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post #3 of Old 10-16-2006
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Actually Jared,
There are several important reasons to save old boats. 1. It is environmentally smart to "recycle" the materials salvaged boats are made from.
It damages the environment every time a tree is cut down, or a gallon of fiberglass resin is made in a factory in China. 2. It is fun to restore an old boat. 3.You learn from repairing old boats, a lot more than just cruising in one. 4. If you do find an old boat that is really a goner. there is a big market for the sails, the motors, the winches, ballast lead (.20 cents a ton as of October 16th, 2006) all the little pieces of hardware like bronze cabinet hinges, and all the other cool stuff.

Just have a look on E-bay to see what people are getting for salvaged gear! But back to the basics. It is FUN to find and save for whatever reason an old boat. There are a lot of POSITIVE things to think about.
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