Anyone Actually Cut up a Sailboat for Disposal?

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  1. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    10,304 posts, 3,310 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Indeed, if you have a way to get it to the dump, a loader with a closing bucket will make short work of it.

     


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  2. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,688 posts, 2,634 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Maybe throw it with a trebuchet for charity (the poor owner)

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  3. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    3,090 posts, 1,153 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    Aw, sell it on Craig's list or eBay.
    If people are spending thousands of dollars on a piece of toast burned with the shape of Jesus on it, SOMEBODY will buy that boat and get rid of it for you! And maybe give your charity a buck to boot!
     


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  4. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,888 posts, 869 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    Look in the local Arny Surplus Store for something. It would have "C4" on the label.
     


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  5. MaryEllaRose

    MaryEllaRose

    Joined Sep 11, 2013
    197 posts, 29 likes
    Catalina 25
    6106 US Lake Erie Metro Park
    All kidding aside....do it in the rain. My son and I cut up an 18 foot power boat with a chain saw and a sabre saw in a steady rain...wasn't that bad. Bit by bit it went out in the trash.
     


  6. DAVA390

    DAVA390

    Joined Jul 13, 2010
    954 posts, 149 likes
    Precision 23
    US Perry Hall,Baltimore County
    I fondly remember the gadget bins at Sunny's Surplus!!
     


  7. Daveinet

    Daveinet

    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    1,038 posts, 222 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
  8. SG

    SG

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    1,443 posts, 273 likes
    J/Boat J/160
    US Annapolis

    Sad thing, cutting up a boat....Hollywood had a more better allusion (or is an illusion) :^)))
     


  9. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    10,304 posts, 3,310 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Yea Kenny’s ‘garden’ is cool, its fed by a supply of retired Lake Superior fishing boats. Their unique style was created to protect the fishermen for the bitter year-round cold. The ones in current use don’t look much better than the ones in the garden. They have a hard life.

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  10. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    6,888 posts, 869 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    Decades ago I read in a home magazine about a guy who wanted just a small stand of bamboo. However, bamboo grows wild and rampant as far as the roots can grow. The suggestion was to get a bathtub, bolt some washers over the drains then bury the tub and plant bamboo- or whatever- therin. Seems to me boats would make nice flower beds by either burying the entire boat short of the toe rail, or cut away the hull and save maybe a foot of the hull and the gunnel to frame a flower bed.
     


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  11. waterpirate

    waterpirate

    Joined Sep 6, 2015
    110 posts, 20 likes
    Unknown snipe
    US delaware bay
    DSCN0533.JPG In my pursuit of a good snipe, I acquired 2 bad hulls and 3 bad trailers. the trailers and hulls were cut up with a sawz all after stripping the hardware. I saved the stern of the best one for the boat shed bar.
    Eric
     


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  12. brazenarticle

    brazenarticle

    Joined Jul 8, 2012
    86 posts, 12 likes
    Catalina 28
    US North East
    We cut up an Ericson 27 a few days ago at our club and I saved the bow cap in case it is what you are looking for - photo attached.....
    Send me a PM if this is of use to you
     

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