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Old 21-03-2013, 20:06   #16
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Re: How to Get Rid of Derelict Boat w/o Sinking it

yes, i believe it is home for one of the consolidators for Boat US insurance policy holders.
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Old 21-03-2013, 20:09   #17
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Donate it? Free ad? Strip it of anything you can recycle and rent a dumpster. Offer a junk hauler cash to. Dispose of it with a receipt he took responsibility.

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Old 21-03-2013, 20:23   #18
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Re: How to Get Rid of Derelict Boat w/o Sinking it

Find a DIY boatyard. Get a space and have them haul it.
Park a low trailer and a cherry picker on one side and a roll-off dumpster on the other side.
Don't unbolt anything, sawzall around it and unbolt it in your garage later.
Cut the fiberglass into pieces that will fit in the dumpster.
Throw recyclable metal in the trailer and trash in the roll-off.
Call the roll-off guys and have them pick it up.
Sweep up the mess.
2 days max.
Haul the trailer home and clean up the metal that's worth cleaning before you take it to the recyclers, ie remove the steel bits from aluminum and lead, etc.
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Old 22-03-2013, 21:17   #19
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Re: How to Get Rid of Derelict Boat w/o Sinking it

Doesn't anyone recycle the fbg squares? Seems a waste to throw it away. Cut up into 2,3,4 foot squares, rectangle or whatever. As long as it is manageable and fairly clean piece of glass, free from stringers or holes, should be able to reuse. Try a fbg glass shop, they may take a hunk of your fbg cut ups.
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Old 22-03-2013, 22:07   #20
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Doesn't anyone recycle the fbg squares? Seems a waste to throw it away. Cut up into 2,3,4 foot squares, rectangle or whatever. As long as it is manageable and fairly clean piece of glass, free from stringers or holes, should be able to reuse. Try a fbg glass shop, they may take a hunk of your fbg cut ups.
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reclaimed FG, thats a good idea ,one could even make 4x4 tiles glued to a substrate backing(or not) and use resin for grout ...They could be painted or apleaked etc..
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Re: How to Get Rid of Derelict Boat w/o Sinking it

Yep, my friend showed me how to make a custom holding tank with scrap glass, kinda cool and upper easy....except the itchy part
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I have seen yards chop them up into dumpster size pieces and send them out with the rest of the trash.

The lead is valuable, but the buyers want it perfectly clean. The profit margin is slim what with all the work and freight, etc.
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reclaimed FG, thats a good idea ,one could even make 4x4 tiles glued to a substrate backing(or not) and use resin for grout ...They could be painted or apleaked etc..
That is a good idea being I've purchased FG for backing plates many times.
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Re: How to Get Rid of Derelict Boat w/o Sinking it

In California, it is very expensive to dispose of a boat...

A friend of mine owns Berkeley Marine Center and would occasionly cut up derelict boats for the City Marina. Dumpster cost became very high. A 25 foot boat could cost in the neighborhood of $4000 for the dumpster alone.

If the boat has been abandoned, my guess is even a DIY couldn't make much due to the high cost of disposal.

Parting out boats and disposing of the hull is no longer as lucrative as it used to be...
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What did everybody do with the totaled Sandy boats? Down here there is a salvage yard, kinda like a junk yard. Have you called a marine salvage in your area to see where they would recommend?
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I had a Sandy boat, and I was actually able to make a boat donation. I believe the name of the place was CharityBoats.org (which I thought was a little weird that ".org" was part of their name, and not just their website name lol) But they took it without any problems... just a little fyi
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Re: How to Get Rid of Derelict Boat w/o Sinking it

Tow it out to deep water and sink it? Call it a reef.
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Tow it out to deep water and sink it? Call it a reef.
I've read that they do that quite often. But I think that you have to get permit and such...
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Re: How to Get Rid of Derelict Boat w/o Sinking it

My youngest son and I cut up a thirty foot Pearson in our driveway and salvaged the valuable parts including lead @.40 a lb. Mostly used sawalls and skill saw to get the fiberglass off the lead. Not fun, but the price was right. The 30 yard dumpster was hauled off and accepted somewhere and this is Long Island.


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Re: How to Get Rid of Derelict Boat w/o Sinking it

Display the correct nav lights, and quietly tow it out to sea. . .
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I've read that they do that quite often. But I think that you have to get permit and such...
Well, you don't have to.

Far too many people grind off any identifying information and then set them adrift or anchor them and walk away. At least the OP is trying to be legit.
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