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(WTKR)   If you ever wanted your own military landing craft the Army is auctioning one off this week. Bidding is up to $45 (with pics of future Fark Party Barge)   (wtkr.com) divider line 81
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2014-07-30 12:16:20 PM  
No engine or props?

Meh. I'll pass.
 
2014-07-30 01:08:36 PM  
There is a catch: While the boat is docked and floating at the pier at Ft. Eustis, its engines have been removed and it and will need be towed by water since it can't be transported by highway. The boat's propeller shafts, screws, radar and radios have been removed as well.


So what you have here is a floating steel box. Yeah, that sounds like Party Central, subby.

Buy it, sell it for scrap.
 
2014-07-30 01:29:34 PM  
How much is it in Pepsi points?
 
2014-07-30 01:31:14 PM  
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2014-07-30 01:32:15 PM  
Come on, we can do this fark!
 
2014-07-30 01:32:18 PM  
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2014-07-30 01:33:08 PM  
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2014-07-30 01:33:58 PM  

unlikely: No engine or props?

Meh. I'll pass.



Slap a couple Evinrudes on the back, spruce it up with some tiki torches and astroturf, and we'd be golden.

REDNECK YACHT CLUB!
 
2014-07-30 01:35:34 PM  
I've seen a civilian one parked on the back side of Mackinac Island in Michigan. I think they use it to transport construction equipment and materials to the island which has banned car traffic.
 
2014-07-30 01:35:46 PM  
Well how the hell will I get it to Delaware if it has no engines and you cant put it on the highway?
 
2014-07-30 01:37:27 PM  
"engines have been removed; Shafts removed, propeller screws removed, Bow ramp winching system powered by hydraulic winch; Radar and radios have been removed."

"Vessel cannot be transported via highway"



I guess it would be hard to drive a giant useless bowl of steel down the highway.
 
2014-07-30 01:40:11 PM  
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2014-07-30 01:41:09 PM  
Well, I suppose at that price you could probably strip of enough copper to buy the oxygen and acetylene you would need to cut her up.
 
2014-07-30 01:41:34 PM  
Way to go America. Last week the British sold off these babies. UK! UK! UK!

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-30 01:41:40 PM  
Oh good, more crap for my mom's husband to buy.
 
2014-07-30 01:44:29 PM  

groppet: Well how the hell will I get it to Delaware if it has no engines and you cant put it on the highway?


These guys probably can help:

http://www.petersandmay.com/index.php/services

Amazing what is out there.
 
2014-07-30 01:48:18 PM  

MadHatter500: groppet: Well how the hell will I get it to Delaware if it has no engines and you cant put it on the highway?

These guys probably can help:

http://www.petersandmay.com/index.php/services

Amazing what is out there.


LOL would be funny to see that POS next to a super yacht that they were transporting.  That would cost more than the scrap metal value.
 
2014-07-30 01:48:29 PM  
Get a local college rowing team to transport that thing to wherever you want it.  I bet that would be a good workout.
 
2014-07-30 01:49:53 PM  
Or you can take $8 and grab a North Norean submarine instead.
 
2014-07-30 01:50:53 PM  

wxboy: Get a local college rowing team to transport that thing to wherever you want it.  I bet that would be a good workout.


Call it "Waterworld Cosplay".
 
2014-07-30 01:51:04 PM  

groppet: Well how the hell will I get it to Delaware if it has no engines and you cant put it on the highway?


Tow it on the Intracoastal Waterway, then up around the Eastern Shore, and into Delaware Bay?

/Not a sailor, don't know if this is actually practical.
 
2014-07-30 01:52:35 PM  

dittybopper: unlikely: No engine or props?

Meh. I'll pass.


Slap a couple Evinrudes on the back, spruce it up with some tiki torches and astroturf, and we'd be golden.

REDNECK YACHT CLUB!


Know how I know you live on the James River?

I'm across the river from Eustice, I may have to bid on it. Daddy needs a bigger duck blind.
 
2014-07-30 01:56:12 PM  

fappomatic: dittybopper: unlikely: No engine or props?

Meh. I'll pass.


Slap a couple Evinrudes on the back, spruce it up with some tiki torches and astroturf, and we'd be golden.

REDNECK YACHT CLUB!

Know how I know you live on the James River?

I'm across the river from Eustice, I may have to bid on it. Daddy needs a bigger duck blind.


Just missing some lawn chairs and a large cooler.
 
2014-07-30 01:56:18 PM  
They need to get about three-fiddy.
 
