Blackfish (tautog), wreck fishing chartersStriped bass (stripers) charters, trolling and chunking Karen Ann II - New Jersey Charter Boat35' Custom Downeast Sportfisherman / New Jersey Charterboat Bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, chunking and trolling, inshore and canyonMako shark, offshore fishing
  Wrecks - Bottom - Trolling - Inshore - Offshore 23 April 2018
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Building The Karen Ann II

Part 8 - Black Ice (Photo Gallery)

Enjoy the images below as you journey through the process of having a custom boat built. Click each photo for a larger version. When done viewing, use the "Return" link to go back to the page you were viewing.

Joe's brother Josh works on sanding the edge of the deck before installing the guards. The trunk hatch has been installed, and you can see the starboard side running light at the top corner of the wheelhouse. This also gives a good look at the visor and the crown in the wheelhouse.


Radar Mast
Custom radar mast by West Fabrication in Stueben. If you look closely, you can see the antenna mounts on the arms.


The radar mast installed. The wires just need to be run down through it, but that won't be done until the boat gets to the water as the mast needs to come off to leave the shop. If you look at the lower right hand corner you will see an integrated hose hanger under the gunwale for the washdown hose.


The overhead electronics have now been mounted and wired. One of the wheelhouse dome lights can also be seen at top.


Here is a view of the wiring behind the helm. At the top left you can see the plastic thru-hull fitting that was used to route the wires through bulkheads to prevent chafing and provide a cleaner look.


Overturned Truck
My new truck off of I-95 north of Newport, Maine. The front grille lies to the left and you can see a deployed air bag inside the cab.

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