Year built: 1978 (rebuilt in 1998; new cabin, decks, bulkheads and wiring; and extended 3’ on transom in 2013)
Built by: Kester Construction (1978), rebuilt by Miller Boat Repair and Bob Ladd (1998), extended 3 feet in 2013 by owner
Where built: Bellingham, Washington (1978); Cordova, Alaska (1998); Homer, Alaska (2013)
Power: twin gasoline water jet
Service: commercial fishing
Cruising speed: 26 knots at 3300 RPM (according to owner)
Fuel consumption: 24 G.P.H. at cruise (according to owner)
Stability test: none
The fishing vessel is of a bowpicker configuration and is a planing design with a curved stem, hard chine, semi-V bottom and square transom.
The cabin is located aft and is constructed of ½” foam-core with fiberglass overlay. The cabin is entered through a hinged aluminum door centered on the forward cabin bulkhead. The interior is laid out as follows: to port forward is a helmsman station and electronic array and stowage under the helmsman seat, then enclosed head with marine toilet and vanity; to starboard forward a galley table with forward facing bench seat, then counter-space with sink and stowage under. Two stacked berths are found athwartship at the back of the cabin and over the engine compartment. Found in the cabin overhead is a fiberglass hatch fitted to raised combings for removal of the propulsion engines, if needed.
Access into the engine compartment is by raising the lower berth. The engine compartment contains propulsion engines, water jets, hydraulic tank, hydraulic pump, bilge pump, raw sea water strainers, and auxiliary fuel filters; all are well arranged. The fuel tanks and water tank are located under the cabin sole forward of the engine compartment.
Forward of the cabin is a large fish hold covered by two molded fiberglass hatches fitted to raised fiberglass combings. The fish hold is designed to carry three large slush bags with brailer bags; the approximate carrying capacity is 4,000 lbs. of salmon.
Forward of the fish hold is a recessed self-bailing well deck containing the second helmsman station, gillnet reel with manual level wind, and hydraulic Pacer pump with plastic housing. The bow is fitted with an aluminum gillnet roller.
Secured to the transom are the water jet nozzles, 2” aluminum pipe guard, and stainless steel exhaust tips with exhaust flappers.
The owner has done extensive work to the vessel since 2012. Work has consisted of extending the transom out 3-feet in order to convert the vessel from an inboard/outboard to water jet propulsion. Since, the start of the transformation the owner added new propulsion machinery, a 2” aluminum pipe jet guard, stainless steel exhaust pipes with flappers, Hamilton HJ 213 water jet units with stomp grates and cleanout extension risers, Groco raw water strainers, aluminum stabilizer fins, an enclosed head with marine toilet with manual hand pump and vanity, a Espar Airitronic D2 diesel cabin heater, a Jabsco Par Max 4 pump for deck wash, a Pacer 2” hydraulic pump with plastic housing, and replacement of various electronics. The overall cost to the owner since the start of the vessel modification in 2012 is estimated to be $60,000.00.
The vessel appears to be both sound and watertight in its hull, decks and cabin; and suited for its in intended service.
HULL & DECKS:
Hull material: molded fiberglass
Side thickness: 3/8 inch
Bottom thickness: ½ inch +
Stringers: two 4” X 8” fiberglass and two 2” X 6” fiberglass
Bulkheads: ½” fiberglassed structural foam board
Shelves: ¾” plywood with fiberglass overlay
Deck beams: none (decks supported by deck shelf fiberglassed to side of hull and bulkheads)
Decks: ½” fiberglassed structural foam board
Bulwarks: 6” high fiberglassed splash-rail on covering board
Other: 3-foot extension on transom (added in 2013), 2” aluminum pipe jet guard (new 2013)
Material: ½” structural foam board with fiberglass overlay
Sea cocks on all through hull fittings (?): none, no through hull fittings below the waterline
Pumps: one 1100 GPH Rule (new 2014) with automatic float switch and warning light for engine room bilge, one 1500 GPH Rule with manual switch for fish hold, one Pacer 2” hydraulic with plastic housing (new 2013)
AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT AND DECK MACHINERY:
Power take off: electric magnetic clutch with V-belts and pulleys off of front of starboard propulsion engine
Hydraulic pump(s): one 7.5 GPM Vickers off of front of starboard propulsion engine
Anchor winch: none
Gillnet reel: 48”H X 56”W aluminum drum with manual level wind; Kem K-RD gear drive
Anchor and lines: one 10 kg Bruce, 60 feet 3/8” chain, 120 feet ¾” Samson purse line
ELECTRONIC AND NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT:
Radio SSB: none
Radio VHF: one Horizon Titan 4, one Standard Horizon GX 1600 (new 2014)
Radio C.B.: none
GPS: one Garmin GPSmap 540s
Depth sounder(s): one Hummingbird Matrix 27, transducer interfaced with GPS
Compasses: one 3 inch Ritchie
Navigation lights: USCG approved type
Other: Rampage ACD-83 receiver (new 2014), Wilson cellphone booster (new 2014), Realistic cassette/AM/FM receiver
Fire extinguishers: one Firboy model 70CG Halon 301 (A,B,C) in engine room, one Amerex 2 ¾ lb. dry chemical (A,B,C) at galley, one Amerex 5 lb. dry chemical (A,B,C) near dinette
Personal flotation devices: one USCG Type IV life ring buoy with 60 feet line
Survival suits: two Imperial adult size
Life rafts: none
Bilge alarm(s): automatic float switch and warning light at cabin helmsman station
Gas vapor detector(s): Marine Technologies Safe-T-Alert model SA-1XL
Blower(s): 3” Par electric
First aid equipment: one medical kit with instruction manual for basic first aid
Signal kit: Olin signal kit
Other: McMurdo E5 Smartfind 406 EPIRB (in process of being registered)
Copper River Boats & Permits LLC
Broker/Owner: Margaret Arvidson
710 Third Street
P.O. Box 1722
Cordova, Alaska 99574
CELL PHONE: (907) 202-0012
Local Cordova Ph: (907) 424-5335 Fax: (888) 847-5332 Toll Free: 1-877-939-2BUY (2289) email Margaret Arvidson At: email@example.com