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Old 05-18-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
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Question Mini-mount???

MINI_MOUNT--- Hey Guys- I just saw a neat picture of the " Mini-Mount" on the photopost section of this wonderful website. I did'nt know there was such a vessel- Of course- we only get to the lake once or twice a year-- soo00--00-- What are we missing??- where can she be seen?-- Thanks- and God Bless We think she is " totally kewl!"

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Old 05-18-2004, 07:16 PM   #2
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Default The Mini-Mount at the Alton Bay Antique Boat Show

this beautiful boat is owned by the Millers of Wolfeboro and in the summer is docked right next to the town docks toward Brewster Academy. I would love to know more about this boat myself.
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Old 05-19-2004, 07:36 AM   #3
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The Mini-Mount is a great ship! It's fun to watch her follow the Mount or ride side by side. We used to see her more often but last year was the first time we had seen her for a few years over by the Weirs. From what I understand she is 45' feet vessel and is docked in Wolfboro. I would like to know if anyone has any info on a party boat we used to see. It looked like an old barge with lattace sides with a stair case leading to an upper deck. Haven't seen that around in a while, is it still on the lake?
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Old 05-19-2004, 08:08 AM   #4
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I would like to know if anyone has any info on a party boat we used to see. It looked like an old barge with lattace sides with a stair case leading to an upper deck. Haven't seen that around in a while, is it still on the lake?
I called the owner of this party barge two years ago to inquire about chartering it. He stated that it was not commercially viable and he was trying to sell it.

I remember a very informative article about the Little Mount in one of the local papers (Weirs Times, Laker?), but I am unable to locate it on Google or in the archives of the above mentioned papers.
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:34 AM   #6
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this beautiful boat is owned by the Millers of Wolfeboro and in the summer is docked right next to the town docks toward Brewster Academy. I would love to know more about this boat myself.
Not only is it owned by these folks, but was built by them as well. A labor of love, which took quite a bit of time, money and volunteer help from many friends.

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Old 05-19-2004, 02:14 PM   #7
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Default Watch for the heads

When you do see the mini-mount, be sure to look for heads. Its the weirdest thing to see the passengers' heads poking out of the top deck.

Does anyone know how the seating layout is configured?

The best time to catch a glimpse is when she's near her big sister...

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Old 05-20-2004, 11:41 AM   #8
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The Mini-Mount is a great ship! It's fun to watch her follow the Mount or ride side by side. We used to see her more often but last year was the first time we had seen her for a few years over by the Weirs. From what I understand she is 45' feet vessel and is docked in Wolfboro. I would like to know if anyone has any info on a party boat we used to see. It looked like an old barge with lattace sides with a stair case leading to an upper deck. Haven't seen that around in a while, is it still on the lake?
The barge you're referring to has been beached in a cove on Stonedam Island for most of the past two summers (part of Stonedam is still privately owned). I didn't see it out much last year and I haven't noticed if it's still there now.
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Old 05-20-2004, 12:18 PM   #9
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Default Mini-Mount

That is the coolest boat man. I've seen the pics before on the photopost but as many times as I've seen the pics I still can't imagine it. It still looks like someone just took a photo of the real Mount, re-sized it and pasted it into the photo. I'm trying my hardest to picture it but I think until I actually see it in person or see a person in it (in a photo), it'll always look like a trick. It's really cool though, a ton of time must have been put into that. Cool.

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Old 05-20-2004, 02:43 PM   #10
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Does anyone out there have any pictures showing the people on it? Its hard to judge size without seeing bodies. It is a real optical illusion.
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Old 05-20-2004, 05:47 PM   #11
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Optical Illusion, that's the phrase I was trying to think of. Yeh, it definately looks like an optical illusion, thanks Zee.

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Old 05-20-2004, 06:42 PM   #12
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Default Mini-mount seating

The seating is two in the pilot house and perhaps four or six in the upper deck near the stern. This is a private boat but they do offer it for bids at the Huggins Hospital fair. The most spectacular view is when their dog rides "on deck".
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Old 05-21-2004, 01:32 PM   #13
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I believe that the mini mount is an exact 1/5 replica of exterior the big mount.
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Old 05-22-2004, 06:46 AM   #14
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In one of the pictures you see the mini mount docked in Wolfeboro. I understand that the boat was built in that building. It was christined in 1995. If my understanding is correct it has two 350 cu in V-8 for power, and a thruster in it. Also a motor to generate electricity. Some of the passengers are giants, but most are about barbie doll size. This is a cool boat, I wonder if they changed the power to 5.3 L if it would pull ski's :lol
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Old 05-22-2004, 09:58 AM   #15
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That is the coolest boat man...Cool.
There is a postcard available around here showing the two in a favorable pose with the operators visible for scale.

(It seems too slow and quiet for two V-8s -- and a thruster.)

My greatest regret is never seeming to have an air horn handy to give an admiring "toot" when the Mini-Mount goes by.

It is truly cool.
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Old 05-24-2004, 10:38 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the information and the great pics, guys!---What a neat boat- we'll look for it the next time we are in God's country!
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Old 05-24-2004, 03:56 PM   #17
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John B,
F.Y.I. 350 V8's are 5.7 L......already bigger than the 5.3 Ls you're wondering about
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Old 05-26-2004, 08:47 PM   #18
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Default Mini Mount

We had the distinct pleasure to go for a ride on the minimount a couple of summers ago, leaving it's home port and cruising down into springfield point territory and back. Memory serves me right, I believe there is seating for two in the front and another six I believe in the aft section. Really interesting to hear the labor of love Mr. Miller has for the boat and the lake. If you ever get a chance to go for a ride, do it, and cherish it.
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