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Title: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Patternmaker on May 04, 2009, 05:40:30 PM
I built this model in 1976 plank on frame in mahogany for Lowestoft and East Suffolk Maritime Museum and has been on display until recently,       I have just converted it to a working model, ballasted, geared 6v motor, speed controller, 2 - 6v sealed lead acid batteries and                    working navigation lights

These boats operated from the 1950s to 1970s along the east coast of England from Ipswich to the Scottish borders with a 3-5 man crew, and were hauled up on the shore with a line from the bow.

Specification;
Length 860cm  -  33.75
Beam   24.2cm -   9.5
Draught  9cm   -   3.5
Weight    -    6kg
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Martin [Admin] on May 04, 2009, 05:44:57 PM
What a beautiful work of art.   :-))
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: BarryM on May 04, 2009, 05:46:48 PM
Just booful' - What a finish! How many coats of varnish on that hull? Almost seems a shame to put it in water.

Cheers,

Barry M
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Patternmaker on May 05, 2009, 08:22:31 AM
Thank's for your comments, the model had 6 coats of yacht varnish if my memory serves me correctly, it was 33 years ago, it was in that museum
sea.mariner.
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Billmaca on May 05, 2009, 08:31:37 PM
She's a real beauty, varnished hulls have always been a favourite of mine.

Bill
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Post by: SteamboatPhil on May 06, 2009, 10:42:31 PM
A really great piece of work, its a brave soul who builds a boat in wood and leaves it unpainted---------you are a brave soul, you are to be congratulated   :-))
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Patternmaker on May 07, 2009, 09:20:14 AM
Thanks for your comments, the original boat was built by Johnson Jagos at Leigh in 1951 who kindly lent me the line plans and photos. I kept the model as near as possible to the original. They also built MTBs and MLs working 24/7 during WW11 a prime target for the Luftwaffe but fortunately never managed to hit. I lived on a houseboat at that time about 500 yards from the yard, I use to collect the launch chocks in my dingy after every launch.   

Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Patternmaker on June 15, 2009, 07:50:49 PM
Video, underway in neighbours 15ft dia swimming pool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku7yyfSuApQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku7yyfSuApQ)
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: craftysod on June 15, 2009, 09:21:10 PM
Beautiful woodwork,and after 33yrs gets her bottom wet,a credit to your skills sir
Mark
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Billmaca on June 15, 2009, 09:40:27 PM
Thats one beautifull model, You've got some finnish on her , well done. I think you'll find that she's actually rigged for the ringnet fishing, they were about the bonniest wooden boats built.

Billy   
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Patternmaker on June 15, 2009, 10:33:30 PM
Thanks for your comments, Bill I think you will find Ring Net boats were 48ft in length with a smaller wheelhouse and the boom was pivoted       
 just in front of the wheelhouse. Iona was 70ft long, anyone please correct me if I'm wrong
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Patternmaker on June 16, 2009, 11:51:10 AM
Ring net fishing boat
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Billmaca on June 16, 2009, 10:15:00 PM
The last of the ringers were quite big boats ,like the Flourish11 INS123 and the Falcon INS235 they wer 60 footers but still with a foc'sle,they changed over full time to the seine net by the time I knew them , and were at the prawn trawl when I left the fishing, I did notice that there was no brailer on her , its the winch that made me think she was at the ringnet,

Billy
Title: Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
Post by: Patternmaker on June 16, 2009, 10:25:34 PM
Thanks for the info Billy, I have a lot of respect for fishermen.
Years ago I went out on one these trawlers, hard and dangerous work.
Mick