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    Default Hurricane damaged boats

    I wonder how many written-off boats will reappear on the market after lousy and incomplete repairs tempting unsuspecting and inexperienced buyers.
    If I had a dollar for every girl who found me unattractive, eventually they would find me attractive.

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    Default Re: Hurricane damaged boats

    Seven, maybe eight?
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    Default Re: Hurricane damaged boats

    About 1/100 of the number of cars that appear on used car lots around the country.

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    Default Re: Hurricane damaged boats

    I expecting 30-40% of total boats

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    Default Re: Hurricane damaged boats

    I wonder how many upside down catamarangs from last year got flipped backover right way down from this years storms?

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    It’s much more diffcult to transport a hurricane damaged boat a 1000 miles to another location to find a sucker buyer than it is to transport a flooded car a 1000 miles. Therefore I expect this problem will be mostly localized to the hurricane areas.

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    One person's problem is another's opportunity. If I was in the market for a bargain plastic boat, I'd be driving down there.
    -Dave

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    Default Re: Hurricane damaged boats

    I have a friend who got a heck of a deal on a Soveral racing boat from Galveston after a storm many years ago. You just have to know what you are looking at.

    Mickey Lake
    'A disciple of the Norse god of aesthetically pleasing boats, Johan Anker'

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    There were about 500 ,less than one year old, half million dollar leopards ,wrecked in St Marten alone .(barged into Antigua)
    By "wrecked" I mean flipped, badly damaged, left half submerged and unattended or 3 to 9 months.
    Leopards are balsa core cats, twin yanmar diesels, sh#t tons of modern inconveniences aboard.
    come n get em . if you like that kind of thing.
    i do not

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    Default Re: Hurricane damaged boats

    Multihulls are sailboats with training wheels...

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    Default Re: Hurricane damaged boats

    Typically a good source of hardware if you're not looking for electronics. Being wet doesn't do much harm to a self-tailer...electrinics...not so much.

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