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    scrap an old 16 ft aluminium boat...

    Hey all. So i have this old fishing boat that hasnt been used in years, My step dad and I want to sell it. I am guessing we could get over a thousand bucks for it. ( based on watching the classified ads in my area). Then an idea popped into my head. If we take the motor off, its a 25 horse merc. we could probably find a buyer just for that. The boat is very old, and pretty beat up, so beat up it actually leaks a little bit through some of the old rivets in the bottom. It is totally safe and fine to fish in, if you dont mind a little water in the bottom, I just cant really imagine selling a boat right after explaining that it is only a "slow leak". So has anyone ever scrapped an alumium boat.? It is all aluminium. Would there be a way to find out how much i would get paid from it before I commit? Would i have to chop it up somehow? any and all feedback is much appreciated.


    Chris

  2. #2
    fr
    Mar 2010
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    Re: scrap an old 16 ft aluminium boat...

    If you can sell it for 1K do it as is. No way you will cover that for scrap valve of .65 a lb for alum or .10 lb for steel!

  3. #3
    us
    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
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    Re: scrap an old 16 ft aluminium boat...

    Scrub it down with some baking soda, drag it to the front yard & hang a for sale sign on it. Then put it up on Craigs list for a fair price. An hours time spent is better than giving it away for scrap value.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

  4. #4
    pr
    Oct 2008
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    Re: scrap an old 16 ft aluminium boat...

    almost any 16 ft w/ a running motor will bring 1 k w/ a 25 hp maybe more

  5. #5
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
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    Re: scrap an old 16 ft aluminium boat...

    cut it up and sell it as scrap aluminum.
    you dont want to sell something that
    could possibly cause someone to die in.
    ALLEN

  6. #6
    us
    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
    WHITES, MINELAB
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    Re: scrap an old 16 ft aluminium boat...

    Die in ?!?!? Loose rivets, tap em tight with a body hammer & a dolly. Paint the seams with some epoxy paint & it's good to go for another 20 years. Buff it up with some baking soda, good as new.

    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

  7. #7
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    20,001
    77 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: scrap an old 16 ft aluminium boat...

    im just saying if the leaks wasnt fixed and the
    seller told no one about them the boat could sink.
    ALLEN

  8. #8
    us
    My goal for 2012 is a dozen Walking Liberty Halves

    Sep 2004
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    Re: scrap an old 16 ft aluminium boat...

    I would buy some silver waterproof (if it exists) spray paint the whole boat two times and then sell it.
    I Dig Everything...Even Pull Tabs.

  9. #9
    us
    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
    WHITES, MINELAB
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    Re: scrap an old 16 ft aluminium boat...

    Quote Originally Posted by RON (PA)
    I would buy some silver waterproof (if it exists) spray paint the whole boat two times and then sell it.
    PAint the seams & tighten up the rivets = less outlay.

    You doooooo know it's human nature & murphys law that if you paint it one color, they'll want it another color?
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

  10. #10
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    FlAuthor

    Aug 2004
    Minneola, FL
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    Re: scrap an old 16 ft aluminium boat...

    That's how I make my extra money by buying old aluminum boats usually with a trailer. Put a little sweat equity into it and turn around and sell it on Craigslist usually with a $200 - 400 profit. I picked up a 16 foot X 6 foot wide beam Monark aluminum jon boat and trailer for $900. The boat alone retails for $3000 new. I'm waiting for my mechanic to bring a Evinrude 40 hp tiller with a 20 inch shaft up from Naples. This will be my treasure hunting / fishing boat.
    I got a 14 foot Sea Nymph for sale in classifieds and on Craigslist/Orlando.
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