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Gilligan's Island' boat up for sale
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Posted on 08/27/2006 4:42:01 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

'Gilligan's Island' boat up for sale

PARKSVILLE, British Columbia, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The S.S. Minnow, which gained notoriety for its role on U.S. TV's "Gilligan's Island," is being sold by a Canadian boat broker for just under $100,000.

The New York Post said George Schultz is selling the 37-foot boat for $99,000 in British Columbia for its owner Scotty Taylor, who is parting with the large piece of TV memorabilia due to his increased age.

Originally built in 1960, the wooden Wheeler Express Cruiser was visible in the popular TV comedy's opening credits starting in 1964 and Taylor, its third owner, has added over $200,000 worth of refurbishments since its TV debut, the Post said.

"It's a nice boat," said Schultz of the famous vessel. "A lot of money went into this boat."

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Humor; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: forsale; generalchat; hollywood

1 posted on 08/27/2006 4:42:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Don't go sailing on it!


2 posted on 08/27/2006 4:43:01 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Sub-Driver

A four hour tour, a four hour tour!


3 posted on 08/27/2006 4:44:33 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Dawn Wells.

Anytime, anywhere...

4 posted on 08/27/2006 4:45:07 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gilligan's Island' boat up for sale

I got it on with Tina Louise in that thing, way back in May 1967.

Ssssshhhhh!!!!! Don't tell anyone!

5 posted on 08/27/2006 4:45:16 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's a fixer upper.

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6 posted on 08/27/2006 4:45:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dose it float?

Before the storm took it back out to sea it had a pretty big hole in it.


7 posted on 08/27/2006 4:45:39 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Red is good)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did he repair the damage?


8 posted on 08/27/2006 4:46:05 PM PDT by steveo (ADVERTISEMENT)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did you know that you can sing "Amazing Grace" to the tune of "Gilligan's Island"?

Yep.

:)


9 posted on 08/27/2006 4:46:40 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Sub-Driver
Ray Nagin is looking to go on a 3 hour cruise if Ernesto makes a left turn.
10 posted on 08/27/2006 4:46:57 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: Sub-Driver
Taylor, its third owner, has added over $200,000 worth of refurbishments since its TV debut

I assume he fixed the massive hull damage.


11 posted on 08/27/2006 4:46:59 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup (Assistant to the traveling secretary.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Any Gilligan's Island discussion invariably brings up the question: Ginger or Mary Ann?


12 posted on 08/27/2006 4:49:02 PM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: steveo
Did he repair the damage?

If the Professor (who can make a radio out of a coconut) couldn't fix it....I doubt anyone else could :o).

13 posted on 08/27/2006 4:49:07 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: billorites

14 posted on 08/27/2006 4:49:36 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: tet68

try three


15 posted on 08/27/2006 4:49:46 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Did you know that you can sing "Amazing Grace" to the tune of "Gilligan's Island"? Yep.

Then can you sing Gilligan's Island to the tune of Amazing Grace.

16 posted on 08/27/2006 4:50:11 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (My Grandmother was named Grace and she was amazing.)
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To: edpc

Need you ask?

Mary Ann


17 posted on 08/27/2006 4:51:22 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Save the Electrons, recycle a tagline.)
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To: ThomasThomas

Been there.
Done that.
Yep.


18 posted on 08/27/2006 4:51:56 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Sub-Driver
He let it go to cheap,lot's of good memories there.(click to listen)
19 posted on 08/27/2006 4:52:25 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: edpc
Why not both?
20 posted on 08/27/2006 4:53:59 PM PDT by chapin2500 (Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.)
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To: Sub-Driver
They kind of gloss over it in the article, but apparently the only connection between the boat and Gilligan's Island is that when they filmed the opening credits, it was the ship sailing out of the harbor. It was probably filmed for a total of 2-3 seconds, and replayed every week.

