Jerry Donaldson, of the CBRA board and Dead Boats Society, reports:
It’s Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 5:00 pm. Here are today’s observations:
- Boat 1:18 foot power boat Ms L. The bottom is now badly split so this boat is done-for. The boat is squarely on the Saanich side of the bay. I spoke to the owner a few days ago. He was attempting to repair the hulldamage, but I don’t think he’ll succeed. There is still 100 metres of yellow nylon rope connecting the boat to a mooring off-shore. This line is floating and is IMHO a navigation hazard.
- Boat 2: Spellbound, still on the beach, Oak Bay side, no change. The drop boards have been out for a week or more. The roller reefing has been detached at the bottom and I speculate someone is trying to remove it.
- Boat 3: “Free Spirit”. It’s been moved down the beach but is now sunk, on the Oak Bay side It is exposed at high tide.
- Boat 4: “Sea Lion”, 27 foot or so, sloop, registration number 13K77934. On the Oak Bay side. No change.
- Boat 5: A sunken sailboat on the Saanich side 150 feet off-shore, on the Saanich side. The last time I spoke to the owner Mandy she is still planning to try a salvage. Mandy now lives on Penrhyn.
- Boat 6: A sunken sailboat, it’s a few hundred yards off-shore and all I see is the mast, Saanich side I think. It’s probably “Von Bouyage”. No change
- Boat 7: Ryan’s Haida. He has successfully re-floated it. I think it’s on the Saanich side. There is above the beach and on someone’s private property beach a pile of stuff including a very large armchair that Ryan took off the Haida. We can speak to Oak Bay about resuming clean-up clean- up. There is still trash all over both the Saanich and Oak Bay sides.
- Boat 8: A beached boat on the north side of the Bay. Ian Hinkle is going to visit the wreck and get some information for me.
For CBRA and Dead Boats Society