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Page 18. MAINE COASTAL NEWS October 2015

Boat Builders News - Just Launched BACK DRAFT

with #2 cup – Nautilus Marine, Trenton Steering/Hydraulics:

Name of boat: “Back Draſt ” Description: 36 Calvin Beal Homeport: Harpswell Builder: SW Boatworks Finisher: SW Boatworks Fishery: Lobster Hull: Solid Fiberglass Top: Foam Core Deck: Coosa Board ¾ bluewater 26, Hatches: Ancor Power: Cummins QSC 8.3 500HP Shaft: Aquamet 22 2” – R. E. Thomas, Hancock Propeller: 4 blade 2¼” bore, mang. Bronze

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Surry/Nautilus Marine Electronics: owner supplied Wiring: SW Boatworks Controls: Kobelt Fuel Tank: dual 300 gallon - Esposito’s Welding Windows: Wynne Speed: 26.2 knots Marine Hardware/building supplies/ equipment – Hamilton Marine, Searsport/ Kellogg


The Lowell Brothers, in Yarmouth, NAU T IC A L LAM P S AN D SH A D E S

recently launched F/V WILLIAM G DROHAN, a Lowell 43 with a split wheelhouse custom composite cabin. T e boat is used for lobstering out of Rockport, MA.

The William G Drohan sports an Choose Your Harbor

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FPT 750 engine with ZF 360A 2.19:1 gear. Nautilus provided the ZF 32 x 34 prop, and also the rudder and engine beds. T e 2 1/2” shaſt is from RE T omas (also the rudder port and bearings). At sea trials, the boat gave a top speed of

26.2 kts, once hitting 26.7, and went 19.5 kts at 1950 rpms. Owner Ryan Drohan reports that they fi shed 16 out of the fi rst 18 days they had the boat. “Fuel is about 25-30 gallons a day. We took 217 gallons for 8 days of fi shing. We moved 80 traps yesterday cruising at 14.5 kts and engine was only at 59% load.” “I love the boat so far,” Drohan

commented near the end of August. “We have only missed 3 days since we brought her home July 29. I really like how loading her up doesn’t really aff ect the speed or

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performance and she has a real nice soſt ride in rough weather. Our trip home from Maine was smooth, only took us about 4 hours from Freeport to Rockport.” T e boat is named for the owner’s late father. T e cabin & deck were constructed with

Divinycell, using 1.5” in fl oors and cabin roofs and 1” elsewhere. The machinery bulkhead and engine room shelves were made with Penske board. T e deck is covered with 3/8” Mega Mat fl ooring. The boat has a 430-gal fuel tank

by Cumberland Iron Works. A 90-gal freshwater tank is under the forecastle fl oor. T e fi sh hold has a 5700 lb water weight capacity. Cumberland Iron Works also provided trap sheathing, guards, trap fence, and davit. Other features include a self-draining

rope locker, bench seat in upper cabin, and work bench & large berth in lower cabin. Lewmar portlights, Vetus skylights, and Bomon windows, sliding exterior door, and

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