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Old 13-09-2017, 15:32   #31
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Re: Boat Destroyed Now What?

But about 3 or 4 years ago somebody brought an old 40ish foot long wooden fishing boat and motored up the Penobscot River

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I sailed past that just last weekend.
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Being responsible for cleaning up your own wreck. This for US boats only, I don't know anywhere else.
Way I see it, it's a catch 22. By that I mean that likely the ones at the most risk are the people that live on a boat because they can't afford to live on land, their job doesn't pay enough. Likely smaller, older vessels that may not have all the fancy oversized new gen anchors and all chain rode with new snubbers, chain stoppers etc.
They are the most likely to have to ride it out at anchor, yet are least likely to carry the kind of Insurence to clean up a wreck, and only a very few of us can afford the clean up costs as I have seen some quotes that are to me way overpriced.

Way I see it is the most at risk are the least likely to be able to afford it.
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What happens to all the reusable parts, ?
Even motors not been underwater etc
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Did no one notice the change to Delancey's avatar? Where it says boat, he has written: sunk in Irma

Sorry for your loss, Delancey.

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Did no one notice the change to Delancey's avatar? Where it says boat, he has written: sunk in Irma

Sorry for your loss, Delancey.

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I missed that too. Hope you are ok, Delancey. Let us know how you are pulling it together. Always good to reach out for help if you need some.
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Indeed. Very sad news.

Hey Delancey, what happened?

What's your plan next?

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Thanks guys.

I know that my strong opinions and the sometimes-less-than-warm-and-fuzzy way I express them make me not the forum's most popular participant, so your kind words mean a lot and are appreciated.

Yeah, she's gone. She was our home for more than five years and took us on many great adventures to far away places. And now she is waiting patiently for a big crane on a barge to pull her from the water and deliver her to a garbage dump somewhere. It breaks my heart.

The first year we moved aboard we had Sandy in NYC, last year we were living in Savannah for Mathew, this year we had five amazing months in the Bahamas before we moved to Miami to get jobs again and work on building the kitty. Now Irma comes along. Third times a charm I guess, or in this case a curse.

I purposely never kept track of the money or hours I put into her. New engine, new prop, new shaft, new seal, new fuel tank, new exhaust, new hoses, new battery bank, new 12v cabling, new galley cabinetry, new stove, new refrigeration, new sink, new Corian counter tops, new nav station, new VHF, new EPIRB, new cabin sole, new head, new cushions, new dodger, new sail cover, new sheets, new halyards, new, new, new, new....

Not that I minded, it made me happy (well, sometimes it really pissed me off, mainly when doing boat yoga or working on the head or skinning knuckles working on whatever). She was a great boat with a great cockpit and a joy to sail. She always took good care of us. And now she is gone. We are both in a bit of a fugue state.

But hey, we are safe and sound and have a roof over our heads and most of our stuff. There are many people out there who aren"t so fortunate. We'll get another boat someday....
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Re: Boat Destroyed Now What?

Digging into the archives of my mind.....

I grew up in South NJ. Dad was a clam digger, 32' Garvey, a bit of tumble home to the transome. We NEVER went out, if just for milk, without checking on the boat. She sank twice. IIRC both times the ice froze fast to the hull and dock at low tide and held her down as the tide rose.

Those were tough hits for a poor man with a family. He ponied up and had the motor replaced. Small Grey Marine gas engine. Not much else in those boats to hurt. Just white cedar.
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Delancey,

We cross posted.

Sorry to hear of your loss. I know that we have become very attached to our boats, too much sweat equity and sweet memories.

Time heals.

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Thanks guys.

I know that my strong opinions and the sometimes-less-than-warm-and-fuzzy way I express them make me not the forum's most popular participant, so your kind words mean a lot and are appreciated.

Yeah, she's gone. She was our home for more than five years and took us on many great adventures to far away places. And now she is waiting patiently for a big crane on a barge to pull her from the water and deliver her to a garbage dump somewhere. It breaks my heart.

The first year we moved aboard we had Sandy in NYC, last year we were living in Savannah for Mathew, this year we had five amazing months in the Bahamas before we moved to Miami to get jobs again and work on building the kitty. Now Irma comes along. Third times a charm I guess, or in this case a curse.

I purposely never kept track of the money or hours I put into her. New engine, new prop, new shaft, new seal, new fuel tank, new exhaust, new hoses, new battery bank, new 12v cabling, new galley cabinetry, new stove, new refrigeration, new sink, new Corian counter tops, new nav station, new VHF, new EPIRB, new cabin sole, new head, new cushions, new dodger, new sail cover, new sheets, new halyards, new, new, new, new....

Not that I minded, it made me happy (well, sometimes it really pissed me off, mainly when doing boat yoga or working on the head or skinning knuckles working on whatever). She was a great boat with a great cockpit and a joy to sail. She always took good care of us. And now she is gone. We are both in a bit of a fugue state.

But hey, we are safe and sound and have a roof over our heads and most of our stuff. There are many people out there who aren"t so fortunate. We'll get another boat someday....
Very sad mate, im sorry for your loss.
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Oh, that sucks. The next one will be even better.
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Sorry to hear about your boat. Good news you are not stranded some where with no support.
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Thanks guys.

I know that my strong opinions and the sometimes-less-than-warm-and-fuzzy way I express them make me not the forum's most popular participant, so your kind words mean a lot and are appreciated.

Yeah, she's gone. She was our home for more than five years and took us on many great adventures to far away places. And now she is waiting patiently for a big crane on a barge to pull her from the water and deliver her to a garbage dump somewhere. It breaks my heart.

The first year we moved aboard we had Sandy in NYC, last year we were living in Savannah for Mathew, this year we had five amazing months in the Bahamas before we moved to Miami to get jobs again and work on building the kitty. Now Irma comes along. Third times a charm I guess, or in this case a curse.

I purposely never kept track of the money or hours I put into her. New engine, new prop, new shaft, new seal, new fuel tank, new exhaust, new hoses, new battery bank, new 12v cabling, new galley cabinetry, new stove, new refrigeration, new sink, new Corian counter tops, new nav station, new VHF, new EPIRB, new cabin sole, new head, new cushions, new dodger, new sail cover, new sheets, new halyards, new, new, new, new....

Not that I minded, it made me happy (well, sometimes it really pissed me off, mainly when doing boat yoga or working on the head or skinning knuckles working on whatever). She was a great boat with a great cockpit and a joy to sail. She always took good care of us. And now she is gone. We are both in a bit of a fugue state.

But hey, we are safe and sound and have a roof over our heads and most of our stuff. There are many people out there who aren"t so fortunate. We'll get another boat someday....
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It's a punch in the gut I know. But keep in mind my earlier posts.

This can be a great opportunity to pick up an insurance salvage boat with minor damage for not a lot of money. Find out where the salvage companies are taking the boats, go to the boatyards and ask around. It'll take a few weeks/months before the insurance companies get things sorted but you can turn this into a positive. Good Luck!
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