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job, a new, but lighter platform, and a new house and deck, also lighter. T e engine she had when she raced last, a 1,100-hp Ford gasoline engine, will be going back in. T ey hope to have her already for next season’s racing.
At Buxton Boats in Sunset they are
nearing completion on one project and have a winter worth ahead of him. T e project nearing completion is on a
Boothbay Harbor 33, which was designed by Ken Smith and built by Goudy & Stevens in the 1950s. First they added fl oor timbers. In the original construction the fl oor timbers were on every other frame and now they are every frame making her much stiff er. A mahogany ceiling was added down forward, the engines were removed and a newer pair added, and new she is getting cosmetics. She should be completed later in September. Next in will be a Holland 30, which will
be repowered with a 210-hp Cummins and given a cosmetic upgrade. T is will be followed by a Herreshoff
12½, which needs a new stern and paint and varnish; a Johns Bay 42 footer in for a repower; and a Holland 32, also a repower and cosmetics.
Eric Dow 12 ½, which is been totally rebuilt over the
summer, only has to replace the coamings, seats in fl oorboards leſt .
SW Boat Works in Lamoine has been
busy for quite some time and they have a solid back log for quite awhile. Presently they are fi nishing a Calvin
Beal 36 as a lobster boat for a fi sherman from Harpswell. She will be powered with a 500 hp Cummins. A Calvin Beal 38, also being fi nished out
as a lobster boat, will be going to a fi sherman from Stonington. She will be powered with a 700 hp Volvo. Both of these boats will be done the end of summer. A 45 Young Brothers is being fi nished
out as a yacht. She will be powered with a C-18 1150 hp Caterpillar. She will have a fancy interior, but with not much wood. Over the summer they stretched a Cal-
vin Beal 38, and added 4 feet just forward of amidships. T e hull has been completed and they are now off ering this new model. T ey are now taking orders for the new Calvin Beal 42 hull & top packages. T ese layup spots are for 2016 and for the CB-42 only. T e CB-42 design is similar to its sister, the CB-38, but with more length to better accommodate commercial, sportfishing and pleasure demands. Her beam is 15 feet. Production of the CB-42 hulls and tops will
Maine Boatbuilder's Just Launched Continued from Page 18.
engine room door. Wet exhuast including raw water elbow
was constructed by Marine Exhaust in Florida, and the components came through with a superb fi t. Lonnie’s Hydraulics provided an on-
demand hydraulic pump which runs the steering, hauler, and two 2” Pacer pumps. T e system includes a custom fl uid tank and stainless steel hydraulic lines where applicable. Marine Electric set up the electrical
system and electronics: twin Simrad NSE12 multifunction displays with GS25 GPS antennae, Simrad 4gx broadband radar,
Simrad RS35 vhf/ais and RS12 vhf, Simrad AP28 auto pilot, Simrad Sonic hub stereo with Fusion speakers, Furuno GP32 GPS receiver. Casco Bay Welding constructed the tree/radar mast and custom brackets/ mounts.
A Phaser 6.5 kw gen set runs a Dixon
cabin heater on a thermostat; a Volvo-Penta bus heater/defroster runs off the engine. Other electrical equipment: Imtra wiper and wash system, Imtra deck and engine room lighting, Hella navigational lighting, Xantrex SW series inverter/charger, 4 8D AGM Deka Dominator batteries, Johnson bilge pumps. Custom electrical panels by MMES Custom Panels.
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fi nishing up a West Bay 31 as a sportfi shing boat
At West Bay Boats in Steuben they are for a customer from Connecticut.
Down below she has a V-berth and head. She is powered with 350-hp Yanmar diesel with an Evolution shaſt system. She also has windlass, bow rails, tuna tank, outriggers, live-well, and full electronics. She will be launched this fall. Also in the shop is a 28-foot Bunker &
Ellis pleasure boat. T is winter they will be refastening the topsides (bottom was done several years ago). T ey may also have to replace a couple of planks. T e engine will be serviced and she get her usual annual maintenance.
Another busy boatbuilder on the coast
is Wayne Beal’s Boat Shop in Jonesport. Out in the yard they have two Wayne Beal 46 hulls with tops. One will be going to
Addison the other to Cutler to be fi nished. T e WB-46 is 46’ x 17’10” x 4½. Inside the shop is a Wayne Beal 36, hull
#1, which has been completely restored. She was completely stripped down and given new platform, decks and house. T ey also redid her gear and propeller and then gave her new gel-coat and paint. She should be done mid-September. T e next project is extending the WB-
46 to the new WB-50 and creating a mould. She will be 49’10” x 19’10” x 4½. T ey may already have four sold, three of which might be heading to Friendship. T e WB-40 mould will be extended two
feet to become the WB-42. T is will allow them to do either a 40 or 42. She will have a beam of 15’6” and d raſt of 4’. Also out in the yard is a Crowley 28, hull
#1 built in 1986, which will come in this win- ter to be completely refurbished. Rumour is that this may come out to compete on the racing circuit.
John Williams Boat Co.’s New 50 Ton Travelift Continued from Page 15.
he said. “We were out of step. It was time to add a new one, and Marine Traveliſt has a great reputation in Maine. T ey have great service, their parts hold up and are readily available.” JWBC’s new 50 BFMII arrived on May
5 and was in operation within two days. “When we ordered the machine, we
were given a delivery date,” Williams said. “We were told it would arrive between May 1 and May 5, and it would be running by May 7. It happened as promised, to the day. I was very pleased.” “My service manager and I had re-
searched the machine, and we watched a 50 BFMII in operation at two other yards, so we knew what to expect,” he continued. “But for the others, the 50 BFMII has exceeded all expectations.” T e new 50 BFMII features two-speed
hoists, extra depth below grade, and the wireless remote control. The two-speed hoists are critical for high-duty cycles; when
the machine is in high demand, they will improve overall liſt ing effi ciency, allowing liſt ing at roughly twice the standard speed with no load. “T e 50 BFMII also steers a bit more
easily than the old 30, and my staff told me we needed the wireless remote control,” Williams said. “T ey feel that it expedites operation. It provides better positioning power and better visibility.” While the new 50 BFMII will handle
the yard’s lifting and launching duties, JWBC will continue to use the 30 AMO for routine tasks such as painting and propeller work. Williams said he’s hoping to expand and widen the 50 BFMII’s runway over the water, so the yard can handle larger vessels with 18- to 20-foot beams. “We don’t want to become this huge
yard, but we do want the opportunity to pick up longer, bigger boats,” he explained. “T at’s the next step for our company, to increase boat size. To continue doing what we do, but do it even better.” And Marine Traveliſt will continue to
play a major role as a partner. “It’s a highly regarded name,” Williams said, “and it’s a wonderful relationship.”
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