While sailboats dotted the docks, purse seiners, power trollers, and long-liners dominated the mix. Minutes after I wondered whether there were was such a thing as a sailboat rigged for commercial fishing, skipper Dave Glazier popped his head out of a companionway, prompted by the watchful barking of Wow, his energetic watch dog.
His Jason 35, Ulla, is a Ted Brewer design with an insulated fish hold capable of storing 5,000 pounds of salmon. "Originally, I bought this boat to go cruising," Dave says. The fiberglass boat was built in 1978 in Poulsbo, Washington, for sailors who wanted to finance their voyage to French Polynesia via commercial fishing. Glazier bought the boat after they returned to Southeast Alaska 14 years ago.