"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

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"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

Post by kmclemore » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:22 pm

To wit, I give you this bit of the past week's news from Florida:
Tattoo Yachts wants to create about 50 jobs in St. Lucie County
Keona Gardner, keona.gardner@tcpalm.com

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — The county Planning and Zoning Board Thursday approved a conditional-use permit for a boat builder to convert a former citrus packing facility into a warehouse that would employ 49 people.

Tattoo Yachts LLC wants to open a boat-manufacturing company at 5350 Sun Citrus Blvd., in a 26,000-square-foot former citrus packing facility in a light-industrial area west of Treasure Coast International Airport. The company would build fiberglass boats between 22 feet and 60 feet, according to county records.

Average pay would be $17 an hour, said Jill Marasa, vice president of business retention and expansion at the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County.

The company has yet to apply for any county tax incentives for job creation, Marasa said.

Owners Paul and Laura Sharp previously operated a similar facility in Stuart but their lease expired.

“I love seeing this,” said Planning and Zoning Board member James Clasby. “It shows the county is really working toward bringing jobs to our county.”

The County Commission is scheduled to discuss the issue May 2.
(From: http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/ ... 100478452/)

... and there's this...
Conditional Use Permit - Tattoo Yachts, LLC
Staff recommends the Planning and Zoning Commission forward a recommendation of approval to the Board of County Commissioners.
From http://stluciefl.iqm2.com/Citizens/File ... nline=True

Does anyone on the board live in that area, and can you attend the hearing?

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Re: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

Post by yukonbob » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:59 pm

On the note of the Mac 65, I'm pretty sure I'm currently docked across from one in Petersburg AK right now. Named Braveheart out of the Washington. If all the places...I'll snap a pic before I leave.

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Re: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

Post by RussMT » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:58 am

Wow.

Very interesting. "Boats between 22 and 60 feet"

I remember Laura stating the 26 mold was shot. But this is the first I've heard of a 60' boat. Will this mean the Mac 60 mold will go to Florida?



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Post by dlandersson » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:16 am

With boat lengths between 22 and 60 feet, lots of grist for rumors and innuendo. :)
RussMT wrote:Wow.

Very interesting. "Boats between 22 and 60 feet"

I remember Laura stating the 26 mold was shot. But this is the first I've heard of a 60' boat. Will this mean the Mac 60 mold will go to Florida?



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Re: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

Post by Tomfoolery » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:52 am

Well, that's good news! Whatever happens over time, I'm glad to hear things are actually moving forward. 8)

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Post by npsrangerchuck » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:58 pm

Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

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Post by NiceAft » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:21 pm

Very Mark Twain'sy Kevin. :)

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Post by Catigale » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:55 pm

Best of luck to Laura and Paul

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Post by 1st Sail » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:24 pm

Here is your first order.
purchase order No. 1
Supplier: Tattoo Yachts (reborn, no 2, relocated,)
Item: hull no 1
Description: trailer sailor, 28ft, 8'6" beam, 60hp OB
do care if it doesn't fit in a container as long as it fits thru my warehouse door or driveway I'm good.
Hull no 1
Ship to Moline, IL

Great News! Best wishes and great success to Tattoo Yachts! I'm sure everyone on this board is pulling for your success.

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Re: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

Post by DownSouth » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:27 pm

Please don't make them 8ft 6inches!

8ft (2.5 metres) will do as many other countries won't be able to easily tow them around.........


just a plug from sunny Australia.

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Post by Highlander » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:04 pm

Well this is great news for people who want to learn & get into sailing but need something more than a day sailor , if they can duplicate Roger,s footprint they r the only one,s who can fill this great opportunity & bring affordable wk-end & off-shore cruising to everyone . "way to go"

J 8)

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Post by BREADOG » Fri May 05, 2017 10:55 pm

I'M BACK!!!

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Post by sailboatmike » Sat May 06, 2017 8:05 am

Im intrigued as to why people call trailer sailors, day sailors in the USA.

I have seen and heard many references to X and M's as day sailors, not sure how a cabin boat with 6 berths cab be a day sailor.

Here in Oz, a day sailor is a sail boat without a cabin or cuddy cabin that doesnt have sleeping accommodation

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Re: "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated"

Post by Catigale » Mon May 08, 2017 6:10 pm

When I figure out why a bunch of guys beating the RedSox is called a 'World Series' Ill tackle that question next.....

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