Skip to comments.Man ordered to remove 72-ft boat from yard
Posted on 03/06/2012 6:13:25 AM PST by JoeProBono
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., A California man who has spent the past six years restoring a 72-foot ship in his yard said the city is ordering him to get rid of the boat.
Dennis Holland, who has been restoring the Shawnee, a 1916 ketch, at his Newport Beach home, said city officials obtained a court injunction giving him until April 30 to get rid of the vessel, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
Deputy City Attorney Kyle Rowen said Holland faces fines of up to $1,000 per day or possible jail time if he does not comply with the injunction, which was issued Thursday by Superior Court Judge Gregory Munoz.
Holland is accused of not abiding by an ordinance requiring him to obtain a permit. He said officials would not grant him a permit because he could not give them an estimated date of completion.
"Mr. Holland has been in violation of city laws for many years and has had ample opportunity to move the boat to a suitable location," City Attorney Aaron Harp wrote in an email Friday. "The city is hopeful that Mr. Holland will comply with the court order and move the boat to a suitable location that is consistent with applicable laws."
Holland said the ordinance he is accused of violating was passed in 2009 and he did not break any laws when he originally began the project.
"I can't move the boat," Holland said Friday. "The city's going to have to come in and destroy it. I don't have the heart to."
From the looks of the rigging he’s got up around it, it isn’t going anywhere easily.
Anyone living on a small residential lot should think these things through, and pick the scope and scale of their projects accordingly.
If this guy would have built a pole building on a country lot somewhere, he wouldn’t be wasting his time fighting the inevitable.
My bad...I thought you said post-it. :(
It took him about 6 years because he worked on it in his spare time.
It sank on it's maiden voyage.
From the street level views, it really doesn’t look that bad comparatively. Certainly no worse than his neighbors covered car and open top trailer in his yard...
My idea of a perfect survival platform.
Just an observation, naked carpentry is usually a bad idea.
It is. I suggest fitting it with a good ol 5-incher and testing it on city hall.
59. Just an observation, naked carpentry is usually a bad idea.
No kidding - hitting your thumb hurts badly enough ...
60. It is. I suggest fitting it with a good ol 5-incher and testing it on city hall.
38, not 59. Attention...
Here are photos of the Pride of Newport.
I haven’t stuck or burnt a rod in a few years, but yes, that was all my handywork.
I remember it because I had trouble getting to work that morning...:^)
Travis - How did you shape the hull plates? Was there a form you placed flat sheets into? Did you purchase the sheets formed?
I get the welding - but the forming seems exceedingly difficult.
LOL that was my though also when I saw the picture...good bodies on those boys but no protection from little accidents....:O) we must both live in realville not artisticville
Nevermind - looks like a Bruce Roberts kit.
Very well done - I hope she brings tons of pleasure.
She's been around, from the East Coast to Guam and back.
I had 100 feet of plate rolled by the steel company and delivered. This shot shows the individual sections tacked in place.
Bill Cosby is a very funny fellow....RIGHT?
Very impressive - You must have a tremendous sense of pride in her.
(You deserve to.)
In the grand score card of accomplishments you have, at least :
Made navy SEAL
Written several novels
Built and sailed your own boat
It was a joke.
cubit= 18”, long cubit 21”
72’ x 12” = 864” / 18” = 48 cubits
72’ x 12” = 864” / 21” = 41.142 long cubits
Bill Cosby says”RIGHT!”.
Just tell them ‘tomorrow’
“Tomorrow” would mean another day of fines, I’m thinking, according to the article. “Never” would be a hard way to calculate a fine, wouldn’t it?
Just thinking out loud, t.
Looks like an aerial of the Ark on Mt Arafat (sp?)...
The scraping & re-painting chores go on forever, don’t they?
I was always a very driven individual, who was always driven by the beat of a different drummer, to mix metapohrs.
Same goes for men ironing clothes, especially before the first cup of coffee while hurrying to get out the door in the morning.
I was born and raised in Newport Beach, there’s lots of places that look like that...
When I was kid there was a guy down the street, I think on Santa Ana Blvd, maybe, who spent many years building a huge boat like that...when it came time to move it to the harbor the city had to take down a bunch of power lines, that was cool to see!
Kaiser Junior High
Newport Harbor High
“This looks more like Costa Mesa, its right next to Newport Beach. I don’t know of any section of NB that looks like that.”
Get a map, go there and look at the part NB west of Newport Blvd, extending west to the bluffs, and northward to past 19th St. It is mixed zoning with residential and commercial, including boat building, etc.
“take the city to court... he is grandfathered in ( you cannot enforce an ordinance retroactively ) he will win hands down”
I seriously doubt your read on this issue, counselor.
If what he is doing is not allowed, he has no permit, he’s sol.
I have been in his predicament.... you cannot pass a law and enforce it retroactively... now if he was smart he would get that permit, if they denied the permit, his case would be so much stronger..
Psst, the effect of misspelling “affect” is jarring, no?
psst grammar nazi’s suck spoiled rotten goose eggs!!
getting that last chunk down is jarring, no?
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