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Old 25-05-2013, 20:38   #1
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Boat Recycling near Vancouver BC

I am wondering if there's anywhere to get rid of an old boat. I have a Grampian 26' sailboat that may need to go to a home or at least the dump if its even possible. We sail it right now, but might replace it with a newer boat, and im wondering how you even get rid of an old boat. I live near Vancouver BC Canada.

I Will try give it away first when the time comes, but i am looking into options now before that time comes, and now a days its hard to even give a boat away sometimes.

Thanks if anyone knows how to get rid of a boat.

Not sure if this is the right forum, but i couldn't seem to figure out which one i should be in.
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Old 25-05-2013, 20:47   #2
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Dang man, why can't you sell it? I sold a Grampian 26 for a friend 2 months ago, got $1000, and it was NOT sailable and had a barely-running outboard.

But for free, if you're sailing it now.... Surely someone will want it! These are solid boats! You might look at the Grampian owners site also.
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:04   #3
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If its sailable I'm sure a free boat ad on Craigslist will get it gone for you.
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:05   #4
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Also, I've seen lots of ads for a salvage place I think in Blaine? Might be worth talking to them too.
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Old 25-05-2013, 21:20   #5
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Beware of importing a boat to the US, they might hit you with a Luxury tax
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Old 26-05-2013, 00:11   #6
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Last quote I got was 3000$ for a 26' sailboat with lead keel and outboard.

I found that too expensive. However I can't see anyone doing it for free, it's hard, dirty work with significant health risks.

Unfortunately many free boats end up as derelict boats at anchor shortly thereafter when the owner figures out the disposal costs, and the costs to complete a refit...

Edit, I pmd you a possible idea that occurred to me after I posted.
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Old 26-05-2013, 04:09   #7
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Re: Boat Recycling near Vancouver BC

Tons of guys would do it for free here if it has a lead keel, but our environmental regs on this type of thing are pretty third world. They basically just cut it up and stick it in a dumpster sell the parts for a few cents on the dollar and the keel for scrap. I've even seen decent masts cut up so they would fit in the back of a pickup to haul to the scrap metal place!
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Old 26-05-2013, 05:36   #8
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Are there any organizations in the area that will accept donated boats in exchange for a tax deduction i.e. Sea Scouts or Boy Scouts etc.?
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Old 26-05-2013, 06:58   #9
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Tow it out to a good diving area and deep six it when nobody's looking!
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Last quote I got was 3000$ for a 26' sailboat with lead keel and outboard.

I found that too expensive. However I can't see anyone doing it for free, it's hard, dirty work with significant health risks.

Unfortunately many free boats end up as derelict boats at anchor shortly thereafter when the owner figures out the disposal costs, and the costs to complete a refit...

Edit, I pmd you a possible idea that occurred to me after I posted.
Your G-26 keel is cast iron - not lead.
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Your G-26 keel is cast iron - not lead.
Are you sure? My old Grampian 34 had a lead keel.

Gramps are very solidly built. Unless the boat's been in a serious accident the hull should be fine. You'd think someone would want it, especially for free.
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Old 26-05-2013, 09:50   #12
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Your G-26 keel is cast iron - not lead.
I'm not the OP. I called around for a quote on a different boat for someone. 3k was the best offer for the boat in question at the time short of the more questionable disposal options available around here.
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It funny you are trying to un load your Grampian. I had a friend in the same fix a couple of years ago with a similar Gramp. He donated it to a charity, can't remember the one, and received a substantial tax break because of it. Beats getting nothing. a ha, found it, here is a link, Donate Boat to Charity - Support Sailors with Disabilities
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It funny you are trying to un load your Grampian. I had a friend in the same fix a couple of years ago with a similar Gramp. He donated it to a charity, can't remember the one, and received a substantial tax break because of it. Beats getting nothing. a ha, found it, here is a link, Donate Boat to Charity - Support Sailors with Disabilities
They won't take a boat worth less than 10k unfortunately.
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You're finding it too expensive to get rid of a nice 26ft boat, I'm finding it too expensive to get hold of one! Funny old world, isn't it!
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