Originally Posted by svplumas
We have a passport 45 ketch
an a wonderfull boat we are getting it ready for mexico
will be leaving tacoma next aug
I know where you can find my Passport 45. It's in LaPaz, sitting in a yard for 6 years.
I sold it to a guy in 2001. He wanted to get the hull
painted so I told him of a yard in Encinada that had a good, reasonable painter. Someone else told him to take her to La Paz
. I said that if he took her to La Paz
, make sure that he got out of there before hurricane
season. He ignored my advise. He had her hauled out and set her on the hard
season. Sure enough, a hurricane came through and she was blown over, along with several other boats in a heap.
Broke both masts, tore up some of the teak
toe rails and stansions. I guess the engine
filled with sea water
from the exhaust water
lock and she sat that way for a long time.
I found out about it by accident
. I was in La Paz, picking up a boat for a delivery
to San Deigo in 2005. Was I ever shocked when I saw her sitting in a yard looking all forelorned. I actually cried. The yard wouldn't let me go below, so I don't know if any bulkheads are damaged but I doubt it.
It is my understanding that she is still there. I'll bet someone could pick that boat up for $10K. I'm sure that the yard owns it by now.
Here are some sad pics:
KananiLaPaz pictures from friends & fun photos on webshots