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Old 07-07-2011, 15:13   #16
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Re: Is it bad luck to use parts from a recovered boat?

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A boat sunk in it's slip on my dock. The owner didn't have insurance and abandonded the boat. The marina bagged and floated the boat yesterday. I was told I could take anything off of it I wanted. I am thinking of using the stanchions and stern railing on my boat. You think it could jinx my boat? I'm not superstitious...but I don't want to push my luck either

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do not listen to the above posters.... it is terrible luck.. it is crawling toward your boat... but... take photos of any stuff you can salvage... send the photos to me... and I will tell you what physical stuff you have to send to me to insure you have good luck...




But seriously, as others have said, what is wrong with recycling.... ?

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Old 07-07-2011, 16:15   #17
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Re: Is it bad luck to use parts from a recovered boat?

It's only bad luck if you think it's bad luck. You can be a victim of your own misguided prejudices.
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Re: Is it Bad Luck to Use Parts from a Recovered Boat ?

I agree with H20, please send all bronze parts to me. I will then sacrifice a Old Town canoe (surplus from a kid's camp) at sunset on the Pacific. If I see a flash of green Neptune will have shown his approval to use whatever is left for your boat.
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Old 26-08-2011, 19:06   #19
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truly horrible luck.,.you need to send the bronze parts to me so you improve your chances with sea gods. i will also receive ss rails and other unspecified thingies.....
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Hey Zee... you into scrap metal now.... lol...
anything to finance the 'Bird'....
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Hey Zee... you into scrap metal now.... lol...
anything to finance the 'Bird'....
not yet--looking for bronze and ipe wood for a boom gallows and bimini set up--i will have to have it created somehow....we see whether it has metal or not....might be all ipe wood...
and i would love to solidfify my lifelines into ss railings....and make some mast pulpits and.....
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I'm sure the sunk boat would want somepart it to live on.
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Old 27-08-2011, 11:33   #23
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Re: Is it Bad Luck to Use Parts from a Recovered Boat ?

WHY would it be bad luck??
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Nah, Salvage what you want, and then kip a shot of rum over the side for Poseidon in thanks. That's what I do.

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