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Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
« 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...

The bay to the East looked just as bad

Even bad enough to pick up water and make its own spray in the inner harbour ( we call that blowing smoke !! )


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.
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Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
« Reply #3 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


Ocean Reaper IV FR273 ( wooden 65ft MacDuff Shipyards built boat - again Bill Wood does a hull for this class )


Rebecca FR143 - 20m long built in 2008 by MacDuff Shipyards ( I Think Bill might have a hull but not sure )


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Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
« Reply #4 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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Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2009, 02:17:09 AM »

Me too :((
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« Reply #6 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


and as it was a few minutes later during one Northerly storm


The lens on top is at a height of 26m..............
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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2009, 11:08:47 AM »

Best to be underwater then, Davie...



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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2009, 12:02:57 PM »

I was under water last night,....I had a bath, {-)


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« Reply #9 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
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Re: Its a bit "breezy" up here just now !!!!!
« Reply #10 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
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« Reply #11 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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« Reply #12 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
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« Reply #13 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".
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