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Old 12-14-2005, 10:47 AM
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Default where do old boats go to die?

I've wondered about this over the years, but being a midwesterner, I've only seen afew here and there in farmers fields an whatnot, so just forgot about it.

Since I've been here in Miami, with the vast concentration of boats in this small area, where do they go when it's time to retire? I did get lost in a somewhat industrial area here in Hileah (sp?), and found a bunch of 16-20' tucked in and around, looks like maybe dumped there by people of hurricane.

But with the amount of boats there are, surely there is a giant mountain of them somewhere?
Do they get crushed, recycled, dumped at sea????


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Im sure a lot are scuttled...
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Default Re: where do old boats go to die?

a lot of them just "hang out" half sunk in canals, the miami river, and in backyards
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Default Re: where do old boats go to die?

I don't know about the larger boats but I do know that I sees a heaping bunch of them in cottage country used on a regular bases. I know I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving a 40k boat tide up at my cottage's dock (if I had one) for weeks at a time if I wasn't there.
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Default Re: where do old boats go to die?

Capt. Squiddly - 12/14/2005 11:29 AM

Im sure a lot are scuttled...

That's disgusting
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Default RE: where do old boats go to die?

Try www.yachtsalvage.com. This is a site that disposes of insurance company's salavage hulls.
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Default Re: where do old boats go to die?

My mother-in-law (ex-comptroller of a chain of boat yards) used to use the term "Yard Queen" to describe all those hump-backed or sagging once-beautiful wooden boats that were always going to be someone's "project." Most were eventually recycled with the help of a chain saw, alas. I loved the term "yard queen" though, and thought it very descriptive.

My personal yard queen project is a 7 foot 2 manual, French harpsichord kit that's been sitting in my dining room for 4 years....

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