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Old 06-12-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Vacation (from the PNW) shots of lobsterboats.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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Great post. Thanks. Beautiful. Love lobster boats.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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Love lobster boats. For the most part, they are prime examples of pleasing form derived from/following function. And they can make great yachts as well.

On the other hand:

Hate lobster pot buoys every few feet in my course line around here (I do not exaggerate).

Hate Lobster boats moored right next to me (bait smell and seagull's galore).

Appreciate and recognize that lobstermen (er, lobsterpersons?) have the right to earn a living and that I am a "yachtie" dilettante traversing seasonally through and around their year round place of work (see bait and seagulls comment above).

Wish that they would at least keep their pots out of the major navigational channels/course lines.

Finally: Marin is that you posting those pictures? Looks like the ones he has posted in the past of PEI.

Perhaps we should start a "Marin Sighting" sticky thread for suspected incognito postings by Marin.
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We were in the Gaspe penninsula in Quebec last fall and seen these. There are a lot of great boats on the east coast.
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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Man...not only the lobster boats, but take a look at the setting (backgrounnd) for them. I hang any one of those up in my boat room next to Marin's GB36 Sport Fisher.
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Wow three of those pictures were from my home ports murray harbour and beach point PEI Canada.i know all the boats in 3 of your pictures
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Man...not only the lobster boats, but take a look at the setting (backgrounnd) for them. I hang any one of those up in my boat room next to Marin's GB36 Sport Fisher.
Absolutely! Great composition.

This print of Rockport Harbor hangs in my guest stateroom.

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JF one of the great 2nd posts!! Thanks for starting this thread. Now when I get to Maine I get to post unlimited pics of Lobster boats and lobster yachts

I've always considered Maine lobster to be the way a boat should look, hands down!
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An English Lobster Cat. No PhotoShop either.
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An English Lobster Cat. No PhotoShop either.
I've often said there is no such thing as an ugly boat. You have just proven me wrong.
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I've often said there is no such thing as an ugly boat. You have just proven me wrong.
Maybe so, but when the pots aren't producing, the crew plays ping-pong and horse shoes on the bow. Still, there is a romantic, fulfilling grace with even the most unkempt of Lobster Boats that the cat just doesn't have.
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I'm partial to lobster boats myself.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:15 AM   #13
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An English Lobster Cat. No PhotoShop either.
I`m sure it sits nicely on the mud when the tide goes out. But you`d see more of it then...I think I agree with Walt.
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Because they have pointy bows don't be fooled into thinking they are easily driven. Quite a number of modern lobster boats have 3 - 400hp and leave very big wakes.

I love the look of a LB and my dad had one custom build in Maine using Airex foam sandwich construction. It was built heavy as Dad liked heavy and the word "skookum". She is 36' and powered by a DD 6-71 and made 9 knots. The last owner who just recently sold her put a LOT of work into her. Removed the FB and did a lot of other cabin work. New stove, stabilizers ect ect. That winch is a Kinematics and I'll bet that Forfjord anchor is 100lbs ... or more. Here she is as of last summer.
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Because they have pointy bows don't be fooled into thinking they are easily driven. Quite a number of modern lobster boats have 3 - 400hp and leave very big wakes.

I love the look of a LB and my dad had one custom build in Maine using Airex foam sandwich construction. It was built heavy as Dad liked heavy and the word "skookum". She is 36' and powered by a DD 6-71 and made 9 knots. The last owner who just recently sold her put a LOT of work into her. Removed the FB and did a lot of other cabin work. New stove, stabilizers ect ect. That winch is a Kinematics and I'll bet that Forfjord anchor is 100lbs ... or more. Here she is as of last summer.
Eric, did your Dad add the spray rails. I'm sure they were needed. A true lobster hull is a wet riding boat.
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That really is a gorgeous vessel, Eric.

Regarding the Lobster Cat above, I've heard it from considerable authority that with a home-port of Fleetwood (west coast England), it is not rigged for Lobster, and is likely set up for langoustine fishing. Still, it's one of the few commercial fishing cats I've seen a photo of outside of Oz. Of course, there could be some unscrupulous Photo-Shop trickster out there.

In penance, I offer you this stylish Channel Island, CA based cat preparing for Lobster season opening day with no less than 200 pots aboard. I still don't see the proper rigging, but at least today, it's a Lobster boat.
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Grew up on and around lobster boats and really love them. And the lobsterboat races in Maine are a real treat. I think someone exceeded 70 mph recently to set the current record. Of course, these are highly modified boats, some used just for the races, but others pull the work engine then drop in a HO just for the races. Did anyone notice the wooden traps? I didn't think they were being used anymore.
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more lobster boats

Prince Edward Island , Canada lobster boats
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out of the blue

this mainship rumrunner was designed after the down east lobster boats in maine
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