Anderson Bros H.W. Hocks.

Anderson Bros H.W. Hocks.
H.W. Hocks in Sand Bay Wisconsin. The boat was owned by the Anderson brothers for many years
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Postby Points North » Wed May 03, 2017 8:02 pm

The old H.W. Hocks. She was totally original. She had no sister ships and was a meverick on the lakes. From what I was told she was built by Harry Hocks in his garage or a shed just above the curve when you leave Jacksonport,Wi heading South. Hocks was the builder of racing cars and I was told when he finished building the H.W. Hocks he had to tear down the shed in order to get it out. Maybe that's part of the reason it has such a narrow beam. He was building it so he could get it out the door but he miscalculated.
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Postby whitecap » Thu May 04, 2017 10:49 am

It definitely was unique. I liked the way they placed the coal stove almost right in the bilge.It Kept the engine warm and the hull loose from ice in the winter time.In my opinion that is the ideal place for a heat source in a fishtug that works winters.
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Postby BigMesh » Thu May 04, 2017 1:51 pm

That boat was built by a mind that thinks outside of the box. You gotta take your hat off to the guy, his ideas worked. Except for the account of him forgetting to measure the exit doors. She's still afloat and has been fished for years and probably will be for many more.
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Postby admin » Fri May 05, 2017 8:55 pm

WY2952 The H.W. Hocks calling the tug Aloha the tug Aloha. I can still hear those guys making numerous calls on the ship to shore. LOL. I guess they seen the value in networking long before the internet. God Bless the Cubby Bros.

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