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Still no takers?
Maybe you're going about this from the wrong marketing angle.
try: Free spacious condominium - live tax-free
of course some small print may be in order
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get all your buddies to help you tow it to some ones elses back yard or at least out to sea, at night of course.

That derelict boat was another dream for somebody else, don't let it be your nightmare and a waste of your life.
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All that matters is that it bring enjoyment to it's owner.

Don't anyone dare call that vessel an Ugly Old Shoe!!
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Hmm, wasn't someone asking about refurbishing a ferro boat a while ago, looking for spars and other parts?

Looks like it at least 'was' in sailing condition, not an unfinished project. could be a gold mine for someone in that situation.

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CK, this could the quick and easy way to get that sailboat you have been waiting for.

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I believe either the State or the Army Corps might respond to derelicts or hazards to navigation. No lives are in danger, no crime is being committed. It's not a CG or police problem. But if I thought it threatened my boat or dock, I'd see to it myself that it was securely anchored.
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I believe either the State or the Army Corps might respond to derelicts or hazards to navigation. No lives are in danger, no crime is being committed. It's not a CG or police problem. But if I thought it threatened my boat or dock, I'd see to it myself that it was securely anchored.
Me too, to the bottom. It would be fun to see how fast a boat made of concrete sinks.
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[QUOTE=WanderingStar;434406] no crime is being committed. QUOTE]
You mean its legal to abandon a boat and let it wash up in some back yard and no one is responsible??? Also if I went out and put an anchor on it and it broke loose again, would I be responsible for my actions? just a thought

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The USCG responded in what I thought was a proper fashion. Two petty officers spent most of yesterday tracking down the current owner by doing a little bit of leg work. Supposedly he's going to tow it off by the end of the week.

BadSanta, you're right. If you put an anchor out, or even try to tow it to someplace safer (or less hazardous, anyway), it becomes your problem.

What has been aggravating is that the local police wouldn't take the time to do what the USCG did. The Coasties also boarded the boat to make sure that there was not an injured or dead person aboard, and made sure there was no fuel. They said the interior is just as bad as the exterior.

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Glad the CG took care of it. They are a good outfit.
You shouldn't be afraid to take reasonable action. It doesn't make the boat your responsibilty. Would you stand by, ignoring trouble, for fear of being sued? I wouldn't.
Don't let the lawyers win.
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