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Roady68

Hurricane Harvey Boats and Parts

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Just curious about a couple of things.  What will happen to all the boats damaged in the Houston area?  Will most get repaired?  Will boats that are too damaged be scavenged for parts, or do they get scrapped as a whole?   Are there boat "junkyards" that go collect boats too damaged to repair and scavenge parts?  I know there was a stigma with Hurricane Sandy boats.  Especially with the salt water damage.  Just curious if anyone knew.

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Dealers get the insurance book price. Repair it before corrosion sets in & a person has a problem loaded boat till the day he sells it. That is how many boats get handled. 

Some are sold WAY WAY INLAND to speed up the sale.

Buyer beware. Including any new boats on a lot when they get soaked / sunk & raised.

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This is one of the biggest reasons I'm not buying another used boat. I'll stick with mine till the end.

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I just assume that if they are insurance totaled, they will be auctioned off by places like copart to the highest bidder, whoever that may be.  If not totaled, they will be repaired with insurance money and people will keep on using them or sell them.  Copart or the other sites that auction stuff for insurance companies will note on the auction listing if they are water damaged or whatever the cause of the damage was.  I've had two things get totaled including a Chaparral for which this was the process and interestingly enough, I could have/had the right to have taken anything and everything off of the boat before it went to auction.  

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I did a bunch of work for the founder of Copart after he bought Alan Jackson's property.  He was one of the nicest guys to work for.  Here's a pic of the floor we did in his largest garage it was almost 50,000 s.f. iirc.  At the time he had well over 100 cars in his collection, and he made sure they were driven on a regular basis.  

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On 9/13/2017 at 8:29 PM, TNBrett said:

I did a bunch of work for the founder of Copart after he bought Alan Jackson's property.  He was one of the nicest guys to work for.  Here's a pic of the floor we did in his largest garage it was almost 50,000 s.f. iirc.  At the time he had well over 100 cars in his collection, and he made sure they were driven on a regular basis.  

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The phrase."  Must make room for new arrivals. "  Comes to my mind.

No reasonable offer refused.   

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Someone needs to come up with a boatfax ....    Like Carfax that gives the history of boats like they do cars.   

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On 9/13/2017 at 9:29 PM, TNBrett said:

I did a bunch of work for the founder of Copart after he bought Alan Jackson's property.  He was one of the nicest guys to work for.  Here's a pic of the floor we did in his largest garage it was almost 50,000 s.f. iirc.  At the time he had well over 100 cars in his collection, and he made sure they were driven on a regular basis.  

johnson-garage-feature-300x225.jpg

Is that an epoxy floor or polished concrete?  

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5 hours ago, Kwood92 said:

Is that an epoxy floor or polished concrete?  

Its epoxy with a urethane topcoat.  We do polished concrete as well.

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11 hours ago, TNBrett said:

Its epoxy with a urethane topcoat.  We do polished concrete as well.

I just had that done to our hangar floors.  Could eat off them!

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On 10/27/2017 at 3:52 PM, TexasPilot71 said:

Hmm, I am curious what it says about our boat.  I am guessing our boat had been flooded slightly at one time.  Maybe its best I don't look. LOL.

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8 hours ago, Roady68 said:

Hmm, I am curious what it says about our boat.  I am guessing our boat had been flooded slightly at one time.  Maybe its best I don't look. LOL.

Before we bought our Chap, I was looking at a SeaRay.  In fact I had already placed a deposit on it.  Seller accepted my offer of 30% less than asking. 

Then I ran across some information that it had been salvaged, so I cross-checked it with this website.  It confirmed what I found. 

Now, my situation was really odd...it was a complete fluke that I found it was salvaged in the first place.  Most will not find out the way I found out.  In those cases, this website would have saved them.  The same boat went for full asking price a few months later to some fellow who didn't investigate.

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15 hours ago, TexasPilot71 said:

Before we bought our Chap, I was looking at a SeaRay.  In fact I had already placed a deposit on it.  Seller accepted my offer of 30% less than asking. 

Then I ran across some information that it had been salvaged, so I cross-checked it with this website.  It confirmed what I found. 

Now, my situation was really odd...it was a complete fluke that I found it was salvaged in the first place.  Most will not find out the way I found out.  In those cases, this website would have saved them.  The same boat went for full asking price a few months later to some fellow who didn't investigate.

I did the inspection had a surveyor inspect it, sea trials, etc, all the right things we could think of.  But I knew it had to have some repair.  Knowing what I know today, I am sure there was excessive water in the bulge at one point.  Oh well.  I already did the repairs so boat is as good as new.  There will be some additional work in a few years, but for now all is well.  Fortunately, it all worked out for us.  But I will keep this in mind next purchase, which is a while away.

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1 hour ago, Roady68 said:

I did the inspection had a surveyor inspect it, sea trials, etc, all the right things we could think of.  But I knew it had to have some repair.  Knowing what I know today, I am sure there was excessive water in the bulge at one point.  Oh well.  I already did the repairs so boat is as good as new.  There will be some additional work in a few years, but for now all is well.  Fortunately, it all worked out for us.  But I will keep this in mind next purchase, which is a while away.

Great to hear!  Happy boating! :boating:

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