Mid-Coast Marine Lengthens And Modifies Fishing Vessel Pegasus

Mid-Coast Marine recently completed the lengthening and modification of the fishing vessel Pegasus.

Work included lengthening the 75-foot by 23- foot vessel to 90 feet by 27 feet, installing a new 940-hp Cummins main engine, new 6-inch shafting, bearings, shaft log, and four-blade stainless steel wheel.

The boat was cut in half near amidship, rolled apart, framed and plated to its original width.

At the same time, the bow and stern sections were receiving the framing for the 24-inch sponsons that were added port and starboard and faired well forward. Mid-body sponson frames and plating were next, rounding out the vessel's new shell.

Inside, the old engine room bulkhead was cut out and a new bulkhead built, lengthening the engine room about 8 feet. Aligned along the new shaft line were the new stern tube, shaft alley, and engine rails. Saddle tanks were also built port and starboard outboard of the new main engine location.

Back on the main deck, the original bulwarks were reinstalled outboard, and the original rudder was converted to a contra-guide configuration with broad top and bottom plates added.

This modification was done to assure that the boat, in its new configuration, would have sufficient rudder power.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 63,  Feb 1989 Leo L. Collar

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