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Smithtown also takes boats BUT at 5 cents a pound it ads up

The real question is can you DIY the work and will your boatyard allow this level of DIY ?
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Adding up the scrap

Let'sassume you have two main and two cabin top non-self tailing winches on that thing in reasonable shape. Lets say the main ones are two speed Lewmar 16s' and the other two are Lewmar 6 single speeds. Right there you have 4 to 5 huindred on ebay. Pushpit and Pulpit and stanchions in reasonable shape, probably another 150 to 200.

Compass 75 to 100, depth sounder 75 to 100, speedo 75, wind speed/direction 100. Batteries, if good 50 bucks a piece, for lead scrap: few bucks. VHF in working shape 35 to 50 bucks.

Let's say you have 700 lbs of clean soft lead in her keel that's pushing 1400 bucks by Spokane recycling prices.

Bilge pumps 10 to 50 bucks depending on type, bronze thru hulls, a few bucks a piece, Prop...over a hundred bucks if in good shape, prop shaft, for the stainless alone maybe a 30 bucks. Cleats a few buck a piece depending on material. Stove? Sinks? Head?

Inventory the running rigging, turnbuckles, etc. depending on size and condition heck a snatch block will bring over sixty bucks on Ebay. Whilemast may be scap, it'seasy money to transport in cut up sections

Maybe I'm optomistic, but you could come out way ahead and it would be gravy once you swap the engine. Costs may be a tow to a working yard,and rental of truck for trash transport, a case of beer for the yard manager, couple of hungred tolift boat on hard if no trailer...Oh did I say trailor? Ka ching.
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scrap price correction

correction of soft lead...140 bucks not 1400 bucks.
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Not going to dump it in the ocean. I think reselling it for $500 or less is the best option. Thank you everyone for your feedback.
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Putting the better engine in your boat may not be free even if you do all the work yourself.
What happens are the 5 dirtyest words in the boat yard. "While we are at it"
Cleaning and painting the engine room
Redoing wireing
Fuel pump
water pump
shaft (tuning, changing lenght etc)
Cutlass bearing
Shaft log and seal
Is your old prop going to work well on the new engine.
Fuel tank (clean replace)
Tranmission
Linkage
Engine mounts, bunks etc.
Stearing (Not part of the engine but often with the engine out you can reach it better so might as well)

In short no deal breakers but extras can add up.
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Where is the boat you are removing engine from? What is the boat? After removing engine if you don't damage it much removing engine I may be interested. I have an electric motor, controller, and tractor pack sitting in my garage.

PM me I'll pay $500 for it.
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