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Prawn Trawler "Dorothy-Anne"
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:28:32 AM »

Hi there, this model "Dorothy-Anne" was built in 1993, I named her after my 2 Grandmothers, did the majority of the build while working in the Gulf Of Carpentaria, Northern  part of Australia, most of our fishing (or prawning) is done at night , so a large % of the work on the model is done during the day before and after grabbing some sleep.
Photo's 1 & 2 Started the model while at home prior to leaving for the up coming prawning season, she isn't designed from any particular  vessel I drawed the plans up of a double chine hull ( as at the time we had a double chine steel hulled trawler), I used 2mm ply Areldited onto 7mm ply frames, then used cotton cloth and resin to seal the inside of the hull.
Photo  3 & 4 Topsides and deck attached.
Photo  5  holding the model all primered up....
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Re: Prawn Trawler "Dorothy-Anne"
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 01:46:34 AM »

last section of photo's, showing the finished model, the deck layout (slightly blured) of side winch's ,prawn conveyor system, top deck  and having her float test in the pool , less ballast.   thanks for viewing....
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Re: Prawn Trawler "Dorothy-Anne"
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 08:19:07 AM »

thats a very nice model  :-)) :-)) regards ray
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Re: Prawn Trawler "Dorothy-Anne"
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 08:38:53 PM »

Beautiful model Brian :-))


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Re: Prawn Trawler "Dorothy-Anne"
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2013, 02:12:13 AM »

BB.......what does the   sign signify? FMGM is it the vessels call sign?...............Derek  :D
 
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Re: Prawn Trawler "Dorothy-Anne"
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2013, 06:29:17 AM »

Thanks Peter, I will come down to Ballina this Sunday to meet up with you, to answer  your question Derek our boat licenses in Qld always start with the letter F  and MGM   stands for My Grand Mothers   :D (I suppose its a bit corny) but as I wasn't building a particular boat with it's established Fishing letters, and it was named after my grandmothers I thought , why not... ok2 ..
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