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Old 02-19-2015, 01:20 PM   #19
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Yards I know in Marin and in Delta are scared S-less for their rail crib or travel lift having wood boat hull flex too much due to bad fasteners and/or rot. Majority of wood boats are past their prime years of firmness-condition. Several years ago I noticed a 50' +/- wood Pacemaker rot in place at one yard in San Rafael because owner sued hauler for tweaking the hull. After a few years of taking up yard space; the yard finally had to dismantle it with chain saws. There are some woodies still floating at docks... basically grandfathered in I guess. One marina that has plethora of live-a-boards has numerous woodies that look like they will eventually sink in place. I'm sure most if not all are non-navigable and there is no yard that would haul other than for disposal purposes. Yards I know currently refuse to take on additional wood boats for any docking. I've heard horror stories where owners simply disappeared leaving the yards with costly removals.
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