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Hello Folks,

After almost 10 years of ownership, I am faced with the sale of the PS TULE PRINCESS. I am considering the best publications or venues to list her in For Sale.

1) Is the International Steamboat Society / publication: STEAMBOATING Magazine still a functioning organization? I looked at the FB page and did not see any current postings. Their website seemed to be lacking any recent postings.

2) The North American Steam Boat Associatioin / pub: THE SMOKESTACK seems to be still a vibrant organization. I plan to renew an old membership, then list her there.

3) Boats & Harbors - $$$, but that was the publication where I stumbled across her 12 years ago.

4) Certainly, present organization included - STEAMBOATINGFORUM.net

5) Any others that I should consider……?????

I appreciate you input.

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As far as I know, neither Steamboating nor the Smokestack are still being published. The Northwest Steam Society is active and produces a newsletter. They look to have about a dozen steam boats for sale in their classified ads right now, so it isn't a seller's market.

I sold my first boat via an auction on Ebay, but was disappointed in the result. Perhaps a buy it now sale would have been better.

Beckmann Boatshop https://www.steamboating.net/index.html used to sell boats on commission. Not sure if they still do.

As a hobby, we really need to actively recruit younger people into it, or else in another decade, the hobby will cease to exist in the US.
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Hi Mack

Sorry that I failed to spot this thread much sooner. You can post your boat on the SBA website for free. It is viewed world wide and we still have many US based members. Just send the text of the advert and some decent photos and I will do the rest. If that will be helpful, please use the email address [adverts@steamboatassociation.co.uk]

The website is to be found here: https://www.steamboatassociation.co.uk/

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Hi Mac,

International Steamboat Society is all but defunct. The guy running it kind of slipped away into the ether.

A few places I would suggest are:

https://www.smokstak.com/forum/forums/s ... ories.243/

https://discoverlivesteam.com/discoverf ... arine.html

The 'Marine steam engines' Facebook page

YouTube video

Craigslist (you never know!)

Live steam magazine (She was featured in the magazine in the '80's when she was first built by David Sarlin).

One thing I will stress is an articulate and descriptive ad with lots and lots of clear photographs. Nothing is more frustrating than ads that are cagy about details, difficult to decipher, and with photographs that look like a 5-year old took them with a disposable camera.

Also, having the ability for the prospective owner to take her on a test drive, or at least a 'driveway steam-up'. Unless you're selling for peanuts, it's likely folks aren't going to want to drop the coin on something they can't verify as running.
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Is the boat still in the water where someone could make a video for you Mack?
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I forgot about discoverlivesteam.com, it is very good and handy. I sold an unneeded boiler there, which went completely satisfactorily.
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Mack, I was given some drawings from John York that are of the Tule Princess and some of the machinery. I believe he had done some machine work for David Sarlin in her construction. I had them scanned by a local blueprint shop. Where can I send the digital files?
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