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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Mack Truck in Sedgwick

Spent some time at Bill Grant's Boatyard in Sedgwick, Maine this weekend, getting Scout ready to go in. Everything at the Boatyard looks well-used and ready to work. I like Bill's new/old truck with boat-hauling trailer.
I got a coat of bottom paint on Scout & hope to have her in this week.

Bill's boom truck is usually down at the Sedgwick Town Landing, stepping masts, but he is putting up a new boat shed this week--he works fast--so he's using it at the Yard.

Now, that's a Mack with  patina.


  1. The points that the data stated are all first hand on actual experiences even help more.

  2. Those trucks may look old, but they sure served their true purpose over the years. That red one is definitely handy for boat owners; this can be a good investment when you want to start a hauling business of some sort. And the other one that looks like a tow truck to me is probably a fuel-efficient one. It is a mean machine that is totally convenient for your everyday use. Big trucks rock! =)

    1. Big trucks really rock! I know trucks are made of metal and they may become rusty eventually. But I can see in the presented photos that the truck has served you well through the years. I’m having a boat at the end of the month and I’m looking for pretty trailers that can match the boat. Any idea? :)

      -- Delena Millener

  3. Nice set of vehicles there. It also seems that your boom truck still looks rather functional. I hope its parts are still functioning like they should and its longevity is maintained and ensured. We can't have too few of these trucks, as they can serve a lot of purpose, especially for infrastructure.

    Jonathan Carroll @ Utility Fleet