Sunday, November 29, 2009

Around the Yard

It's Day 6 in the yard.  The bottom has been primed and Ben is glassing in the transducer as I type this.  Yesterday was rained out so not much was accomplished other than a much-needed rinsedown on Mother Culture.  Once the primer is dry, we'll slap some paint on the bottom and then she'll be ready for the Driscoll crew to finish up the paintwork and add zincs tomorrow. 

We've had to the opportunity to see some interesting sights while here in the yard.  Check out these pics (click on them to see full size shots):

First we have Pyewacket... She's a pretty famous racing boat once owned by Roy Disney... And we are lucky enough to share the yard with her. Her mast is so tall you can see it poking out above the tree tops when you come across the bridge from Ocean Beach. (Well, that is also due, in part, to her super-long keel. I'm guessing it's about 20-25 feet long.) She is one of 3 boats that has "wings". You can learn more about Pyewacket in Latitude 38

On the other end of the yard, some people are rebuilding this old wooden boat.  They have pictures posted that show what she will look like when she's finished.  Pretty spectacular!

This morning as I was walking back to the Mo-C, I could hear a bird making a strange ruckus.  I glanced around and found this hawk peregrine falcon perched on our neighbor's mast.  Luckily, Lola was inside the boat or she may have been invited to dinner.  Who would have thought hawks falcons hang out in boatyards?

Because of yesterday's bad weather, the channel was shut down to boaters.  Word around the yard is that the captain of this boat tried to sneak out amongst the whitecaps and his boat flipped.  The passengers were all ejected and when the Coast Guard headed out to rescue them, the Coast Guard boat flipped as well.  This picture shows the smashed window and torn electrical wiring.


  1. Wow, I was going to say that it looks like San Diego is a much better place to be then Baltimore in November (maybe always?) but after reading this I'm not so sure...

  2. T&M: I'm guessing you're referring to the last story about the guy flipping his boat? I don't know much about boating and Baltimore... but here we don't get too many bad days. That day was one of the few rainy days we'll get this winter.