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The FRE B0AT IN P0RT J3FFERS0N

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:
Bad decks
Bad engine
Bad rudder/skeg
Damage to bow
Scrapes on hull (from when broke free)
Things of value
Dinghy
Generator
Sails
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.

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Snap out of it man! Go read Tommay's threads again! That's damn hard work, dude!

Now go sailing.


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Snap out of it man! Go read Tommay's threads again! That's damn hard work, dude!

Now go sailing.
Yes, but it's a sailboat. And I don't mind hard work. It's like a weight-loss program for an overweight office worker who has a car full of tools.

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More details, from my notes:

The owner let the registration expire. He's planning to get the registration renewed. (I bet that's why Homeland Security won't release the boat from their bulkhead.)

At the bow, a stay parted. He had a replacement stay. There is damage but no bent metal and no hole.

He owns the boat outright. There are no liens agains the boat. I specifically asked if there was a marina lien/bill against her, there is not.

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Obviously, you've not yet snapped out of it dude. Okay, time to get serious...

(Replace "I've got to get out of here" with "i've got to grab that free boat and fix it up")



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It would be INSANE to get involved in that boat becasue as bad as Seafever IS i have seen MUCH WORSE


You will be in for 5k just getting the out of the water and stored for the winter IF your lucky enough to be able to move it under power to a place that can haul and place it on a truck


Its was a freaking bitch to get the truck and yard to work in harmony without incuring huge wait time costs

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It would be INSANE to get involved in that boat becasue as bad as Seafever IS i have seen MUCH WORSE


You will be in for 5k just getting the out of the water and stored for the winter IF your lucky enough to be able to move it under power to a place that can haul and place it on a truck


Its was a freaking bitch to get the truck and yard to work in harmony without incuring huge wait time costs
If her rudder worked properly, I'd sail her to the marina (1 day sail to Glen Cove) I'd strap our dinghy to the side for power if needed.

Then have Brewer's haul her and store her for the winter ($2600)

Then do all the work (lots of time, $ for supplies)

Then sell her in the spring.

That would be the plan anyway.

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