Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
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Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness
Dude, take the boat if it has a lead keel. Cut the keel off and sell it for scrap, scavenge anything that might be useful and cut up the hull for landfill. The money you get from the scrap yard should buy you a decent boat you will actually enjoy sailing.
correct that to: not even cover the costs of disposing of the hull and/or storing the heap while scavenging it.
Why else do you think this guy wants to give it away? I'm sure even BoatAngel wouldn't take this thing. If $350 is beyond your budget, there is NO WAY you can get this done without running out of money.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)