Information & Guidance for Coastal Living At It's Finest

"Pilimar" Fishing Trawler Launch
There are at least two methods of launching fishing trawlers here in Manta, Ecuador.  One is to use a transporter with wheels and the other is to use a wooden sled (cheaper). This method the trawler is pulled along wooden planks while on a wooden sled. This trawler weights 70 tons and approximately 70' long. This process took 3 hours, using bulldozers pulling the trawler to the ocean at dead low tide.  At high tide the trawler will be pulled form the wooden support by at least 2 trawler from the ocean side.


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