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Old 10-16-2019, 01:10 PM   #1
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Abandon Boat Auction

Port of Everett is having their periodic auction of abandoned boats.
https://murphyauction.hibid.com/cata...--online-only/

It always makes me wonder who would abandon a boat, and how bad it must be to not even sell it for a few bucks on Craigslist.

I also wonder who would buy such a boat. Maybe if I had less to do in my life and the neighbors wouldn't mind having a boat parked in the yard for several years.
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:42 PM   #2
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Hmmm, 9 sailboats and 3 power boats. Interesting ratio.


Are blow boaters 3 times as likely to abandon their boats?
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Old 10-16-2019, 01:58 PM   #3
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Didn't look like anything was worth the trucking to haul them away. Surprised at how many sailboats as well. I knew sail boaters were cheap. Just kidding!
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Friday Harbor was auctioning off their abandon boats and they were all sailboats as well. It didn't look like there were any sails though. The positive side (if there was one) was they were all in the water and afloat at the time.
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The brutal truth is that there is little value in most of these hulls. Even if you had the time, you would be better off value wise with something in better condition. The hulls at this stage honestly have negative value. They hope someone will bid something, anything, so they donít have to spend to dispose of them.
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I don’t think it’s a sail boat vs power boat issue. The sail boats are small fixed keel boats (McGregor is an exception). It moorage for a month cost more than they are worth. If they were trailerable they would be off rotting in some ones back yard. Because these boats have no trailer and are to small to live on, you can’t even sell them on CL.

With the power boats, I bet you will find they have dead engines. It’s almost impossible to sell a power boat with a dead engine. Our ports won’t let you live on a boat if they know the engines are dead. Thus again, a boat that can’t be trailered and can’t be lived on, no one wants it.
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Someone dropped anchor on a (65-75') ketch just south of the Barge Canal lock west of Cape Canaveral before Hurricane Irma (Sept. 2017) and has not been back. The hurricane shreaded at least one Jib on their roller furler so now it has no jib, just the bare furler.
It still rests at anchor in that shallow bay, having ridden out 2-3 hurricanes and unknown other heavy storms. She looks like a nice boat but I never see anyone aboard or even around her. So, she's been here 2 years, with several sunken boats nearby.
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...they were all sailboats as well. It didn't look like there were any sails though.

The Admiral and I always comment on all the sailboats we pass and how few of them we see actually, sailing. In the PNW, sails are an option but engines a necessity.
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Someone dropped anchor on a (65-75') ketch just south of the Barge Canal lock west of Cape Canaveral before Hurricane Irma (Sept. 2017) and has not been back. The hurricane shreaded at least one Jib on their roller furler so now it has no jib, just the bare furler.
It still rests at anchor in that shallow bay, having ridden out 2-3 hurricanes and unknown other heavy storms. She looks like a nice boat but I never see anyone aboard or even around her. So, she's been here 2 years, with several sunken boats nearby.
What kind of anchor?
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Old 10-16-2019, 07:00 PM   #11
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At our marina there are both sail and power boats abandon also. They are FREE to any that wants one.
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:06 PM   #13
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Port of Everett is having their periodic auction of abandoned boats.
https://murphyauction.hibid.com/cata...--online-only/

It always makes me wonder who would abandon a boat, and how bad it must be to not even sell it for a few bucks on Craigslist.

LOL, this is a pretty sad lot of boats.

Only one that looks like it might be in decent shape is the '63 Fairliner, and a wooden hull is not for me!

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LOL, this is a pretty sad lot of boats.

Only one that looks like it might be in decent shape is the '63 Fairliner, and a wooden hull is not for me!

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Fairliner and Pacemaker listed are most likely way less than worthless. I know a bit about those two brands from back then. One thing I know is that they seemed to rot more easily than other wood brands of the same vintage. Wood grade used? Sealants used [or not used]?? Not sure what the problem was... but those babies were rot prone.
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The Admiral and I always comment on all the sailboats we pass and how few of them we see actually, sailing. In the PNW, sails are an option but engines a necessity.
In 30 years of patrolling for the CG Aux, the one mayday that we were near enough to respond to was a sailboat out of gas...
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Wow. Move to the SE. Iíve been first on scene to 3 maydays and have never been on patrol.
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Sadly there are scant few entry level sailors these days.
In my misspent youth I woulda been all over that Pearson!

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Sadly there are scant few entry level sailors these days.
In my misspent youth I woulda been all over that Pearson!

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That Ericson 27 was on my list once.... Pretty capable little boat.
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Hmmm, if someone wanted a Tolly Craft, they might want to visit this boat.

I am a bit curious with the statement, "Must leave the property." Are they afraid the owner will come back with a sack full of cash and want their boat back?

The yard is not brave enough to show pictures of the interior. Hmmmm
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Hmmm, if someone wanted a Tolly Craft, they might want to visit this boat.

I am a bit curious with the statement, "Must leave the property." Are they afraid the owner will come back with a sack full of cash and want their boat back?

The yard is not brave enough to show pictures of the interior. Hmmmm
From look of $moke damage out$ide I can only gue$$ the ten$ upon ten$ of thou$and$ needed to re$tore the in$ide.

May be that interior is $o black that picture$ would re$emble a "black hole" in the univer$e!
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