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Re: Are abandoned boats a big problem in the U.S?

Originally Posted by Shinook View Post
I've not evaluated this, but I often wonder if the cost of disposal would exceed the value of what I'd get off the boat.

There are a few yards around here that do salvage stuff and have a yard full of booms, railing, masts, and so forth from salvaged boats. I imagine the cost/value for an individual wouldn't be high, though.
The problem is the disposal of the fiberglass. The landfills in our area have become quite expensive, and actually discourage individuals from bringing in loads of trash. We pay by the weight of the material with a hefty minimum, and I seriously doubt if I could break even...
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