It all depends on where you live.
Most states won't allow you to burn it due to environmental issues, first there's toxic fumes, then of course ground pollution that can come from any stuff that fails to burn but has turned to liquid or powder form, and of course, like stated in a previous post you don't want Homeland Security
knocking on the door when they spot it from the ISS. Hazardous waste issues are something you really don't want to get into, those guys at Environmental Management have no sense of humor
At the least you need to remove the fuel
and waste tanks
, those can usually be disposed of at your local waste site.
Last time I did it was on a smaller boat in another galaxy far, far away, I removed the waste tank, all the stainless (it's worth scrap or can be sold to others who need it), fuel tank
and lines, motor
, all the wiring(it's worth scrap too) then cut it up with a chain saw and tossed it all in a dumpster.
went for scrap, wire went for scrap. Any of the teak
worth saving from the interior
was sold at the marine
resale shop, mast
was cut up and sold for scrap when I didn't have any takers for a complete mast
, which surprised me since I had previously bought an insurance
boat totaled due to a rig loss and had the hardest time finding one used(pre-Craigslist).
I'd check with the dumpster supplier first though before jumping in, it's been a long time since I did that and I was surprised last year when I rented a 15 yard dumpster to get rid of some building material dumped on a property I bought. The regulations
in my part of the country had changed and the list of what you can't put in a dumpster was pretty extensive, again, it all depends on what part of the country you live in.
I have my wife's old 28 footer in my backyard now and it's right on the edge of whether to scrap or redo, it would cost as much to redo it as it is worth so I'm on the fence here, she seems to have lost
her sentimental attachment once she figured out how much labor is involved to bring it back.
Let us know what you decide to do, and how it works out, I'd be curious to see what's required these days to dispose of it.
I'm thinking of cutting the stern off and converting it into a bar for my party room.......I'll cut off the first two feet of the bow and mount it on the wall with the running lights functioning.