No More Houseboat

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  1. miyawaki

    miyawaki Active Member

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    For those that know this beach - the heavy winds blew down this guys houseboat.

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    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    He had just removed the tent and had some nice walls going on with that canopy as a roof. I just hope his cat is ok.

    Leland, did you guys go anywhere else and have better luck? I kept at it but it was grim, grim, grim!
     
  3. miyawaki

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    I had to get home. Get back on an outgoing tide


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  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Ecological mess.
     
  5. Jason Rolfe

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    Too bad for him. Saw that this fall for the first time.
     
  6. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Hey,

    I think I may recognize that place. Is there an itallian restaruarant and bikini barista near this beach?
     
  7. Eyejuggler

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    No sir :( Just homeless people and meth labs :eek: :)

    I know where you are thinking...but alas no Pearls.
     
  8. Mike Munro

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    Still can't believe the guy actually had a cat out there.
     
  9. Eyejuggler

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    Two weeks ago I was gearing up and this guy pulls up in a run down sedan and parks in front of me, his radio blaring as he gets out and opens the trunk. First thing I see is a cat sitting there and I was like..."thats odd, he has a cat in his trunk". He loaded it into an animal crate and took that down to a dinghy along with some tools and random items in buckets and rowed out to his raft.
    Looked like he was painting the walls and doing misc house chores, I caught some nice SRCs and eventually left him to do his thing.
    I'll give him credit, alot more innovative than a freeway underpass. Just sucks as it was his home :( Thats all I know about it.
     
  10. Justin Waters

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    Some kids burned down a few weeks before the storm destroyed it. He was in the process of rebuilding it when that happened. Good ol' Al's used to have a sign that read "please don't ask about the raft, we don't know!" All the weirdness associated with the thing aside, I kind of enjoyed seeing the evolution of the thing over the past year.
     
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    What I never got is for a while when it first showed up it looked like he had some sort of motorcycle attached to it.
     
  12. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I was there a couples weeks ago and was watching him trying to hoist the camper shell onto the raft/float/barge, whatever while gearing up. On my return from casting practice, I chatted with him briefly while putting stuff away. Definitely not much of a conversationalist and and little different to be sure. It was only about 40F out and he had only a t-shirt and suspenders on... that should have been my first clue :eek:.
     
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    Kind of romantic, like the abandoned homes of the nomadic plains Indians.....
     
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    DSC01235.jpg FYI, the guy lives up the road in a real house.

    I hate to destroy the romantic moment for you guys, but right now we are looking at a pile of garbage on one of our beautiful beaches. Friends and I were there today picking up blocks of styrofoam all along that beach. We are hoping the owner does the right thing and cleans up the mess.
    Anyway, here are a few photos from the last few years. For a while last year, he was at the Purdy Spit. Two years ago, he actually had a garden "shed" on the raft. The "motorcycle" was made of styrofoam. DSC01031.JPG DSC02976.JPG View attachment 37539
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    How did it get outside of the bay? In the storm?

    I talked to him a couple of weeks ago. Quirky guy- he was smoking a cigarette with his motorcycle helmet on.

    I guess someone stole the 50 horse motor he had on the back of it. I was like, "you had a 50 horse motor attached to it and it didn't disappear a long time ago?" He must have decided to rebuild after the arson attack.
     
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    I know where you are thinking...but alas no Pearls.

    Now that takes me back...
     
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    I know where you are thinking...but alas no Pearls.

    Now that takes me back...
     
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    I was away for awhile so I have no clue when Pearls by the Sea closed. Pretty classic :)
     
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    The best thing was breakfast at Pearls after catching the early tides. Also sitting at a window table and watching your friends fish for searuns.

    Leland.
     
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    Fished there this Monday, Very fishy looking but no SRC landed.
     

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