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Thursday, September 12, 2013


I just purchased all the hardware from a fiberglass Atkin 38' sailboat in Santa Ana, Calif.  Hull has never been in the water and looks very good.  Boat has sat for probably 20 years.  There is a used Mercedes diesel engine in the boat.  At the moment the owner is removing the chain plates, anchor windlass, bow pulpit etc. etc. for me.  Owner indicates that he will give the hull away if someone will move it.  It was put in a backyard with a crane and at a glance, by removing a corner of an overhanging roof it looks as if the boat could be moved by a boat mover truck.  According to the owner vessel has a lead keel that I estimate at about 6000 lbs.  Last I heard Exide battery company in Vernon was paying $1.60 per pound for lead.  Finish off the boat, or scrap it for the lead, rudder is on with some beautiful bronze hardware and there's even a spare rudder.  For an extra $500.00 I think the owner will throw in a good looking new aluminum mast that is about 55 feet long.  I have the spreaders, tangs and assorted mast hardware.  Please deal direct with the owner if you have any interest.  Call 714-342-4095 or e-mail to and ask about Atkin double ended sailboat.  Minneys assumes no responsibility as to the condition of the boat or what the final decision of the owners as to whether they will give it away for having it moved or not.  These are VERY NICE people closing out the estate of a loved one.  Ernie Minney

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