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buying a old fishing boat...advice please

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  • 25-08-2020 7:46pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭


    Hi, looking at getting a old fishing boat to fix up and live on part time...complete boat novice so looking for advice please..
    When buying a boat privately, is there any log book or paperwork to be done??
    Was thinking of putting it on a quite and isolated cork river, is that allowed??
    How much are boat yards to store a boat, and can you work on fixing them up in a yard??
    Not looking to go moving it..just want to place it somewhere quite, tie it securely and enjoy just being on a riverside....im guessing theres probably a load of hurdles a regulations as with most things in life, so any advice is welcomed..thanks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,782 ✭✭✭Fann Linn


    spacekiwi wrote: »
    Hi, looking at getting a old fishing boat to fix up and live on part time...complete boat novice so looking for advice please..
    When buying a boat privately, is there any log book or paperwork to be done??
    Was thinking of putting it on a quite and isolated cork river, is that allowed??
    How much are boat yards to store a boat, and can you work on fixing them up in a yard??
    Not looking to go moving it..just want to place it somewhere quite, tie it securely and enjoy just being on a riverside....im guessing theres probably a load of hurdles a regulations as with most things in life, so any advice is welcomed..thanks.

    Fergal b on here would be able to give great advice.
    Waterways Ireland and Inland Waterways Ireland fb pages should be well able to help ye out.
    Plenty of rules and regs involved.
    Plenty of money involved also in survey if you're not experienced or new to boating/sailing.
    Boat yards and marinas can be costly and then you've lifts in and out to add on.
    Do your homework if you're a complete novice would be my advice.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,324 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Anyone can buy a boat and most are bought "sold as seen" so it's up to you to get a survey done you will also need a survey for insurance. Most of the waterways have a 5 day rule so you will have to keep moving every 5 days unless on private land, different waters have different rules check them out here https://www.iwai.ie/boat-on-the-water/ Most marinas charge by the foot for the water and yard roughly 1000 euros a year for a 30 foot boat, you can clean them up and paint them but you may not be allowed to get a skip or leave a load of crap on the ground.






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  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭spacekiwi


    Great thanks, thats way more info than i knew 2 hours ago..
    Is insurance compulsory?? Is it just to protect you if you hit another boat or just to cover damage to your own.??
    If a boat is in one location and you need transported by road, how costly or much if a hassle is that??
    Thanks.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,324 Mod ✭✭✭✭fergal.b


    Insurance is mainly to cover other boats and people in or on the water you will also need it to go into a marina.

    The last boat I moved cost 1500 euros for a flat bed and a Crane from Dublin to Athlone if your boat is small enough you might get away with a hiab truck.






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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,188 ✭✭✭pH


    The only real navigable inland waterways in Ireland are the Shannon, Erne, Grand & Royal Canals and part of the Barrow. It's been discussed here before but rivers don't automatically have a public right of access, they're fully owned and controlled by the landowners either side, unless (in the cases mentioned above) they're owned (or controlled) by a state body lile WI/ESB/OPW etc.

    For other rivers the water may be managed by a fishery and they control what is and isn't allowed on the river. I guess if you are landowner and have a quiet river on your property, have retained the rights to the waterway and can get access to the river to launch and moor a boat.

    For example one of the biggest rivers in Cork is the Blackwater which is not navigable by anything other an a canoe and is tightly controlled by various salmon fishing interests.

    If you know a landowner and they gave you permission and access you could moor something (again depending on whether a fishery actually controls the water), but it is doubtful that you would be able to move the boat, it would be a static houseboat.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 225 ✭✭spacekiwi


    Great , thanks for all the info...
    Lastly, if i buy a boat..how do i know its the guys boat im buying??
    Whats stopping someone putting a pic of a boat up on dd and meeting you and taking money??
    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 220 ✭✭daveville30


    If it's a fishing boat there should be a bill of sale kind of like a logbook .if it's a recreational boat you may just take there word for it


  • Posts: 7,499 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    There is a lad doing just this in Cork ,not a fishing boat though.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANPkOJywyM4&list=PLnCweiC9kJ8G4Y0QP_C797eDfTc6fzKd1


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