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Was looking at a 1981 Kadey-Krogen 38 Cutter… owned by the Port. But apparently they can’t sell it because it needs to go through their “surplus” procedures and be auctioned off, and by the time they could get it to auction it would be 40 years old. So, they are going to let the DNR take it (reimburse them a few $$$) and the DNR will crush it and put it in a land fill. The only thing keeping it out of the water is a through hull that needs to be fixed (either replaced or filled in). And it needs bottom coat and paint.
Lots of work inside, but nothing too terrible. Was looking at it to go cruising on, but it’s going to get crushed, and there doesn’t seem to be anything I can do to stop it. One of a total of 85 made – it both sickens and saddens me.
What a waste. I’ve tried to think of how to save it, but it appears to be out of my hands at this point. Frankly, I get that folks are concerned about derelict boats and people that can’t afford to store them or keep them up, but it just seems a bit heavy handed.
Just had to get it off my chest – we’ve been trying to work this deal for nearly a month, and just found this out today.
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