I think Chuck is right. Here in Louisiana we have lots of derelict boats.
The local marinas have had to go to sheriff's eviction several times.
In Pensacola there are a half dozen anchored in the bayou astern of
Touche'. Some are live aboards, some show no activity.
On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 7:13 AM, Chuck Gilchrest via CnC-List <
> 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
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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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