Ghost 13 rebuild - rolling seat rowboat and/or sailboat

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tlparker
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Ghost 13 rebuild - rolling seat rowboat and/or sailboat

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So I've got this shell from a 25 year old "Ghost 13" (a 13 foot sailboat that actually seated 4, had a mainsail and a small jib).

What I'd like to do is turn it into a dinghy/exercise row boat that can also sail (so I can row out and about, then sail back when I get tired).

I'd like to start with the row boat part, since I've got someone else at the local yacht club working on a possible mast, rigging, sail, etc.

I'd like to put in some small rails and a roller seat so that I can use some leg power while rowing. This wouldn't seem too difficult, but for all my searching, I can't come up with a (web based at least) row boat parts supplier who will sell these pieces individiually or as a kit (I've already got oars and oarlocks, BTW). So, does anyone know of an on-line boat equipment / parts supplier that might have this kind of stuff (rails, roller seat, some mounting hardward, but I can do some creative fiberglass / epoxy work, the last thing this "boat" has to be is pretty)? Thanks for any help, insight, etc., this is going to be an interesting "project"!

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tlparker, right here, thru Glen-L.

http://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=188
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John Bowen wrote:tlparker, right here, thru Glen-L.

http://www.boatdesigns.com/products.asp?dept=188
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VERY COOL (though I'd want to see what kind of seat I can mount on it, mine rather...errr..largish). I don't suppose you know where I can buy this already made? I've got enough "projects" with two houses, two young boys, etc.. The lake'd be iced over before I got it going.....

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Post by John Bowen »

You may want to reconsider about not building one. You figure the plans at $29 and the hardware package of $140.68, along with maybe $50-60 in wood, epoxy and varnish(?). That comes in around $225+/- , not to forget the sculls (oars). Which also, if you don't build your own, can run a heffty price for just desent ones.

Check this site I found and NOTE base price.

http://www.rowingrigs.com/pricing.html

Also this,

http://www.clcboats.com/saccess.php

I guess it comes down to how much your time is worth to what you can or willing to afford.

I've thought about doing something with a slider in the 12' Fife row boat, myself. (To work off some of this BEER :roll: )

Best of luck to ya, either way.
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