Complicating all the "bulldozer & haul her away" theories is the fact that the boat is on Fire Island, which is under the jurisdiction of The National Seashore, federal permits would probably have to be obtained to drive heavy equipment
on the beach. The long and wide load she would be on a trailer
may not even fit on the few surface roads that do exist. On a trailer
, this boat would be about 60' long and how wide? 13'? The task is far more complicated than simply making a few phone
calls. It will take time and lots of money
. The money is the obstacle. Every day she sits in the surf creates more damage to her running gear
and potential for rudder
damage, not to mention what must be happening inside with salt water
and sand swishing around.
If the Feds decide to "federalize" the cleanup (which is done on occasion), then they pay for all the work
and use contractors already on their list of pre-approved vendors. Of course, no work
permits are needed if the Feds are the ones hiring the work. If that decision is made, the boat will be gone in a day or two. Believe me, they would rather the owner deal with it.