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LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« 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
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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 05:44:57 PM »

What a beautiful work of art.   :-))
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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #3 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
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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #4 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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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #5 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   :-))
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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #6 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.   

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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 07:50:49 PM »

Video, underway in neighbours 15ft dia swimming pool

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku7yyfSuApQ
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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2009, 09:21:10 PM »

Beautiful woodwork,and after 33yrs gets her bottom wet,a credit to your skills sir
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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #9 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.

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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #10 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
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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2009, 11:51:10 AM »

Ring net fishing boat
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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #12 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,

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Re: LOWESTOFT COD FISHING TRAWLER
« Reply #13 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
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