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Old 10-24-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
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Steel Cradle - worth?

Good day,
I'm pretty close to closing a deal on a Mainship Pilot 34. It has a custom steel cradle included. Those are not all that popular in MD and I'm curious what it is worth, in case I can sell it back to the marina or others? Thoughts?

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Old 10-24-2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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My opinion. It has zero value. Really can't see someone actually building one of these unless it is being used for boat transport.

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Old 10-24-2014, 09:33 PM   #3
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One American insurance company required a steel cradle if we wanted to store Bay Pelican in Grenada or St. Lucia during the hurricane season. At Prickley Bay there were, I estimate, 60 boats in steel cradles. I was charged $1,750 per season for the use of a cradle in addition to all other storage charges.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:34 PM   #4
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Upon arrival in Oakland, the shipping agent offered to take the Coot's shipping cradle for no cost to me after asking him about disposing it.

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