The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

26 August 2006

Tiny ship to be tossed

One of the boats used as the S. S. Minnow on Gilligan's Island is on sale for $99,000. I have no idea of the extent of its seaworthiness, but you'd think it would be good for at least, oh, a three-hour tour.

Then I looked at the ad offering the vessel, and spotted this:

10' Dinghy, 3 batteries, sleeps 5.

Got that? Sleeps 5. Put seven aboard and you're going to wind up with stranded castaways, none of whom are guaranteed to look like Tina Louise or Dawn Wells.

(Via Steph Mineart.)

Posted at 9:08 AM to Dyssynergy


Okay, the dinghy I don't get -- but the rest of the ad says the boat is 37' long by 10'10" wide.

Odds are the dinghy is an auxiliary boat that comes with, though it isn't shown in the pics.

Posted by: McGehee at 4:15 PM on 26 August 2006

Oop, you were talking about the "sleeps 5" part anyway. And the dinghy is actually shown, hanging sideways on the transom.

Well anyway, the Minnow wasn't an overnight cruise ship.

Posted by: McGehee at 4:17 PM on 26 August 2006

Actually, I was hoping for an off-color "dinghy" joke without going to the trouble of having to come up with one myself.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:48 PM on 26 August 2006

Well, now I feel like a perfect dinghy-ling.

Posted by: McGehee at 7:47 PM on 26 August 2006