Justine Marie

by Bryan Marsh
(Bodega Bay)

I bought this a year ago for ten dollars at a lein sale.

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May 12, 2023
Thank you
by: Robbe

Just wanted to let you know I recently learned my grandfather was assigned to MSB33 after his mine sweeper MSO465 sank in Japan This was his ship and I was able to show him these videos and talk about this boat. Thanks for giving me this memory

Apr 12, 2023
New name / work beginning April
by: AnonymousTim starks

Just waiting for rain to stop building boarding platform 3'feet wide.... Changing name " Reanon" after my daughter....shopping for steering pump and rOund stainless wheel.. Designing winch for scooter off top rear deck...fun begins

Feb 09, 2023
Found original owner / builder.....James Cooley
by: Tim starks

Well. Hello everyone.... Waiting for good weather..have learned a lot from James...thank you sir...he is boat restoration guru on Justin Marie.

The more I talked with him the more my desire to restore boat....his pictures tell a thousand words...He lives on east coast...Should by now have
New home and married.... Great news...

The repair is going to take all of 2023. Not in a hurry at all...
Finally have my land based home done...more of a crab pad..lol
3 miles east of Fort Bragg, ca.

Boat has 3 1,000 gallon blaters....3 450 gallon
Fresh water tanks made from stainless.

I am a professional fabricator....mostly aircraft..

The boat is in wonderful shape....wood tight. Not a drop of water or wood rot.
Being a Navy designed and built by a great company.
It Is just plain wonderful.

Most of work is replace things stolen over the years of sitting....
I will build a 12 wide by 26 feet long....Saloon

Knotty pine interior... Oak furniture.... Sliding back door...double pane side windows. Red oak stairs

Will post Pictures asap......TimSafari

Dec 05, 2022
Talked with James.. Original owner
by: Tim starks

He is a life saver and time as well!!!!

Right motor fresh rebuild...just been sitting 5 years left motor also overhauled. Has cracked head....exchange $1250.00....blower on both fresh also....3 150 gallon stainless water tanks...running onan generator.... Running Reefer motor...prop seals and bearings also just done.....5 years ago....boat is dry and will be put on the hard to refresh bottom paint....rudder bearings ad well....new floor covering in wheel house and new chair...needs all electronics....wheel pump.....someone stole them and helm pump.....you need a key to get on dock....now I don't feel safe....at bodega bay marina....going to do anchor out in To males Bay as live aboard...repainting hull white....wheel house as well.... New anchor and chain....rope...front wheel house windows changed to safety glass...Boat is over all a 85.....on 110 scale....raining next 48 hours.

Back home in Port townsend.. .wash....have 35 foot RV trailer. To sleep in till. Boat ready. Planning a new build 25 foot saloon add in....all red leather and white oak trim cupboard ...furniture stainless shower...

Will put all of job on U Tube.. Called.... "Taku Reborn".... original name.
Oh almost forgot.... New cedar 2" swim platform form..
Also building my own tender....12". PVC pipe and white foam...electric 5 hp...motor...8 300 watt solar panels....6 RC deep cycle battery for house batteries....
More later with pictures....

Dec 02, 2022
Justin marie
by: Tim starks

Latest news is very good.... Have all tools and all parts to start . the Right side engine..boat is still water tight...helm pump needs a pump and wheel it was stolen some time back.. Will bypass fuel tank to get motor running....replace Fuel filters.. Use a fuel squeeze bulb to Prime fuel systems... Then it should start.. Oh....clean out fuel injectors check for sticky stuck valves..... Going to put a 150 gallon diesel tank on rear deck for now....if tanks are stainless. Ok. If steel....I am a master fabrication mechanic...33 years building aircraft. All the rusty rotten railing will be cut off for 1" stainless and new cable ...cedar 2'' dive plaform. Repaint hull white....top of the wheel will be changed..

Nov 14, 2022
Justin marie
by: Tim Starks

Boat savers is back to finally make repairs. I had a heart attack in MAY.....10th.now 100% again. I am contacting Noah....As I write this...Tim 530 708-2033......timstrain37@gmail.com extra help always welcome...back at it....

Nov 14, 2022
boat savers
by: Tim

Had a heart attack. In. May...fine now and going to go ahead...and fix....Justin marie...welcome to help...will be moved over to To males bay ASSPA Tim 530 708 2033. timstrains37@gmail.com...

Oct 15, 2022
Justine Marie
by: Anonymous

So, I am confused, did Boat Savers come and get her and fix her ? Or not ? What is the actual current status please, thanks

Oct 12, 2022
Come get Her!
by: Spud Point Marina

The vessel still sits here in the harbor rotting away. Somebody please come and get it before we have it crushed.

