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Old 12-05-2005, 11:46 AM
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In my teens and 20's I rebuilt many performance and sports cars, some to show quality. I'm now in my late 30's and have the time, money and skills to rebuild the 24 foot sport fisher I purchased in September.

Where are the boat junk yards?????

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Go to any boatyard & walk down to the back where all the boats with grass growing around them are. There a plenty of dreams which have turned into costly nightmares back there.
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I suspect the reason you don't see many boat salvage yards is that there are too many different boats out there, so very few of any particular model sold, and therefore very little demand for exchanging a part for one... maybe 100x more variety in boats than in cars, but actually 10x fewer sold overall - a good selling car will sell 50,000 units per year, with industry leaders selling 500,000, while an industry leading boat will sell 500.
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:01 PM
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YankeeBoater,

Although you are correct on the production numbers, the following components are universal:

Engines
Guages
Controls
Windlass
Swim platform
Latches
Hoses
Trim tabs
Engine brackets
Seats
Etc.

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YankeeBoater,

Although you are correct on the production numbers, the following components are universal:

Engines
Guages
Controls
Windlass
Swim platform
Latches
Hoses
Trim tabs
Engine brackets
Seats
Etc.

Tom
True, I guess motors and a lot of hardware bits and addon accessories can be swapped, anyway - maybe you want to open a boat salvage yard then? Perhaps there's an unsatisfied market need out there - Lord knows, this stuff isn't cheap.
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:26 PM
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Yeah, I'm looking for used stuff so I can have more breakdowns - anybody got any good leads?
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Sailorman in Ft. Loud has used items from all kinda boats and ships. Don't know website but I do now they have one.
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Old 12-05-2005, 05:46 PM
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Port Clinton Ohio has a big one but that is a long way from you. I have the address and number at fishing camp but wont be back up there till spring.
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I thought the cape was one big boat junk yard? just kidding, a bunch in s florida but thats not much help.
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Try www.certifiedsales.com

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John Greviskis has a popular boat repairing tv show.
He has visited some junk yards for his boat rebuilding projects.
I believe these were in FL
http://www.shipshapetv.com/
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Old 12-05-2005, 09:26 PM
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You can always check here:

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Old 12-05-2005, 11:08 PM
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There are a number of marine consignment and suprlus shops: I have delt with many of these. If you need a part, give them a call and ask them to keep an eye out. Usually you can find what you need from this list. I know that Scurvy Dog in Pensacola, is filled to the brim with good "stuff" Places as the one in Ft. Pierce buy up manufactures parts when they go out of business, and often have new/old material. Don's and Sailorman are virtual treasure troves. A few of these are more industerial marine, but may have what you want.

http://www.marinesurplusinc.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.marconlq.biz/
http://www.sailorman.com/newsailor/base/index.php
http://donssalvagecom.verizonsupersite.com/homepage/
Scurvy Dog Used Boat Parts 850-434-1770 (Pensacola FL)
http://www.marinesurplusinc.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.triplecmarine.com/
http://www.cast-aways.com/
http://www.boatrecycling.com/
http://www.fairwindsmarina.com/

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Tom - what are you looking for? Ebay is hands down the best place for gauges, cleats, etc.
but there are tons of places especially in FL for surplus/factory seconds/discontinued boat stuff.

Rancho Marine Recyclers is about 25 miles from me on the west coast. 90% of their inventory comes off fresh water boats, so engine parts are usually pristine.

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Socfar you guys you have compiled this as a begging list of used parts supplies

http://www.certifiedsales.com
http://www.marinesurplusinc.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.marconlq.biz/
http://www.sailorman.com/newsailor/base/index.php
http://donssalvagecom.verizonsupersite.com/homepage/
http://www.marinesurplusinc.com/servlet/StoreFront
http://www.triplecmarine.com/
http://www.cast-aways.com/
http://www.boatrecycling.com/
http://www.fairwindsmarina.com/
http://www.shipshapetv.com/
Scurvy Dog Used Boat Parts 850-434-1770 (Pensacola FL)

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If you are looking for junk boats, try your local Scout dealer.
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Wow, 285exp, sounds like you don't like Scouts.

Thanks for all the answers, I'll try the different boat yard "back yards" as suggested but this seems like it will be a PITA. As for alot of the websites, pretty slim pickin' but I'll keep searching.

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Wow, 285exp, sounds like you don't like Scouts.

Thanks for all the answers, I'll try the different boat yard "back yards" as suggested but this seems like it will be a PITA. As for alot of the websites, pretty slim pickin' but I'll keep searching.

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There was one in the Highlands in New Jersey I have not been there in a while. I don't have the name but it was hugh. I don't think they could have cleaned up that mess. So I assume it's still there.
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Na, just trolling for the Birdman.
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285exp,

I must say that was a nice jab, like the way you just slipped that in.

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