2014-07-30 01:56:29 PM  

Joelogon: groppet: Well how the hell will I get it to Delaware if it has no engines and you cant put it on the highway?

Tow it on the Intracoastal Waterway, then up around the Eastern Shore, and into Delaware Bay?

/Not a sailor, don't know if this is actually practical.


It's practical to do that. Costs a lot of money to have somebody do it for you though, which would seem to be a tad bit wasteful for a $50 hunk of floating scrap.

You'd be a lot better off mounting a couple of outboards on the back and keeping it in Florida.
 
2014-07-30 01:58:53 PM  

Joelogon: groppet: Well how the hell will I get it to Delaware if it has no engines and you cant put it on the highway?

Tow it on the Intracoastal Waterway, then up around the Eastern Shore, and into Delaware Bay?

/Not a sailor, don't know if this is actually practical.


Shouldnt be that hard to get to the canal after that and give it to dad he would love it. Mom would disown me ..........again.

MadHatter500: groppet: Well how the hell will I get it to Delaware if it has no engines and you cant put it on the highway?

These guys probably can help:

http://www.petersandmay.com/index.php/services

Amazing what is out there.


Seems rather expensive, but would still be fun to storm Rehoboth beach with it and launch kegs.
 
2014-07-30 02:00:03 PM  
I think Norwegian Cruise Lines still uses a couple of these converted to tender people onto their private island. You step right off onto the beach; no need for a dock.
 
2014-07-30 02:02:54 PM  

fappomatic: Know how I know you live on the James River?


Never been there.

In fact, I've probably spent less than 3 months total south of the Manson-Nixon line.  And two of those were in the middle of the Florida Panhandle, more than 30 years ago.
 
2014-07-30 02:03:46 PM  

groppet: Seems rather expensive, but would still be fun to storm Rehoboth beach with it and launch kegs.


Second time today I get to use this reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_kegs
 
2014-07-30 02:07:35 PM  
I attended the Transportation School at Ft. Eustis. Just so you know, it stands for "Fark This, Even Uncle Sam Thinks It Sucks".
 
2014-07-30 02:10:34 PM  

cptjeff: Joelogon: groppet: Well how the hell will I get it to Delaware if it has no engines and you cant put it on the highway?

Tow it on the Intracoastal Waterway, then up around the Eastern Shore, and into Delaware Bay?

/Not a sailor, don't know if this is actually practical.

It's practical to do that. Costs a lot of money to have somebody do it for you though, which would seem to be a tad bit wasteful for a $50 hunk of floating scrap.

You'd be a lot better off mounting a couple of outboards on the back and keeping it in Florida.


Getting it from Virgina to Florida wouldn't be cheap or quick, either.
 
2014-07-30 02:13:32 PM  
I think I would prefer this 'craft'... San Diego... experimental 50 foot tri-catamaran...
http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId=8124387&convert To =USD
 
2014-07-30 02:16:01 PM  
Was 45.  1000 something when you click on the auction link in article.
 
2014-07-30 02:18:14 PM  
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Meh. I want a boat I can drive home.

/CSB
I went to AIT at Fort Eustis (Even Uncle Sam Thinks It Sucks). Was hungover and watching a movie about the gas turbine engine in a 100 degree hangar. Leaned back, looked out the back of the hangar and one of these goes bay. Only I don't see the wheels; just the boat part. Decided to quit drinking that day. Fortunately, I decided to start drinking that evening.
 
2014-07-30 02:21:33 PM  
It's at $1071 now.

These go for $300-600k depending on accessories. Would be a great project to flip.
 
2014-07-30 02:22:25 PM  
Hmm, sounds expensive to fix up...

I wonder what they're worth fixed up. Lets ask Google. Here we go. A prettied up and running, worth about $300k.

Poking around, dyno tested engines are about $30k each, you'll need two. Altogether, not unfeasible.  It would make a good asset for someone already into marine services, you can charge a fortune to deliver equipment to beaches.
 
2014-07-30 02:39:19 PM  
My dad was an officer in the Transportation Corps at Eustis in the mid '60s. I wonder if this is one of his....


//so I'm getting a kick, etc...
 
2014-07-30 02:41:19 PM  
Navy guy that had to pop into Ft Useless a couple times, for those farkers that were stationed there:  Does it always smell like that?

/BO and buttermilk
 
2014-07-30 02:41:36 PM  

Sofa King Smart: I think I would prefer this 'craft'... San Diego... experimental 50 foot tri-catamaran...
http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId=8124387&convert To =USD


That *is* cool.

I'd go in on it with you, but it'd help a lot if either of us lived anywhere near San Diego.
 
