I am actually also interested in the "FRE B0AT IN P0RT J3FFERS0N" (not searchable by google) that was posted about on a different thread. I think the poster on the thread found sailnet by doing a search on that type of boat, got a hit on SN, joined SN and then - in his first post - said to not post about it. I wouldn't count him as a SN member beforehand. I'm curious to see if he see this thread, so I'm not including the type of boat in this thread. Trying to make it non-searchable on google.
If another real SN member wants to claim her ahead of me, that's pretty much ok with me too. If the 1st-time poster is really a SN member, then I'll know because he'll see and reply to this thread.
I talked with the owner this morning. She broke free from her mooring and suffered damage in the bow (stay needs to be replaced, fiberglass work). Also the rudder or skeg was damaged. She's still in the water, so the owner doesn't know what damage is there. Homeland Security has the boat at their dock now, so no one can see her until Thursday, when the owner is going to get her towed back to a friend's mooring.
I certainly don't need another boat. And not sure I want a project boat:
Damage to bow
Scrapes on hull (from when broke free)
Things of value
Deep draft version (I think)
The boat is probably worth 17K or 18K (IMHO) after all the work is done and she's all cleaned up. The "things of value" sweeten the pot, but the cost of an engine rebuild and re-installation are significant.
Still, I really enjoy working on a boat. And I hate to see a boat go to waste. But I already have a boat to work on. Quick, somebody talk me out of this.