Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-23-2008, 09:06 AM   #1
Moderator Emeritus
 
dougd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 300
The last Willard 30 on Clear Lake?

This pic was taken by Elmore in Watergate after the storm.* It is unknown what the ultimate fate of this vessel will be.* Restoration or recycled?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	willard after ike in watergate marina.jpg
Views:	941
Size:	120.6 KB
ID:	689  
__________________
Advertisement

dougd1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2008, 03:55 PM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
 
dougd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 300
RE: The last Willard 30 on Clear Lake?

Quote:
oldfishboat wrote:

Makes me cry. saw that pic last week along with a bunch that also made me cry. Wonder if she will refloat if they lift or pull the sail boat off her back? If that be the reason she is resting like that ?


OFB, I'm not sure if it's the weight of the sailboat or water in her stern.* The whole scene was just too much for me to take.* Sensory overload, almost surreal.

I talked to someone that told me a story about a guy that was on a boat at Watergate (the same marina) the night of the storm.* He was told by this brave (crazy) old soul that things started to get wild when his sailboat rose so high that it began crashing up and down on one of the piles that he was tied to.* It ended up being driven through the bottom and out the stern. The eye started to pass over about this time and he leap-frogged from boat to boat to try to get to someplace higher.* He ended up swimming to the marina office and camped out*on the 2nd floor.* Wow!* What a night that must have been.

I'm not sure if this was the boat.* I seem to recall more than 1 boat at Watergate with a pile piercing.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	sailboat in watergate.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	56.2 KB
ID:	690  
__________________

dougd1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2008, 05:01 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
dougd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 300
RE: The last Willard 30 on Clear Lake?

This was posted by someone who knows the owner of "The Last Willard 30 on Clear Lake?".* It was posted on the Willard Boat Owners on Yahoo Groups:

Hello All,

That Nomad which sank at Watergate in Clear Lake Tx is Excelsior. She was pretty tired and neglected before the dunking. I have an email address for the owner, Gordon, if anyone has an interest in salvaging the boat.

Send me a note and I will forward it to Gordon if*anyone would like*to speak to him.

-- Edited by dougd1 at 18:05, 2008-10-02
dougd1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clear Lake Texas Baker Fuel Check 0 06-08-2009 10:17 AM
Clear Lake, TX Lightning Keith General Discussion 3 08-22-2008 06:02 AM
Clear Lake, Texas Baker Fuel Check 10 08-19-2008 08:00 PM
Fire at Clear Lake Marine Center..... Baker Cruising and Events - Gulf Coast 7 07-22-2008 07:12 PM
Clear Lake, Texas (Houston) dougd1 Fuel Check 18 05-21-2008 09:45 PM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012