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Building Fake Catalinas
I have been trying to get my hands on these photos for over a year now.
I work in the Vancouver film and television industry as a graphic designer and I had heard
chatter a while back about two Catalina 30's that were built for a locally shot movie, and today
during a conversation I found out that a friend of mine had these pics on his laptop.
The movie, if you can call it that, was Freddy Got Fingered, one of the most pathetic pieces
of crap to ever be filmed here.
The show starred Tom Green and co-starred Rip Torn.
Why Torn agreed to work with Green is beyond me.
Anyways, in the movie, the C30 belongs to Rip Torn's character, at some point in the
ah...story, his boat gets picked up off the water by a helicopter and dropped into a huge wood
chipper at a sawmill...whatever.
In the end this entire sequence was edited out of the film.
Too bad the rest of the film wasn't edited out of the film.
If you ever have the misfortune to view this epic, watch the background.
The show was filmed mostly around my little town of Squamish, and the sailing scenes were
staged out of the Squamish Yacht Club.
Two boats for two takes.
The boats were built over a period of three weeks by a group of six
highly skilled scenic carpenters from IATSE Local 891.
Although the boats might not stand up to close scrutiny, from 200 feet up,
dangling by a helicopter lift cable they could probably even have fooled
Frank Butler, Catalina Yachts owner and head designer.
Setting up the wood-chipper scene.
Carting the pieces of after the wood-chipper scene.
I'm still on the hunt for the elusive aerial shots of the helicopter flying the
Catalina over the marina.
It may take a while to hunt them down but some day I will post the other
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This page is a reprint from our old Catalina 30 website.
I arrive at my desk at 0700 sharp...ish.
Waiting for me on my desk is a mysterious, small leather bound thingie with the name Odessa imprinted in silver
Upon closer inspection it turned out to be a usb memory stick...but from whom?
And what secrets might lie deep within the devices memory?
As it turned out, it was a promotional give-away to prospective charter
clients of the stunning, 164 foot M.V. Odessa, launched in 2007.
A co-worker had the usb stick in his posession but still hasn't come clean
as to how he ended up with it...hmmm.
Here for your viewing pleasure are some of the pictues on the device.
How the upper half of the other half lives.
Nice to have a little office on board.
They have a lighbulb burnt out.
I had to find something wrong!
I have a shower and tub on my boat too!
ah yes...The simple but trustworthy Ford Lehman 120
Apparently this mega-yacht is so well outfitted, they have their own private
dolphins that they take with them wherever they go!
"Open the pod bay doors HAL..."!
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Let's see...red light means port, green light is starboard ...WTF does BLUE mean???
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