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Old 12-05-2012
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Re: Any tips on parting out a sailboat?

If you're parting out a boat on site- speed is the key. You're gonna have to work, fast, crude dirty and ugly. Forget carefully unbolting hardware- cut it free with a jigsaw, chainsaw, circular saw or sawzall. Park a 6 cube dumpster beside the boat and start from the top down- cut the hardware out, toss the waste in the dumpster, toss the good stuff into bins or the back of the truck for disassembly later. Cut the top of the house off, toss it. Repeat steps as necessary.
Buy demolition blades for your saws in blulk- you're gonna go through them. when a blade gets dull, chuck it- the time you save working with sharp tools offsets the cost of new blades. When you get down the running gear get together with other wreckers in the yard to rent a high lift forklift for a day to pull running gear- it's cheaper than a crane and just as effective for pulling out sialboat drivetrains.
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