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RichKrough
01-23-2012, 11:32 AM
I have to run up to Holden Maine next weekend to pickup some antique side chairs for SWMBO. Along the way I was wondering if there might be any marine salvage yards along the way? I'm working on restoring and refitting my fiberglass lobster skiff. I wouldn't mind finding some of the pieces I need used. I'm looking for about 20' of stainless steel railing and fittings, some small windows for the cuddy, a fiberglass steering console and other misc.

Chris Coose
01-23-2012, 11:39 AM
That's a toughy Rick.
Most of us yard rats have run through the salvage on wood boats over the past 40 years.
I know of nobody stripping out F/G boats for parts. They usually get worn out so the whole thing goes to haz mat disposal.

David W Pratt
01-23-2012, 02:15 PM
Might check Marine Consignment in Mystic, or here in Wickford, sorta on the way.

RichKrough
01-23-2012, 05:04 PM
When I had a wooden boat there was an auto salvage yard 4 miles down the road from me with a 5 acre section of fiberglass boats. Now that I have a fiberglass boat they no longer have any boats.:rolleyes:

I also asked around some other forums and someone sent me this link to a salvage yard in Quincy. http://www.massmarineparts.com/ Looks promising for the windows and maybe the railings.
Lots of sailboat bits too.

Willin'
01-23-2012, 05:57 PM
This yard is located in Freeport and, while specializing in sailboats does have a sort of strip ship parts department. Might be worth your while as you wait for your wife to troll Freeport.

http://nesr.wordpress.com/project-sailboats-parts/

botebum
01-23-2012, 06:10 PM
Rich- Get in touch with Scarano Bros. down in the Port of Albany. They always had old junkers lying around the yard when I worked there. Same goes for the little marina in Renns. just off the 9/20 bridge (though I never worked there). I'm sure there's more places near the house that'll suffice for many of your needs.

If you do make it to Scarano's, it'd be worth it to try and wrangle a tour of the shops, especially if they're working on something cool.

Doug

Barry
01-23-2012, 06:45 PM
You could try posting your needs here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/marinerecycle/

Pretty big group and quite a few boat recyclers across the country.

RichKrough
01-23-2012, 08:40 PM
Rich- Get in touch with Scarano Bros. down in the Port of Albany. They always had old junkers lying around the yard when I worked there. Same goes for the little marina in Renns. just off the 9/20 bridge (though I never worked there). I'm sure there's more places near the house that'll suffice for many of your needs.

If you do make it to Scarano's, it'd be worth it to try and wrangle a tour of the shops, especially if they're working on something cool.

Doug

Doug,
I was over at Scarano's a couple of months ago. They have moved out most of the derelicts they had in the yard all those years. They still have a few derelicts working in the shop though :d

I remember the little marina you are talking about, they were next to the Albany Yacht club. I think they are gone and the Yacht club took over their building and yard, I'll do a drive by to be sure. BTW Troy Boat club washed away during Irene taking all those ratty azz boats they had over the Green Island dam. I could take my skiff and a grapple and just drag below the dam for the parts I need :)

RichKrough
01-23-2012, 08:51 PM
This yard is located in Freeport and, while specializing in sailboats does have a sort of strip ship parts department. Might be worth your while as you wait for your wife to troll Freeport.

http://nesr.wordpress.com/project-sailboats-parts/

Thanks, I'll give him a call and see if he is around on Saturday, I did a fly-over on google and it looks like he has more than a few boats
Spinnaker Run, Freeport ME (http://maps.google.com/maps?ix=hea&q=spinnaker+run+freeport+me&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x4cb27f054773c3c1:0x44370fa210d366b6,Spinna ker+Run,+Freeport,+ME+04032&gl=us&ei=1g0eT5eEN-iw2wWfgLGWDw&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CCMQ8gEwAA)

botebum
01-23-2012, 09:27 PM
BTW Troy Boat club washed away during Irene taking all those ratty azz boats they had over the Green Island dam. I could take my skiff and a grapple and just drag below the dam for the parts I need :)Split the cost of beer with me? That sounds like a blast!:D

Doug

benglish300
01-23-2012, 09:48 PM
stop in to the lowell brothers in yarmouth. If your in holden, just keep drivin right to moose island marine in Eastport, ME. Good things to be had.

rbgarr
01-23-2012, 09:57 PM
http://www.goodoldboat.com/resources_for_sailors/consignment_stores.php