Confidence I – full recaulk on 82′ wooden fish boat
Confidence I spent a few months with Commodore’s Boats in the summer of 2016 for a full recaulk. New planks added, oakum and cotton pounded into all the seams. While staying at Shelter Island the owners of Confidence Fishing Company also decided to beef up the rolling chocks and shorten the stern ramp significantly. CSI work was performed including servicing of all valves and shaft and rudder work. Commodore’s mechanic also did some work on the steering system. All said and done Confidence I was in the shipyard for the better part of the summer and was launched in October 2016 without a hitch.
Built in 1941 as a patrol vessel at Star Shipyards (Mercers) Ltd in New Westminster. Confidence I now operates as an 82′ wooden fishboat.
In 1941-1944 she was in service with the R.C.A.F. as R.C.A.F. Haida for service with the Western Air Command Marine Squadron. In 1946 she was sold by the War Assets Corp. In 1949-1961 she was owned by Hiram L. Colville (MO), Vancouver BC. In 1966-1970 she was owned by H. Bell-Irving & Co. Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1971-1978 she was owned by Canadian Fishing Company Ltd. Vancouver BC. In 1979-1983 she was owned by Walter Kukulian, Vancouver, BC and Laurel Fish Packers Ltd., Vancouver BC. In 1984-2003 she was owned by Emil K. Fishing Corporation, Vancouver BC. In 2012-2016 she was owned by Confidence Fishing Co. Ltd., Port Hardy BC.