Webbers Cove with a cut down sheer,I lobstered on this one that my friend finished back in the mid 70's. Powered by a 4-71 it ran along nicely, we fished in just about any weather.
Jeeze, that beauty looks like a Great Lakes iron ore freighter with the nose up front!
Anybody remember wooden gear? This was taken on that boat i think back around 1975, we were fishing 1200 traps then, hauled 3-400 every day seven days a week, 3 days a week would probaly kill me now!
Spencer Lincoln designs.
"Real full keel single engine DE boats"!
Fished 'em. Built 'em (half-round and square). Treated 'em for worms. I'd knit heads. At the start of every season, I emptied the shore of every rock that I could lift. I worried about 'em with every bit of weather.
Thought that I'd died and gone to heaven after pulling my first string of wire traps. And my, didn't they hold the bottom in damned near any weather!
The only problem that I ever had with wire was some I had in aluminized wire - no vinyl. That wire had some silicon in it and they got to disappearing during season two (didn't winter very well either). Vinyl lasts until that annual gear loss gets 'em.
Not all of the Webber Cove boats were proprietary designs. They bought the mold for the South Shore 30 and eventually sold it to Ken Flowers. I don't know how many 30s were produced (or what they were called) but the mold was awfully rough just before it was moved to Walpole.