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08-08-2014 03:36 PM

It’s not one of life’s great mysteries, but I still need to know. How did Gibbs get the boats out of his basement?

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 08-08-2014 03:37 PM

But did he?

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#2 posted 08-08-2014 03:40 PM

I’ve wondered the same thing, but don’t have a clue. And have you ever seen a house with a basement that deep? The ceiling looks like it is 12 or 14 feet high.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 08-08-2014 04:11 PM

I too want to know.
In an episode I remember,he was holding a broken piece of the boat with “Kelly” written on it ,so he must have got it out of the basement even sailed with it for a while before it got destroyed.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#4 posted 08-08-2014 04:15 PM

I do know there are a few people who have built boats/cars in their basements and then basically opened up the wall to get them out. Then they just fix the wall again and are done.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#5 posted 08-08-2014 04:20 PM

Makes me recall a story of two elderly brothers in Manhattan, who were lifelong pack-rats. When the Executor cleaned out their second-floor townhouse, one of the things in a room was a complete Ford Model T. I’ll see if I can find out the rest of that story.

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#6 posted 08-08-2014 04:37 PM

Simple , he took the basement off the boats !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#7 posted 08-08-2014 04:46 PM

...if ever you find yourself trapped in a room with, no exit, a boat and a saw,,, take the saw and cut the boat in half, two halves make a (w)hole, pull the boat out through the hole. ;-)

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#8 posted 08-08-2014 04:49 PM


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#9 posted 08-09-2014 03:27 AM

I’m with Porchfish on this one. If I had worked on a boat that long and had it turn out to be that nice, I would tear the house down to get it out.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#10 posted 08-09-2014 05:01 AM

It is an old boat builders secret…a folding boat…

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#11 posted 08-09-2014 01:07 PM

The boat Kelly did leave the house – Went to Mike s niece (if I remember correctly) and to South America to Mike s cabin, and was found adrift near Florida with bullet holes. Gibbs told Abbey to cut it up to get the evidence about what happened. Abbey cut it into sections. All this happened in one episode.

- dbray45

This is a cut and paste from another thread,
but how the boat got out in the first place.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#12 posted 08-10-2014 12:55 PM

I think he’ll just flood the basement, then go fishin… LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 08-12-2014 12:06 AM

The opposite of the trick used to get a ship into a bottle.

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#14 posted 08-13-2014 12:28 AM

My dad’s two+ car garage and basement are on the same level with fairly large double doors between the basement and garage. Currently he has a 18-25 foot wooden boat on a trailer, an old car, an old motorcycle and 50+ years of accumulated flotsam and jetsam in his basement.

There is about an inch space between the door handles of the car and the door jam, so moving the car in and out is a bit of a hair raising experience. Getting the boat out is even more fun, but less risky.

Oh, he would open the doors between the basement and garage and had an indoor pistol range (100 foot/50 yards?) with a steel trap at the end. I would imagine that missing the trap would make for some interesting ricocheting. Fortunately he never missed. Me on the other hand, well let’s say I was no marksman and leave it at that.


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