping it out would be a death sentence to the boat. I don’t know who that guy was at the top of this story who wanted to yank that engine. What is he thinking? Start a Lake Taxi Service, or if you live like in the Thousand Islands, its perfect. Just imagine her in your boat house. To hell with rainy grey days like today! You are Woody Boating and keeping the Scripps oiled up like a butter on a turkey…mmmm For me to get her and YANK that engine!
YOU CAN SEE THE LISTING RIGHT HERE! Value of the engine alone – $25,000 -$50,000