Malibu kept every good craftsman (including Bakkatun and Thomas) in town busy during her rebuild. I think she is one of the most attractive of the Geary fantails, a rarefied class of vessels indeed. She went hard to ground when her new captain cut a corner coming out of Deer Harbor entering San Juan Channel, a place that looks safe but has seriously ugly rocks just below the surface, sometimes hidden at higher low tides. It's a common spot for groundings, but well known and not one a professional should get caught out by.
Just to be contrary Lew, I'll say Blue Peter is the best looking of the big Geary motoryachts........
Everything in proportion, yes the covered aft deck on Malibu is nice but it could be moderated a bit. Two proper masts, a nice pulling boat in the davits, and better house/hull freeboard proportions all add up.........
I could make do with either.....
I wouldn't argue, always a favorite. Nice thing about BP was the folks on board, too. Regardless which is best.... I will say....they are a hell of a class!
(And I did say of the 'bu....one of my favorites!). Blue Peter really is outstanding in every way. You have a hell of an eye, and she'd be my pick too, for many reasons, but I think almost everybody feels that way. Blue Peter was the flagship for many years.
Last edited by Lew Barrett; 07-20-2012 at 12:37 AM.
ca6b4dc7.jpgBlue Peter sorta reminded me of my Command in a Alaska a couple weeks ago. It's the Catalyst of Friday Harbor. (Still with its original engine too!)
Okay, it's a bigger pic but still haven't mastered the posting part yet.
don't attach photos. choose "from url", paste the address in the window, uncheck the box that says something about referencing files remotely and click ok. or you can copy the "img code" directly from photobucket and paste it directly in the text area.
This was the view 'out my window' a couple weeks ago.[IMG][/IMG]
Concerning the dueling yachts, I'm with Garret - "I could make do with either....." ;-)
but I'll have to say Blue Peter is absolutely beautiful.. for a stink pot, of course.. ;-)
Still lookin', still -
enjoy - in'
ETA: Dryfeet, you have a tough life.. ;-)
Last edited by Lew Barrett; 07-20-2012 at 12:33 AM.
Not sure they were Geary fantails, but I remember Sobre las Olas, and Principia. Does anyone else remember these?
We've seen her before (post #34) but worth another look. She's a wooden boat.
My postings to this thread are slowing a little for a couple of reasons; it's summer and I've been away from the office more. Plus a lot of the traffic is repeats of boats we have seen already.
And speaking of repeats, here is "Olympus" again. Similar picture to before, but maybe just a little better lighting as she passed this morning.
Hope you're enjoying your summer.. & glad you're back! ;-)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder & all, and thus this beholder, while finding naught to like about Plumduff, is _very_ happy to see Olympus again. You know you're ruining me.. ;-)
I'll have to agree with you on Olympus over Plumduff. Perhaps an unfortunate juxtaposition.
"Equator". To my eye, a pretty boat.
Equator is a purse seiner, built in 1923 at the Andersen yard in Gig Harbour. Apparently she is longer than the Alaska 58' limit and thus only fishes Washington State waters.
You know Tad, I don't believe for a minute that you know every one of these boats off the top of your head, so I think NAs have some tricks that we mere mortals don't know!
Are you going to be in Victoria this year, and if not, why not?
Rob Abernathy has asked me speak at the show, I don't know the schedule or venue, I'll probably talk on Traditional BC Boats. So I should be there.....
Good man, Abernathy. If you are coming, I would love to meet you.
Another one of the anti-pirate tanker escorts bound for the Middle East. The production manager for the company that builds these comes into our morning coffee shop and he was describing this boat just this morning. 58' composite floating fuel tank, it carries 1700 gallons of fuel for a range of 2000 miles. It is gyro stablized and loaded with electronics. It has two Yanmar 480's (or something like that) and surface-piercing props. When asked the speed, he says 40 knots. But something in his smile when he says that tells me it is capable of more. This company also builds some high speed chase boats as well as unmanned high speed reconnaissance drone boats.
I was assuming everyone knows what I know.......H.C. was Harold Cornelius Hanson 1892-1975, mostly commercial vessels but a significant number of pleasure boats. He worked for Ted Geary and was partners with Leigh Coolidge, and went on his own around 1928. A amazing draftsman, he drew very quickly in ink on linen without even preliminary sketches. He was a pioneer of welded construction on the West Coast. A large collection of his drawings are at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham.
I don't have the kind of view you do, but this came by yesterday:
I believe it's a Thomas Colvin design. Usually, I see them under power.
Still a sweet view. Quartermaster Harbor?
Damn! I missed her. This is the tail end of Lady Washington. I've waited all summer for her to come by and I missed her.
While posting the Lady Washington above, the Hawaiian Chieftain came by and I missed her too! And I knew they usually travel together so I was waiting, but I looked away for a minute and there she was. Well, maybe I'll get them when they come back out.
YOU MISSED BOTH OF THEM!!!!!
At least you tried.
HOW DID YOU MANAGE TO MISS #2??????
I'll give you a mulligan on both of these cuz they both spend a good deal of time down here. It's fun to watch them shooting their big guns, both at each other, and at our Johnsons (Irving and Exy).
Schooner Captains Love to Get Blown Offshore
So. Where we're you when I caught Adventuress? You only show up when I miss?