"Bubbles" is Beautifully maintained, completely refinished,. She is Boathouse and freshwater moored vessel... "Bubbles has had an amazing life and really has a special life story, she was fully restored and maintained by a shipwright Roy Dunbar at Dunbar Marine Services in Seattle. All of her brightwork was refinished in 2012 and covered with ten coats of Varnish. She has lived her entire life in the Pacifc NW, beginning on Lake Union. Please take some time to get to know her! Moored in a boathouse on the Columbia River.
"Bubbles" Improvements are as follows, these items were completed by her current owners:
Removed and replaced all of the old electronics to include:
New E-Series Raymarine Chart plotter, GPS, fish finder and depth sounder.
New Simrad chart plotter at the Lower helm.
New Icon M-Series VHF.
New "Smartplug" shore power plug and connector.
New Blue Sea Systems electrical panel.
Replaced Bilge system.
New Magnum 2000 Inverter Charger.
Associated wiring and fusible links for above.
Removed large old tubular metal radar mast and replaced with semi-scale for the boat wooden mast with antique Beehive mast light.
Replaced worn rear canvas with new screened canvas done by Hayden Island Canvas.
Gave her back her original christened name "Bubbles"
She offers Hurricane Hydronic zonal heat along with the original factory electric wallboard heaters
Her Engines were repowered back in the 1990's with Chris Craft (Chevy 350) engines.
One additional add from the factory was a 1 mile spotlight as replaced by the original 1/2 mile
On Friday, January 12, 2018, CYA Members will converge on Marina del Rey to begin a full weekend of CYA business and fun. Kicking off the festivities will be an evening party aboard the magnificent classic fantail yacht SOBRE LAS OLAS.
Black Douglas is a 23 foot 1928 bay launch built and designed by Bath Iron Works. Emily Roberling gave the launch to her father who had built the 160 foot Black Douglas, a steel hulled schooner. She served for many years as the Port Captain's harbor launch at the Palo Alto Yacht Club under the ownership of Thomas B. Olson during the 60s and 70s. A long time member of the CYA she is currently owned by veteran CYA member Jim Butz and is berthed at California Yacht Marina, Wilmington, CA.