2014-07-30 02:45:13 PM  

J.Shelby: cptjeff: Joelogon: groppet: Well how the hell will I get it to Delaware if it has no engines and you cant put it on the highway?

Tow it on the Intracoastal Waterway, then up around the Eastern Shore, and into Delaware Bay?

/Not a sailor, don't know if this is actually practical.

It's practical to do that. Costs a lot of money to have somebody do it for you though, which would seem to be a tad bit wasteful for a $50 hunk of floating scrap.

You'd be a lot better off mounting a couple of outboards on the back and keeping it in Florida.

Getting it from Virgina to Florida wouldn't be cheap or quick, either.


For some reason I was thinking it was in Florida now. I didn't really read TFA all that closely...
 
2014-07-30 02:46:23 PM  

dittybopper: fappomatic: Know how I know you live on the James River?

Never been there.

In fact, I've probably spent less than 3 months total south of the Manson-Nixon line.  And two of those were in the middle of the Florida Panhandle, more than 30 years ago.


Ok, that's the second time I've seen that awesome "typo" here...is it a Fark filter? or some auto-correct thing?
 
2014-07-30 02:51:49 PM  

PunGent: dittybopper: fappomatic: Know how I know you live on the James River?

Never been there.

In fact, I've probably spent less than 3 months total south of the Manson-Nixon line.  And two of those were in the middle of the Florida Panhandle, more than 30 years ago.

Ok, that's the second time I've seen that awesome "typo" here...is it a Fark filter? or some auto-correct thing?


Let's see . . .

Mason-Dixon line.
 
2014-07-30 02:51:49 PM  

SansNeural: Sofa King Smart: I think I would prefer this 'craft'... San Diego... experimental 50 foot tri-catamaran...
http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId=8124387&convert To =USD

That *is* cool.

I'd go in on it with you, but it'd help a lot if either of us lived anywhere near San Diego.


I know there are some San Diego farkers (they were all over the place in the wootstout threads... bragging about how wootstout 2.0 was practically overflowing store shelves everywhere they looked)... we need to get them involved... also, hopefully someone who knows something about sailing and an engineer or something that knows something about the 'experimental' sail currently rigged up on that thing.
 
2014-07-30 03:03:26 PM  

J.Shelby: PunGent: dittybopper: fappomatic: Know how I know you live on the James River?

Never been there.

In fact, I've probably spent less than 3 months total south of the Manson-Nixon line.  And two of those were in the middle of the Florida Panhandle, more than 30 years ago.

Ok, that's the second time I've seen that awesome "typo" here...is it a Fark filter? or some auto-correct thing?

Let's see . . .

Mason-Dixon line.


Well we have one in Iowa.

/Town of Manson, Iowa
// Nixon Elementary school in Ceder Rapids, Iowa
/// It would slice diagonally across the upper half of the state.
//// I know no one cares.
 
2014-07-30 03:03:29 PM  
CSB: I actually stormed a beach from an LCM once.

/In training. In Little Creek, Va. Firing blanks. One summer in college.
//"Storming" turns out to involve gingerly lowering oneself into the water, and slogging slowly through the shin-deep soft sand. It's very tiring.
 
2014-07-30 03:05:41 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Meh. I want a boat I can drive home.


There's two or three Vietnam era LARC's here that contractors use for building docks and piers. They added cranes and pontoons to extend the decks, and they can drive up on the shoreline to do dock repairs. Actually, there may only be one now, one of them sank a year or so ago in 400 feet of water, and there's no boat here that can salvage it.
 
2014-07-30 03:12:31 PM  

Sofa King Smart: I think I would prefer this 'craft'... San Diego... experimental 50 foot tri-catamaran...
http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?auctionId=8124387&convert To =USD


That's the goddamn Kevin Kostner Waterworld boat yo
 
2014-07-30 03:20:32 PM  

Joe Peanut: "engines have been removed; Shafts removed, propeller screws removed, Bow ramp winching system powered by hydraulic winch; Radar and radios have been removed."

"Vessel cannot be transported via highway"


I guess it would be hard to drive a giant useless bowl of steel down the highway.


You'd be surprised what people can do if properly motivated/out of farks to give
 
2014-07-30 03:22:15 PM  
Military equipment NOT being donated to a local police force? Making money? Awful! Think how useful this would be to a small town police force in say, Kansas.
 
2014-07-30 03:24:25 PM  

LazyMedia: CSB: I actually stormed a beach from an LCM once.


I think I met your son
i.ytimg.com
 
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