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Cam Watterson

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Side Trawl for Boston Typhoon FD.272
« on: December 21, 2013, 07:50:24 PM »

just a few photos of the trawl that my grandad made for our Boston Typhoon model, if anyone wants to use them, noticed there's a few Boston Typhoon builds on here, the net is made from an unravelled 'bath scrunchie', the bridals and quarter ropes are made from a thick brown herring twine, which we use on life size nets, and the bobbins are made from a heavy necklace and is attached to the foot rope using chain links
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Re: Side Trawl for Boston Typhoon FD.272
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2013, 07:58:57 PM »

couple more photos of the net in the bath and the plan my grandad made up and used to make the net
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Re: Side Trawl for Boston Typhoon FD.272
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 08:10:08 PM »

Very nicely laid out and rigged.

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Re: Side Trawl for Boston Typhoon FD.272
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 09:59:36 PM »

Thanks Umi  :-))
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Re: Side Trawl for Boston Typhoon FD.272
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 10:52:27 PM »

where's ya cow hides matey .where's ya cow hides, {-) {-) {-) {-)

great net...............and in true proportions as well.......many a time when I was younger and working for Cosalt at Fleetwood during my summer hols from Uni I would take nets down to the dockside for the old sidewinders, and Icelandic stern draggers and would lay them out by the side of the ship......there was some weight in a 140 foot net, even dry.................would have hated to haul one over the side when wet and with a full bag.
don't think a lot of modellers who build fishing trawlers realise just how long these things were.

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Re: Side Trawl for Boston Typhoon FD.272
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 11:13:07 PM »

wouldn't see a cow hide nowadays Neil lol, rubber mats and dolly rope is what we use on the queenie trawl, and we still just haul her up on the drum end, sometimes get 2 lifts in the one haul, 3 of us heaving on the same rope to get her in haha, and then it has to be shovelled into the riddle, sorted, bagged, stitched, and then do it all over again lol, like you say most nets were the same size and often bigger than the boat itself, like the herring pair trawls my grandad used to work, quarter of a mile long, might of been longer than that! cheers Neil  :-))
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