Posted by Marine Surveyor V on October 23, 2003 at 10:18:08:
We were trailering our boat down to Larson's for some hull work this past week. As we drove down the dock road we saw the Iron Eagle roped up to a sea wall. Since there's been a lot of talk lately about the boat and it's owner we decided to check it out for ourselves after we dropped off Belinda. We were hoping to get a tour from either a crew member or captain but no one was around. What we saw was not impressive. It looks like the boat has not been out for a trip for many many weeks. She is listing about 10 degree to starboard. The outside galley area had refrigerators that were open and mildewy. It looks like someone has been trying to re-paint her trim but the new paint ran and is starting to peel in places. Over the rear deck it a blue canvas that's new since I last saw her. The cover has either mouse or rat poop on it. Where the canvas meets the rear of the wheel house, there is more poop and a lot flaked rust from somewhere. The boat looks like it was last used for fishing. There were old squid boxes and partially assembled rod holders on the deck. The boat was not connected to shore power. There is no loading step or boarding plank to get on he, we had to jump on and off from the sea wall. If this is her new dock I feel sorry for those having to park in the area. There are no more than a couple spots to park. The good thing about where the Iron Eagle is located now is than it's only a few hundred yards from the Coast Guard docks and offices.
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