Monthly Archives: November 2016

Display Boats- Monterey Wharf Lot

Several Monterey boats have been on “permanent” display at the entrance to the Monterey Wharf parking lot. ¬†If you go to Google Maps/Street View, you can see two of them! The street view images come from both 2011 and 2015, … Continue reading

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Gurdy Drives – Updated Details

With the permission of Indiana ¬†University, I’m able to publish some high-resolution details of the gurdy drive equipment shown in three photos from the Charles W. Cushman Photograph Collection. Take a look at the Gurdy Drive page– the detail really … Continue reading

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Fordham/Duvall Miscellaneous Images

After posting photo sets for a number of subjects from the Tom Fordham/Lee Duvall collection, I still had a bunch of left over images. These are now posted in the Real Boats gallery as their “Miscellaneous” images… or just go … Continue reading

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Gurdy Drives

Power driven gurdies didn’t become common on Monterey boats until the late 1940s. Early systems used a chain drive off the engine or prop shaft, and a variety of means to send power to the gurdy units. See examples now … Continue reading

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Unidentified Boat with Hicks Engine

Here’s another rescue in progress… at least, I hope it went well! Seen at Moss Landing in 1992, the owner was ripping out rot, and had the late model Hicks single holding down the back of his truck. Seen in … Continue reading

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Hauling Out in Santa Cruz (and Monterey)

As depicted in one of Tom Fordham’s models, boats at Santa Cruz and Monterey were hauled out for the winter with heavy davits on each harbor’s pier. “Marcella”, on the Santa Cruz pier, has a set of these, but I … Continue reading

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Mary Jo & San Nicola (Monterey)

Here is a set of photos by Tom Fordham, probably from the late 1970s, featuring two working boats at Monterey. Nice comparison of the clipper and straight bow styles. Complete photo set for these two is under “Mary Jo & … Continue reading

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