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    Sign 'O the Times

    That was total all boats up to then.
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    Sign 'O the Times

    Not an ad but I found this cool Americas Cup Yacht Race Handbook and Pocket Guide from 1901. Total booklet is 24 pages newsprint.
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    Ark of Noah insured ?

    Needs a pair of tugboats - 2 by 2
  4. YouTube Trailer Supposedly about the Atlantic record attempt. Might be interesting
  5. So who bought it? Where is it headed?
  6. If anyone really needs it, I can give the contact information of the Harbor Master. I have his card. But the basic contact information for the harbor is on the abandon notice.
  7. I posted the pictures after I got home from vacation. The french magazine just asked me for permission to use the photos a couple hours ago. I suspect they are a bit behind in the story. I also suspect I was used by the Harbor Master just to gain publicity and get things moving. I wonder how much of his story was true? Maybe he was in contact with owners all along and spun the story to get things moving. I don't know. There is some big fishing tournament based out of the harbor coming up in a short time, like weeks. The boat is parked at the weigh in station and really doesn't have another location to go to. That is the deadline to get it out of there.
  8. If it was sold back for back fees, it must have been with the agreement to get it out of the way. The guy was adamant that he wanted it gone. Where will it go?
  9. So I was visiting Hawaii on vacation and came across Hydroptere after a tourist booze cruise. Since I followed this boat for years I decided to come back when I was sober and take some pictures. What I found was an Abandoned Vessel notice. The boat was obviously not in use and not being kept up. After I took pictures I found the Harbor Master and he told me the story from his perspective. The boat arrived around TransPac and had no planned berth. They were denied by many harbors including this one. But after begging and promising to be out at the next record attempt, they are granted permission. The crew docked, tied up, and left. That was the last contact the Harbor Master ever had with anyone involved in the boat. No money ever showed up and all attempts to contact the owner(s) went unanswered. He even tried calling the sponsors who refused to have anything more to do with the boat. So the Abandoned Vessel notice went up months ago. The rigger and crane are scheduled to pull the boat, dismantle it and place all the parts on the hard, out of the way of upcoming events. Abandoned vessels cannot be sold as boats because there is no title. However the harbor has the right to dismantle the boat and sell it for parts and scrap the rest. This is the plan. He hopes to recover his legal, rigger, crane, back storage, etc. by selling the hydraulics and mast. Everything else is probably too unique to be of value. The crane is scheduled. This should happen soon. So I asked how much he was hoping to get, how much he would take if someone walked up to him today with cash? If someone walked up with $20,000 today the boat and all its legal issues would be theirs as long as it left the harbor. Is this how boats die? It's so sad.