Tag Archives: Trawler

Fisherman Truck Series- Sal Sans

Sal owns the Janaya and Joseph.  He likes his fishing bumper stickers, that’s for sure. Sal’s also a pretty laid back cat.  Always in a good mood when he stops by to say hi.

Sal Sanfilippos Janaya and Joseph

Sal Sanfilippo's Janaya and Joseph

Sal Sanfilippos Janaya and Joseph

Sal Sanfilippo's Janaya and Joseph

Beautiful Industry Pamet Winch

Here is one of the winches that haul the trawl doors in on the Dragger Pamet.  This winch is manufactured by Hawboldt Industries in Chester Nova Scotia, Canada.  What is interesting and makes for a great winch is the galvanized steel that holds up well to the salt water as opposed to the old metal winches which wouldn’t hold up nearly as well to the salt water conditions that these winches operate in.

Beautiful Industry Pamet Winch, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

By Comparison The Winch Below Was Aboard The Vincie N


Mike Leary and Joe (Stoga) Scola Aboard The Dragger Pamet

Here is Joe (Stoga) Scola and Mike Leary, owner of the Dragger Pamet.

Peter Prybot had an interesting column in the Gloucester Daily Times featuring Stoga and Mike in the paper this weekend.  Click this text for that article.

Look for an upcoming video featuring Stoga in which he gives us insight into the often heard but rarely understood saying on the VHF radio- “Who Killed The Bird?”

Dragger Pamet Door

This is one door out of a set of two which separate the net when it is set off of the stern of the trawler(dragger).  The chains you see are attached to the cable wire which is released from the winch.  Then the net is attached to the doors to get the spread needed to maximize the area of open net and snare as much fish as possible.

Dragger Pamet Door, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Wire Fishing Cable Used To Tow Nets

The cable wire is actually a bunch of smaller wires braided together to give it incredible strength.  There’s something beautiful about this stuff up close that I never see as beautiful when it’s just sitting around the dock.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Engine

This is the view looking down at The Patriot Engine.  Matteo runs a GM in The Patriot and GM engines are usually painted green.  Matteo painted his red because this particular model of GM engine is called a Screamin’ Demon.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Engine, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Bow

Matteo Russo took me for a tour of his dragger The Patriot.  Nice boat, and very clean, it is built like a tank.

You can tell a lot about a boat’s owner by how well it’s engine room is maintained.  Matteo’s Patriot engine room is spotless, much like Clark Sandler’s Sea Farmer II,  Cape Seafood’s Boats and The Western Venture.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Bow, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Deck

In this photo you see the deck of Matteo Russo’s Patriot. In the top of the picture is his stern trawler net reel. The reason it is called a stern trawler is because the net is set from this reel from the STERN of thge boat. You see in the picture the net wrapped around the net reel.

Then in the middle of the deck you see pen boards. Pens and pen boards can be above deck or below deck. The pen boards fit into channels which section off portions of the deck or the hold of the boat where the fishermen sort fish or dump the fish out from the net when the net comes aboard. Down below different pens are used for different species.

Matteo Russo’s Patriot Deck, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

In the front of the picture is the winch. The winch is spooled with wire which is attached to the net . When they set the net out they let wire out evenly on both sides so the net will fish evenly. It is hydraulically powered. You see the stainless steel bar resting at an angle just behind the winch? That is used to guide the wire back onto the winch evenly when they load it back on. They guide the wire back and forth evenly so it all doesn’t bunch up in the middle of the winch drum.

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