Salvaging a sunken aluminum boat...

Discussion in 'Boating Discussion' started by waterwolf2230, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. hawkplayer32

    hawkplayer32 I'd rather be fishing.

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    Were the motors totally submerged? If so, that would be my biggest concern. I wouldn't worry about the salt harming the painted aluminum. I have an aluminum boat and it does very well on the salt.

    Speak to a local mechanic about salvaging the motors and then make your decision.
     
  2. waterwolf2230

    waterwolf2230 Newbie

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    Ya the motors are completely toast...salvage the props and part out the rest.
     
  3. jbuck

    jbuck Member

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    Small leak thru the aluminum? As in pin holes from corrosion? If so run like hell.
     
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  4. RodRage

    RodRage Well-Known "Member"

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    Pics of said boat?
     
  5. hawkplayer32

    hawkplayer32 I'd rather be fishing.

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    Price out new outboard. They are super expensive. Do your cost benefit analysis and then quadruple the amount of work you plan to do and add in your hourly rate. May not be worth it.
     
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  6. swami 805

    swami 805 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Do you have the cash? Don't know that a bank will finance a project boat like they would a new boat. That's a ton of work. Life is short,buy a new boat and spend the time fishing
     
  7. Reel Kahuna

    Reel Kahuna Member

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    Jot down the dollar figures.

    $30K Boat
    $40K/2 Yamaha 250 outboard

    Then there's rigging, wiring, etc. plus your time.

    Best to buy new as others stated above.
     
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  8. agrazela

    agrazela Member

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    Right now, the owner is thinking, “I have the opportunity to sell $1000 worth of junk parts and scrap metal to a guy for $35 large”

    Make a 3 month standing offer for just above scrap value. If someone comes along and offers him more, thank your favorite deity.
     
  9. One_Leg

    One_Leg Ret. Comm. Diver/Medic

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    What reason did the vessel owner(s) give for not wanting to restore it.

    I say restore "it" because objects of beauty, grace and speed are customarily assigned a name of feminine origins. That thing is fugly!

    Run away....quickly.
     
  10. Walker Inc.

    Walker Inc. I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Is this a north river hull from WA state?
     
  11. brice

    brice Mañana

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