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MarkH
21st January 2008, 23:54
As some of you might of guessed I've been trying to buy a boat. Starting to think I may of missed the boat a bit (so to speak).

Seen a few but not many good ones. Plenty around if you want something that looks like someone has parked a caravan on the deck as part of the 'conversion'. Criminal in some cases, whats wrong with a fishing boat that still looks like a fishing boat!!

something 50 to 65 foot, that's at least a bit more watertight than a tea bag, and still looks like it was designed to look

maybe I'm not looking in the right places, anyone got any suggestions?

red john
22nd January 2008, 09:26
saw one on on the beach at the north pier in oban over the christmas/new year period. never went to inspect it as was just passing through, looked fine though, and maybe fits your size descriptions. maybe someone on the site fae oban can help with photo/info. also one in kyleakin but its been lying there that long i think you would have a problem due to the fact she has nae been maintained below the water line in at least 9years. FLOWING STREAM, 65-70 foot maybe

OffScotland
22nd January 2008, 12:31
Two, possibly three, 50 footers at Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Ros Beag, Sarah Louise (formerly Eiscia Riada), and , possibly, Ros Bremore. There was also Bonnie Roy at Galway last year. She was all set to be given away for the harbour dues but at the last minute there was a change of plans. Don't know what happened after that.

Donald
22nd January 2008, 13:39
Through idiotic policy most of the good ones got scrapped. Three spring to mind in Stornoway alone- Succeed- immaculately kept and refastened/recaulked shortly before being decomissioned, the Ripple SY313 had nearly all deck replaced and alot of the planking, years left in her, and the Agate III also kept like a yacht. All were broken up by a JCB in the last round of decomissioning, no way to get out other than that.

Cant remember how many got scrapped in SY last time but it was a dozen anyway, if not 15-20. Horrible to watch.

Sorry to be a negative spoil sport but a lot of the ones being offered for sale without their licence are the ones that should have been scrapped, not the ones with years of life left in them! You might be lucky and find one converted to a dive boat perhaps! And the good ones are never cheap.... If you find a "bargin" be prepared to spend three times the ammount to get here remotely seaworthy again! I'd love an old ringer as a pleasure boat, but I know unless I win the lottery I'll never have the time nor money to show it the respect it deserves.

Good luck all the same, if you're determined I'm sure you'll get there!

MarkH
22nd January 2008, 14:46
Sorry to be a negative spoil sport but a lot of the ones being offered for sale without their licence are the ones that should have been scrapped, not the ones with years of life left in them! You might be lucky and find one converted to a dive boat perhaps! And the good ones are never cheap.... If you find a "bargin" be prepared to spend three times the ammount to get here remotely seaworthy again! I'd love an old ringer as a pleasure boat, but I know unless I win the lottery I'll never have the time nor money to show it the respect it deserves.

Good luck all the same, if you're determined I'm sure you'll get there!

the ones that went from N.Shields was horrible to watch, craned out and virtually dropped on the hard, the noise they made as they hit the deck was awful, straight in with a chainsaw to get the motor out while the crane was there, more chain saw work, loaded onto a wagon taken to the old neptune yard on the tyne and burnt, whole process for 3 boats took less than a day

There is an old miller' ringer for sale locally, still trying to strike a deal for it, 75 year old next year, and still in pretty good fettle considering her age - 'Hyperion', I posted a pic.
Sad thing with that one is its now too much for the owner, and if not kept on top of will start to go down hill and end up like so many others.

red john
23rd January 2008, 14:43
there is another boat ive remembered about in tobermory, its called the SEA OTTER, used to be owned by a davie fraser(TOASTIE) fae oban. davie mckie from tobermory bought her, steel, engine still worked the last i know. she was sat at a mooring in the bay. pm me if you want his phone number,

MarkH
23rd January 2008, 15:30
what's it look like/colour?? got heaps of photys of tobermory and the bay taken in the last couple of years, might be able to pic it oot

red john
23rd January 2008, 16:54
last time i saw her she was painted black and i think brown. whaleback with an aft wheelhouse. BA 6, SEA OTTER, built 1961 netherlands. length o.a.17.62 beam 4.84 draught 1.92 steel cruiser stern, cummins 300hp(info off fishing vessels 2003) good for houseboat if its still around.

jdcarra
24th January 2008, 10:22
last time i saw her she was painted black and i think brown. whaleback with an aft wheelhouse. BA 6, SEA OTTER, built 1961 netherlands. length o.a.17.62 beam 4.84 draught 1.92 steel cruiser stern, cummins 300hp(info off fishing vessels 2003) good for houseboat if its still around.

Knew the boat well,fished alongside her mid seventies/early eighties from Crinan to Tobermory scalloping.Dimbo was the skipper then (can't remember his right name), fine vessel in these days for the job.I would think it be well past its sell by date now, was seemingly deregisterd in 2004
http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-newsroom/mcga-dops_inspec_newsroom-detentions/mcga-dops-detentions-uk_fishing_vessels/mcga-dops-inspections-detentions.htm.

MarkH
24th January 2008, 10:59
is this her then: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=50288 interesting story!

might be worth a call but really want something wooden

jdcarra
24th January 2008, 11:58
is this her then: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=50288 interesting story!

might be worth a call but really want something wooden

Registered on site, but cannot access your link to confirm.

MarkH
24th January 2008, 12:13
aye, its a funny one that, once you've registered you then have to edit your profile and 'subscribe' to the fishing boats gallery to get in

the pic is: http://ebgb.net/tOm_ba6.jpg

the thread is http://ebgb.net/seaotter.pdf

Tommy K
24th January 2008, 12:34
The Ranger K1106 is up for sale,think the licence has been sold and shes around 65ft long.

jdcarra
24th January 2008, 13:52
aye, its a funny one that, once you've registered you then have to edit your profile and 'subscribe' to the fishing boats gallery to get in

the pic is: http://ebgb.net/tOm_ba6.jpg

the thread is http://ebgb.net/seaotter.pdf

Thats it mark, landing at Ayr harbour by the look of pic.

Cheers
jd

bobbobbin
24th January 2008, 22:18
The Sea Otter Ba 6 Was Scrapped In Ayr Around 1994 It Had A Kelvin Engine .the One Now Is The Ex Dignity