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Old 11-12-2005, 14:10   #1
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You've probably seen lots of katrina photos by now... but I just couldn't resist. We were just amazed at what we saw last weekend...

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Great pics! Did they save the power boat on the pilings?
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Ugh...

As someone who finds sailboats aesthetically pleasing, these pictures are hard to look at. I wonder how many will be recovered and rebuilt-- the hours involved seem staggering.
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Jim, I agree with you completely. It is fortunate for my budget that I am 2000 miles away. As I look through, I see lots of beautiful boats that I would love to rescue.
Gotta find some humoUr in these things, or they are too hard to take.
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Jim, I agree with you completely. It is fortunate for my budget that I am 2000 miles away. As I look through, I see lots of beautiful boats that I would love to rescue.
I'm reminded of the "Fatty Goodlander" story in Cruising World. His Hughes 38 was recovered as a "totaled" boat, and now he's starting his second circumnavigation in it. It's far from a perfect, beautful boat, but he puts his time and effort into the structural and essential things and seems to do fine.

Does anyone know if there'll ever be a "clearing resource" from insurance companies for the boats that were paid off? I'm probably too far away to make it worth shipping one, but it would be nice if they weren't all bulldozed away and cut into scrap for the landfills.
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I can not speak for all of them, but I can get that info for boats that are insured by my company. Check back tomorrow.
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"The boats are being sold locally, like at D & H Marine in Gulfport, where 200 vessels, from wave runners to yachts, are lined up for a Jan, 21 auction. They are also showing up on websites like www.usauctions.com and www.salvagedirect.com, where multiple listings note "Gulfport" as their location and "Hurricane Katrina" as the description of their condition."

Here is a link to the news story in our local paper, The Sun Herald South Mississippi, that might give you more info.Buyer beware
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