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Volume 21 Issue 12 December 2008 FREE
John's Bay Boat Company launches the 41-foot SAND DOLLARS III on 29 November.
SOUTH BRISTOL – There are almost a ribs are also White Oak, and are 1½ x 2½ inch summer and fall, and scalloping in the cutter. When times got slow he was laid off,
hundred boat builders in the State of Maine, on 10-inch centres. The platform is two winter. He also used it for pleasure, but had orders to do some smaller boats.
and only a few of them build in wood. One layers of ½-inch plywood, epoxied together especially going to his camp on Lower Over the winter he finished them up and in
of the premier wooden boat builders and then covered with mat/roving/mat. Goose Island. As Dugas used this boat he the spring he went back to Padebco.
anywhere, either commercial or pleasure, is Since this boat will be used for dragging, discovered that there were a couple of However, he liked working for himself and
John’s Bay Boat Company of South Bristol, stainless steel plates have been led in flush things he would like to change. Some of the when the piece of property went up for sale
who launched there sixtieth boat, a new 41- and will allow for quick and easy hook-up. things he wanted to change was a different on Poorhouse Cove in 1983, Kass
foot split wheelhouse lobster boat for Scott Down below there are upper and lower heating system, a larger fuel tank and a purchased it. Three years later he joined
Dugas of Yarmouth named SAND DOLLAR V-berths and a chest of drawers. The head shower. After owning this beautiful boat for forces with designed and boatbuilder
III on 29 November. with separate shower is to starboard and to four years he sold her for just what he had Carroll Lowell when a customer from New
The design is a little different than port is the galley. The galley contains a sink, paid. For the last two years he used a boat Hampshire came to see Lowell about a 42-
others he has done in the past. She is based stove and refrigerator. Dugas also added a his father had built and launched in 1991. foot lobster boat. Lowell was not interested
on the designed of the 42-foot SARI ANN, generator and a hot water heater. The heater Over the years the John’s Bay Boat in building a boat that size and he gave the
owned by Vance Bunker of Metinicus, and is from Basto of Germany and is usually Company has earned a fine reputation for project to Kass.
launched in 2006. SARI ANN sailed a little found in big trucks. There is a dealer in the boats they turn out. Kass started Since then Kass has built a number of
higher than Peter Kass, owner of John’s Bay Seattle, Washington, but Kass said that working on boats in Virginia. He was a Lowell designs. Most have been
Boat Company, liked, but worked well for because they are used in trucks you can carpenter, but the boats he was working on commercial, but even they have been finely
Bunker who is relatively tall. Kass flattened easily find parts at places where they work were constructed with fiberglass and Airex finished out. Kass has also designed a
out the horn timber about two inches in on tractor trailers. core. Kass added, “I was curious about number of boats on his own.
order to get her to sail flatter. This meant that Dugas opted for a bigger wheelhouse fiberglass, but I didn’t want to do it.” Presently, there is little work at the yard.
the last two station moulds and the transom than normal because he wanted more room Kass came to the State of Maine and There was a customer who ordered a boat,
were changed slightly. Since Dugas is not as when he was scalloping in the winter. He went to work at the Harvey Gamage yard in but when the stock market crashed he pulled
tall as Bunker, they raised the platform two also extended the house roof so that those South Bristol in 1978. There he would assist back. He told Kass he was still going to build
inches and lowered the sheer two inches. working on the drag could get somewhat out in the building of APPLEDORE. the boat, but wanted to wait. However, they
The bow was also lowered eight inches, but of the weather. Unfortunately, when she was completed may begin construction on the hull. They do
with the addition of the toe rail and cap there This is the second boat that Dugas, Gamage turned to building in steel. Kass have a boat in the yard, which they built 20
was only a difference of three inches. All who had Johns Bay Boat Company build a was not interested in this type of years ago, that needs a new fuel tank. There
these changes allowed Dugas excellent 36 footer for him back in 2002. Kass designed construction so he went to work at the is also a catboat that needs some repair
visibility. this boat, which was powered with a 3208 Goudy & Stevens yard in East Boothbay, work, as well as a J. Irvin Jones built lobster
SAND DOLLAR III is a traditional TA Caterpillar diesel. Down below she where he did repair work for a couple of boat. This will keep them busy for a couple
planked wooden boat, which has a beam of sported a V-berth, a settee for two, enclosed years. He then went to work for Bruce of months, and hopefully in the meantime
14 feet 8 inches and a draft of about 5 feet. head and a galley. Dugas had the boat Cunningham at Padebco Custom Boats in another customer appears and places an
Her 7-inch keel is made of White Oak. The equipped to do some lobstering in the Round Pond to help built a 30-foot Atkins order for one of these beauties.
C o n t e n t s
Publisher's Note 2 SF Dock at Southwest Harbor 5 Snowe Assists Lobster Industry 10
Albatross Retired 19
Calendar of Events 2 New Head at Mystic Seaport 6 Sea Scallop Survey 11
Yacht Racing News
Bluefin Tuna 4 MMA News 7 Fish Prices - Portland Fish Exc 12
Vendee Globe 23
Red Tide Relief 4
Commercial Fishing News Canadian Fishing News 13 Maritime History: Various 26
Waterfront News
Fishery Afloat - Market Sinking 8 Boat Yard News 17 Classified Ads 31-39
Virginia to be Built 5
Misc. Commercial Fishing News 9 Boat School Course 19
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