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Old 18-02-2012, 20:00   #1
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Stripping Down a Sistership

Say you knew of a boat in your area that was the same year and make as yours that was being stripped down for scrap. What are the top things you would take off of that boat as spares on yours?
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Old 19-02-2012, 09:29   #2
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Re: Stripping down a Sistership

Hardware, sails, hatches, just to pick a few
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Re: Stripping down a Sistership

All rigging hardware, winches (if self-tailiing), winch handles, sheets and the engine if it was a diesel running or not. Sails if they are close to new, otherwise forget it.
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Re: Stripping down a Sistership

everything except the masts....unless i needed them also....i do not need the hull....
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Old 20-02-2012, 12:05   #5
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Re: Stripping down a Sistership

Anything better.
Anything that your boat does not have - and you want.

For many things, they will be as wanked on this boat as on your own - having a "spare" therefore becomes of dubious value.

I would also be very interested in seeing (or participating in) the final chop of the boat to see / understand how it is constructed / what any deep dark places look like.
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Re: Stripping down a Sistership

Only the mast(s) and maybe rudder and stock
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Re: Stripping down a Sistership

When I did this I took a lot of interior wood work, hatches, and ports.

I left the 9 rolls of tin foil the previous kook owner felt he needed, and the innumerable rolls of toilet paper shoved into every nook and cranny.
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Re: Stripping down a Sistership

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Only the mast(s) and maybe rudder and stock


Agreed. Would take the mast and rigging, rudder and stock, as these are things which could potentially fail down the road and cost a fortune to replace. Also anything you could sell for money to put into your boat, ie winches etc. even if yours are better. Engine stuff might be more work than it's worth.
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Re: Stripping Down a Sistership

A lot of the stuff previously mentioned like sails, winches, hatches, ports. Also strip the engine of spares: starter, fresh and raw water pumps, manifolds, exhaust elbow.
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Re: Stripping Down a Sistership

hardware,
fittings,
sails,
rig,
engine,
ballast, if lead.

The point is the cost of disposing off the bare hull could exceed the value of what you get.

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The point is the cost of disposing off the bare hull could exceed the value of what you get.

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I think that very much depends where in the world you are - over here a chainsaw / angle grinder on the beach or in the harbour would be perfectly fine - and then a trip(s) to the dump.......for free (only costs if you are commercial - therefore we don't have a fly-tipping problem).

Hell, no one would say anything if you towed her out into the deep and scuttled her.....even with a full fuel tank - as long as you did a good job (i.e. she did stay sunk!).
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The point is the cost of disposing off the bare hull could exceed the value of what you get.

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I spoke with a salvager yesterday and was told that now they are "reconstituting" fiberglass into asphalt and also using it to fire the process of melting asphalt that is being mixed with the F/G. He told me the toughest part about the business is county ordinance. Staying away from neighborhoods, schools and hospitals. I would imagine the ground up F/G gives great traction to rubber tires.
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Re: Stripping Down a Sistership

Dont forget the rudder! This must be a trend with the recession going on. There are people stripping boats right and left up here in the PNW. Boats up to 30 ft and beyond just cant be sold once neglected I guess...
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