Update On Us 4



November 11, 2009 Hey, hey;

I had some fun last night. There is a 52 meter (171ft) sailing yacht at port in Santa Barbara right now. She sails in about twice a year.

Last night I was fortunate enough to be shown around. It is a privately owned yacht and almost no outsiders ever get to board. I felt privileged.

I started by taking off my shoes the minute I boarded. Shoes drag dirt and the wrong shoes can do damage. I started on the rear deck area. There’s a couple of “fighting chairs” out there. Those are chairs for fighting a huge fish up to the boat. It’s unusual for a craft like this to have them.

From there we went down stairs to a lower rear entry. The door opens at about 6 inches above the water level. Next was the engine room. It houses twin Cat C32 engines. Each puts out about 1,000 HP. WOW!

We returned to the deck and took a complete tour of the interior. There is so much cool stuff to tell, I can but offer a few tidbits. On the front mast is a power crow’s nest. It lowers so one can climb in and be lifted up for surveying ahead.

As always, pictures do it no justice! But here's a couple.

The top picture and these two belong to another.

And here's me with my new found best friend!

What a beautiful vessel! And everybody was so friendly. They never made us feel like we were invading their home.

Read about us from the beginning, here

Go to my Home Page.       My sitemap is here.

Read about us here.   Our privacy policy is here.  And our disclaimer here.