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Old 05-08-2019, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hi! Meet Westcaper, the lobster style, farm boat

To the forum I bring myself and my very unique converted Nova Scotia Lobster boat, WestCaper.
WestCaper was laid down in 1991 in Vancouver BC, by a couple of guys from Nova Scotia. It spent its first decade as the workboat at a fish farm owned and operated by the builders in Campbell River. It transported feed to the farm as well as completed other tasks.

The second owner then bought the boat and had it moved to his house in Fernwood, Victoria BC where it underwent major conversion to a comfortable two person cruiser. It was also changed over from a big block gasser to a 6.5l Isuzu turbo diesel.

I am now the third owner as of 10/2018 and have been happily living aboard ever since!

A few specs:
39' LOA
12' Beam
4' draft
Fir strip plank over oak ribs
Epoxy glass overlay.
Isuzu 6bg1t diesel
Comfortable cruiser at 8.5 knots
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:40 PM   #2
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:55 PM   #3
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:36 PM   #4
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West Caper,
Nice boat there mate.
Usually not a fan of compound sheer lines/curves but yours works great.
Don’t usually see lobster boats out west so thanks for bring’in her over or out.
And that’s my favorite engine .. Isuzu.
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Gnarly.

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Old 05-09-2019, 12:12 AM   #6
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I like it. Thanks for joining and for posting pics right off the bat. Welcome.
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:16 AM   #7
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:41 AM   #8
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Welcome to Trawler Forum. That’s a nice looking rig you have.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:19 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone! I've been travelling around the Gulf Islands my entire life on various boats, and have always had a soft spot for lobster boats. This isn't the most conventional LB but it handles amazingly and has stolen my heart. Now to develope my skills as a woodworker!

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Welcome aboard.
Very nice big aft cockpit, great for picking up all those crabs and landing that big one!
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:37 PM   #11
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Welcome aboard.
Very nice big aft cockpit, great for picking up all those crabs and landing that big one!
Cheers
Been big into the prawning over the last year, generally snorkel for crabs, more fun!
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Good looking boat Westcaper. We’ll watch for you on the water.
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:59 PM   #13
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Very cool boat! After living in Maine for several years the Dixon’s and Beal lobster boats have always caught my eye I just love their lines. I’ve thought about converting one into a cruiser for 2. Any chance you could show your interior pics?
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:32 PM   #14
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Very cool boat! After living in Maine for several years the Dixon’s and Beal lobster boats have always caught my eye I just love their lines. I’ve thought about converting one into a cruiser for 2. Any chance you could show your interior pics?
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Nice!
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Welcome aboard, even if you did put your boat on the wrong coast.
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:58 PM   #17
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Welcome aboard, even if you did put your boat on the wrong coast.
Haha nah this is the right coast, it was built in Vancouver! Westcoast bestcoast
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:30 PM   #18
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I recognize that boat from Oak Bay marina. I understand you got a smoking deal!
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Old 05-24-2019, 07:16 PM   #19
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I recognize that boat from Oak Bay marina. I understand you got a smoking deal!
I did get a smoking deal, I'd been looking for a boat for over a year and had this one in my name within 4 days of viewing it. Couldnt pass it up
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