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My day down at the harbor

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My day down at the harbor
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 10:18 PM

I got a call this morning from my friend Alan, letting me know that an old boat he sailed on was being dragged out and broken up.

We both headed to the harbor and watched this go down.

Rendezvous is/ was a barkentine that was built in 1933 and had an active sailing career until she started to fall apart in the early 2000's. Then she sat in the harbor, gathering yard charges, until the harbor pulled her out and broke her up.

A bark much like Rendezvous, except this one has a gaff rig on the mizzen.

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Posted by Luvspinball on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:51 PM

Kinda sad to see and old ship meet its demise.

Bob

 

Bob Frysztak

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:22 AM

Ships have a life and soul of their own, just like a human.

 

 

 

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Posted by Pete G on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:07 AM

If you can, get something from her. Then a part of her will live on. Sad to see, we create form and function, and sometimes the result is beauty. And then, age and neglect plays no favorites. The cost to maintain her would have long since exceeded her value. Unless she would have encountered an owner with pockets deep enough to only want see her under sail again. Clearly that did not happen here....  

fox
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Posted by fox on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:30 AM

Beautiful old ship. Thanks for the pic of her in her hayday.

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Posted by Luvspinball on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:30 AM

Pete G

If you can, get something from her. Then a part of her will live on. Sad to see, we create form and function, and sometimes the result is beauty. And then, age and neglect plays no favorites.  

 

 
I love that idea.  Get a piece of wood or brass, and add it to your next project, either as a base or a piece of the hull, or whatever.  That would be cool.
Bob

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:06 PM

Well, I would have loved to and Alan and I launched a two-pronged attack on the wreckers to try to get the name board off of the stern.

They were an experienced and adamant crew and kept us back.

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Posted by Pete G on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:22 PM

Which means the name boards, figurehead, some brass may end up on Ebay. Saved in the end, but by whom. Anyway, good of you to go and share pictures.   

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:32 PM

Well, that could be. 

There's an old saying that the best way to understand how something works is to take it apart and put it back together.

Putting it back together sure won't happen here, but it was interesting, if sad, to see it come apart. The diesel wasn't in it, and none of the cabin paneling, which Alan said was quite nice back in it's day.

The wheel was gone, the boat was gone.

He said that at one point someone had spent a lot of money on the yard for the main, it was gone.

I think whoever was living/ squatting on her sold off stuff as he could over time.

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:36 PM

Now that's a shame.

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