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A 39-foot powerboat, designed by Fitzgerald Marine Design of Thomaston and under construction at French & Webb in Belfast.

New England Fiberglass in Portland has worked their way through a number of projects this winter and spring. A Mainship 34 will be launching Friday. She was in and had her hull painted with Du- Pont Marine Imron along with her boot top. They also did her bottom and compounded her superstructure. An Alberg 37 was in for some repair and

cosmetic work. They replaced her toerail, re- paired the track as needed, added some LED lighting, compounded the hull and deck and stripped and revarnished the bright work. A Marine Trader 46 came in and re- ceived new fresh water tanks. This also meant replacing the plumbing system, hard- ware, remove and re-bed the bow thruster and then Awlgrip new nonskid, install electric freshwater heads and a lot of other miscellaneous items. A Marshall cat was in and received new

fl oor frames along with a new deck. A Sabre 4226 had her bright work stripped and revarnished. They then painted the hull, boot top with Imron. A Sabre 28 was in for keel repair. This

meant re-fi berglassing the keel and hull joint. They also replaced her teak. An AJ 28 was in to be given a total up- grade. She had her hardware and windows removed along with all her fi shing equip- ment. The open holes were then fi lled and glassed. There was some issues with her core and that was repaired as needed. Most of the

issues were around hardware, which had al- lowed water into the core. Once all the repair work was completed they compounded the superstructure, painted on the nonskid. They then painted the hull with Imron. As for the bottom this was soda blasted, barrier coated and painted. There was also a long list of minor repairs needing attention. A Corson 18 came in after suffering damage to her port side. This was repaired and then repainted with Imron. A J-35 was in and needed core repair below her waterline.

In the powder coat shop there are nu- merous items in the works. They have some dorade boxes which needed to be braised due to cracks and then powder coated with anodized silver; they did table bases with hardware in a gloss snow white; radiator cover housings, a number of motorcycle parts and croquet wickets for a golf course.

Handy Boat in Falmouth has been building two new 36 x 15 foot fl oats over the winter. These fl oats have also had new con- duit for electrical and water run and towers for electricity with 230 amp service added. This has not been offered before at the dock. The dock store is being rebuilt and will be the same size. This will offer refreshments and light food during the summer months. As for shore-side repairs they are putting in

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OWL’S HEAD – Nestled down one of those long, windy roads that goes down to the shore in Owl’s Head was a new home under construction with one of those priceless, beautiful views of the offshore islands on Penobscot Bay. Inside working on the wood- en window casings was yacht designer Mark Fitzgerald, of Fitzgerald Marine Design. He explained that he had opened his mouth in a weak moment, but was thoroughly enjoying the project.

For those that have followed boat yard news closely Mark’s name is one of the designers that keeps popping up. He was mentioned in the last issue as assisting in the design of stretching the Northern Bay 38 to a 40 as well as doing some work with York Marine in Rockland. In this issue he is listed as designing the new 39 footer under construction at French & Webb in Belfast. The 39-foot power boat is for a repeat customer of French & Webb. He built a sailboat several years ago, but is now switching from sail to power. Mark added, “His sailboat had a lot of car design features. The power boat will also have that same classical, beautiful sort of Bugatti features. However he also loves Downeast shapes, and Downeast designs so we tried to com- bine kind of a classical car theme with a Downeast boat philosophy. The owner calls

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it the DNA.”

The owner began this project fi ve years ago. He visited Chummy Rich in Bernard, but Mark explained, “That is where he started and realized that the work boat shape wasn’t quite what he wanted. It was a lobster boat hull, and its buttocks raise and it has got

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