THE STATE OF MAINE'S BOATING NEWSPAPER Volume 28 Issue 3 March 2015
US Postage Paid Permit, #65 Brunswick, ME 04011
Maine Coastal News FREE Maine's Boatbuilders & Repairers Having Great Year!
Lobster boats sitting in the snow at Jonesport Shipyard in Jonesport and hoping that spring comes before the fourth of July.
Kittery Point Yacht Yard in Eliot and Kittery is keeping busy this winter and will be right through the spring.
The main project this winter has been
on a Wilbur 34. They have removed the fl ybridge and now are reconfi guring the aft end of the house. They have repainted the interior, rewired as needed, put down new non-skid on the washboards, put in new windows, custom painted the window frames and Awlgripped the hull. She will be done this spring.
The Holland 32 pleasure boat, which underwent a major refi t last winter, is back in to have a new teak deck laid in the cockpit. An Ocean Alexander is in for some repair work to her cockpit area. They are removing the superfi cial stress cracks all around the cockpit and bulwarks in the stern. They then put on four coats of primer and Awlgripped the repaired area. As this was being done one of her twin engines, a 3196TA Caterpillar, was removed and rebuilt. The other engine had been done previously. Before they were put back in both engines were repainted. BURMA, a wooden motor-sailer built at City Island, NY, is in for extensive repairs to her stern.
There is also a lot of the usual winter maintenance that still needs to be done on storage customers and that will keep the crew very busy.
At the Kittery yard they are working on
a Rocket wooden sailboat built in Glouces- ter, MA. They have replaced 1600 fasteners, reinstalled the chain plates and redid the interior.
Also in the shop is a John’s Bay 42 foot lobster boat, which is having her hull repainted. They may also repaint her house and deck if time permits.
There is a lot of cosmetic work to do at both yards which includes paint and varnish. They also have a couple of Awlgrip jobs lined up that will be done this spring. It should be noted, that they have changed the name of Kittery Yacht Boat- building to Patten’s Yachts. Presently they are building a new Patten 22, confi gured with a center console and powered with a 200-hp Yamaha. She will also have front seating, modifi ed transom seat, a hardtop and a forward head in the center console.
Just moved to the Industrial Park in
Eliot is Traditional Boatworks. This company started in Annapolis, Maryland in 1998 and were in New Hampshire the past 15 years. They have now moved into Eliot and are building wooden boats and offering custom lumber for boatbuilders and custom woodworkers.
Presently in the shop they have a 24- foot Snekke, which is a Norwegian double ended launch, and she is in just to get refi n- ished. It was hoped that she would be done for the Maine Boatbuilder’s Show the end
It has been a tough winter all over New England. This is the Crocker tug MASCONOMO II, which was built at the Crocker yard, breaking ice in Manchester by the Sea's Harbor.
As for the custom lumber aspect of the business they offer all types of wood especially locust, white oak (either from Maryland or Virginia) and knees. This spring, they will be offering boat- building classes. The fi rst project students will be building is an Acorn skiff.
Finestkind Boat Yard in Harpswell is busy trying to fi nish up a new build, get several other projects and their storage cus- tomers ready for the upcoming season. LIZZIE, a Willis Beal wooden 38-foot-
C o n t e n t s
Calendar of Events Publisher's Note
Nautilus Marine Fabrication
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BlueJacket Shipcrafters U.S. Navy News
Waterfront News Obituaries 6 Les Voiles de St. Barth Race 9
Commercial Fishing News ASMFC Meeting From the Director, DELA
Misc. Commercial Fishing News Boat Yard News
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History from the Past Classifi ed Ads
er, was repowered this winter with a new 400-hp FPT diesel engine with a ZF 2:1 gear with a hydraulic clutch.
In one shop is a 34 Luhrs, which is having her pilothouse top core replaced. In another shop is an Albin 28, which is having her keel repaired after a grounding last summer. The Duffy 42 is about 98 percent com-
plete. The tanks, engine and shaft are in and now they are working on her systems. Also going in are the windows, plumbing, wiring,
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