20 plus Hourston wanted

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade / Wanted Forum' started by Fritz, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. Fritz

    Fritz New Member

    Hello Everyone,
    I’m currently looking for a 20 to 21ft Hourston sedan project ( I know like everyone else). I am looking for a boat like this for my family. I am not a wheeler dealer just another tradesman with more time than money. If anyone knows of a 20 footer with a blown inboard or spongy decks please let me know. I have posted a pic of my lapstrake sailboat as resume for the quality of work I’m capable of in case someone didn’t want to see another Hourston go to a hack!

    Thanks Again,


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  2. adrian1991

    adrian1991 Active Member

    There is one on Facebook 7500$

    Looks like it sold today
  3. Fritz

    Fritz New Member

  4. ChilliSpoons

    ChilliSpoons Well-Known Member

    Take over Roberts 26’ build.
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  5. Fritz

    Fritz New Member

    I’m guessing Robert’s 26 is the immaculate one on Craigslist? Super cool but a bit beyond my spending and size.

    But thanks
  6. Oceanmaster

    Oceanmaster Active Member

    Don’t overlook a 206 Double Eagle.
  7. Fritz

    Fritz New Member

    Love Double Eagles, fantastic boat. My very good friend has a 195 and it’s awesome. If I am going to start with a basket-case though I prefer the lines of the Hourston. But again thanks
  8. Rayvon

    Rayvon Well-Known Member

    I owned a 2006-206 De and your better off with the 185 DE with 2 pedestal seats,there's very little room behind the seats in the 206 IMO.That's the main reason I sold the 206.
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  9. Arjento

    Arjento Active Member

    your friend sounds like an asshole. You should tell him to flog it and buy a bigger boat
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  10. 23Hourston

    23Hourston Active Member

    99% of guys with 21’s wish they had got a 23.5 ft sedan
  11. Fritz

    Fritz New Member

    That’s the unicorn! Isn’t it.
    My thoughts, are trailerability and I would need to move my house back a couple of feet
    to fit it in the driveway lol. However if a basketcase for the right price came along I would have a hard time saying no.

    If that’s your boat in the pic I’m envious

    Are you offering me a 23ft boat????????
  12. Highliner

    Highliner Well-Known Member

  13. Fritz

    Fritz New Member

  14. Highliner

    Highliner Well-Known Member

    Awe too bad. No problem.
  15. Fritz

    Fritz New Member

    I just about pulled the trigger on a 20’ DE (which is an exceptional boat) but this picture continues to haunt my dreams lol

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  16. Fritz

    Fritz New Member

    Well the adventure begins!


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  17. myles

    myles Member

    That looks like a 20' hourston no?

    I have one. Did stingers, transom, pod..almost everything. Learned some lessons along the way. I have some pointers if you want to learn from my mistakes :p
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  18. Fritz

    Fritz New Member

    I’ll post more pics as time goes on but have been super busy and sick with a cold the last few days. It’s been stripped out in two days. The stringers and transom are rotten to the core! However all the core samples from the keel are dry (even in the motor-well). The fuel tanks appear to have been replaced and all the glass windows, frames and fibreglass all appear to be good with no evidence of hydrolysis or impact damage. I will be creating a new thread soon for build photos but am burnt out today!
    Oh! And FYI the guys at Totem towing pulled the engine out for $100 which I thought was totally reasonable!

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  19. Fritz

    Fritz New Member

    Pictures are worth a thousand words friend:)
  20. myles

    myles Member

    Oh my it is a 20' Hourston. Nice, you picked a nice platform.
    I've got the same hull with the pod. Looks like your having lots of fun.
    feel free to text me 778 928 7269 ill send you some pictures.

    Gel on hull looks decent.

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