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Boat And Ship Yard News This summer Rob will also be teaching

a course at the Apprenticeshop in Rockland for six lucky students. They will be building models of a 30 foot whaleboat.

Otis Enterprises in Searsport has been busy doing a number of projects this winter. The Northern Bay 28, EASY MONEY, was in to be refurbished, which meant a lot of grinding and then more grinding and then even more grinding. They have redone the cockpit, re gelled the interior, built a new en- gine box, added a new headliner, added a 12 inch stern platform deck, cleaned the bilge and did other various cosmetic upgrades. She should be overboard after Memorial Day weekend. ALBATROSS, which is a cruiser that they built in 1999, was in to be refurbished. It was discovered she had a problem with her bow seam, which was due to colliding with something at some point. The center seam was repaired, and then they upgraded the electronic software, serviced the engine and made repairs to the soft spots in the deck. They now need to redo her bottom and she will be ready for the water. A Mitchell Cove 32, formally MIS- TRESS, has been repowered. It seems that the seacock had been closed a little bit too long and caused an engine issue. They also made changes to the steering system. FIRST TEAM, Northern Bay 35 pow- ered with a 410 Sisu diesel, also needs to be ready by mid-June for the start of the lobster boat racing season. They would like to do more work, but feel like the only thing they will be able to get to would be polishing the hull and refi nishing the bottom.

BROOKLIN – Atlantic Boat Company has delivered he City of Gloucester’s new DUFFY-26 Launch, GLOUCESTERMAN. This new launch has successfully passed the 24+1 stability test andreceived a temporary COI from the United States Coast Guard. Gloucester is one of America’soldest seaports witha rich seafaring history off- ishing and shipbuilding.Looking toward the future ofthe waterfront and hoping toimprove boaters’ accessibilityto and from the harbor’s 200+moorings, the city’s 28 guestmoorings, and a large innerharbor anchorage the Cityspent two years research- ingsuitable launches before authorizingthe purchase ofHull No. 77 of the DUFFY-26 Launch.

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WE ALSO DO: · Fiberglass Repair · Detailing · Bottom Paint · Varnish · Repair of All Makes

     Gloucester joins a number of other

new Duffy-26 Launch owners since last year: Plymouth Yacht Club (W.DOUGLAS EDWARDS, Plymouth, MA); Portland Yacht Club (JAMES M. CHURCHILL, Fal- mouth, ME);Larchmont Yacht Club (LYC IX, Larchmont, NY); and Hull Yacht Club (ALLERTON, Hull, MA). Certifi ed as open launches, canopied launches, and enclosed launches the 24 + 1 passenger DUFFY-26 Launch is built to a high standard to meet our clients’ needs. Available in a Standard Package and Yacht Package, everyboat comes standard with all safety and running equipment, is USCG inspected, and delivered ready for operation.

BROOKLIN - Brooklin Boat Yard will begin construction of 49-foot cold-moulded sailboat designed by Jim Taylor of Mar- blehead, MA, in June. The yacht is a light- weight, performance-oriented sloop with a traditional aesthetic above the waterline and a modern underbody below. The yacht was commissioned by a repeat customer of Brooklin Boat Yard, and is scheduled to launch in spring of 2014. The design was developed specifi cally for single- or dou- ble-handed sailing on New England coastal waters as well as occasional competitive racing in a range of classes.

The new yacht is 49 feet overall with a waterline length of 35.1 feet and an 11.6- foot beam. Long overhangs increase the boat’s effective sailing length and stability with heel. This traditional feature is coupled with an underwater canoe body shape that’s rounded with low deadrise for less drag, especially in choppy water and during ma- neuvers. Her fi n keel and spade rudder also reduce wetted area while lowering her ver- tical center of gravity for increased stability. Since the yacht will sail mostly northeastern ports, her keel’s leading edge is swept aft to shed weeds and lobster pots. Her saildrive features a folding prop to also minimize the risk of fouling.

“The long sailing length and narrow beam will give this design a meter boat feel,” said Jim Taylor, yacht designer. “Her deep, high aspect ratio appendages feature ample profi le area, to provide a user-friendly ‘groove’ even when downspeed or in sloppy sea conditions. Her unusual combination of classic style with contemporary perfor- mance will set her apart from - and usually far ahead of - everything else on the water.” The boat will be cold-moulded, a style

A hard chine lobster boat, built by Mel Shepard of Ipswich, hauled up in Gloucester.

for which Brooklin Boatyard is well-known. This approach not only results in high strength and toughness relative to weight, but it also provides very impressive acoustic and thermal insulation. The yacht will carry a Hall carbon rig and Harken deck gear. Competition Composites Inc. in Canada will build her carbon rudder.

“This yacht is highly customized for her owner and his favorite sailing haunts,” said Steve White, owner of Brooklin Boat Yard. “Not only does she have all the critical details to make her an ideal cruiser/racer for New England, but she’ll be a pleasure to sail - whether day-tripping with grandchildren or racing competitively with a handful of crew.”

Brooklin Boat Yard will begin construc- tion on the new yacht in mid-June after the yard’s latest projects, LYNETTE and IRIS, both Eggemoggin 47s, are fi nished and launched. SONNY, a 70-foot sailboat, will launch shortly thereafter in early August.

James H. Rich Boat Yard in West

Tremont is busy getting boats ready for the upcoming summer and lobstering season. Over the winter they repowered the lob- ster boat RICH RETURNS with a Cummins diesel engine. A 42 foot Osmond is being fi nished off as a lobster boat for a local fi sherman, who had recently sold his boat. She should be fi nished in mid-May. His old boat was an RP and she went to Stonington. The big project has been the refi nishing

of ETHEL V., which was owned by James Rich’s father Jasper, and was built by James

in the late 1950s. They removed the trunk and house and a portion of her deck. This is all being replaced. They also removed a six-cylinder Ford and replaced it with a 350 six-cylinder Chevy engine. They hope to have this project done sometime this sum- mer. She will be renamed RICH LIVES.

Light Fiberglass in Corea is busy fi n-

ishing off two hulls and a number of repair jobs.

Launched in November was an Osmond

47, which was fi nished off as a lobster boat for a fi shermen from Milbridge. She had berths, galley, enclosed head and hydraulic locker down forward. Her engine is an 800- hp Scania.

Presently they are working on a Calvin 44, which is being fi nished out as a lobster boat for a fi sherman from Milbridge. She will be fi tted out with berths, galley, en- closed head and hydraulic locker down. She is split wheelhouse and will have a settee up. For power she has a 750-hp Iveco diesel. She is scheduled to be over in June.

In the next bay is a Calvin 38 and she

will be fi nished off as a lobster boat for a fi sherman from Mount Desert Island. Down below she will be basic with just a V-berth. She will be powered with a 550-hp Iveco. This project will start in June and will be done late summer.

After this they will be fi nishing off an- other Calvin 44 dragger/lobster liveaboard for a fi sherman in Stonington. She will have a complete interior and at this time the en-

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