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100' Yacht Sinking and being Towed off Culebra, Puerto Rico

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Ormond Bert54, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Capt Morgan

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  2. Capt J

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    Why on
    Do you have ANY idea what it will cost just to rewire that entire vessel, then you have all of the interior, the machinery.....etc....... it will cost far more to rebuild it properly than buy a good used one......Labor is incredibly more to rebuild a boat or refit it, than the trained employees at the factory are getting.

    How is it structurally sound if it had a 6'x6' hole in the bottom?
  3. Capt Morgan

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    That can be patched easy and rn it' floating in a marina but we can do all the electrical are self over time you just have to know what you are doing we'e done it before
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    So, is she really up and floating some where? You purchased her from the insurance company?
  5. Capt Morgan

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    Yes sir she is up and floating in Miami but we have not yet purchased her.
    I got a 13 minute walk through of her after sinking if I can figure out a way to post it I would be more than happy to share it with u all
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    You can upload it to YouTube and then paste the link.
  7. Capt Morgan

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    Once I get to a good WiFi connection I'll do that it will probably be tomorrow
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    If he does not have a good idea of what it will cost, he soon will. There is rarely any value to raise and refit; but there people who will try anything.
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    It sounds like he is considering this a DIY project. Perhaps he's a marine electrician and mechanic and plumber and upholsterer and metals fabricator and carpenter and ship-builder, with the huge amount of special tools and time and helpers and his own shipyard for this project. And he just bought some lottery tickets. Could be.
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    Hopefully not in SC.
  12. Capt Morgan

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    Why is everyone so doubtfull we had bought a 55 ft whitcraft off the bottom and its floating and looks reall good we know how to do all the work are self and we were just considering it we are looking at multiple boats
  13. Capt Morgan

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    And I'll try to get the video of the walk through posted asap
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    Whitcraft? From Puerto Rico?
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    People are doubtful because experience keeps a dear school.

    "floating and looks reall good" does not mean the vessel has a positive dollar value if you balance the time/money put into it from finding it, raising it, cleaning, identifying issues and rectification.
    However, if you are making money doing this or it's good for your soul then more power to you!
  16. Capt Morgan

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    No it was a different salvage we did are self it had been run up onto rocks and had 200 plus holes In the bottom if it did all the work are self and it runs and is in good condition
  17. Capt Morgan

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    Okay here's the link to the walkthrough keep in mind all the woodwork is heavy cherry and can be redone


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    Reminds of the redo on the original 70 Delta Zopilote which sank after hitting an uncharted reef in Alaska. Was salvaged and completely rebuilt to live a second life, it can be done!
  19. Capt Morgan

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    It just takes a lot of work but anything is possible
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    And a TON of money.

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