Friday, January 2, 2009
51 Foot Formosa Ketch
For a couple years I've been eyeing this boat that's been in Fools Harbor. It kinda of looks like a CSY 44. But it's actually a 51 foot Formosa. It looks slow, beamy, and ultra comfy, perfect to live aboard. I never got a chance to check it out up close...until yesterday. I was down in the harbor stuffing my face with sushi and there it was, dry docked. Unbelievable! So I strolled over with half chubb and snooped around. Turns out it's been repossessed or something. Apparently the Sherriff owns it now, and it's going to auction on the 6th. In this economy, I'd love to pick it up cheeeaap. My only problem is finding a place to park the bitch. The going rate or a 50 foot slip in SB Harbor is $300,000. I don't have that kind of scratch laying around. Ventura is too far away. It's a long shot, but I've got a new project to work on this weekend. I'd like to see this thing loaded with surfboards cruising around Central America some day.