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BEALS ISLAND, ME – You’re never going to find another REPCO like lobsterman Veril “Suki” Pinkham’s.

To be clear, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a REPCO 37, which is what Suki Pinkham’s Sea Monster was when it first hit the water back in 1976.

During the 1970s, a steady stream of the fiberglass 37-footers rolled through the doors of Reinforced Plastics Company Inc.’s Gouldsboro shop, along with popular 30′ and 21′ models.



Pssssssst:  Heard about the Mussel Ridge?p38-Evolution-10_14

Albert Hutchinson doesn’t do a lot of self-promotion.  Heck, he doesn’t even have a sign at the end of Killearn Lane in Cushing.  That’s OK, though.  Just drive.  When you can’t go any further, you’re there.

Hutchinson and his crew don’t have matching uniforms with “Hutchinson Composites” embroidered on them.  The fact of the matter is, for all he has going on, he doesn’t even have a very big crew – only two pairs of full-time hands besides his own.

But what Hutchinson does have is skill and a solid work ethic, along with a hull model that has been quietly gaining popularity these last few years…




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