1941 U.S. Navy Motor Launch

by Willie
(Winchester Bay, Oregon)

40' Wooden boat created for the US Navy in 1941.

After the war it was sold to fisherman.

We purchased this boat when the Salmon fishing was in it's prime hoping to become Commercial Fishermen.

We were told that all we needed to do was fill a few seams and we'd be in business.

Little did we know at the time, all the rot that we would find on this vessel.

Off came the cabin, and most of the original hull, the deck was raised 18" to allow for more space in the engine room.

As time went on, work on the boat was put on hold due to taking care of elderly family members.

Then the fishing went to pot.

We decided we'd like to live on this boat on the water.

So it was becoming a beautiful yacht with myrtlewood cabinets in the galley, curved, laminated cedar beams with mahogany trim and mahogany galley table which makes into a bunk.

Full stand up shower in a jetted tub in the head, secondary head in aft.

In other words, it was being made "wife" friendly.

In 2006, we were told we could no longer stay on the boat in drydock while working on it, and as we began taking care of an elderly mother, we bought a place inland.

Working on the boat since then has been impossible due to physical problems and surgeries.

Now the harbor is demanding that the boat be removed from dry-dock????

With no advance warning, we have 30 days to remove it.

It is not float-able at this time as it still needs hull work done.

There is no running gear and the engine is the original Buddha from 1940's and probably doesn't work.

But it does make a lovely cabin - we wanted to put it in the Harbor and live aboard, however the Harbor ruled they didn't want any more live aboards.

Would make a great man-cave if it could be moved somewhere.

We are looking for interested persons who'd like to help us find an answer to finding a new home for her or we are looking at demolishing her. :(

She is located in Winchester Bay, Oregon.

$5,000 willjacq(dot)douglas(at)gmail(dot)com

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Jul 31, 2019
Still available
by: Anonymous

Yes, This boat is still available as of 7/31/2019

Dec 01, 2016
by: Anonymous

I'm Joulie
I'm interested in the status of your babyboat.

Oct 16, 2016
by: Anonymous

Yes it is.

Oct 10, 2016
is this a current add?
by: joule

thank you, Joule

Aug 18, 2016
Boat still available
by: Willie

Yes, this boat is still available.

It is in Oregon and would be best to move by loading on a barge.

Give us your phone number so we can talk.

Aug 18, 2016
Take half home
by: Anonymous

Why don't you just cut off the ship in half and take the top half home and live in it.

Aug 10, 2015
Still Available
by: Anonymous

Yes, this boat still available and in desparate need of continued restoration.

Please leave a phone number or email us at willjacq.douglas@gmail.com

The drydock is working with us to buy us a little time.

Aug 06, 2015
by: djacallen@yahoo.com

is the boat still looking for a new steward?

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