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Thread: Ariel #414

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    Ariel #414



    Bill, would you kindly change my forum status from "boatless lurker" to "Ariel Owner". Thank you!
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    Woo hoo!!!

    Here's A414 when we surveyed her... more pics soon!
    - Mike
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    Thumbs up #414

    looks GREAT !!! Congrats

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    yoo hoo!

    Wow, is that the last gal out of the mold? Sweeeeeeeeeet!
    wet willieave maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie
    Wow, is that the last gal out of the mold?
    No, #440 is the last boat. Highest boat number we have seen is #437, which appeared for sale on eBay in July of 2004.

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    Talking

    Thanks guys! I can't tell you how thrilled I am!

    I will be heading up to Belfast, Maine sometime at the end of the month to sail the boat down to Portland with the current owner. He is a very nice fellow who has owned the boat himself for only three years - before that, he and his wife were full-time cruisers in the Caribbean. You can bet I'll be picking his brain all the way down the coast! But, he has obviously taken good care of the boat. Sadly, however, the survey came back with deck problems, so I'm afraid there is a recore job in my near future.

    Now for some more pictures...

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    Bow shot as I saw her last Fall. The unsuspecting little guy under the boat doesn't realize he's about to be shanghaied and swabbing decks before he knows what happened!
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    The hatches have veneer tops...
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    The interior is nice and clean! The wood is in great shape with some nice modifications by PO's, like the companionway steps here...
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    ...and the v-berth.
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    ...with a nifty chain locker.
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    Another nice touch - these are built inside each of the cockpit lockers to separate the locker contents and the engine compartment.
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    OH! And check this out! A414 has been repowered with a diesel - a good while ago, but the engine looks to be in good shape and the owner certainly knows his way around diesels. Awfully tight quarters for maintenance work though, and boy, do I have A LOT to learn. Ulp!
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    Thumbs up gotta be excited!!

    The boat looks great and obviously has been loved by PO's.The little Yanmar will surprise you if all is well to start with.Diesels are pretty simple really....keep the oil,air and fuel clean and they have a way of going an going an going!! AND on very little fuel!! Don't forget to check the zincs too. A fine start to Ariel land.Keep the pics coming.

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    Now that is a Honey

    She was worth waiting for.

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