In honor of our American military veterans and Independence Day, Wicked Tuna’s Captain Dave and Nancy Marciano are hosting a group of veterans aboard the Yankee Freedom. Captain Dave first began working with the Wounded Warrior Project about four years ago. He usually treats small groups throughout the season but his year has been incredibly busy for the Marciano’s and he needed a larger boat to bring out a larger group of vets.
Capt. Orrell and Capt. Dave
Captain Dave naturally turned to Captain Tom Orrell, from where he began his fishing career. Capt. Orrell owns and operates Yankee Fleet Fishing. Orrell was all on board with the idea and has donated his largest ship, the Yankee Freedom. Jim Destino donated lunch and Mayor Romeo Theken and the City helped organize gift bags.
Captain Dave and Nancy Marciano
Eva Rose and Nancy
Salted and chopped sea clams are used to bait the groundfish
Read more here in Saturday’s Gloucester times.
August 1st 2014 At Mile Marker One
SATURDAY AUGUST 2nd, 2014
WZLX Listener Cruise and the 2nd Annual Bluefin Blowout Brewfest!
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: WZLX Listener Cruise with the Morning Show Guys – Karlson and McKenzie! Join them on the Lady Sea (www.gloucesterfleet.com) as they host a fun-filled cruise around Gloucester’s inner harbor. Don’t miss this crazy voyage…
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Enjoy an amazing afternoon riverside tasting some of the best craft brews in the area! Live music and the chance to see Giant Tuna weighed at the official Bluefin Blowout stage makes this brewfest a MUST!
Check out some of your favorite craft beers…Kona and Red Hook, Woodstock, Beer Works, Downeast Cider, Cape Ann Brewing, Yuengling, Tuckerman’s, Allagash, Founders, Southern Tier, Wachusett, Lagunitas, and more!
A robotic submarine has completed its first successful scan of the seabed in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but investigators say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft.
The Bluefin-21’s first two missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, but the unmanned submarine managed to complete a full 16-hour scan of the seabed far off Australia’s west coast overnight. Data was still being analysed but nothing of note had yet been discovered. The sub has now scanned 90 sq km (35 sq miles) of the Indian Ocean floor.
||21 in (53 cm)
||16.2 ft (493 cm)
||1,650 lb (750 kg)
||~ 16 lb (7.3 kg) net positive
||1 (located mid-vehicle)
||14,763 ft (4,500 m)
||25 hours @ 3 knots with standard payload
||Up to 4.5 knots
||13.5 kWh of total energy
Nine 1.5 kWh battery packs
||Gimbaled, ducted thruster for
propulsion and control
||Real-time accuracy ≤ 0.1% of D.T. CEP 50
INS, DVL, SVS and GPS
USBL tracking with vehicle position updates
||Integrated — GPS, RF, Iridium and strobe
||RF, Iridium and acoustic;
Ethernet via shore power cable
||Fault and leak detection, dropweight,
acoustic tracking transponder,
strobe, RDF and Iridium
(all independently powered)
||GUI-based Operator Tool Suite
||4 GB flash drive for vehicle data
Plus additional payload storage
|EdgeTech 2200-M 120/410 kHz side scan sonar
(option: EdgeTech 230/850 kHz dynamically focused)
EdgeTech DW-216 sub-bottom profiler
Reson 7125 400 kHz multibeam echosounder
|For information on the BPAUV configuration, please download the Bluefin-21 BPAUV Product Sheet.
Evolve Productions is setting up to shoot a Wicked Tuna commercial tonight at the Railways!
Photo From Bill O’Connor
Check out this camera they’re using. for the Wicked Tuna shoot. It’s based on a platform similar to an SLR. They use this one for shooting regular speed and another that shoots high speed at 1000 frames per second!
Click the video below to meet Dave Marciano the fisherman EVERYONE is rooting for!
Also check out Dave’s Boat Website-http://fvhardmerchandise.com/