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Dude, take the boat if it has a lead keel. Cut the keel off and sell it for scrap, scavenge anything that might be useful and cut up the hull for landfill. The money you get from the scrap yard should buy you a decent boat you will actually enjoy sailing. That thing looks like a disaster.
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Dude, take the boat if it has a lead keel. Cut the keel off and sell it for scrap, scavenge anything that might be useful and cut up the hull for landfill. The money you get from the scrap yard should buy you a decent boat you will actually enjoy sailing.
correct that to: not even cover the costs of disposing of the hull and/or storing the heap while scavenging it.

Why else do you think this guy wants to give it away? I'm sure even BoatAngel wouldn't take this thing. If $350 is beyond your budget, there is NO WAY you can get this done without running out of money.


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Whoever takes it will make money on it, even if it's the salvage yard that gets called to just get rid of it. If I was anywhere close I'd scavenge those winches and the sails myself. Not all of us can afford to buy this stuff new...and yet, there are poorer sailors than me that would buy this scavenged "garbage" in a heartbeat.
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clearly the boat is covered with barnacles

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Captain Jack! This is the boat that needs to go:



I have a phone number, and I know he owes the club some money. Boat Angel from Ebay had it but the deal went bad so it's still here.
It does float by the way.
that is really nice. how much you think he wants? i am sure i could never afford it. what do you use to pull such a trailer?

well, still didn't see the boat! huge accident on the highway. held me up for over an hour. would have been dark by the time i got there so we rescheduled for 10am saturday. i did a drive by so i know exactly where it is. my fault this time. i asked him for the HIN. when i get the chance to see my email i will see if he sent it.

he is going to just cut it up for the landfill, if i don't take it. if i can't find a marina i can afford, i may see if he will, at least, let me strip it. i can use some of that stuff on my holiday20. but i hate to see a boat just get cut up.

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Jack, I think the accident was a sign.

Seeing if he'll let you salvage some of the stuff isn't a bad idea in theory, but it may be shot. Make sure you clean and test anything before installing it.

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Jack, I think the accident was a sign.

Seeing if he'll let you salvage some of the stuff isn't a bad idea in theory, but it may be shot. Make sure you clean and test anything before installing it.
besides the sails, i would be salvaging the rails, blocks, and that kind of stuff.
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Re: "Free boat" seaworthiness

Assuming you have a way to dispose of chunks of fiberglass, and a place to do the salvage work, do you think ten Sawzall blades, a pair of Tyvek coveralls, and a respirator or at least some good quality dust masks would do the trick?
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Assuming you have a way to dispose of chunks of fiberglass, and a place to do the salvage work, do you think ten Sawzall blades, a pair of Tyvek coveralls, and a respirator or at least some good quality dust masks would do the trick?
odd question but I suppose so. cutting it up, myself, would be a last resort. rather than lose all the possible usable parts completely, I would go that route. but my goal would be to clean it up, fix what needs fixing, and sail it.
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It's never that easy. If it were he would have people lined up. He literally can't give it away. If it were worth any amount of money he'd be selling it and someone would buy it. No such thing as a free boat.

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