Looking to confirm builder of a 34 foot DE

Fremont

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Hello,

I am new to this forum and downeasters in general, but very experienced on boats in general (ex MM ship's engineer). I have use of a DE yacht here in the Seattle area and am considering buying it. The registration says it is a 1966 Webbers Cove 34. She is all glass and I don't really have reason to doubt the info on the registration, but I would like to get confirmation from the experts here. The hull number is NO.576843NET.9. Can anyone confirm this matches up with a '66 Webbers Cove?

Thanks in advance,

Brooke
 

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Company NameWebbers Cove Boat Yard





Manufacturer Identification CodeWBR Contact Information

Contact NameJohn D. Cousins Phone(207) 374-2841 Address11 Curtis Cove Rd CityE Blue Hill
State or ProvinceME
Zip or Postal Code4629
 

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Thanks for the contact inforation. I'll get in touch with them and see what they have to say. Attached is a picture of her in 2009 before her most recent refit and a picture of what she looks like now.

Fremont in Sling0005.jpg

Fremont in Point Hudson.jpg
 

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Yup, she was fishing up in AK for years. She was set up with outriggers and paravanes, which have since been removed. It was and is a well set up little boat.
 

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Fremont,Thats a Webbers Cove alright .....my buddy has a 74 ...It's a great boat.....a little Rollie
 

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Fremont,Thats a Webbers Cove alright .....my buddy has a 74 ...It's a great boat.....a little Rollie

MDI45 - what is it about the boat that so clearly identifies it as a WC to your eye?
 

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Interesting Boat for sure...

Welcome Fremont, from another Merchant Mariner, Chief engineer with Maersk Line Limited...
 

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Interesting Boat for sure...

Welcome Fremont, from another Merchant Mariner, Chief engineer with Maersk Line Limited...

CEShawn - Thanks for the welcome. I never worked the big commercial boats, but I travelled all over the world as egineer on a 180 foot yacht. Very different from the commercial line, but I was able to spend time in some very cool places.

MDI45 - I have limited time on the boat so far, but I can confirm she is a bit tender, especially in a following sea. Nothing scary or anything, but I'm more used to full dispalcement.
 

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MDI45 - what is it about the boat that so clearly identifies it as a WC to your eye?
Fremont,i would have to say the almost flat sheer line...and there was never a top mold for the webbers...so they are all different
 

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Fremont,check out a 1975 34 webbers on maine craigs list...you can see a side profile picture of herhttp://maine.craigslist.org/boa/3109235861.html
 

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I had seen that boat in searching the Internet. I can see similarities, but it is not a slam dunk to my eye that the hulls are the same. I think that boat has a higher, built up deck that extends the lines of the hull higher and really makes it look different. The hull itself could be identical though.
Freemont,
I have been looking at the Webbers Cove 34 since I bought 1 in 2003,
I do not think I have seen 2 that look the same, My guess is that the hulls
were from the same mold. And then they were finished(house) by a variety of shops. The original owner chose the look he wanted.
End result is almost like having a custom design. Then factor in the changes made by the next owner, cause I know I did not like some of the layout. And hours spent wondering WHY??? did they do that???
 

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freemont,
i have been looking at the webbers cove 34 since i bought 1 in 2003,
i do not think i have seen 2 that look the same, my guess is that the hulls
were from the same mold. And then they were finished(house) by a variety of shops. The original owner chose the look he wanted.
End result is almost like having a custom design. Then factor in the changes made by the next owner, cause i know i did not like some of the layout. And hours spent wondering why??? Did they do that???
thats what iam saying>>>>>thank you wc1966
 

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thats what iam saying>>>>>thank you wc1966

MDI45 - I hope I didn't give the impression that I was not believing you or anything. I'm just working my way up the steep part of the learning curve at this point and looking for as much input and information as I can get.
 

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I think webbers cove also built some hulls for the navy, i used to see some for sale by a outfit in California. Your name Fremont? anything to do with the Fremont in Seattle?
 

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FREMONT USCG Doc. No.:576843Vessel Service:RECREATIONALIMO Number:*Trade Indicator:Coastwise Unrestricted, Fishery, RecreationalCall Sign:WCJ7670Hull Material:FRP (FIBERGLASS)Hull Number:*Ship Builder:WEBBERS COVE BOAT YARDYear Built:1966
Length (ft.):34Hailing Port:SEATTLE WAHull Depth (ft.):5Owner:RICHARD M PATTISON
2284 WEST COMMODORE WAY #310
SEATTLE, WA 98199Hull Breadth (ft.):10.5Gross Tonnage:12Net Tonnage:9Documentation Issuance Date:July 21, 2011Documentation Expiration Date:July 31, 2012Previous Vessel Names:No Vessel Name Changes
 

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I think webbers cove also built some hulls for the navy, i used to see some for sale by a outfit in California. Your name Fremont? anything to do with the Fremont in Seattle?

Steveinnak - The boat was named Fremont by a previous owner. I don't know for sure if he named It for the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle or not. The boat moors just a little ways down the ship canal from Fremont in the Ballard neighborhood.

What I have read so far was that Webbers Cove built 33 foot utility boats out of fiberglass for the navy starting in the 1950's. They then modified the design to start producing the first fiberglass lobster boats in the 1960's. Thus the Webbers Cove 34 was born.

Orient - what was it about the '69 that made you prefer it over the '74? Was there any differences in the hulls or was it a matter or how they we built out and/or maintained?
 
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