Boat must leave the Harbor, no exceptions. Does not run.

May 20, 2022
Boat currently under repairs
by: Anonymous

Boat Savers has sent s team to get
Ship running on right engine.
More later...Boat Savers

530 708 2033.....24/7

May 06, 2022
Justin marie
by: Boat Savers

Boat Savers have made agreement
To buy boat for restoration
And therefore save this
Priceless.... military Ship.

May 06, 2022
Still for Sale
by: Anonymous

The vessel is still for sale and needs to leave the marina.

Save it before we cut it up!

May 05, 2022
Justin marie
by: Anonymous

Boat Savers.....have decided
Too buy and Restore
As of 5-4-22

May 15, 2021
by: Shane Wright

Hi Brian great job on fixing it up do u no what kind of motors where in this boat?

Sep 18, 2020
by: Bryan

Steve. I would love any old pics you have. We love this boat.
Send them to bnkmarsh@gmail.com

Oct 25, 2019
MSB-33 Justine Marie --- just Hello!
by: Steve

Hello Bryan and Crew. Just checking in!

Have wondered how things are going with your boat project-- I have lots of pix of our time with Taku / Justine Marie circa 1971 to 1976 if you are interested.

We lived on the boat for the years we had her so, lots of stories and History to share if you want them.

The boat was a combat ready (less weaponry) when we picked her up in San Pedro Ca. -- what a project that was. -- lots of fun!!

Also wishing you a great Holiday Season! Nan and Steve.

Jul 09, 2018
The fun never ends.
by: Brian

Interior work underway.we get to build whatever we can imagine.

10 dollar boat

I love working on this boat.

Our stateroom, it was the fish hold.

10 dollar boat

10 dollar boat

Jun 27, 2018
Justine Marie
by: Bryan Marsh

Well, It's been a while since I have been on this site,
A new computer and haven't down loaded pictures yet but I will do so soon.

Our main focus since Christmas has been interior work.

I built the master stateroom in what used to be the fish hold, what a task that was, ever try to build a square room in a round boat.

The electrical is getting close to complete, installed a new Raritan macerator head and Electro Scan MSD.

I am ready to start adding 24' to the pilot house and add the galley and salon.

Big plans and little time. I retired last year but was called back 3 months ago, It's great money but uses up a lot of time, I'm on the road Flight testing about 15 days a month.

Well until next time, keep her right side up. Bryan

Dec 19, 2017
Merry Christmas
by: Bryan

Dec 17, 2017
Thank you
by: Bryan

Thanks Steve.

It means a great deal to us to save this Grand Vessel.

To have your input as a previous owner and to realize the work you put into her is heart warming.

Please stay involved.

I will contact you for advice and your knowledge. Bryan

Dec 16, 2017
Classic Trumpy lines -- Graceful beauty
by: Steve

Merry Chrisrmas Bryan and family.

Your effort and hard work are on full display!!

Congratulations on your beautiful boat and thanks for the wonderful Christmas card .

Dec 16, 2017
Thanks Bryan
by: Mike

And a Merry Christmas to you, Justine Marie and all who sail in her.

Dec 08, 2017
Merry Christmas
by: Bryan

Aug 23, 2017
by: Chris Raichlen

My parents bought this Navy Mine Sweeper in Long Beach and towed it up the coast and rebuilt it at Pete's Harbor in Red Wood City, as an Albacore and Crab Boat.

The original Engines were non-ferrous Packard diesels that were later replaced with the Jimmy's.

This boat (TAKU) was my first home in 1975.

I am sure that my Dad would love to share the history of the early days of the boat with you.


Jul 18, 2017
Fantastic news
by: Justine Marie

Wow, it's great to hear from the guy that owned and operated this boat for years.

He knows every inch of Justine Marie, his family has a long history with this boat, I hope I can live up to the standard and be as good steward that his family has been.

The pressure is on!!!!

Jul 18, 2017
Justine Marie
by: Bryan

James you are most welcome to come see her at any time.

She is still in Bodega Bay next to Night Wind. Bryan

Jul 18, 2017
by: Bryan

Thanks for the comment, I would love to know more about her, I found some records on the boat and online. I'll email you shortly. Bryan

Jun 14, 2017
Great job !!!
by: James

If you really want to know about that boat, like every bit of history, email me.

I used to own it, but lost it due to family feud.

She is the last remaining navy minesweeping boat, #msb 33.

She is double planned mahogany, with 3" of fiberglass overlay just past the water line.

Right engine was just rebuilt before the fued, and boat got in the condition you found it.

I am so glad someone got her, instead of getting destroyed.

There is more history to her than you know.