Little bit of trivia. The original black and white opening to the show was filmed on the weekend John Kennedy was assassinated. If you look closely, you can see the American flag at half-mast in the background. They were sailing out of Pearl Harbor.

21 posted on 08/27/2006 5:00:15 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (The most important thing is sincerity. Once you can fake that, everything else is easy.)
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To: Richard Kimball

More trivia (via IMDB): The ship's name, S. S. Minnow, was not named for the fish but rather for Newton Minow, head of the FCC in 1961. Minow was the one who called television "America's vast wasteland".


22 posted on 08/27/2006 5:15:27 PM PDT by leilani
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To: thackney

Maybe I was thinking of the "Deluxe Tour"?


23 posted on 08/27/2006 5:16:17 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: operation clinton cleanup

It doesn't look like that anymore. It fell completely apart after Gilligan and the Professor painted the whole thing with that island-based glue


24 posted on 08/27/2006 5:19:20 PM PDT by Rocko (Lamont is gonna be pounded like a cheap cutlet.)
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To: Ready4Freddy
How about this one to add to your fleet? I know, I know, it's not a Hinckley. But you could get it delivered out to Maine & they could make it a Hinckley!
25 posted on 08/27/2006 5:22:39 PM PDT by leilani
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To: Sub-Driver

Which one is it? The boat changed between the first and second seasons.


26 posted on 08/27/2006 5:24:23 PM PDT by YourAdHere (Bradypalooza. Available from Amazon.Com)
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To: YourAdHere
It is minow # 3 of 4.
Here is a link to some info about this: Link
27 posted on 08/27/2006 5:28:51 PM PDT by Revel
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To: MaryFromMichigan

http://www.gilligansisle.com/stairway.html

the theme song sung to Stairway to Heaven


28 posted on 08/27/2006 5:51:28 PM PDT by fnord (497 1/2 feet of rope ... I just carry it)
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To: Sub-Driver

$99,000!!!! Only if I get Mary Ann with that. LOL!


29 posted on 08/27/2006 5:53:36 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (My Dell (2004-2006))
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To: Sub-Driver; All
ginger and maryann.

but mostly ginger.

30 posted on 08/27/2006 6:35:49 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (hack for liberty.)
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To: BallyBill
"Ray Nagin is looking to go on a 3 hour cruise if Ernesto makes a left turn."

...while singing, "going back to Houston, Houston, Houston!"

31 posted on 08/27/2006 6:50:58 PM PDT by fuzzthatwuz
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To: leilani
Hey leilani!! LOL, oh boy, a wooden boat... and gas powered, to boot... Wheeler Shipyards built a lot of boats at their yard in Whitestone, NY (East River on Long Island, near Little Neck), many of them saw service in WWII at D-Day. Coast Guard used thm to patrol the NY area during, for years after, the war.

I would love to have an old wooden Chris Chraft runabout for errands on Traverse Bay, but they sure are a lot of work. I know a guy who lives near Jacksonville, FL (an long-time squeeze of mine pilots his plane for him), he's actually up the St Johns River a few miles from town. The St Johns has a huge fleet of wooden Chris Crafts, Huckabys, etc that have been restored to mint condition for travel to & from town. Serious bucks involved in keeping a wooden boat.

32 posted on 08/27/2006 6:54:44 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sophomore dies in kiln explosion? Oh My God! I just talked to her last week...)
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To: edpc

Ginger or Mary Ann?

I think Mary Ann wins without a doubt. And I saw her a few years back and she still looks great.

Ginger, on the other hand, looks REALLY bad.


33 posted on 08/27/2006 7:00:12 PM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: leilani
Check this out:

The 3 boats in the foreground are 50's-60's Chris Chrafts, the distinctive tumblehome on the stern quarters is a dead giveaway.

34 posted on 08/27/2006 7:21:00 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sophomore dies in kiln explosion? Oh My God! I just talked to her last week...)
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To: Sub-Driver

How much of it could be left after the Professor scavenged it and the transistor radio to build the nuclear reactor, the desal plant, the particle accelerator and the MRI machine?


