Bud is attempting to send pics from phone
. One so far. We're low tech ol pharts down heah in the salt
The salvor is a good friend that I owed a giant favor to, so he got the lead and diesel
and assorted metal thingies for making everything go away.
I know, I know... life is hard choices. The #25 Barlows are not being sold for scrap. Mast
will soon be a gate.
I thought long and hard about the lead. And salvaging/selling everything else too but I've had health
issues and ....
I had the boat on a cradle
sitting on a car trailer in yard. I could have cut off the keel
but then what? I'd have had to cut the 1700#s into 34 chunks to even move it.
That said, Mark, we all have access to dive lead molds. I'll raise the issue with Craig the salvage guy but he's a bigtime diver too and worked at the dive shop before me. Must be a reason he doesn't do just that. I'll guess that it's the time factor.
This is the same guy that jumped
from an airplane into the ocean off Hatteras to salvage a boat that was "sinking" when owners hit the big red button the day before. He cuts off old pier pilings underwater with pneumatic saws. Craig Cannon, a legend at 40.
Jean, my next boat won't be much longer than the last so the good stuff I've stashed may be needed in future. At the moment I have a large race
car trailer for sale
(1200), a better than nothin' full-batten main (100), and some little stuff. I'll post in classified. PM me with any with specific request. "My people" have people.
Here's how Craig removes hardware
. Took 5 sec. Winch
was undamaged. Had to go over to the local beer joint to find someone to run a Smartphone.