Ted McCaffrey has owned the 65-foot Aces High since spring 2001 .Despite owning the boat for almost 15 years ,it was just a few seasons that he filled the lobster tank for the first time .

Aces High

“The first couple of seasons  I owned the boat weren´t great catch-wise ,so I thought I would never fill it “,McCaffrey says.”When it finally happened that´s something I ´ll never forget “.

Aces High is a working vessel and McCaffrey ,like many fishermen ,only brings the family out aboard for the Forth of July fireworks and the blessing of the fleet .McCaffrey and family have participated in the blessing of the fleet since 2001, taking the award for best decoarted boat in 2010.

After 15 seasons with the Aces High ,McCaffrey says he´s had the chance to upgrade a little bit every year ,so “It´s really dialed in at this point .”

Most of the work on the boat has been completed over the years while still in the water , with a good chunk of work being done to replace the old steel with stainless steel.

Home port :Point Judith ,R.I.

Owner :Ted McCaffrrey

Builder :Washburn&Doughty,East Boothbay ,Maine

Year built :1984

Fisheries :Lobster and Jonah crab

Hull material :Steel

Lenght:65 feet

Beam :18 feet

Draft :7 feet

Crew capacity :4

Maine propulsion :3406 Caterpillar

Gearbox :514 Twin Disc 2:5  :1

Propeller :40/30

Speed :9 knots

Fuel consumpution :10 gph

Fuel capacity :1,600 galons

Freshwater capacity :250 gallons

Hold capacity :11,000 pounds

Electronics :Furuno 1835 and 1862 radars ;Northstar 952 and Furuno GP-32 GPS ;Simrad AP-70 autopilot ;Furuno FCV -295 sounder ;Sitex SST-110 water temperature gauge ;Icom m-59 ,Standard Horizon GX 2150 and Furuno 1503 SSB radios.

 

 

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