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Western Rock-lobster vessel & gear

Western Rock-lobster vessel & gear

Fiberglass boat, pine frame & batten with steel base trap, two top opening plastic bait baskets either side of neck entrance. Standard West. Rock-lobster rig

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Bouvard,

It is a good shot of the basic rig. Did you ever see the other Zambucca, the 65 footer that Marko built at the Henderson yard. She had the raised wheelhouse and 1,000 HP Cat. She was sold to the East Coast, I have no idea why, suspect things werent as good as time went on with the new boat. I got an invite aboard after they had landed,one morning. Marko builds beautifully finished boats.(Thumb) I didnt have a digital camera back then.

Jim.
 

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Jim,

Those boats became "dinosaurs"... do you realy need a 65ft 1000hp vessel to work 100-150 pots of that rig..? Very good powerfull vessels they built but most of that investment was tax driven, not driven by need... became unsustainable.

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Bouvard,

I often wondered why those 65 footers and 1,000 hp engines, all of a sudden made an appearance, then most as you say became dinosaurs and became extinct. Thank you for the explanation. (Thumb)

Jim.
 

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