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Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Few Interesting Boats

I'm always cruising the mooring field in my boat and at Brant Point looking for unusual and interesting boats. I found a few recently.

The Espresso 3 is here from Palm Beach, Florida. She's a big and very tall vessel-



Not sure what kind of a boat this one is but she sure is salty looking! She's moored on the eastern edge of the mooring field. Notice her crow's nest-





Here's an interesting looking rig. Looks like a double ender to me.




Check out this old girl-


A catboat-


The Argonaut-


The western rigged, sea scalloper, It Ain't Easy, recklessly steaming at full throttle through the no wake zone off Brant Point-


Station Brant Point's 47' MLB heading out on a call-


And finally, a 37' Nordic Tug approaching Brant Point Light-

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Commercial Bass Fleet Off Sankaty

There was quite a gang commercial bass fishing this morning off
Sankaty. I counted at least 60 boats there. I have counted up to 100
boats in recent years. 98% of them were Cape boats. I saw around 5
Nantucket guys there. I grabbed a picture and took a short video-


video

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Featured Boat- SanJuan 48

I met up with Captain Kirby Jones at the waterfront yesterday. One of his clients owns a SanJuan 48 FB (flybridge). Captain Kirby invited me aboard and gave me the grand tour. Thanks, Kirby!

I was very impressed with this boat. She's big and heavy. No expense was spared in building her. She felt good and solid underfoot. Here are a few pictures I grabbed from my tour.

Captain Kirby up in the flybridge-


Flybridge steering station-


Inside the main cabin looking out through glass to the stern-


Her expansive bow as seen from her flybridge-


The compartment where her inflatable dingy is stored under the deck in the stern-


A shot looking inside the main cabin area-


The hatch to her holy place-


Of course I crawled around in her holy place for a bit-



Inside steering station-


Her electronics package-