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Old 09-04-2007
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"I cant really leave the boat where it is since its right next to a mooring."
Are there any ownership papers with your name on them? If so, and you abandon the boat, you could get a phone call one day, or a bill for the salvage and removal of it from navigable waters. An expensive surprise.
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As HS has pointed out, if the boat can be traced to you—even if they don't find actual ownership papers—since you've been paying for the slip or dock storage fees for the boat, the authorities might find that enough to hold you responsible for salvage fees.

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The hull to deck joint was fibreglassed over by one of the boats last owners. The only opening in the boat is the companion way, so i was thinking put some of the tubes in the v-berth where they wouldnt fit through the door.

As for my many boats, ive really only got this one and my Pearson. Ive given away and given up on the others that i had or was trying to get. The Kittiwake 23 got smashed to bits by a larger boat.

I cant really leave the boat where it is since its right next to a mooring. I guess if it comes down to it, i can abandon it where it is and cut the rig down. I dont really have any money into it yet other than almost a year of keeping up with it.

Oh yea, forgot about the O'Day 27 we just pulled out the marsh.
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Eh, i doubt ill ever hear about it. In the same area theres about 10-15 other boats that are sunk. I do have the title on the boat, but i havent transfered it to my name yet.
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When was it said it was at a dock? Its in the middle of an anchorage. Nothing but moorings and boats all around it.
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Mooring fees or dock fees... same difference—legally either would be a connection to the boat.
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