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Old 29-05-2013, 08:41   #1
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I bought a big chunk o chain last week. Now I need a larger boat. At least it started me thinking. I've spent the last couple of nights on CL checking out bargain boats. It's incredible what a few thou will buy. I've seen Pearson 30s for $3500. I saw a Southern Cross for 6500. Several boats I'd like to have like a Cal 29, are listed for 6-7.

It's becoming irresistible. In this market my 25 is worth nothing. There's the rub. I called the dump, and they will take it, in 3 pieces, for $52.00.
It's up on a trailer. I have every tool known to man. Is this a job for a concrete saw or what? A friend has offered to destroy it with a Bobcat, but how would we get it off the trailer beforehand?

Hate to bring up this ugly subject but I've been on this "project" for too long. I could almost put it in the water today, but I could move aboard that Cal 29 tomorrow. I'd rather be sailing.
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Old 29-05-2013, 08:46   #2
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Chainsaw works great.
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Old 29-05-2013, 08:56   #3
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Any special chain?
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Q: How do you know when you've read too many anchoring threads?

A: When you buy the chain first, and then search for a boat large enough to carry it.
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Ha! That's great. I got a real education on chain with that goof up. But it only cost $100. Buddy told me later you can get all the good chain you want for 10cents/# at the scrap yard. Live and learn.
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Only the other day I was reading about someone wanting to smash a boat up in Canada, now I'm reading about one in (I assume) the US. Why is the market in the UK so different? Not a huge fan of throwaway culture, especially with boats!
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