The auction will be held in the fabric shelter building on the upper part of the campus, above the waterfront shops. It’s a live auction and although the building will open at 9 a.m. so you can peruse the goods, the real action will kick off at 10 a.m. when the auctioneer starts rattling off the bids.
The items up for bid are a collection that put Seattle’s now-defunct Second Wave marine surplus store to shame. There is the usual variety of heads, nautical books, random artwork and bungee cords. But there are also a compelling variety of the sorts of hand and shop tools that bring boats off paper plans and bring them to life.
Bandsaws, planers, lathes, compressors, drill presses and welders are all going up on the block. If your needs figure more to the post-production aspect of boat ownership, you might be covered there, too — in addition to an array of small power and hand tools, two brand new generators and a 7 h.p. gas pump will be available. So will a few anchors (although you could potentially use some of the massive shop tools as anchors, that’s not recommended. Real actual boat anchors designed for the purpose will be there).