Here's a sign of these economically depressing times: The Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol is selling 10 abandoned boats to the highest bidders at 9 a.m. Friday, reports the Log.com, "California's boating and fishing news site."
Vessels for sale include powerboats 28, 29 and 35 feet in length; sailboats 24, 27 and 29 feet in length; one 6-foot and two 8-foot inflatable tenders; a 9-foot, a 10-foot and three 12-foot kayaks; a 10-foot canoe; a 10-foot inflatable kayak; an 8-foot rowboat; an 8-foot Sabot; and 10-foot and 14-foot dinghies.
Johnnie Law will retain possession of the vessels for a 10-day redemption period after the auction, then the tubs will be released to their new owners. Pre-auction viewing begins at 8 a.m. at the Harbor Patrol office at 1901 Bayside Drive, Nouveau Riche.
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Great, even if we can scrounge up enough between our sofa cushions for the anticipated "rock-bottom price," how the hell are we ever going to afford the monthly slip fees?