Neglect your boat and this is what happens

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Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by Stevenhigbee » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:17 am

I saw this 26-C for sale on Ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/361619006964

I suspect that mold is in the floatation foam as well as everything else. If anybody needs rigging or a trailer, it might be a good deal.

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My Mistress
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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by My Mistress » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:00 pm

I'd say, strip her down and power wash her, inside and out with a vinegar solution. The basic hull appears to be in good shape.
....and for only $102 + paperwork fees? A steal for someone wanting a project boat!

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by Signaleer » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:33 pm

I bet it could be brought back

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by Jimmyt » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:32 pm

Where we live, everything looks like that in about a week....

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by arknoah » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:23 pm

Signaleer wrote:I bet it could be brought back
Yeah, that's what I'm thinkin'

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by Stevenhigbee » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:36 pm

I guess it could, but I think you would have to remove and discard all the floatation foam, then spray chlorine bleach into every nook and cranny, then power-wash.

I hope somebody saves her.

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by dlandersson » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:11 am

I've been meanin' to talk to you 'bout your bathroom :P
Jimmyt wrote:Where we live, everything looks like that in about a week....

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by dlandersson » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:11 am

Heck yeah, it'll buff right out. :)
Signaleer wrote:I bet it could be brought back
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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by Jimmyt » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:17 am

dlandersson wrote:I've been meanin' to talk to you 'bout your bathroom :P
Jimmyt wrote:Where we live, everything looks like that in about a week....
Ouch! True, but Ouch...

You know the mold bloom is our state flower....

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by nprbill » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:43 am

Trees, rain and warm weather will do that quickly near the woods.

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by jkfinity » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:55 am

Thats about how my Mac 22 looked when I picked it up last month. Powerwashed inside / out for couple of hours. Still more de-crapping to do for ballast areas.

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by taime1 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:45 pm

Well, I bought it. In a bit of an over-enthusiastic ebay bid moment, I got the news yesterday that I won the bid for $1225. It's a little more than the opening, but I think with a little love, I'll have her looking good in a relatively short time.

I now have to go get it and it's a bit of a long haul, about 650kms or so from Katonah, NY to Ottawa, ON. The boat has been sitting for a few years, but I think (hope, really) that with some fresh grease in the wheel bearings, we should be ok. I'll also have a spare tire with me and may just grab a new set of tires on the way home.

Anyway, wish me luck.

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by simplesailer » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:26 pm

nice find!!! you will clean that up easily. A lil bar keepers friend will be easy. good luck and look forward to the pictures.

Cheers
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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by Catigale » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:09 pm

taime1 wrote:Well, I bought it. In a bit of an over-enthusiastic ebay bid moment, I got the news yesterday that I won the bid for $1225. It's a little more than the opening, but I think with a little love, I'll have her looking good in a relatively short time.

I now have to go get it and it's a bit of a long haul, about 650kms or so from Katonah, NY to Ottawa, ON. The boat has been sitting for a few years, but I think (hope, really) that with some fresh grease in the wheel bearings, we should be ok. I'll also have a spare tire with me and may just grab a new set of tires on the way home.

Anyway, wish me luck.
Im the perfect halfway stopping point for a beer or if you have trouble. Ill send a PM

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Re: Neglect your boat and this is what happens

Post by taime1 » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:19 pm

simplesailer wrote:nice find!!! you will clean that up easily. A lil bar keepers friend will be easy. good luck and look forward to the pictures.

Cheers
SS

The clean up has begun. The boat is in fair shape. The exterior is pretty good, now that it's been given a once over with the powerwasher. The interior is pretty rough yet. The laminated covers are mostly toast, the PO had also put in a few teak shelves and things, they all need to be refreshed. The wiring is a bit of a mess, but can probably be salvaged, in part anyway.

here are a couple of pics of the exterior, before the wash:
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and after the wash:

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The exterior is pretty good, not too many big gouges and scratches. The interior is alot of this:

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Needs a thorough cleaning to start to get the mildew and mould out. The PO put in a few speakers and a stereo, there's also some shore power, and it did have a depth sounder and perhaps a gps unit, but all that's left are the sounders mounted on the under side of the hull and wiring. There are a few leaks, there's a spot the PO created to store some rode near the bow, but it leaks pretty badly. I'll have to try and figure out where the other leaks are, which is always fun.

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