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Boat on Carson Beach

Yesterday, David Parsons photographed the sailboat that's been sitting on Carson Beach since Sandy blew it there.

Earlier:
The sailboat during the storm.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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Someone should check maritime salvage laws, which I believe allow the salvager to take possession of the property if it is a abandoned for a long enough time.

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I happened to run into the owner of the boat when I was taking these. He's already been fined once by the city, and they are about to fine him again. He also said that someone stripped the engine and anything of value from it.

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If he has insurance, doesn't that cover having it towed back to where it broke loose?

Barring that, doesn't he know anybody with a power boat and a rope?

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I'm guessing he's waiting for a high enough tide that will get the boat semi-floating so it can be pulled off without much damage. The way it is now, you'd need a tugboat to pull it off and you'd probably just rip the cleats right off and not move the boat at all.

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He may have to do it the old fashioned way.

Plant an anchor out in deeper water and then winch the boat out slowly.
Repeat as necessary.

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I've wondered for a while how he's gonna get the boat out of there. That area of the harbor is really shallow, for basically all the way out to the yacht clubs. I don't see any salvage company wanting to bring a boat in close enough to haul it off the beach, at the risk of grounding their own tug.

The boat probably weighs 3500-6000lbs ballpark, so a powerboat with a rope isn't going to cut it.

The other option is a truck with a crane or something, but a sandy beach provides a terrible foundation, so that doesn't seem possible either.

I wonder what his fine was when he got charged by the city, depending which law they cited, it could be a $10k fine.

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I wonder what his fine was when he got charged by the city, depending which law they cited, it could be a $10k fine.

Seriously, the boat isn't worth that much.

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it doesn't matter what the boat is worth, that's the fine.

I assume that's not what he was fined, but it's definitely a possibility.

law in question: http://www.lawserver.com/law/state/massachusetts/m...

speaking from experience, the harbor police/justice system makes you well aware that the fine is 10k, and are unrelentless in pursuing the person they deem responsible, owner or not.

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Alohadave gave me permission to post this publicly - a quick photoshop job I did on his original.

https://secure.flickr.com/photos/mikeatlas/8242377220

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GREAT photoshop. Makes carson beach look like the skeleton coast (Namibia-google image it) which is the most beautifully creepy thing I have ever seen....

My house is about a half mile from there and I know from experience that I could get my boat in there at high tide. I don't know who he is, but I would certainly give him a tow if he asked nicely!!!

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