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Thread: Sailboat lead recovery

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    Sunk boats make great artificial reefs and fishing spots tag it with your gps if you go this route.
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    I smelted one small keel, it had all kinds of **** as a filler in it, be cautious .

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    Thanks to everyone for the advise. I am going to have to test the lead for fillers. The price to move it maybe more than the lead is worth when you add the demo work. I am going to have Sea Tow give me a price to move it and go from there. I wish I had access to heavy equipment and a couple acres of land. I will update everyone next week. The reef idea would be great but not legal.


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    Pearsons were boats built to meet a price point NOT a standard. Plenty of boats far older than that one are still sailing the world. I would be VERY concerned about what that keel is really made of. Cutting up fiberglass is dangerous and can lead to lung disease. Burning it is worse (remember Kuwait ?). This sounds like a project to walk away from.

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    Big boat usually do not come with trailers. Your local marina should have a service for moving big boats.

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    What is the owner of the boat paying you to remove it?? For free I would walk away moving boats can get expensive.

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    Geezer has a good point unless your coworker is a good friend, he may be trying to dump his problems onto you.
    Price boat moving
    price place to demo
    figure your time
    price disposal of non-lead parts (dumpster)
    Research how much lead you might get.
    Add up all the numbers then---
    sample the lead to see if it is even worth salvaging.

    I'll bet your coworker already knows how much removal and disposal will cost and would be excited to get rid of it for free.

    I don't know your co-worker so I can't judge his motives, but, this is a possibility.

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    Grmps makes the most valid point. I cut up a salvged car once. never gonna do that again.

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    Figure in disposing of toxics. Boat coatings from the 1960s will have an interesting mix of anti fouling materials.

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    There are lots of boats that are junk and it wouldn't bother me to see them scrapped. The Triton was the first production fiberglass boat. Way overbuilt because they didn't know how strong fiberglass was back then. It's also a beautiful boat with the lines of a wooden boat. Nothing like the later Pearsons.
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    I dont know this boat specifically but..... some lead keels are just bolted on, the only cuting would be a caulk/glue type sealant. if he has to pay to get rid of it, possably by the pound, maybe you can get rid of only the keel for him for free. Still a big job, but smaller than getting rid of the whole boat.

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    Demolishing and disposing of a 29' sailboat is a pretty expensive job. Most salvage companies down here in S. Florida would easily charge a couple grand, and probably double that. That includes them selling the keel to a scrap yard.

    If you already had equipment and a place to tear it down, you may be able to come out on top. But I don't think it'll make financial sense for you in this case.
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    Lots of work. I thought of doing this as once, and then wondered what I would do with 3800 lbs of relatively soft lead.

    In order to alloy this to the hardness I wanted I would need 190 to 380 lbs of Linotype.

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    getting rid of the hull is more of a problem than getting380 lbs of linotype.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
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