December 2011 MAINE COASTAL NEWS Page 19. Boat And Ship Yard News ing to do.
The engine is a slant six and they are wondering whether she should be moved back a little bit. They are also thinking of replacing the rudder with a stainless steel one, but they also need to fix the end of the skeg were the rudder fits into.
Wayne said that they had retired his boat RICH RETURNS from lobster boat rac- ing and are hoping to use this boat instead.
Lights Fiberglass in Corea has been extremely busy doing repair work, but they also fit in a new boat.
This past summer they finished out a Wayne Beal 40 as a split wheelhouse lobster boat for a fisherman from Friendship. She is powered with a C-18, 875-hp Caterpillar diesel engine. Down below she had a bunk room, galley, and a hydraulic room. Up in the shelter she had a dinette that could be converted into a berth. During sea trials she was clocked at 37.5 mph.
Outside the shop for the last several years has been a 43 x 21-foot Novi boat. They recently gel coated the exterior and the en- gine should be arriving the middle of Novem- ber. They then need to do all the mechanical hookups, put down the hardware and she should be completed this winter and launched in the spring. They are thinking of naming her SLO RIDE.
Inside the shop is a 32 foot Downeast- looking hull that had been purchased in Florida. A couple of years ago they had glassed the hull and this year they redid the house and the trunk cabin.
On the job board they have approxi- mately 27 jobs to complete before the next year’s fishing season. Some of these are minor, but others will take approximately a month to do. Some have cosmetic work, washboard repair, re-powers, and one wooden boat is coming in to have her hull
West Bay Boat Shop in Steuben has a 31- foot West Bay in the shop. She is being finished out on spec. They have installed a new engine, along with a V-berth and head. She will be finished out as a sport fisherman and will be ready in the spring.
A West Bay 34, which had been finished in 2004, has been sold to a customer from Mattapoisett, MA. They are removing her 350-hp Yanmar diesel engine and will replace it with a 440-hp Yanmar. They also will be installing a V-berth and head.
The 37 West Bay PROMISE is back for the winter and she will be in just for her annual maintenance and some minor alterations. The 39 Bar Harbor may have a buyer, who is looking to finish the boat. Early this summer West Bay Boat pur- chased a tractor and a boat hauling trailer and finally after receiving all the needed permits they are ready to haul if you are interested.
Boatyard news from the way Gloucester Marine Railway has been busy all summer. An interesting occurrence will take place this fall when three Essex built schooners will be at the yard for work. The schooner PILOT, which was built as the HIGHLANDER in 1924, will be in for her normal annual maintenance.
The schooner ADVENTURE is tied up at the yard. She will also have some mainte- nance done this fall.
The third schooner is ROSEWAY, which was built at Essex in 1925. She is also up for annual maintenance.
There has been some Travelift work done this fall. One of the vessels hauled out was a steel fishing vessel, which was up for annual maintenance. The dragger DONNA MARIE from Provincetown and LILY JEAN were also up for maintenance.
Here is a closer look at the fire damage to the cockpit area of the Concordia. Most of the affected area in the cockpit has been removed and repairs are starting.
This Concordia suffered a fire due to a faulty battery charger. She is being repaired at Great Island Boat Yard in Harspwell.
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