Ultimate offshore lobster boat

DotRat

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Jul 12, 2019
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37
Location
Beantown
Boat Make
Row Boat
Fiberglass is nice but steel is real...

wasn't it Bob Brown that said something like: wood boats are for romance of the sea type stuff,,give me steel offshore.... After he blew the windows out of his Novi boat on Georges Bank.
Heard that million times when we were crashing through 40 footers in the South Pacific and I don't doubt it!
 

Kailua Kid

Commander
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Jan 14, 2019
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Bainbridge Island
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www.gibbonslawgroup.com
Boat Make
General Marine 26; Klamath 19; Sparkman & Stephens Yankee 38 sloop
Heard that million times when we were crashing through 40 footers in the South Pacific and I don't doubt it!
A little off topic (apologies all around) but the best off-shore commercial fishing boat I ever put to sea in was the ex US Navy yard oiler STORMY SEA: House aft, tanked amidships (low waisted), raised focs’l, single screw, 150’ over-built in steel North Pacific / Bering Sea crabber. Absolutely loved that boat. (Think of a classic wooden halibut schooner but steel and 150’ long.) Very capable boat. Easy motion in even really rough seas.
 
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