Tin Ark

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Tin Ark
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Location: Crystal River

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So after searching FBOOK Market Place for over 2 years, I found the Unicorn last night at 7 pm. Met seller this afternoon at 6 and Pa pow, mine. 1997 SeaArk 1872 with an Owens and Sons aluminum trailer. Hull is solid as hell. Cosmetics not so much but I’m going to have it media blasted and spray it with Awlgrip. Trailer is solid as the boat and well known local manufacturer. Boat and trailer need rewiring. But I paid $3,000 so pretty pleased there. Going to hang a 90 or 115 tiller on it. Last 1872 I found like this was in 2009 and did a full build here under my old screen name Badbagger.
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maintenanceguy
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They make great boats. 72" wide is going to be very stable. I think you got a good deal.
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Nice find. Look forward to seeing your progress. I haven’t seen any big tiller mods on here.
That thing is going to be a beast!


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Tin Ark
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Thanks fellas, I have stood inside an 1860 and 1872 side by side. No comparison in size at all. Going to start with having hull and trailer media blasted. Waiting on a quote, sent request out this morning by email. Figure with Thanksgiving week, it may be a little wait.

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Post by Kismet »

Great buy !


have you ever seen the cable show (I think) entitled "Swamp People"? Folks who live in the great swamps in the couth who fish (I call it hunt) for alligators. A lot of the boats they use seem to resemble your TinArk. VERY stable--the boats, not the people.



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Tin Ark
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Lol that I have, I’m in Crystal River FL and have watched that show. They run mud boats, lot of guides run them here.