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Old 09-21-2005, 10:24 AM   #1
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There was a boat built on the cape (I believe) at one time called a "FIB-Fab" built by Fiberglass Fabricators. Can anyone help with any info about this boat and if they are still around. I believe the molds were sold to another company.
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FibFab is still in the little industrial park near the dump in Orleans. As far as I know, tho, they don't have the molds anymore. I know someone who has one and knows everything, so I'll try and get that info if I can track him down...

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PS, it's not a downeast boat
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The boat I'm thinking of was a lobster style boat built by them??
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Your not referring to the Webco molds, are ya?
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Old 09-22-2005, 07:21 AM   #5
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I'm really not sure, I saw a 25' "Lobsta" boat that I was told is a Fib-Fab. I also know there is a charter boat in Chatham that is a Fib-Fab. I think it's Miss Jilian charters. They look like very seaworthy boats!!
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Eastern,

Yes, the Miss Jillian appear to be a Fib Fab, why not drop Bruce Peters a line, he may be able to help you out now that the heavy season is over....
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Old 09-26-2005, 01:01 PM   #7
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Tried that, He's not sure if they are even being made anymore. I'm hoping to find out if someone is building them somewhere on the cape.
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Those older molds were definately sold... I used to know who now makes that same hull; lemme see if i can jog my memory.
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My brother in law seems to think that Steve Law is building those boats. He is building out of new hampshire, i guess he is building 28 BHM lobster boats also. I saw a fib fab a few years ago at chatham boat works down the cape but my memory of the builder has since vanished. Good luck.
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Go to this website and ask Billy. His specialty is Downeaster boats. Tell him Tom refered you...

http://www.billyoliverboats.com/
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