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Need Help with a Flooded Boat!

Hello Everyone,

I have a Grampian 30 which was stored outdoors during the course of the winter and since it wasn't covered, long story short, it took on a lot of water drowning the Atomic4 inside and leaking oil and fuel into the water which is still in the boat. I had the insurance company look at it and they wrote it off just recently providing me with a cheque for the amount it was insured for. However, the costs and time associated with the cleanup and repair or even dumping the boat are pretty high for me to consider going that route. I'm trying to see if there is an easy option where I could just get it cleaned professionally and sell it. Not sure if a boat with a non working engine would sell or if someone could put an outboard on it? In any case, I want to get rid of it. I was hoping to get some suggestions on potential next steps from the vast number of experienced sailors on this board.

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The last Saber 28 NON_RUNING A4 here IN a bit better shape had a hard time going for free

At this point the things is a hazmat mess and i am confused as to why you still have it if insurance was involved ?

If your stuck your going to need to buy oil pigs that will remove the oil from the water to cut down on the disposal costs

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See if you can get the liquid out of it, then put it on E-Bay for "best offer" with no reserve. Hard to believe, but there are bottom feeders who believe anything cheap enough can't be too expensive.

If that doesn't sell, you might try another listing where you promise $1500 cash back when the boat is moved...if E-bay doesn't catch something like that...that should find a would-be-shark or two. several regards...
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