Originally Posted by tomdidit
If the boat is in a marina the marina management should have a name and number!
Roger that! & for "confidentiality reasons" they may not be willing to give You the owner's info, however for a Grant (as in $50. Bill...although usually refused when they realize by the OFFER that YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT Contacting this person) they'll pick up the phone
& CALL 'em. I've had 'em hand me the PHONE after the call & preliminaries were out of the way...got a 37' Ketch
exactly the same way after a wk. working on the boat 2 slips over in a Yacht Club about 15 yrs ago...tide rose & fell...the ketch
didn't. Bare Poles & looked R-O-U-G-H(!). They (the YC) was SOOOO Happy to see the exchange of title, they allowed me to work around the clock rebuilding a p4-107 right before surveyor
came prior funding
via installment loan as value was $35k (as diver burned up 4 tanks
getting all the oysters off that had literally grown from hull
to bottom of slip) & Purchase Price
was $9.5k...we just didn't have that much at the time, cash on hand. Owner was dying of pancreatic cancer & hadn't stepped foot on her in 7.5 years. We (per his wife) removed a gr8 burden off his mind in the process of purchase
. We enjoyed for many years & eventually sold in '95 to put 25% down on house & land in another area (far from the ocean) where wife & kids
were overjoyed & I was miserable for 10 years. Point was/is,
the Marina May well WANT something (anything) done w/this vessel as lack of attn. SHOWS & reflects badly on their whole marina. IF they help You & You make it clear You have no reason to leave except for bottom job, etc., they're usually willing to connect to Owner.
Good Luck, it's time to pay the office a visit;