View Full Version : "Boat" disposal.

03-15-2011, 11:21 PM
I may have a buy on a trailer, however it has a fiberglass boat on it and I have to take it all. Boats about 21', has a Volvo/gas in it. Should i just slip it into the river and let it go, or take a chainsaw to it?
I'll stick it on CL for a week, maybe it will go but if not, what is the best way to get rid of it?
Thanks in advance.
Basil the dog.

03-16-2011, 12:33 AM
The last 21' boat that I helped get rid of we just took it to the dump. Had to make a reservation and they just ripped it up with a bulldozer and shoved it in the pile. That was just north of Seattle. Shoreline I think. I see Vancouver doesnt allow that though. This place in Richmond will take it: http://www.ecowaste.com/

03-16-2011, 12:50 AM
I know you are joking about slipping it into the river. It happens to often around here, specially since the recession started.

Those outfits that take donated cars for charity can help if you can arrange to keep the trailer. They take boats and cars running or not.

Recyclers may take it.

Dismantlers in CA are charging about $20 per foot.

03-16-2011, 10:00 AM
What one guy did: (scroll down to "Demise of a sailboat")


S.V. Airlie
03-16-2011, 10:32 AM
Forget the gas engine.. Not worth it if you put it or leave it ina boat..Even with blowers, just asking for trouble...

03-16-2011, 10:47 AM
Lead is $1 lb

Larry P.
03-16-2011, 11:11 AM
Forget the gas engine.. Not worth it if you put it or leave it ina boat..Even with blowers, just asking for trouble...

your kidding right?

03-16-2011, 12:02 PM
I cut up a pick up camper once and it looked like it was a easy job but it turned into a lot of work..

And im a contractor with 4 sawsalls and 15 crowbars

S.V. Airlie
03-16-2011, 12:09 PM
your kidding right? If it is for a boat I would forget it..Parts yes.. Should have been more specific..in my reply above...

03-16-2011, 01:38 PM
Have youi tried contacting SALTS?


03-16-2011, 03:01 PM
Pretty tough to sell a boat that size without a trailer, craigslist and usedvictoria are littered with small fibreglass glass vessels that never seem to sell. Even tougher over in vancouver were moorage is at even more of a premium. The thought of using a chain saw on fibreglass makes me want to retch. A midsize excavator would make short work of your boat in less than an hour and break it down small enough to fit in a 12 yard bin. Plus save you a lot of exposure to fg dust, avoid destroying a saw and make a snap of pulling the motor.