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Old 18-02-2013, 09:18   #1
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Gravelles Closing on Monterey Bay

A little bit of sad news for local Monterey Bay sailors. It looks like Gravelles Boatyard in Moss Landing will be closing down and sold by the end of the year. Apparently the $110,000,000 lawsuit filed by MBARI (Monterey Bay Aquarium research Institute) naming Gravelles as a gross polluter, was too much. Apparently it is being sold to an ROV company.
Already other marine service industries are feeling the pinch in the San Francisco Bay from environmental groups. Yards do not seem to be able to keep up with changing demands put upon them. I also noticed the new bottom paint on the shelves now with less copper in them.
It seems the industry is slowly dying off.
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Old 18-02-2013, 12:22   #2
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Sorry to hear that. That's where we dinghied over and Paul installed his engine isn't it?
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Yes...it is. Man...my title looks totally screwed up. I wonder what happened.
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Yes, definitely a senior moment. Happens to you old guys!
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Yes, definitely a senior moment. Happens to you old guys!
Talk like that will get you a stale biscuit and horse meat on the next adventure
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