All About Rosebud

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Rosebud is our mini tug/trawler.  She was built basically to a Jay Benford design but modified quite a bit I think.  This boat sat on Craigslist for quite some time, moored down at Granville Island.  She was incomplete - no interior - and had been neglected.  The guy I bought her from was - in retrospect - cagey about her pedigree, but nonetheless I fell in love with her and laid down a stack of bills.  She became ours and we deemed to give her the dignity she was due.

I'll get around to organizing this in the not too distant future but in the meantime I'm posting everything.  It should be in most cases self explanatory....
































21 comments:

  1. one of the coolest tiny homes yet.

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    1. Thanks! She's for sale now...

      https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/5649794638.html

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  2. Nice little boat. came through a link in tiny house living.

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  3. i want one looks like i could use it as a land camper also

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  4. Please tell me you didn't cut a hole in your keel for the transducer (aka sounder/depth finder)?

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  5. What is that awesomely adorable little stove called? Or where is it from etc? And does it burn wood or pellets or something else?

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    1. A friend and I designed and built it. Basically it's a piece of square steel tube. The stack out the side is a steel pipe elbow. It burns wood and charcoal. Glad you like it! Thanks.

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  6. I love it how many hours on engine what's asking price?

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    1. Hours since rebuild are unknown, but the engine runs very well. It's on Craigslist Vancouver right now at $18,000 CDN - a fair bit less than what I've put into her. That said, we need to sell her and are quite open to negotiate.

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    2. Very interested. Unfortunately live in North Alabama! How heavy is it in case I find something that could pull it across country?

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    3. She's about 4000 lbs. You could do it with a sailboat trailer...

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    1. Yes, the hull is solid fiberglass and heavily built. There is no foam core or balsa core material at all.

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  8. Have you ever taken her across the Strait? How does she handle rougher water?

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    1. I have not crossed the strait with her but would not hesitate to do so. She is very seaworthy but because of her size she will pitch a fair amount on the waves.

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  9. Awesome tug. What are the dimensions of the cabin/wheelhouse, square footage-wise?

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  10. You've really changed my ideas of acceptable size for a liveaboard. Beautiful job.

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