Category: Engines and Gear

Marine power choices: Think it through

A quick disclaimer before we begin:  The following thoughts are the opinions of the author – that’d be me – and not necessarily those of Commercial Fisheries News.  None of these statements is meant to be an endorsement or criticism of any product.  I’ve simply been fortunate enough to witness some of the good, the bad, …

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JULY 2014 NEW BOAT – Provider II

Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME Finisher: David Schlaefer, Bernard, ME w/ John Thurston and Lance Closson Owner: Lewis Bishop, Bass Harbor, ME Dimensions: 40’x13’6″x3’10” Designer: Ernest Libby Jr., Beals Island, ME Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Custom top by David Schlaefer; fiberglass w/foam core Power: QSL9 Cummins (405 hp @2100 rpm) w/2:1 ZF 305A …

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Two brothers and an eastern rig – Ochses on single-boat scalloping

FAIRHAVEN, MA – Eastern rigs were once the mainstay of the New England offshore fleet.  But these classics also are what Point Pleasant, NJ-based brothers Arthur and Ken Ochse learned to fish on. Getting started as youngsters, between them now the two have almost 100 years of fishing experience.  So when it came time to …

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Titan successfully fishing the Grand Banks

NEW BEDFORD, MA – After a hiatus of almost 20 years, a New England vessel is back on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.  Carlos Rafael’s freezer-equipped, New Bedford-based 111′ groundfish trawler Titan has been making trips to the fabled distant water fishing grounds since last year. Although US-flagged vessels have a long history of working …

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New Boat – Lindsay’s Turn

  Builder: SW Boatworks, Lamoine, ME Finisher: Simmons Boatworks, Friendship, ME Owner: Rex Benner, Friendship, ME     Dimensions: 44’x17’6″ Designer: Calvin Beal Jr., Beals Island, ME Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid fiberglass Top: Molded unit; foam cored Power: C12 Caterpillar (700 hp @ 2300 rpm) w/2.47:1 ZF 360A marine gear; Milton Cat Speed: 20 knots …

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Engine Directory 2013

Get the latest info from all the participating engine manufacturers for your marine power.

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