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Gloucester Zen- Swan Net Boom Truck Offloads Nets

No Commentary- No Editing- Just a slice of time on Gloucester harbor Thanks for watching

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Herring Truck Offloads Net Video

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Swan Net Boom Truck Remote Control

This piece of electronics remotely controls the power block and boom on the Swan Net truck shown below. Swan Net Boom Truck Remote Control, originally uploaded by captjoe06. Swan Net Boom Truck, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Net Offloading With Swan Net Boom Truck

What I didn’t realize all these times watching the Swan Net Boom Truck offload nets was that the power block and boom are actually remote controlled.  They have this futuristic control board that clips around the operator’s waist with a … Continue reading

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Western Venture Net Loading

Here’s a picture left from the other day when the Western Venture was loading it’s net from the Swan Net Boom Truck. What is interesting about it is how high it sits out of the water so that the opening … Continue reading

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Net Offloading/Loading on The Western Venture

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Western Venture Net Loading Onto Net Reel

As the net reel reels the net on, the crew guide it back and forth so it will be loaded evenly onto the spool. A net this large you wouldn’t want all bunched up in the middle. Western Venture Net … Continue reading

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Western Venture Net Loading

Here you see the men guiding the net off of the boom truck. They are making sure it is spread properly so once it gets loaded onto the net reel on the boat, it will set off from the boat … Continue reading

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Swan Net Boom Truck

I wonder how much the nets weigh? I mean the nets these boats tow are enormous, filling up this big truck. My guess is wet they would weigh 18,000 pounds and dry 15,000 pounds. My guess is based on the … Continue reading

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Western Venture Net Loading

Using a portable boom truck equipped with a power block, the huge herring nets are loaded onto the midwater trawler the Western venture at The State Fish Pier in Gloucester. Western Venture Net Loading, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

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Westen Venture Loads Net From Swan Net Boom Truck Video

Watch as the massive net gets offloaded from the Swan Net’s boom truck and onto the net reel aboard the Western Venture.  Swan Net has a facility to mend and create fishing nets up at the Blackburn Industrial Park, over … Continue reading

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Offloading Nets on The Western Venture Herring Boat

Offloading Nets on The Western Venture Herring Boat, originally uploaded by captjoe06. This Power Block is attached to this truck on a boom. The power block is hydraulically powered to rotate and pull the net up and over the rail … Continue reading

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View From The Western Venture Wheelhouse

Here is a view from the wheelhouse of the Western Venture looking down at the herring net being offloaded from the boat. You can see the net travel up through the boat’s power block, over to the power block on … Continue reading

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