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Sunk Sailboat

For years, decades actually,  I have been driving north on US 19 through Inglis and every time I cross the Withlacoochee river I look at this sail boat tied up at that camp ground and say well it hasn't sunk yet. Well, last week end driving over the bridge there it is, sunk. This really pisses me off. It was going to happen sooner or later, why do these people let these boats just sit there in disrepair until they sink and now guess who gets to pay for it's removal, we do. Got another one sunk in the Steinhatchee river too.
Tight Lines, Steve
My posts are my opinion only.

Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers

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  • gogittumgogittum Nature CoastPosts: 3,255 Captain
    I see that a lot with abandoned airplanes at small airports, too, and it baffles me.  They'll pay moorage or hangar rent for years  Boats and airplanes are the neatest and most prized of toys.....and they let them sit there and rot.  Lunacy.
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 6,022 Admiral
    That's the thing i don't understand, I don't think I ever saw that boat moved, ever. Now I admit that I only see it when I drive by on the week ends but, I drive by it a lot. If you don't use it sell it to someone that will, or take it off shore and make a nice reef out of it. Just letting it sink in the river is just wrong. Seen way to much of it.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • Soda PopinskiSoda Popinski GrovelandPosts: 16,406 AG
    People with no appreciation of those thing buy them and let them rot.    There is a huge difference between using something that causes it to wear and parking something under a tree or at a dock and then letting time completely destroy it.   Always makes me sad to see something abandoned like that
    You can't pet a dead dog back to life 
  • tankeredtankered Gainesvill, FlPosts: 1,393 Officer
    Maybe the owner died.

  • ANUMBER1ANUMBER1 Posts: 12,735 AG
    Pa  and Ma retired from the frozen Nawth and moved to Fladuh with the dream of tropical breezes and smooth sailing.
    They bought a (insert your choice here)boat and used it a few times before the newness wore off and the upkeep $$ increased though they still paid out as was their obligation.

    Pa had a stroke and passed and the Nawthern chillern convince Ma to sell out and move back home, boat doesn't sell right away and after a year or so, either,
     A.the chillern quit paying the slip rent or,
     B. come down to settle Ma's affairs and move the boat out into the bay/river and anchor it with a for sale sign on it (maybe).

    there is your cliffs notes.
    I am glad to only be a bird hunter with bird dogs...being a shooter or dog handler or whatever other niche exists to separate appears to generate far too much about which to worry.
  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 6,022 Admiral
    That boat has been tied up to that dock for decades.

    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 11,972 AG
    It is always best to tow them out to your private numbers and let them "accidently" sink there.

    “Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.”
    ― Ernest Hemingway

  • surfmansurfman WC FLPosts: 6,022 Admiral
    be sure to pump out the oil and fuel first though and remove all the rigging, that stuff is worth money for scrap.
    Tight Lines, Steve
    My posts are my opinion only.

    Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.  Will Rogers
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