The Western hunter, this is the first time that we have had the vessel here, it is a slime eel vessel. We hauled the vessel out and the owner stated that he wanted the vessel fully blasted and painted minus the pilot house as it is fiberglass.

We started to blast the vessel and this took around a full week with two employees blasting every day. afterwards we had some spots on the hull that needed to be repaired, steel work that is. So we fixed the needed areas as requested and as most times we found a few more areas the owner wanted to address.

We fully reworked the Anchor windlass as it had frozen up and became unusable, now it is restored to its former glory. We plated both the Bow and Stern thruster tubes and filled them with boiled linseed oil. We plated the starboard aft fuel tank as it was in need of attention. we plated the stern/transom area as well as it was in need of attention.

We plated parts of the main aft deck and the fish hold coaming as they were also in need of repairs. please see the before and after you can see the amazing difference.

The Chellissa has quite a story that starts here at Giddings Boats going back to the 1970’s.  It turns out this vessel a very long time ago rolled over not far from here and had to be taken to Coos Bay and rolled back over.

After that it had to be brought back to Giddings Boat Works where Don Giddings made the repairs. Over the years it has had a couple of owners. The vessel did not look like it does today, it has been sponsored twice.  Thats just a little history on the F/V Chellissa.

We hauled the vessel out this time and pressure washed the growth off of it. We painted the Antifouling, changed the Anodes, fixed the rope cutter and installed a new zinc nut. We launched the vessel and placed the vessel at the dock.

The vessel owner wanted to install a new subfloor in the lower house, at the same time Giddings installed sound dampening latex between the subfloor to make the vessel more quiet.

Giddings also had been asked by the owner to install Stainless steel in the Forward fish hold. This is a serious undertaking and requires a lot of thought and labor by our team.

I wanted to say the Chellissa is a great boat and has a wonderful owner. He is a long time Giddings Boat Works customer and we enjoy working on his vessel.