Nov. 1 • 7 p.m. Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a boat on the rocks in Ventura Harbor. Officers located the vessel in the main channel and got it off the rocks, with the assistance of Vessel Assist personnel. The boat’s owner was given permission to moor at the launch ramp for two days.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Sept. 2 • 3:38 p.m. Oceanside Harbor Patrol officers received a report of a vessel sinking off the Oceanside Pier. The skipper stated he was taking on water and his bilge pumps were unable to keep up. Patrol boats R-1 and R-2 responded. The vessel was ultimately pulled to the launch ramp and righted, with the assistance of lifeguards.
The last and most popular of Alamitos Bay YC’s four annual holiday regattas is right on schedule, regardless of the current demolition, dredging and reconstruction in the yacht basin adjacent to the club.
I sold my boat a couple of years ago and allowed the buyer to make payments for half of the purchase price. He signed a promissory note, and I recorded a preferred ship’s mortgage with the Coast Guard. He is now three months late on his payments, and I would like to know my options. Can I just repossess the boat, or do I need to get the U.S. Marshals involved? What kind of notice do I need to give? I probably should have looked into this before I sold the boat to him, but I really did not expect him to have any problems making the payments.