1980 Launch of the DEFIANT Our 2nd vessel after the MILKY WAY, the DEFIANT was born after two days of "labor" during the launch in April. The construction window was 10 months for this $750,000 vessel.
F/V DEFIANT In late May of 1980, the 66' X 22' DEFIANT left Astoria ready to fish the waters of Alaska. This combination vessel has delivered thousands of tons of crab, shrimp, and bottom fish. DEFIANT underwent a major refit in 2010 at J & H’s Tongue Point facility, lengthening and sponsoning her to 71’ 6” X 28’ and adding a bulbous bow.She is now back at work, more capable and more seaworthy than ever. Please view the slideshow below for before & after, and construction photos of the project (click on the slideshow to see captions).You can click on this link to read an article by the Astorian newspaper. http://www.dailyastorian.com/news/article_df3eb2c8-3269-5f92-a710-04c43f6dd516.html
Click below for sponsoning slideshow. Click on photos to see captions.
In June 2011, J & H Boatworks, Inc. hauled the F/V KATRINA for a complete re-build at the Port of Astoria's Tongue Point facility. The F/V KATRINA is owned by Dave Hubbard, a local fisherman. The major external work was to lengthen the hull from 45 ft. to 51 ft. and sponson from 14 ft. to 22 ft. The hull was originally built from 3/16" steel plate and frames. New skin and frames were built from 1/4" plate.
The increase in hull volume provided for an expanded engine room, fish hold, lazarette, cabin and foc’sle. The new aluminum pilot house was attached with ‘deta-coupler’ transition joint to the steel deck. Tulio Celano P.E. of Crescere Marine Engineering, Inc. of Columbia City, OR. was the design and engineering consultant.
In addition, the new KATRINA has been renovated from top to bottom:
New 425 hp John Deere main engine, keel cooling etc.
New 65 kW John Deere generator and all associated outfitting
Existing 12 kW Isuzu generator re-installed
New exhaust systems with s.s. exhaust piping and flex, Harco mufflers etc.
New IMS 20-ton refrigerated seawater system
New main shaft, couplings, bearings, and propeller
New rudder, rudder bearings, shafting and steering system including plumbing
New electrical and hydraulic system
New fresh water tanks and plumbing
New crab plumbing pumps, piping, valves in engine room
Two new fuel tanks and two w.t. compartments in the new stern addition
New power-assisted engine-room ventilation system
New navigation and associated electronics
On Saturday December 3, 2011 the F/V KATRINA was hauled out of the Tongue Point facility and successfully launched into the Columbia River.
F/V KATRINA in Columbia River on December 3, 2011
Click through the slideshow below to view before, during, and after pictures of the F/V KATRINA. Click on the photos to see captions.
F/V KAREN MARIE
On January 17th 2012, J & H Boatworks hauled the F/V KAREN MARIE. She was a 58 X 17 ft. monk design squid seiner from Ventura, CA. owned by Pete Dupuy. The vessel was sponsoned to 23 ft. and fitted with a new rudder. The fish hold was expanded to the new width, foamed, and re-glassed. The entire hull was sandblasted and completely repainted.
On July 7, 2012 F/V KAREN MARIE was launched into the Columbia River at Tongue Point. Below is a slideshow showing before, during, and after photos of the renovation. Click on the photos to see captions.
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