Southern California newspaper “The Log” wrote up a piece on Evan Tanner’s sunken boat still sitting in Mission Bay just outside of San Diego:
A sailboat owned by UFC fighter Evan Tanner sank Sept. 10 in Mariners Cove - and at press time, nearly a month later, the boat is still lying half-submerged on its side in Mission Bay.
According to Tanner’s online blog, he had purchased the classic 1939 Tahiti 30-foot wooden ketch in May, had the hull restored and painted at an Oceanside boatyard, and recently replaced the boat’s engine. He was sailing out of Oceanside Harbor - where he had stayed the maximum permissible time at guest docks - in hopes of finding another place to dock the boat. While he was under way in heavy swell, the boat began taking on water and the bilge pump stopped working.
If the boat isn’t moved within the next 30 days, Mission Bay officials will be permitted to remove it themselves.