Page 16. MAINE BOATBUILDERS SHOW News of the Boatbuilder and Repairers of Maine
Students at The Landing School getting ready to plank their Cats Paw dinghies.
This is the Herreshoff 12 1/2 under construction at Artisan Boat Works in Rockport. Artisan Boat Works in Rockport is
nearing completion of the spars of a yach t under construction at Hodgdon Yachts in East Boothbay. They have done the main and mizzen masts and Lyman-Morse is doing the metal fabrication with Maloney rigging on Southport Island doing the rigging. The 21-foot Herreshoff Fish Class
sloop’s total rebuild has been completed. This is a project they started last summer. Almost everything was replaced with the exception of some planks. Alec Brainerd is writing a paper on the project for the Classic Yacht Symposium in May. They have just started building a Her-
reshoff 12½. She is being built for a customer from Maryland and will be completed in May.
One project they would like to do is a
26-foot Jonesport-styled lobster boat hull fi nished out with a center console. Right now it is just in the design phase, but they’re
hoping to fi nd a customer that would be in- terested in seeing this project become reality. Artisan Boat Works also stores approx-
imately 60 wooden boats and all need to be ready for the upcoming season.
Atlantic Boat in Brooklin has started
the construction of an Atlantic 39, which is a 37 stretched two feet. She will be fi nished out as a sportfi sherman for a customer from southern Massachusetts. Her accommoda- tions include a V-berth, head with a separate shower, two pilot berths, and galley up with a settee. She will also have a fi sh hold, bait well and outside steering in the cockpit. This boat will be powered with a 715 hp QSM 11 Cummins; she will also have a generator, air conditioning and Espar heater. She is scheduled to be fi nished this summer. A Duff y 35 is in having her platform
deck replaced. This platform had a wooden frame and this is being changed to a com-
posite structure. At Billing’s Diesel & Marine in Ston-
ington they have plenty of work, and Greg Sanborn in the mechanical department said this year may be better than last and last year was incredible. He added that he has sold a number of engines for new lobster boats being built and there is more than plenty of repowers to do. In one shop is NOR’EASTER, which
is in for some deck beam repairs, cosmetics, rechrome some of her hardware and then do her annual maintenance. A Winter Harbor knockabout is in for
refastening, the cockpit redone, new rud- der, the hull has been wooden and will be refi nished, and her standing rigging will be replaced. They will also replace the standing rigging on another one. The lobster boat OVER TIME is in for
engine work. They are having to cut up some of the platform so they can work on her. The lobster boat GALE WARNINGS II
is in for fuel tanks. They have removed part of the platform in order to do this. Another lobster boat is in to have a new platform put in. About a 45-foot gill-netter has a new
owner and the gill-net equipment is being removed. They are also moving the win- ter-back forward two feet. Another lobster boat is coming in to have a lobster tank installed. A schooner built by Covey Island Boat
in Canada will be coming in for some deck work.
Billing’s Diesel & Marine’s work boat
was launched about 10 years ago and she is now in need of some repairs and cosmetics. A 42-foot Duffy flybridge cruiser,
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which was built by Jim Foley at Kittery Point in 1989, is in for annual maintenance.
Buxton Boats in Sunset (Stonington) is
working on a Holland 30 for a local fi sher- man. Pete thinks she was originally named GEORGIANNA of St. George, followed by ROBERT W. and then WALKING ON WATER. She was purchased by a local fi sherman last spring and she is now getting a new 210-hp Cummins and a total going over, which includes steering, hydraulics and paint. Next a John’s Bay Boat will be coming in for some minor refi nishing. Earlier this fall it did not look like
the wooden oyster sloop was going to get worked on, but the owner surfaced and Pete hopes he can fi nish her this year. He will start with the sheer clamp, then sheer strake, motor, transom, deck and spars.
Classic Yacht Models in Camden
is working on a model of a 1955 29-foot Chris Craft called GRACE B., which is a semi-enclosed twin engine lake boat. This is the second one they have done. Four years ago they did one for a relative and it allowed
this one not to be as expensive as they still had the moulds and patterns. Work is also progressing on a model of the 92-foot Fife SUMURUN. Other projects are two half-hulls of a
J-120 going to the New York Yacht Club and the American Yacht Club. Unfortunately, they each have to be done in diff erent scales. IMAGINE has been an ongoing project, and it is hoped that she will be fi nished this year. She is a 40 foot sailboat designed by Mark Fitzgerald and Rob Eddy, owner of Classic Yacht Models. In for repair is a model of a Concordia
41, DAME OF SARK, which was built in Germany and came with the original boat about 50 years ago. For that amount of time the model has been in a box and stored away and now the owner wants to make it presentable.
Farrin’s Boat Shop in Walpole is
progressing well on the 43 Lowell, which is being fi nished out as a pleasure cruiser. Pres- ently the interior is going in. The bulkheads for the shower stall are in place, as well as the berthing area. The engine room is being fi nished out and the tankage is in as well as the hydraulics. The engine is in place and she will be powered with a 1200 hp MAN. The composite deck framing for the platform is complete and they will start putting down the fi berglass deck. A Calvin Beal 42, hull #2, is being
fi nished out as a gill-netter for a New York fi sherman. She will be powered with a C-18 803 hp Caterpillar. Down below she will be simple with only lockers, no head or galley. The wooden lobster boat MOON-
SHINE was in earlier this fall to have her keel bolts checked. They also made some repairs to the trunk cabin on the starboard side. Then they wooded and repaired as needed her decks, cockpit, house and hull. They also added a stainless steel 10 foot skeg shoe to her keel. They also made repairs to a cold-mould-
ed sailboat, which had a hole in her side. The hole was approximately 2 feet x 2 feet, but they had to expand the repaired area to about 3 feet x 4 feet so the layers could be staggered for strength. This repair took about a month to complete.
There are several yards along the coast
that need a monthly update and one of these is Front Street Shipyard in Belfast. The big project is on the 126-foot Fead-
ship, which is in for a major refi t. There is even a T-shirt: “Rebuilda of Barilda.” They are doing a massive amount of hull plating, which includes replacing frames. They are also replacing the generators, water makers, air conditioning system and black water sys- tem. They are also building two new cabins aft where there was a single owner’s cabin originally. They are making a new owner’s cabin out of the dining area and are turning a pantry into the owner’s head. Then they
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