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Re: this ad has gotten better..
1200 won't get it hauled out. Or rather, it will get it hauled out--but the meter starts ticking as soon as it has been hauled. What yard would be dumb enough to allow a broken boat to be dropped off, without a prepaid storage contract, or a repair contract? If he did break the keel, as he suspects, that's an easy five or ten grand in hull repairs, plus the engine rusting away, plus interior electrics and water damage...
You'd have to be a very "handy" new owner to make that boat not scrapyard fodder now. Repairs by any conventional means would cost more than replacing the boat, given the cost of even a used engine.
I suspect that conveniently located outboard engine on the transom means the inboard was fubar before this guy even got involved.
Might be a rabbit in that hat but I suspect someone is going to get a surprise with the wreck removal fees instead. That's USCG/USACE waters and even if the town ignores it for a while, as soon as the fuel starts shimmering out, they won't.