I believe the derelict boat issue is far more prevalent in areas where boats 
don’t get hauled on a seasonal basis.  Look closely at the back lots of local 
boatyards in NE and there’s no shortage of worn out boats that the yard owner 
would gladly sell on a lien to pay off the yard storage bill.  And few are 
worth the time and effort to get them functioning again.  At least a derelict 
abandoned on land can be stripped of gear, cut up and the keel sold for scrap 
metal value.  Derelicts in the water simply become navigation hazards by 
sinking or running adrift in a storm.
My current boat sat in the owner’s back yard for 7 seasons before I bought her.
Chuck Gilchrest 
S/V Half Magic
1983 35 LF
Padanaram MA

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> On Mar 6, 2018, at 7:40 AM, David via CnC-List <cnc-list@cnc-list.com> wrote:
> Interesting...in the New England area i have not seen many, if any, derelict 
> boats.  Ugly boats, yes. Not very ship-shape boats, yes.  Must be the cost of 
> living...

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