Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness
Whoever takes it will make money on it, even if it's the salvage yard that gets called to just get rid of it. If I was anywhere close I'd scavenge those winches and the sails myself. Not all of us can afford to buy this stuff new...and yet, there are poorer sailors than me that would buy this scavenged "garbage" in a heartbeat.
If what your doing has been deemed illegal, you're doing it wrong...