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Page 14. MAINE COASTAL NEWS November 2015 Boat And Ship Yard News

At Strout's Point Wharf Co. in South Freeport, they have cold moulded this runabout.

Royal River Boat Yard in Yarmouth replanked this motorsailer from the waterline to the rail.

At Royal River Boat Yard in Yarmouth never seems to slow down.


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Over the summer their major under- taking was replanking the motorsailer WILLIAM HAND from the waterline to the rail. She was relaunched in September and sailed over to her berth at Strout’s Point Wharf Company in South Freeport. Right the same time the schooner BLACKBIRD appeared on the dock. She has been completely restored by her owner, which took him 14 years to complete. On the dock was HIGH VOLTAGE, a Canadian boat fi nished as a sportfi shing boat. She was recently purchased by some- one down south (North Carolina) and they brought her to Royal River to have some up- grades done. Cumberland Iron Works built a mast and boom and Royal River installed new lights, outriggers, hydraulics, four hydraulic bandit winches, under deck live- wells, hanging lockers, air conditioning, an ice-maker that makes 1,600 lbs./day, wiring (both 110 and 220), and electric reels. They also removed the Great Northern generator for regular maintenance and re-installed. A new electronics package was put on by Tip Kimball.

Up in the yard is a JEANNE from

Gloucester. She is having work done on her hydraulic system. A 44-foot Novi is getting a new deck with lobster tanks below. A Newman 46 is in for regular mainte-

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In West Bath Custom Composites were working on some tooling for Resolute Racing. They had just delivered the moulds for medium weight pair doubles. They were now working on the moulds for the heavy weight pair doubles. This tooling was vac- uum infused carbon fi bre moulds. Once this moulding work is done for Resolute, they will shift their attention to creating more tooling for Tara Fusa (fl ying car). All the parts for this vehicle are made of carbon.

While visiting Farrin’s Boat Shop in

Walpole, Dick Shew and Cecil Burnham of Shew & Burnham of South Bristol, were there. Cecil had just fi nished a fl at bottom skiff for a local fi sherman. Her dimensions are: 11 feet 4 inches long, 51 inch beam and 19 inches high. She is higher than normal so as to allow ease of getting in and out by her owner who has bad knees. He also made him a pair of 7 foot 6 inch oars. Farrin’s has one project underway, but it

is a big one. They are fi nishing out a Lowell 43 as a very fancy pleasure cruiser. They re- ceived the hull in July and they have the en- gine (1,200-hp MAN) in, most all bulkheads up; the drive system; tankage; and tunnels in place for bow and stern hydraulic thrusters. Presently they were getting the hull ready to be Awlgripped.

Johanson Boat Works in Rockport is looking at another busy winter ahead of them.

Presently they are hauling their storage customers and getting them ready for the winter.

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In the shop is a J-44, which was in the Caribbean for a number of years with a dark blue hull. She will now have her topsides peeled, faired and then Awlgripped. They will also refurbish her interior. A Legacy 40 will be having a water tank added under her cockpit sole. To do this job they will have to remove her interior. Once completed they will refi nish the interior as well as some exterior fairing. A Pearson 35 is in for new teak toe-rails and gel-coat and paint for her hull. A Sabre 34 will have her keel removed

and rebedded.

Just launched was a Bunker & Ellis wooden powerboat. She was repowered with a Yanmar diesel engine, redid the plumbing, some wood work, added elec- tronics, and then Awlgripped the topsides. She will be back this season for varnish. Also scheduled for work is a J-40 to be repowered; and a 26-footer for Soundown, varnish work and will Awlgrip her cockpit.

Artisan Boat Works of Rockport is looking for someone interested in doing a major restoration of L. Francis Herreshoff’s

Photo Ann-e Blanchard

Photo Ann-e Blanchard

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