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11-01-2013 12:11 PM
jameswilson29
Re: When it's time for boat heaven...

Donate to charity.
11-01-2013 01:30 AM
Hudsonian
Re: When it's time for boat heaven...

How to Get Rid of an Old Boat | Boat Trader - WaterBlogged
10-31-2013 09:04 PM
Omatako
Re: When it's time for boat heaven...

Some years ago I argued for weeks with many members of this forum about the concept of discarding of glass and metal over the side when voyaging instead of saving it for the next available dumpster - I was told that I was seriously contributing to the eco-end-of-the-world and was totally irresponsible and should be ashamed of myself.

Now it seems we're OK with dumping the whole boat "over the side".

Amazing how things evolve.

Nothing has changed for me though - when I'm at sea I still put my glass and metal over the side.
10-31-2013 02:39 PM
Group9
Re: When it's time for boat heaven...

The ones with lead keels are easy to get rid of. We took a 26 footer to a local scrapyard and he was happy to get it.

Of course we did have a low boy fifth wheel trailer and a one ton truck, along with a crane to set the boat on top it. The scrap yard was five miles inland.
10-31-2013 02:38 PM
unimacs
Re: When it's time for boat heaven...

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Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
fill with concrete and use as a planter?
I think that's what happened to one of the boats from our club actually.
10-31-2013 02:14 PM
Andrew65
Re: When it's time for boat heaven...

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fill with concrete and use as a planter?
...in the X`s yard? Since the boat was always and "issue", let`s put it in HER yard as a planter
10-31-2013 01:55 PM
mad_machine
Re: When it's time for boat heaven...

fill with concrete and use as a planter?
10-31-2013 01:17 PM
Andrew65
Re: When it's time for boat heaven...

Give it an honorable death. Give it a Viking funeral, then take a trip to your insurance agent with a different story. True, there won`t be any honor in the conversation, but, Hey, all the way to the bank baby. They take your money, so why not take theirs in return.
10-31-2013 01:00 PM
krisscross
Re: When it's time for boat heaven...

I think that there are many boats out there which need to be scrapped due to their condition (too expensive to restore, serious structural problems). Salvage any useful items, including keels (lead scrap is 75 cents a pound!), cut up the hulls (concrete cutting saw will do it fast and cheap when dealing with thick hulls), or if they can be floated take them out into deep water and sink them. Have done it to a couple of smaller boats I could not sell. Got more for parts than I was asking for the whole thing.
10-31-2013 08:36 AM
Minnewaska
Re: When it's time for boat heaven...

This conundrum is why all boat yards have several abandon vessels.
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