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Old 02-07-2014, 07:25   #1
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What to do with derelict boat?

So there is a boat, 34' Almond?, sailboat that belongs to a friend. It is in pretty rough condition, but does have some value, it has a 2 cylinder Yanmar with low hours, and various deck hardware. But the hull has termite issues, and some various leaks above water!!!!
So the question is what do you do with it? No one wants the boat, but they want the misc. items. What we don't want is for it to become another derelict boat. We ask around and none of the local yards wants the boat for salvage.
It just seems that it would be worth something, if nothing else for the engine and new Manson anchor. But no one wants the responsibility of disposing of the boat after it is stripped
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:38   #2
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So your friend is looking for a mug to pay for the useable gear.. then pay for the disposal of the useless 90% remaining..
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:12   #3
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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

Buy a disposable chain saw and cut it up yourself.....of course that requires the dumpster and fiberglass aggravation factored in.
There's no money in it for a third party, that's why derelict boats are a problem!
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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

Wouldn't it be an option to put some time into removing the salvageable items while dismantling it? It might be kind of fun. The good stuff can go on eBay, while the hull can be reduced to smaller pieces to be disposed of more easily (legally, of course.)
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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

If you do sell the boat, even to a scrapper, go to motor vehicle with them and make sure the title is transferred to their name. Otherwise, if they strip and abandon the hull, you will be responsible for hauling it away.

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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

Is the keel lead? That is worth something


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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

Mere mortals aren't equipped to dispose of that much fiberglass.

Offer it for free on Craigslist as a project boat and save the headache...

It would be totally unethical to strip it, remove all pollutant fluids, tow it to the 20 fathom line and cut the thru hulls so I won't suggest that...

Not to mention harbor patrol will surely be watching as you tow a de-rigged hulk out to sea...
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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

Some people take the boat out to sea and abandon it. Letting the boat drift alone for its remaining life. Seen it done.

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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

Ya could bring it to Louisiana, and tie it to a tree along the Bayou, and leave it and let it sink some ! Then the Parish(county) will dispose of it for ya !! LOL done down here all the time LOL Just a thought
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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

Just went through this a couple months ago. Your options are:

1. Scrap it yourself.
2. Give it away for free.
3. Check the keel material and weight and see if there's a scrapper that will come get it.

1 was out for me so I attacked 2 & 3 at the same time. After a couple of weeks I was finally able to get someone to take it for free, but that was a PITA too. Just be sure to pull the valuables off and do something sooner than later before its value to others diminishes even more!

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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

I was the buyer for Allmand Boats back in the early 80's. They made a 31 and 35 footer. 99% of them used resin encapsulated sheet metal punchings for ballast. Lead was an option. The hatches and ports were all plastic unless the customer opted for Bomar's. The only things of worth would be the engine if it starts, the stove if its propane, the stick, winches if they are self tailing and misc hardware if in good condition.

Is the boat in Stuart?. Give The Marine Connection in Ft. Pierce or Sailorman in Ft. Lauderdale a call, they may take it off your friends hands but don't expect much if anything.

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PS On second thought, tell your friend to strip off what is salvable and put it on ebay for a starting bid of .99 and watch the frenzy....
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On second thought, tell your friend to strip off what is salvable and put it on ebay for a starting bid of .99 and watch the frenzy....
Good call. There's a charity that sells boats through eBay that would probably list it for you and save you the trouble and cost. Look for boat angel ministries I believe.
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So there is a boat, 34' Almond?, sailboat that belongs to a friend. It is in pretty rough condition, but does have some value, it has a 2 cylinder Yanmar with low hours, and various deck hardware. But the hull has termite issues, and some various leaks above water!!!!
So the question is what do you do with it? No one wants the boat, but they want the misc. items. What we don't want is for it to become another derelict boat. We ask around and none of the local yards wants the boat for salvage.
It just seems that it would be worth something, if nothing else for the engine and new Manson anchor. But no one wants the responsibility of disposing of the boat after it is stripped
Termite issues????? Is this a wooden hull???

If so, just wait a bit longer, feed the termite some steroids (or even just wait a little longer) and the problem will take care of itself.

Now might be a good time to salvage the engine etc though.
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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

(Item number 141342599263) put it on Ebay...
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Re: What to do with derelict boat?

"What we don't want is for it to become another derelict boat." Do you own the boat? You don't want to touch titled property unless you are the title holder. Tends to be a felony offense. So first worry about the title. Then pass the hat, have a car wash or bakesale, and pay someone to haul it away and bury it.
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