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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lady B

Not a whole lot going on down around the waterfront lately. We're back to our typical spring weather. Cold, windy and rainy. It looks like the lousy weather pattern isn't going to end anytime soon.

The Morro Bay is still moored to the east face of Straight Wharf while her crew works on the range light towers down at station Brant Point. She was taking a beating as the easterly wind was pushing her up against the pilings. She's all scraped up now even though several fenders were put out to protect her.

The little western rigged scalloper, Madi J, is also at Straight Wharf riding out the blow while her crew tends to mechanical trouble. My brother, Dan, told me that last night during the storm, her bow line parted and she ended up sideways in the slip. The crew was able to get the main engine running and straighten her out. Not an easy thing to accomplish during a gale of wind and only one screw to work with.

I spotted a nice lobster style boat laying against the Rope Walk restaurant today. She looks like a 32 BHM but I'm not sure. She's homeported in Harwichport, MA. Here are a few pictures of the Lady B-




Notice the station midship and the pot hauler. I would think that there should be a steering wheel there as well.

Here's a closer look at the station with the controls-

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Marty
Looks to me like there is an electric tiller next to the throttle. That's a nice small setup versus a full wheel.
Ken

Martie said...

Ken, I thought that was the control for the pot hauler?

Anonymous said...

I hope they didn't come over in that wind!
Dan

Martie said...

Not sure when she came across but that hull can surely handle any slop with ease.

SpiritOfTheDead said...

Eh, I had a good comment to post, but alas, it got zapped when my $**#&$* windows machine rebooted. Musta been the power outage we had here in Heaven.

Anonymous said...

Marty
It's a Simrad electric tiller. Looks like the one "Endurance" has for transom controls. Sure makes for easy control when fighting standup or out of the holder.
Ken

Martie said...

Thanks for that, Ken. I never knew something like that existed.