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Old 02-09-2013, 10:15 AM   #21
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Rather than ask a stupid question, I googled "what is a slough?"

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1. an area of soft, muddy ground; swamp or swamplike region.
2. a hole full of mire, as in a road.
3. Also, slew, slue. Northern U.S. and Canadian. a marshy or reedy pool, pond, inlet, backwater, or the like.
4. a condition of degradation, despair, or helplessness.

I know I've been in #4 plenty of times.

I don't think I'd want to anchor in a swamp, a hole in the road or a reedy pool. "Inlet" and "backwater" make sense, but somehow I think you have something more specific in mind.

Is this a left-coast thing?
No, it is another name for a channel through shallower water, such as Big Foot Slough leading from the Pamlico Sound to Ocracoke, or Frying Pan Slough through the Frying Pan Shoal off Cape Fear. In California, they are the mostly man made channels between the "islands" created by levees and drainage.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:10 AM   #22
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No, it is another name for a channel through shallower water, such as Big Foot Slough leading from the Pamlico Sound to Ocracoke, or Frying Pan Slough through the Frying Pan Shoal off Cape Fear. In California, they are the mostly man made channels between the "islands" created by levees and drainage.
Thanks, guess I've spent too much time isolated in the Northeast. Not only did I ask a stupid question, but I asked it in the wrong thread! I have a bad habit of opening multiple threads in different tabs. Guess I went back to the wrong one to post, sorry!
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Wikipedia`s "secondary channel of a river delta" is more enticing than "mudhole". Either way I`d run the washdown pump when the anchor came up.
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My first thread hijack. I feel sort of unclean

Anyway, I had this thread open because I really AM interested in marine salvage parts. I figure after hurricane Sandy there should be tons of good equipment and parts on the market, and I need quite a few. But it doesn't seem to be happening. And quite frankly, the prices I'm seeing so far aren't all that good.

It seems to me there's an opportunity for an enterprising young person to scour the insurance company bone yards and recover salable items before the boats go to the crusher.
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My first thread hijack. I feel sort of unclean

Anyway, I had this thread open because I really AM interested in marine salvage parts. I figure after hurricane Sandy there should be tons of good equipment and parts on the market, and I need quite a few. But it doesn't seem to be happening. And quite frankly, the prices I'm seeing so far aren't all that good.

It seems to me there's an opportunity for an enterprising young person to scour the insurance company bone yards and recover salable items before the boats go to the crusher.
I think you have to buy the whole boat in order to scrap it.
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It seems to me there's an opportunity for an enterprising young person to scour the insurance company bone yards and recover salable items before the boats go to the crusher.
As Beachbum has said. The insurance company owns the boat. They won't let anyone take parts without buying the boat from them (insurance company). No one will buy the boats because after the usable parts are taken off there is no "crusher" like in cars to get rid of them. Fiberglass hulls are a problem as far as scrape goes.

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I assume that if nobody buys the boat (which must be most of the time), the insurance company has to pay someone to scrap it.

It seems they would be open to a business proposition that would lower the cost of scrapping.

But maybe I'm living in a fantasy world where big companies do things that make sense. I'll go read some more Dilbert cartoons, then I'll be fine.
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I assume that if nobody buys the boat (which must be most of the time), the insurance company has to pay someone to scrap it.

It seems they would be open to a business proposition that would lower the cost of scrapping.

But maybe I'm living in a fantasy world where big companies do things that make sense. I'll go read some more Dilbert cartoons, then I'll be fine.
There are salvage auctions where you can buy these boats.
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OK, I found one company that's doing what I suggested:

Outboard Motors and Parts, Propellers items in donsmarine-2008 store on eBay!

Too bad they seem more focused on smaller outboard boats, but I suppose there are more of them around.
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