First boat, first voyage
So the picture doesn't do it justice, it's actually a picture of Mahalo from Pineapple Girl's husband Matt who was in Monterey sailing, but directly behind Mahalo is a MAGNIFICENT 65+- Hatteras, Gratitude, going from San Diego to San Francisco or Seattle.
All this is second hand but the gossip is that the owner got it to the fuel dock in Monterey and needed to bring it into the municipal marina and couldn't do it. It is a blood pressure raising voyage of 1/4 of mile through boats and "Jaws", the opening in the sea wall. He asked one of marina workers to bring her over.
It turns out that it is the owners first voyage on a new boat....which is his FIRST boat. No starting out with a Bayliner open bow, no aluminum fishing boat, no sailing El Toros in grade school, a full fledged mega yacht for his first boat.
And the weather from PT Conception to Big Sur has been awful, I've been watching hoping to go south. Even being nearly twice the size of Mahalo, it could not have been fun for he and his wife coming north. The boat is going to be in Monterey for a few weeks while the owner recovers....