Over Hill Sailing Club
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
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Not condescending, just relating some experience in getting things done that may seem big undertakings but are really not. The debris from a 58' boat would most certainly fit in a large dumpster. With a good sized loader nearby, the job could be accomplished in about an hour. I used to fill hundreds of these things on large building sites, so have a pretty good idea of what can be scrunched into one if well packed. Look at it this way, if you ordered all the materials to build a 60' boat, it would all easily fit on one flatbed trailer with room to spare. I once watched a 50' woodie disappear in about 2 hours into the back of a large dump truck.
MV is indeed an entirely different story because of the ferry. I was not referring, as you know to that boat but to the costs quoted in this and other news stories. It just does not take many thousands of dollars to get rid of a boat unless you're in some very restrictive place. Seems to me that there are some states like SC that have passed laws to enable municipalities to clear out abandoned boats through seizing title quickly and auctions or just hauling them to the dump. It has apparently become a real problem in the "sun" states during this depression.
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.