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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: DavieTait on October 03, 2009, 09:26:25 PM

Title: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
Post by: DavieTait on October 03, 2009, 09:26:25 PM
We've had Gale Force 8 - Severe Gale 9 gusting to Storm Force 10 here today !!!

The large pelagic trawler Sunbeam FR487 ( 56.17m long and 1349GT ) sailed this afternoon about quarter past 2 and had only managed to get about 2 miles North of Fraserburgh Harbour by quarter to 3...
(http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/data/681/medium/sunbeamFR487-3oct2009.jpg)
The bay to the East looked just as bad
(http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/data/506/medium/4corners-storm-3oct2009.jpg)
Even bad enough to pick up water and make its own spray in the inner harbour ( we call that blowing smoke !! )
(http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/data/506/medium/frharbour-storm-3oct2009.jpg)

My wheelie bin has been literally flying about the garden all afternoon ............

First storm of the winter.... going to be a long hard winter for the boys in the Fishing Fleet yet again.
Title: Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
Post by: ajb68 on October 03, 2009, 09:36:20 PM
Hi Dave im looking for a twin rig prawn trawler to base a model on a modern one about 65 ft would be ideal , any suggestions ?
I worked out of the broch for a while and it sure can get lively round those parts  O0
Title: Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
Post by: gondolier88 on October 03, 2009, 09:36:49 PM
You may be right, unfortunately, Met office predicts warm wet winter- storm weather then!!!

Why can't we have freezing clear one for a change??????

Hope all the guys up there have a good winter- we don't sail when we've got 4 foot waves so i'm no seaman- but hats off to trawlermen of the north sea.

Greg
Title: Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
Post by: DavieTait on October 03, 2009, 10:06:46 PM
Hi Dave im looking for a twin rig prawn trawler to base a model on a modern one about 65 ft would be ideal , any suggestions ?
I worked out of the broch for a while and it sure can get lively round those parts  O0

It would depend on the hull your going to use Andy. If your scratch building then there's a few different boats you could use but if your using a bought hull I'd need to see the hull to see what we have up here to base it on.

Bill Wood in Aberdeen does a lot of hulls and plan sets for very reasonable money and has quite a few of the modern twin rig boats in his list.

Here's a few to think about

Valhalla FR268 - built in Spain in 1999 - Bill Wood does this hull
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=36955
(http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/data/681/medium/valhallaFR268-1april2008b.jpg)

Ocean Reaper IV FR273 ( wooden 65ft MacDuff Shipyards built boat - again Bill Wood does a hull for this class )
(http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/data/681/medium/oceanreaper4FR273-1oct2009b.jpg)

Rebecca FR143 - 20m long built in 2008 by MacDuff Shipyards ( I Think Bill might have a hull but not sure )
(http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/data/681/medium/rebeccaFR143-1oct2009.jpg)

Title: Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
Post by: tigertiger on October 04, 2009, 02:05:21 AM
I do envy you beggars who live in or around harbours. Even if it does get a bit windy at times.
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Post by: andygh on October 04, 2009, 02:17:09 AM
Me too :((
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Post by: DavieTait on October 04, 2009, 10:43:06 AM
Just to show how bad it can get up here

A couple of photos on the Trawlerphotos site by the Son of the skipper of the Rebecca FR143 ( just linked using IMG tags )

The North Pier Lighthouse as we normally see it back in November of 2007
(http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/data/506/medium/Broch_Lighthoose_2.JPG)

and as it was a few minutes later during one Northerly storm
(http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/data/506/medium/Broch_Lighthoose.JPG)

The lens on top is at a height of 26m..............
Title: Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
Post by: das boot on October 04, 2009, 11:08:47 AM
Best to be underwater then, Davie...



Rich
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Post by: Wasyl on October 04, 2009, 12:02:57 PM
I was under water last night,....I had a bath, {-)


Wullie
Title: Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
Post by: BarryM on October 04, 2009, 02:35:40 PM
I was under water last night,....I had a bath, {-)


Wullie

Gosh, Is it that time of year already?  :o
Title: Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
Post by: wbeedie on October 04, 2009, 11:26:01 PM
Aye Davie was just as bad here on the west side ,not sure about Rebecca hull think its a one of maybe not though am sure he had something along that line in the photo of the three hulls
Title: Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
Post by: DavieTait on October 05, 2009, 08:14:01 PM
Bills waiting to hear from Watties if he can sell hulls of the Favonious which is a similar hull but with the different bulbous bow to the Rebecca and the Fruitful Vine is almost the same as the Favonious I think
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Post by: Jimmy James on October 05, 2009, 08:35:59 PM
I thought Fraserbburgh was allways like that --- at least it was when I was blown in there for shelter on survey ships... Spent many a day surging up and down the quay by the lifeboat slip W.O.W. or anchored in Aderdore bay or down off Garden town or Rosehardy sheltering  from the W/x in the 70's and 80's
Freebooter
Title: Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
Post by: nemesis on October 06, 2009, 10:31:39 AM
hi, It is strange how the names of vessels seem to go round & round. In the 70s I used to crew
a 32ft yacht out of Blyth, that too was "Favonious".
                                              Nemesis