I miss her. imahorseman@gmail.com

Apr 11, 2017
by: Bryan Marsh

Well I took a 4 day weekend and got a lot of interior work done.

Built stairs instead of ladders built 2 bunks for the Grand kids, added some storage space and an overall cleaning and organizing.

I need more time off from work, but need the cash flow.

Mar 21, 2017
by: Bryan Marsh

Well another week of rain out here in sunny California, sure hampers my planned work schedule, so I'm inside replacing flooring all week and building a couple bunks for my grand kids who love coming to Papa's Boat.

Nothing more enjoyable than scraping up asbestos tile and sanding lead based paint, about to wear out my vacuum system.

But I love seeing the progress every week.

I still work a full time job so it can be slow at times.

I Love this Boat, you gotta get one.

Mar 09, 2017
Justine Marie
by: Bryan Marsh

We get a lot of good comments from the fisherman around us who watched this boat deteriorate after the owner passed away, it's inspiring to us and drives us to continue the work.

The marina is getting a bit sketchy wanting to take it to the bay area for a bottom job, but I'm not going until I know she's ready.

This summer I pray.

Mar 07, 2017
Nicely done!
by: Barb

It must be rewarding to at least get to the place where you can live on her and not see any rust.

I hope all the systems repairs work out as nicely.

Mar 07, 2017
Justine Marie
by: Bryan Marsh

We are now living on her full time to free up some cash for engines and electrical. she's a sound boat and is really coming together.

Mar 07, 2017
by: Bryan Marsh

So far we have spent about 3 grand in materials, Labor?, crap it's just me and my wife, we haven't paid anyone but an engine guy for an inspection, $200.

Mar 07, 2017
Nice buy
by: Wingwangwoo

Great job!! But you still gotta chage the name to rusty justy lol.

What's the total you spent so far money wise and time? Just curious as it looked like a cool project

Mar 07, 2017
Justine Marie
by: Anonymous

That's a pic when I got her, I just added one of a " now" pic, already done the million hours of sanding

Mar 07, 2017
Sandin' time
by: Wingwangwoo

Hope you like sand paper.

Rusty Justy

Mar 07, 2017
by: Anonymous

You were robbed! lol

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Justine Marie

by Bryan Marsh
(Bodega Bay Ca. USA)

I just purchased this 60' trawler built by Peterson boat works in 1953.

She has been sitting for 6 or 8 years.

I got her for $10.00 dollars at a lean sale.

Where do I start so I can determine if its a viable project or a scrap job.

Bryan Marsh

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Mar 10, 2017
by: Tom

I love workboats.

This would be my dream!

Keep up the good work.

Mar 07, 2017
wrong boat
by: Anonymous

I posted real pics under Justine Marie

Mar 06, 2017
Justine Marie
by: Anonymous

Well I've had her a year now and completed a lot of work (except engine room).

I figured out the hull is wrapped in fiberglass which makes the bottom very water tight, been doing a bunch of deck repairs to keep her dry inside.

I am ready to start the right main in a week or so.

Have to replace the helm pump and wheel, as the scavengers took it the week I got her.

Several gallons of paint and a million hours of sanding she look like a new boat.

We have been re modeling the interior for a cruiser configuration.

I'll post some pics when I can download them.

Jun 19, 2016
by: hannahboats.com

Have fun, enjoy, its a wonderfull adventure.

I have a 40 ft wooden fishing troller myself, started out thinking "my god what have I done", got to know the boat and restoring is fantastic fun.

Nov 29, 2015
Transom Picture?
by: Anonymous

Do you have a picture of the transom with the name?

I have a god daughter named Justine Marie.

Sep 07, 2015
Saving older wooden boats
by: Christopher.P

Just by looking her I see she is siting high out of the water.

But you could be leaking in to the bilge for all I know but she looks pretty good from here.

I just I'm really in to older boats I just love them, if you start this job be good to her.

And have fun.

And pull her out of the water see what's going on.

Thanks sir for showing her off, $10.00 Bucks lucky guy.

I'm from Newport R.I. I've never see a sale like this,
Good luck.

Aug 18, 2015
Justine Marie
by: cal

Nice to see a picture.

Look for rot, thats a start.

It looks like it needs bottem paint.

Take it out of the water, price a survey, if it's sound then go for it.

Good luck

Aug 05, 2015
60 ft boat
by: cal

A0 lot of boat Justine, put up a few pictures.

Fee comes by a lot lately its the cost of storage and time.

If its a wood boat my friend, just had his hull refashioned, two new planks, re plugged and painted to the water line.

This cost him twenty grand, he paid 3500 for the boat and offered it two me for two thousand.

It became a summer cabin, even though I love wood boats this one's too big.

Do the math then take on your dreams,

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