This fall we had the opportunity to be a part of a great project when a customer of Strouts Point Wharf in South Freeport, ME purchased an Eastbay 43 in our area.
The vessel was hauled and surveyed here at Brewer Hawthorne Cove in Late September. There were a few small issues noted during the survey including a prop shaft oil seal that was leaking, a wet spot in the aft deck and leaking cockpit deck drains. The owner requested we take care of these items and gave us a list of additional items he wanted to have done to make the boat his own. Some of things on the list were fairly small and some not so small.
When the job was all said and done we had assisted the new owner with completing an electronics upgrade and refit installing four new Garmin MFD Displays, an autopilot head and control, an instrument repeater, new tri-data transducer package for temp depth and speed, a new Garmin 24” HD RADAR, new fusion stereo system with fly bridge remote and networking — all with satellite weather and chart update package. The boat was then equipped with a new smart inverter/charger and battery monitor and a new
8D Battery to support the electronics and the refrigeration system overhaul and upgrade where a new hold over plate in the on-board freezer was installed to better accommodate the boats new owner and his intended use. Mischief needed a new Electronics box at the lower helm to accommodate the new displays. Our own carpenter and resident finish tech Gilman Nunes completely rebuilt the box to the custom specs and rebuilt the dash to refinish the lower helm completely anew, it came out amazing!
In the engine room Larry and Jose took care of the drip-less oil seal overhaul on the port shaft along with flushing the transmissions twice for fluid change and cleaning, replaced a leaking primer pump on the starboard main engine, rebuilt the generator box and took care of several other smaller items as well. Mischief had her bow rail straitened and had custom welded parts made up to strengthen the swim platform dinghy davit system.
All of the hardware work was completed by our in house rigging and hardware expert John Fichtman. John also completely refit the entire vessel with all new LED lights fixtures and elements. All window tint was replaced in the main salon and a sliding widow that was
leaking with failing felt track was disassembled and rebuilt. New cushions were installed in the main salon and Mischief received a complete detailing top to bottom. She also had some gelcoat imperfections polished out along with some interior trim work all completed by Gilman with some help from other members of our team. She was ready for the water! We launched her just before Thanksgiving, where after a sea-trial she headed for warmer waters making a safe transit to Norfolk Virginia where she is now. She will winter in South Carolina the last part of the journey being made in the upcoming weeks and return to the Northeast next summer, we hope to see her on the return journey.
The Captain, vessel, and crew were accommodated in the Brewer Network as far as they could on their way south, staying with Brewer Plymouth Marine and then Post Road Boatyard in Mamaroneck NY. Thanks to those yards for helping their late season transit south! It’s good to be part of the family!
The Electronics work was completed by the excellent team of York ME’s Navtronics, the refrigeration was completed by the pro Tom Rowe of NH Marine Refrigeration and AC, the hardware fabrication was completed by the north shores own Mike Fraser of Fraser Custom Welding in Marblehead and the window tinting was done by On2Audio of Salem, all other work and support was done by BHCM’s skilled and trained staff!
Thank you so much to Mischief, the amazing techs who made it come together, and of course her Captain and crew!