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Azimut 46
Catherine Bell's Entheos

I had the pleasure of delivering Catherine Bell's Azimut 46 ENTHEOS from Seattle to Los Angeles. I managed her boat and was her captain for four months.

The Azimut 46 is an Italian built twin diesel engine yacht. She is elegant but not built for heavy seas. She is a true Med boat. We brought her down in record time - four days - due to great weather and following seas.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. This is where the adventure began, Lake Union, Seattle, Washington. She is laying at the Sea Ray Dock, waiting for the journey to Los Angeles.

They really weren't quite through with her yet, but it was time to start the trip. Most of the work was done well and we had no mechanical problems on the trip down.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. Provisioning for the journey is important. Diane Kohm planned, bought and stowed all the food for the trip.

John Howard assists with the stowage.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. I still remember the lock master looking at us strange and saying "You must really want to go somewhere bad to be leaving so early on this wet and cold morning". Little did he know that we had a 1200 mile trip ahead of us.

Looking up at the lockmaster after we were lowered in the lock.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. The lock opens and we begin the journey.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. First stop was Port Angeles, Washington. These pens of logs are unique to the Northwest. They explain the deadly deadheads which are loose logs floating in open water. If you hit them, they can easily sink your vessel.

Entheos at the fuel dock which was closed due to the season. Luckily we were able to find someone to open it up and sell us fuel.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. Next stop was Westport or Grey's Harbor, Washington. It was a beautiful clear morning. I wish we could have explored the area. It looked real interesting, but we were on a tight schedule.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. Entheos made good time on a relatively calm run.

She did really well in good sized swells. Luckily we were running in a following sea.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. Newport, Oregon is another quaint West Coast sea town. Too bad we couldn't stop and explore.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. When you run into Brookings, Oregon at the crack of dawn in a fast expensive yacht, you can pretty much expect an inspection by the Coast Guard.

No name on the boat, but all the paperwork was in order. All we were missing was the bell and they let that slide.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. We pumped fuel from a brand new small facility in Brookings.

About half way there. So far, so good.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. Diane and I were worn out. One of the crew members jumped ship. It was more of an adventure than he was willing to take. The other crew member had no high pitch hearing and could not hear the alarms. She and I had to sleep by the helm and were constantly waking up to ensure there were no alarms going off. It was quite an exhausting passage.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. We are entering Half Moon Bay, CA. The pictures end here. The camera was dropped into the water while refueling. Miraculously, we hired a diver to recover the camera and the digital chip with the pictures still worked fine after being submerged 36 hours. Of course, the camera was shot.

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Click on picture to see an enlargement. Catherine Bell making an exotic coffee drink in her galley in Paradise Cove off of Malibu, CA.

Catherine Bell in Catalina on one of our one day trips.

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