35 posted on 08/27/2006 7:25:50 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - Don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: Enterprise

Perhaps they could use a microwave tower

36 posted on 08/27/2006 7:40:10 PM PDT by MelonFarmerJ
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To: MelonFarmerJ

With the tower they can log on to E-Bay and someone somewhere in the world will snap it up.


37 posted on 08/27/2006 7:42:06 PM PDT by Enterprise (Let's not enforce laws that are already on the books, let's just write new laws we won't enforce.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I already know where this thread will ultimately lead so here goes.

Mary Ann.

38 posted on 08/27/2006 7:44:19 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Richard Kimball
"They were sailing out of Pearl Harbor."

Do you have a citation? I always knew it was Newport Harbor in Southern California, but it's been years since I've seen the opening credits so can't say for sure. It would make a whole lot more sense for a SoCal locale, given Hollywood's proximity.
39 posted on 08/27/2006 10:06:51 PM PDT by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: Ready4Freddy
Ooh. Gorgeous.I think you should go for it (a Chris-craft, I mean) I've had the pleasure of riding in a totally restored Chris-Craft runabout. Just stunning, but like you said about the maintenance, I always felt terrifically guilty making the owner get it wet taking me out. Lots of fiberglass repros around, but..eh. My friend's Chris-Craft is the reason I have been lusting for a Tofinou or Tadorne for so long -I am mechanically challenged, so anything I buy for myself has to be small, wind-powered & low-maintenance glass. ;-(
40 posted on 08/28/2006 6:03:01 AM PDT by leilani (Adios Ernesto! Don't let la puerta hit you....)
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To: leilani
Nice! I hadn't seen the Tofinou or Tadorne before, leilani, all 3 models look like great boats. The Tofinou daysailer really takes me back - the first boat I spent a lot of time on was a Rhodes 19 on Lake Ponchatrain and Galveston Bay.

I like the elec drive on the 9.5, that's getting more popular all the time. The Hinkley 42' 'daysailer' has a similar contraption.

41 posted on 08/28/2006 7:12:45 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Sophomore dies in kiln explosion? Oh My God! I just talked to her last week...)
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To: Ready4Freddy
the first boat I spent a lot of time on was a Rhodes 19

Sweet. And I betcha it didn't take you but 5 minutes to get away from the dock. Those were the days!

Aargh. I wish ya hadn't mentioned the DS 42. I love all of those new old-fashioned ones (the Alerion Express is seriously handsome!) Even the J/100, tho' über-spartan below, is stunning - her lines above water are as graceful as anything Matisse ever put to paper.Out of my league, sigh, both in $$$ and crew requirements.

42 posted on 08/28/2006 7:48:10 AM PDT by leilani (Adios Ernesto! Don't let la puerta hit you....)
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To: edpc
Any Gilligan's Island discussion invariably brings up the question: Ginger or Mary Ann?

Why is this always a either/or question?

43 posted on 08/28/2006 8:07:19 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: operation clinton cleanup
Nothing a little digital paint couldn't fix.


44 posted on 08/28/2006 2:31:36 PM PDT by weegee (Remember "Remember the Maine"? Well in the current war "Remember the Baby Milk Factory")
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To: jdm
I got it on with Tina Louise in that thing, way back in May 1967.

I KNEW me and Dawn Wells weren't alone on the boat that night!

45 posted on 08/28/2006 8:07:06 PM PDT by lowbridge (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming, like his passengers.)
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To: edpc

46 posted on 08/29/2006 5:53:26 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: Ready4Freddy

The boat above is a Hacker Craft and models like this are still in production. As you can see, the tumble-home hull is not a dead giveaway---these boats are not Chris Crafts.

47 posted on 09/02/2006 3:29:45 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Ready4Freddy

Another Hacker Craft boat showing the tumble-home hull more clearly.

48 posted on 09/02/2006 3:32:45 PM PDT by Rudder
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