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They often sandpaper over the names and file off the registry numbers, doing their best to render the boats, and themselves, untraceable. Then they casually ditch the vessels in the middle of busy harbors, beach them at low tide on the banks of creeks or occasionally scuttle them outright.

The bad economy is creating a flotilla of forsaken boats. While there is no national census of abandoned boats, officials in coastal states are worried the problem will only grow worse as unemployment and financial stress continue to rise. Several states are even drafting laws against derelicts and say they are aggressively starting to pursue delinquent owners.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 05:59 AM
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Boats are the biggest money-pit's in the world. The same folks that ran out and bought the "McMansion's", are the same folks that bought $40k-$50k boats a few years back. I have several in my neighborhood that haven't left the driveway for over a year, mainly due to the price of fuel.

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boat people are wierd... "hey let's go ride around on the same square mile of nasty lake water all day and drink light beer and smoke Salem cigarettes y'all"
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boat people are wierd... "hey let's go ride around on the same square mile of nasty lake water all day and drink light beer and smoke salem cigarettes y'all"
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boat people are wierd... "hey let's go ride around on the same square mile of nasty lake water all day and drink light beer and smoke salem cigarettes y'all"
lmao!
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 11:47 AM
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boat people are wierd... "hey let's go ride around on the same square mile of nasty lake water all day and drink light beer and smoke Salem cigarettes y'all"

Yeeehaaaawwwww! Hell yeah!

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Having a boat is really a pain in the ass and nothing more than a money pit .
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 07:12 PM
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they are a money pit but when its 100 degrees and your out wakeboarding and watching girls dance around topless it becomes pretty damn fun. Texas has no real good beaches so the lake is the next best thing.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 08:24 PM
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The only way I would ever own a boat is if i had a house on a lake. I had some great times when i was a kid at our old lake house. But I will admit that people that buy a boat and live half a hour away from a lake are idiots.
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