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Old 03-07-2010, 09:58   #16
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From the OP - "He is apparently destitute and can't afford to fix it and has tried to donate it to several non-profits, to no avail. The boat is in Florida." That brings the discussion to the fact that there is no "legal" way to get rid of the boat. And remember State control goes out 3 nm; Federal goes out 12nm.
- - I will not get into the "less than legal" methods as he and you can investigate how all those derelicts along the shores and ICW waters of Florida got there.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:08   #17
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I think your friend would get nailed on the plastics law- it is illegal to dump any plastics anywhere in the ocean. And fiberglass is plastic.
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Old 03-07-2010, 13:33   #18
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I think your friend would get nailed on the plastics law- it is illegal to dump any plastics anywhere in the ocean. And fiberglass is plastic.
It is surely worth it to haul it out and sell anything of value on it .
Winches, mast , ect.
Sell the rest for scrap .
It is surprising what you could get for this vessel parted out.
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Old 12-07-2010, 14:01   #19
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Asking for forgiveness is always easier than seeking permission.
Not in this case. He could face thousands of dollars in fines.
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Old 12-07-2010, 20:57   #20
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This may sound callous but a boat is a responsibility just like any other responsibilities this person has. A boat doesn't go from a weekend sailer to something I want to scuttle in a week or perhaps even a year.

This was something he's had responsibility for and still has responsibility for. The first step is to get it out of the water. He hasn't been able to donate it, now he has to think about paying someone to scrap it.

Step one is to strip the boat of all fittings and fixtures. Haul this stuff to the dump if he doesn't want to craig's list it. This is basically sweat labor.

Then when the hull is stripped find a salvager and find out what they want to haul it away. Borrow the money if he has to. It's really the right thing to do.

In the end it is really his conscience at play. It is certainly doable and possible to haul it to deep water and scuttle it. If I were to consider this approach I certainly wouldn't want anyone talking about it on the internet.
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If I were to consider this approach I certainly wouldn't want anyone talking about it on the internet.
no kidding! we had an--uhmm--"situation" down in a marina where--uhmmm--"someone resembling me" used to hang out where--uhmm--a "person of interest" who owned a huge power boat hired two--uhmm--"humanoids" to scuttle his boat for--uhmm--"insurance reasons."

Both of the aforesaid humanoids turned out to be FBI agents.
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no kidding! we had an--uhmm--"situation" down in a marina where--uhmmm--"someone resembling me" used to hang out where--uhmm--a "person of interest" who owned a huge power boat hired two--uhmm--"humanoids" to scuttle his boat for--uhmm--"insurance reasons."

Both of the aforesaid humanoids turned out to be FBI agents.

How much time did you resemble?
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