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I was looking for some old trailers to get parts to rebuild my jonboat trailer. Found some stuff and then this guy gives me an old 1971 (I believe) Cobia run-a-bout. This is, in all reality, a turd. Left out in the elements... wood all rotten... no motor... plants growing in the crap that settles in the hull. The trailer will complete all the parts I need. So... what do I do with the boat? Everything is there except the motor, gas tank... stuff that makes it go. Was going to use a sawzall and cut it into little bitty pieces so i can throw it away. Any thoughts?

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Post a free craigslist ad. Smeone with a small budget might be handy enough to get it back out on the water!

Jeff

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Post a free craigslist ad. Smeone with a small budget might be handy enough to get it back out on the water!

Jeff

also eaier then chopping her up ;)

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Giving it away should be your first option, but from your description, you're not likely to find any takers.

Cutting it up will take considerable time. Have someone run a bulldozer over it and crush it to splinters.

If it has any paint left on it, you will have to pay to have someone accept its remains, just as you would for anything that is considered detrimental to the environment.

So, that leaves you a third possibility. Get your trailer operational, and offer the rest of the steel to someone who will take the boat off your hands. Let it be their problem. It's worth a shot.

I had my old 45 foot lobsterboat on wooden blocking and stands in our lot next door. The old girl was getting weak and the hull was beginning to list as the bottom was caving in where the stands supported it. A local scrap metal place came with two large dumpsters and an excavator. First they pumped all the diesel fuel out of the tanks (over 300 gallons), all the hydraulic oil, and all the coolant. All the wood went into the 40 yard dumpster. As they pulled it apart, starting at the bow, they crunched it up, after depositing the pieces in the large dumpster. When they opened up the engine room, they took out the three 8D batteries, and capped or plugged any lines that might leak. If there was any leakage, they were prepared with speedy dry, and absobent mats.

They did it for the steel and metals in the boat including copper, bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel. Cost me nothing. The entire boat fit into the 40 yard dumpster, reduced to splinters by crushing it with the excavators bucket, equipped with a thumb for gripping, ripping and crunching. They started at eight in the morning and they were gone with all their equipment and the area where the boat had been raked up and cleaned of any debris by eleven-thirty. They nearly filled the 10 yard dumpster with metal from the boat.

Only a few years ago, a contractor offerred to bust it up and haul it away. He wanted 5,000 dollars for the job.

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We have charities up north that will take boats as a donation, and auction them as is on ebay. Don't know if there's anything like that where you live, it's worth a tax deduction.

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Whelp... I had a friend stop by and he is going to take it as a novelty. Going to make it look like a shipwreck and use it as a decoration at his pond.

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Whelp... I had a friend stop by and he is going to take it as a novelty. Going to make it look like a shipwreck and use it as a decoration at his pond.

Wasn't it P. T. Barnum that said one of them is born every minute. Get him to take it before his wife changes his mind.

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Wasn't it P. T. Barnum that said one of them is born every minute. Get him to take it before his wife changes his mind.

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