Once all of the fiberglass work is complete, and decks and bulkheads are installed, rigging and finish interior work begins. We devote far more attention to this process than the average builder. In fact, we have often been called to perform repair work on competitors' boats that were constructed with molded inner liners. While there is nothing inherently wrong with an inner liner if executed properly, it is imperative that there is no rigging hidden within the liner. This is a process many builders use to shave time off the construction process, but one which we feel is completely unacceptable. The builders will actually install plumbing and electrical wiring to the back side of a liner and then glue the liner in place, rendering the rigging absolutely inaccessible. The only way to remedy the inevitable failures that come with age in hidden rigging is to saw away the fiberglass liner that hides it, which is a nasty, expensive job. We install rigging only after all fiberglass and bonding work is done. As a result, the electrical wiring systems used on Great Harbour Trawlers are easy to access, add to, and repair.
We believe in using the best materials because the difference in cost in inconsequential compared to the benefits in longevity that are gained. All wiring is tinned, double-jacketed boat cable. End terminals are high quality and securely crimped with the proper specialty tool to create a solid mechanical mechanical. Electrical systems are meticulously designed and laid out for ease of troubleshooting. Engine mounts are through-bolted, not installed with lag screws. We go the extra mile in our top-notch engine installations, using dripless shaft seals on all of our trawlers. Our fuel systems offer several layers of protection against fuel contamination and are easy to understand. All fresh water plumbing is accessible; hot water hoses are identified, and all raw water is drawn from a common sea chest that eliminates the need for multiple through-hull fittings. This all but eliminates the likelihood of a clogged intake. We install redundant bilge pumps fitted with the best automatic switches money can buy.