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17th December 2006, 10:10
Hello everybody, I have a hull and a drawing of the Osprey by Sandy Cousins. I would like to build this beautiful boat but I do not know the name of the various deck machinery, for instance the long armed double plated winch at the stern, the winches on the bulwark in the bow, the big winch just astern the formast. I would be obliged if someone would name them and tell of thier function. I belong to a model boat club in the borders and we meet regularly, sailing starts in the spring. Bill

5th January 2007, 14:45
hi bill
if you e.mail me a picture of the boat you want to build i will try to explain all as i know plenty about boats and i build fishing boats all the time,my e mail
i will help in any way i can
best regards

Davie Tait
5th January 2007, 16:04
If you post a photo of the plans i'll mark on the image what everything is and where possible i'll put up a photo of the type of equipment she would have used.


14th January 2007, 10:16
Thanks for offering to help Davie, Im very much obliged. Im sending picture of drawing of Osprey, need to know machinery it would use and any other info you can send. Thanks Best wishes Bill

Davie Tait
14th January 2007, 10:42
Ok Bill i'll dig out photo's of this class of boat for you to let you see the deck layout and i'll name what the pieces of equipment are , etc. Give me 2 days.


Davie Tait
14th January 2007, 23:42
Ok here goes
Here's your original plan with my notes marked on it ( click on the photo's to see full size )
http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/th_original-plan.jpg (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/original-plan.jpg)

3 fishing boats of the same period
http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/th_pd110.jpg (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/pd110.jpg)
http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/th_pd145.jpg (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/pd145.jpg)
http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/th_pd214.jpg (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/pd214.jpg)

Davie Tait
14th January 2007, 23:43
a seine trawl winch
http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/th_seine-trawl-winch.jpg (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/seine-trawl-winch.jpg)
trawl gallows
http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/th_trawl-gallows.jpg (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/trawl-gallows.jpg)
a series of photo's of otter trawl doors of the type used at the time
http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/th_stbd-trawl-door-back.jpg (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/stbd-trawl-door-back.jpg)
http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/th_port-trawl-door-back.jpg (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/bigscotsbloke/trawlers/port-trawl-door-back.jpg)

Davie Tait
14th January 2007, 23:43


17th January 2007, 13:14
Thank you very much Davie these pictures are great and will help me decide what type of boat to copy in building. I have a hull and plenty od plastic sheet so will get into it asap once again many thanks Bill