Category Archive: Boats

NEFSC’s Gloria Michelle undergoes a major overhaul

WOODS HOLE, MA – NOAA Corps LTJG Douglas Pawlishen, the officer-in-charge of the 72’ fisheries research stern trawler Gloria Michelle, says he had no problem finding help renovating this venerable mainstay of the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s fleet. “It was a real team effort,” said Pawlishen,  who took command in December 2014. “I did get …

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NEW BOATS 2016 – Insert

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Wesmac’s Steve Wessel: In for the long haul

by Brian Robbins   SURRY, ME – Mention Steve Wessel’s name to anyone familiar with Maine boat building and their reply is likely to be: “You mean the Wesmac guy? Man – they’ve built some boats over the years.” Which is true – a good 600 and counting, if you begin the tally from back …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Holland 41

by Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: Sherrie Marie

By Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well-known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and information …

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WHEEL WATCH: Lori’O – J.O. Brown rebuilds a wooden classic

If you’re a longtime Commercial Fisheries News reader, you may remember it: a double-page ad featuring the late Wesley Lash of Lash Brothers in Friendship, ME.  Wes had just repowered Massachusetts lobsterman Billy Bartlett’s 45’ wooden Rebecca & Heather with a 6140 Lugger.  And when asked what he thought of the big-displacement Lugger, the always-quotable …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: FV-Tuna.com

by Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well-known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and information …

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CFN Shakedown Cruise: John’s Bay 47

By Brian Robbins Welcome to another CFN Shakedown Cruise. Periodically, we will focus on a new launch and dig a little deeper into what went into the project – whether it be a new model or a hull well-known to the New England commercial market.  What we hope to do is provide insight and information …

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New Boat: Black Pearl

 Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME  Owner: Phil Black, Blue Hill, ME   Dimensions: 36’x13’9” Designer: Calvin Beal Jr., Beals Island, ME Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Molded unit; foam cored Power: QSL9 Cummins (405 hp @ 2100 rpm) w/1.96: ZF 286Amarine gear; Billings Diesel & Marine Service Prop: 28”x32”x2; Nautilus Marine Shaft: 2” AQ-22; …

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New Boat: Jessica Laura

Builder: Wesmac Custom Boats, Surry, ME Finisher: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME Owner: Jim Poole, Vinalhaven, ME   Dimensions: 46′x14’6″x4’11″ Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Molded unit; foam cored Power: C18 Caterpillar (1,000 hp @ 2300 rpm) w/2:1 ZF 500A marine gear; Billings Diesel & Marine Service Prop: 32″x36.5″x4 Shaft: 2-1/2″ AQ-22; R.E. Thomas Marine …

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