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Sunday, September 23, 2007

(OT) New Beige/Fairhaven Trip (OT)

Took a trip down to New Bedford this weekend to check out the Working
Waterfront Festival.
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Had a great time and saw a lot of interesting
things while I was there.
I was granted access to the Fairhaven Shipyard by a nice old man that
worked there. Here are some shots I took.
There were 8 or 9 big Western Rigged trawlers hauled out and on the
hard in the yard. Here's what they look like out of the water. In this
picture, I had my brother, Richard stand next to the hull to give you
an idea just how big these boats are-

There's about 14-16 feet of boat below the waterline!

Here are a few more hauled out in the yard-


Here
are three big sea scallopers owned by the same company. Two western
rigged and one eastern rigged (in the middle) tied up at the shipyard-
Here's
a shot of a brand new western rigged the Fairhaven Shipyard just
finished building. It took them a year to complete. Her name is
Elizabeth. Her engine and listers are installed. The only thing left to
be done is for her to be rigged. Check out her bow thruster. I believe
she's the only fishing boat in New Bedford to have one-
Here's
a look at her prop. Notice it's enclosed in a Kort Nozzle. This is to
prevent the net or anything else from fouling the wheel. Those are sacrificial zincs bolted to the rudder and kort nozzle.-


While
I was at the Working Waterfront Festival in New Beige, I grabbed a
video clip of a contestant in the sea scallop shucking contest video


I was able to attend a presentation by Johnathan Hillstrand and Phil
Harris, both captains of the Alaskan crabbers, Time Bandit and Cornelia Marie
from the television series, Deadliest Catch. Here's a short clip I took
from their interview- video

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice shots. Actually, kort nozzles are designed to give maximum thrust for dragging. They do also help to keep nets out of the wheel.

Wish I could have joined you at the festival, but I was up to my neck in engine work.

I did manage to get a shot of you across the harbor stealing that CG helo. :>)

BP