William "Willi" Manchester – Deckhand

Discovery

Having fished the better part of the last eleven years, Willi knows what it takes to be a crabber. Almost crushed by pots, taken waves, and took a throwing hook to the face — only to get right back up and return to work. Formerly based on Casey’s old boat, the F/V Billikin, Casey poached Willi to join the revamped Cornelia Marie. Willi performed well — he’s a hard and fast worker — but decided to leave the Cornelia when Sean recruited the cod-fishing veteran to the Brenna A for the boat’s first cod trip. Willi saw an opportunity to become part of a boat that could make him money in the long run, even though he had to take a small hit to start.

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