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Been land locked too long!!

It has been a struggle to recover from the hurricanes here in New Orleans. I have been land locked too long and am looking for a free sailboat. I hope in finding a 45 foot or larger boat that is free. I have been too long away from the sea and would be blessed greatly if someone had such a vessel.
Thank you and God Bless!
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Free? Good luck with that.
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Sheesh! The haulout rates are exponential on a freaking boat that size! Why don't you just ask the Lord to buy you a Mercedes Benz, your friends all drive Porches' you must make amends! Janis Joplin.

When boats drop from the sky - like cats and dogs - you ever seen these? I will believe in the power of positive thinking - Norman Vincent Peale!
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Free sailboats are pretty much derelict, or abandoned. All need major work, and rebuilding a boat that size takes a lot of time and money. If you want to get on the water cheaply, think small.
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Thank you for your blessing of good luck!

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Free? Good luck with that.
Thank you for your blessing of good luck! I look forward to receiving the sailboat with great anticipation!
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Oh ye of little Faith!

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Sheesh! The haulout rates are exponential on a freaking boat that size! Why don't you just ask the Lord to buy you a Mercedes Benz, your friends all drive Porches' you must make amends! Janis Joplin.

When boats drop from the sky - like cats and dogs - you ever seen these? I will believe in the power of positive thinking - Norman Vincent Peale!
Matthew 7:7-8 says, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

How can I be blessed if I don't ask for it? My God, the God of Abraham, the Father of Jesus, is an All Powerful God and He can do Anything! I trust in Him and for His Glory he will bless me, and by my blessings others will be blessed! Praise God!
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Umm, I must confess I'm curious as to what you're going to do if God's Plans for your life don't involve a boat?
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There are probably lots of boats in the 20 - 30 foot range which are free or almost free. I saw one forced in to dumpster with a backhoe after breaking off the keel.

Boats which have sunk can be had cheap. Boats which are still submerged are real cheap too.

Expect at least to have the interior trashed and no working engine.

I know that the original poster is just messing with us. But, say you got a 30 foot boat fiberglass boat for free, and kept it out on a free mooring or at anchor year round. How much would it cost to keep such a boat? $300 a year? It would need to be hauled out from time to time to clean off the hull so you could actually sail it at reasonable speed when you did want to do sailing I would think.
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Steel, the problem is that free boats often need expensive repairs. But there are some great deals if you shop carefully. The question of cost depends in large part on where you live. My town requires a mooring permit, bottom paint at a waterfront yard can only be applied by the yard. Hauling costs more than paint, so you're better off keeping the bottom painted. It hard for me to imagine keeping a 30' boat for less than $1000 yearly. The cheapest way to sail is still a trailer boat.
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