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switman t1_jdvz62a wrote

>If the remaining proceeds on the sale are not claimed within 60 days, Fish and Boat keeps the cash.

Does this mean that someone can just abandon a boat, have the state tow and auction it, and then just show up and claim the proceeds? I realize in this case there probably wouldn't be any proceeds, but that's still a hilarious concept


chiphook57 t1_jdwa4cn wrote

That boat did indeed have fuel and lubricating oil aboard. Once the dep wraps up their paperwork, I don't think anyone is going to want near that craft. Wait until you see the salvage/tow invoice...


Aggravating_Foot_528 OP t1_jdwbc19 wrote

You mean skeeter can't bring his flatbed tow truck up to the shore and just haul it out?


Aggravating_Foot_528 OP t1_jdvzqgr wrote

Sounds like it. I think it has to do with rules about the state not being able to take abandonded property unless it's truly abandoned. I think the state has to give the benefit of the doubt that the property is truly abandoned before profiting off of it. Even if the person has told the state repeatedly that they don't want the boat anymore. But that is just my guess