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capmo
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Username: capmo

Post Number: 12
Registered: 06-2008


Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 02:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

'DIXIE' is a 1924 Monterey Clipper commercial fish boat built for the DeMaggio family (Joe's Dad)I've been caretaker since 1983 when I raised her on Bethel Island in the Sacramento delta. She had a single 8 hp Hicks till 2004 which went to Richard Durgee in Fla. A brief run with a Perkins diesel and then the twin in her now. See her in action at my web, www.dixiecharters.blogspot.com She is used in trade all through the tourist season taking folks to see Alcatraz and the sea lion sanctuary. The 1920 Hicks is a fine engine but the compitition is too tough. I am about to repower again. This time with a new Yanmar 40 hp. Sad, but I don't feel too bad since it's not the original and I'm sure it will eventually find a good home.
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johnny
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Post Number: 285
Registered: 03-2006


Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 08:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Neat old fishing boat. Maybe some day I'll come up and go for a little cruise. Thanks for sharing the videos and info.
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rustaholic
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 12:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Did you want to sell the 14hp Hicks?
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drdetroit
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Post Number: 31
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2010 - 07:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow, the 'Monterey' The west coast's most beautiful fishing boat!!
Ever thought of installing a 2-71 jimmy (nice diesl sound for a nice boat).
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capmo
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 06-2008


Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 04:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Folks, The engine transplant is going along, the Hicks is on a pallet ready for a heavy duty cart and then to my home. Like most projects of this kind I am finding more to do. New prop, new shaft new shaft packing and cutlass bearing. She's 86 years old and every year there is some major project.
With the grace and lots of hard work I'll be back on the Wharf soon. And yes the Hicks will be for sale.
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solarrog
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Post Number: 431
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Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm also am interested in your Hicks, I live here in the San Francisco bay area and can pick it up
email if your are interested in talking about it
Roger
scrapologist@yahoo.com
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matt_morehouse
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Username: matt_morehouse

Post Number: 50
Registered: 12-2009
Posted on Saturday, May 01, 2010 - 04:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Put me on your list of potential buyers. I could drive down and pick it up.

Sounds like a bidding war is developing.
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capmo
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Post Number: 14
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Posted on Monday, May 03, 2010 - 02:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The 2-71 is a fine engine. I had a basket 2-53 but decided new was the best way to go. As a commercial venture I can now go to the Golden Gate Bridge. I used to turn away 1/2 or more of potential folks for lack of bridge! My contact info is on the web site for anyone interested in owning the twin.
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steamup
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Username: steamup

Post Number: 11
Registered: 07-2006


Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 06:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Capmo-
Mojo w/Hicks 8 hp has lived on Bethel Island for 6 yrs.
I hope to visit SF in Mojo next summer.
John Woodson
Bethel Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIJZMJF1A9A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4pG8DL3YFEMojo on Sandmound Slough
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richarddurgee
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Registered: 11-2001
Posted on Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 12:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

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Cap't Maury's post above

'DIXIE' is a 1924 Monterey Clipper commercial fish boat built for the DeMaggio family (Joe's Dad), She had a single 8 hp Hicks till 2004 which went to Richard Durgee in Fla.

Circa 1908 Hicks from "Dixie"

H4

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capmo
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Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 - 12:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This season is just about done. The DIXIE will be chartered fot the World Series if you look closely you may see her in McCovey cove. She'll be flying a flag for the Primium Network. I didn't hook up with the MOJO this summer but look forward to seeing her.

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