1 – BATTER UP

First I owe my sincerest thanks to those of you offering support to our campaign.  Your generosity is inspiring.  ..and I do not take inspiration lightly.

Most important update right now is the building of our scale hydraulic shellfish dredge.  This will be a key element in our film – showing a real life hydraulic shellfish dredge affecting both the bottom and the water column, from underwater.  Hard to do.  Footage showing this does not exist online.  So we decided to build our own dredge, to 1/2 scale, so that we could film it in action underwater.

Bob Weymms, Bill Fetzer and Billy Painter all worked together fabricating our scale dredge.  Steel rod was supplied by Chrissy, of “blank” welding.  FYI – Bob is the commercial welder, so my guess is Fetzer and Painter mostly watched while Bob did all the work…

Next part of the build t is making the hydraulic manifold, with the water jet nozzles, then testing them all with hydraulic pumps and hoses all hooked up and functioning.  Stay tuned for more.  These next two weeks will be busy.

Thank you again for your support.  Good follows good,

Eric

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The Oyster Bay Baymen are a group of independent shell fishermen living and working in Oyster Bay Harbor on Long Island, NY. We make our living working the waters of North Oyster Bay & Cold Spring Harbors, and the Long Island Sound. We harvest hard clams, steamer clams, and oysters by hand raking in waters from 5 to 60 feet deep. We work year-round, regardless of weather, to supply our buyers with the freshest shellfish possible.

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