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Selling/donating/disposing boat

Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by JTSII, Jun 1, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. JTSII

    JTSII

    Joined Jun 1, 2018
    1 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Eagle Mtn Lake, Ft. Worth, TX
    I have owned a 1977 Catalina 22 for the past 25 years (second owner). I don't use it anymore and would like to either sell/donate or otherwise dispose of it...tired of paying slip fees. What are the options for donating or disposing of it if I am not able to find a buyer? It floats, but has no motor or trailer, and needs some work. Thanks.
     


  2. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,381 posts, 883 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Boat Angel will take it off your hands and auction it on eBay. We got rid of an unwanted boat through them recently.
     


  3. JRacer

    JRacer

    Joined Aug 9, 2011
    730 posts, 177 likes
    Beneteau 310
    US Cheney KS (Wichita)
    Does FWBC have a Junior Program that is a not-for-profit that might take it as a donation for their programs? Just a thought.
     


  4. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,746 posts, 1,174 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Talk to @Simon Sexton , the Sea Scouts take boats. He's in Texas, you are in Texas, sounds like a match made in heaven.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  5. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,484 posts, 566 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    Another option is to part it out. Winches and deck hardware can be sold on auction sites. The centerboard/keel, standing rigging goes to scrap metal dealer. Someone may want the mast. If the cushions are good they might sell. Head or porta potty might sell. When you've sold everything you cut it up with a chain saw and put it in a dumpster.
    Someone local just did this with a sailboat that washed up on his beach. The cut up was basically a one day job.
     


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  6. JRacer

    JRacer

    Joined Aug 9, 2011
    730 posts, 177 likes
    Beneteau 310
    US Cheney KS (Wichita)


  7. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    8,996 posts, 2,287 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Unless it’s in great shape most boat donation organizations will not take it. They have lots filled with crappy old boats.
     


  8. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,381 posts, 883 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    The Albin Vega I got rid of through Boat Angel was an absolute WRECK. And I had plundered everything of value off of it, down to the blocks and shackles. Some poor slob paid about $1500 for it, and I got to write that amount off as a charitable donation. :)

    If I recall correctly, they don't "take" the boat, they just put it up for auction. You own it until it sells.
     


  9. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    963 posts, 268 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    Funny, I know someone who is looking for an Albin Vega.

    Yours couldn't have been much worse than one I looked at a few years ago in Riviera Beach. The seller claimed that it had minor damage from a galley fire. In reality, the whole inside was stripped & charred. It had squatters living on it too. I couldn't get away from that boat fast enough.
     


  10. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    963 posts, 268 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    As to the OP's original question, I found myself in a similar situation when I needed to get rid of a Chaparral with extensive core damage several years ago. After searching around for options, someone eventually tipped me off that the local transfer station would take it for a few hundred bucks as long as there were no hazardous materials involved. They charge by the pound.

    Another interesting suggestion that I received was to scuttle it in about 70 feet of water with an anchor attached & mark down the lat & long. Apparently, artificial reefs that are not marked on the charts, are a sought after commodity in the fishing community around here.
     


  11. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,381 posts, 883 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    They are getting very hard to find in good condition. I am subscribed for Craigslist alerts in every major coastal city in the United States, including the Great Lakes states. About fifty cities in all. Plus eBay of course.

    I see a decent Vega pop up about once a year.
     


  12. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,484 posts, 566 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    Uhm, I would skip that scuttle idea. If you were ever associated with that act I think you could face legal problems. Same for liability problems. Suppose a dragger loses his net on your unmarked "Reef." Or a diver drowns on it. It just seems like a bad idea to me.
     


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  13. ScubaGuy2

    ScubaGuy2

    Joined Mar 23, 2018
    37 posts, 9 likes
    Catalina 22
    12491 US Lake Charlevoix
    I believe this organization would probably take it: http://www.marsrescue.org/info/contact I don't know anything about them, except I considered a boat they listed on craigslist that had been donated to them. He had at least 2 Catalina 22's for sale at that time. They are in Grapevine, I think.

    Or
    You if you did want to sink it, you could contact:
    Athens Scuba Park in Athens, TX http://www.athensscubapark.com/ or Clear Springs Scuba Park in Terrell, TX http://clearspringsscubapark.com/ They MAY be interested in sinking it, but you would probably have to take it to them. It's worth a call. If they do want it, you could sell the parts first.
     


  14. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    963 posts, 268 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    Correct. I was not suggesting that as a good idea. That would be a pirate move. Perhaps I should have chosen my words more carefully.

    Around here at least, you need to pull a permit to sink an artificial reef legally. Before receiving approval, you need to clean it of all fuel, oil, contaminants, etc.
     


  15. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,190 posts, 721 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Yep, this is the new state of old tired boats. Many of the owners of these boats aren't aware, that their giveaway boat, has become a liability.
     


  16. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,746 posts, 1,174 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    There is always playground equipment. [​IMG]
    This is where an old Mariner 19 found its final resting place.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     



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