- Sep 1, 2011
- Piker Central
- Boat Make
- 31 BHM
I stored my boat inside this warehouse for years, glad it not in there now cause the place is colapsing from the snow load on it. There are usually 30-40 boats inside it every year. More pics from around town.
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Jeez - and I thought Maine was cold! I've heard that at 50 below, your pee will freeze before it hits the ground... Any truth to that Steve?
Great video Steve,
btw, I was telling my wife your story of picking up the 29 H&H in Rockport MA and driving it back to Seattle on a trailer, then puttting the package on a barge to your harbor in Alaska.
She asked me, "why didn't he just continue hauling it north from Seattle, why put it on a barge?"
"Steve,,,,I need an answer"!!!! LOL
Steve.. how many other guys by you have boats like your downeast? are they at all common? If so do a lot of guys do what you did ( come to east coast and ship it to AK)
Wow no kidding.. I have seen a few DEs listed on yacht world that were out in seattle but none up your way..I was wondering if there was a lot of guys going through all that hassle to get a boat from new england to AK.. maybe a good idea for a builder to advertise up yourr way since it seems the fishing idustry is doing a lot better up your way as compared to here?
by the way do a lot of guys use these? I see they are made in AK
Extra Deckhand automatic hydraulic Lobster Crab Pot Trap longline rope coiler | eBay
No other DE boats that i know of :grin:. Not many of them in this state. I've had guys come up to me in the harbor look over the boat and say "that looks like one of them lobsterboats from back east, where did you get it" so i tell then yeah its a real one and i went back there and brought it up here. One guy (with a southern accent)came up to me this summer and asked about the boat then he tells me he had a duffy back in north carolina that he had sold and how much he liked the boat and the only boat he would ever buy again is a DE.
Guys will look at the hauler mounted on the bulkhead and ask me why i put it there and not hanging on the end of the davit?? They all think you have to coil the rope from the pots or at least coil it in a barrel or it will "tangle" into a mess if it lays on deck, i just smile thank them and tell them they are right and i'll go get some barrels so my rope won't tangle up.
I'm happy as a pig in you know what with my boat and the more i fished it last year the more i liked about it, it works real fine for the shrimp fishery and i know it would be great for the halibut longline fishery and with some thought it would be a good gillnetter.
Hey Steve, I would like to know your thoughts on turning on DE into a little gillnetter? I've been thinking about a unit to drop into the cockpit which would incoperate the reel and fishhold than after the season just yank it out and you have your deck again without all the gear. Don't know if for instance on a 30-32' boat if you could carry enough fish?
Tell me more about your collapsing crab pot
Also, do you have to put up with a tangle of whale restrictions with your ropes?