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    Working OK for me Douglas. Maybe worth trying a...

    Working OK for me Douglas. Maybe worth trying a different browser. I use Chrome.

    Just a thought Douglas, I looked at the website you linked to above & it seems to be all older vessels. If your...
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    I think it is Davie.

    I think it is Davie.
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    The lad isn't having much luck with his boats is...

    The lad isn't having much luck with his boats is he :/
  4. Hi Doug, If you search in the gallery there...

    Hi Doug,
    If you search in the gallery there should be photos of at least three of these Admiralty built 90 footers in fairly original guise from the 50's & 60's when they worked from Brixham called ...
  5. Hi Peter, Just been in touch with someone in...

    Hi Peter,

    Just been in touch with someone in the know & she is indeed still owned in Brixham but not who I said it was & she is fishing in the Isle of Man under a Kircudbright skipper,
  6. Hi Peter, I was under the impression she is...

    Hi Peter,

    I was under the impression she is now owned by a Brixham company & is following the seasonal scallop fisheries around the country. Maybe wrong but that's what I heard.
  7. Yes, that's what I was eluding to . The ship that...

    Yes, that's what I was eluding to . The ship that T-boned Wilhelmina J didn't know they had hit anything until they found her radio mast twisted in the bow rails. She wasn't a small boat either, she...
  8. Not looking good for them Davie :( Looks like...

    Not looking good for them Davie :(
    Looks like they were fishing in the down channel shipping lane. Unfortunately there is a bit of history of boats being lost in that area. Both Ocean Hound - BM 22...
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    Oh right. Thought you may have bought the aft...

    Oh right. Thought you may have bought the aft wheelhouse one Mike as I see she has turned up in Brixham in the past week or so.
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    No idea on cost Mike I'm afraid. Wouldn't be a...

    No idea on cost Mike I'm afraid. Wouldn't be a green French trawler would it ?
  11. She first came to Brixham in 1981 Peter, then...

    She first came to Brixham in 1981 Peter, then named Maartje - BM 165.

    Later became Sarah Louise - BM 165 (1988 ?), then Angus Rose - BM 510 (2002), then Amber J - BM 224 in 2008.
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    Thanks Peter. Never thought of trying for...

    Thanks Peter.
    Never thought of trying for photos from there although I have occasionally parked in Higher Furzeham Rd & looked out from above the park.
    I normally go out onto the Breakwater but I...
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    Hi Peter, She was indeed built in 1988, by McTay...

    Hi Peter,
    She was indeed built in 1988, by McTay shipbuilders of Bromborough on Merseyside. She was built as Seaflake - NN 215 for Brighton owners.
    She holds the distinction of being the only...
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    Hi Sea Turtle, Your photos look great...

    Hi Sea Turtle,

    Your photos look great considering they are taken with a phone.
    I keep a small Panasonic TZ30 handy in my van for everyday use. It has a 20x optical zoom which is always very...
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    Thanks Lee, I will order Fred Normandale's books...

    Thanks Lee, I will order Fred Normandale's books now. :)
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    Trevor Potter's two books about seining in the...

    Trevor Potter's two books about seining in the North Sea are good reads as are Paul Greenwood's two books about his fishing life in Looe, Cornwall.
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    Hi Peter, do you know the order the Fred...

    Hi Peter, do you know the order the Fred Normandale books were written in ? I notice there are several on Amazon but not sure which to buy first.
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    Sailor VHF Radio parts wanted.

    Does anyone know of a source of spare parts for Sailor radios please ?
    I'm after a handset & power plug for a Sailor RT 144B. Cheers
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    I completely agree Seamus.

    I completely agree Seamus.
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    Thanks Rod, I see what you mean. All comments on...

    Thanks Rod, I see what you mean. All comments on a photo are notified to the original poster so if & when they can log on they will be aware of the comments that have been made.
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    Not quite sure what you are getting at Rod. A lot...

    Not quite sure what you are getting at Rod. A lot of members can't post or look at the site as often as they would like due to other commitments, due to the nature of the site a lot of members work...
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    Hi Brooksie, If you're on Facebook have a look...

    Hi Brooksie,

    If you're on Facebook have a look for the South West Commercial fishing group. There are lots lots of local trawlermen on there who will know if anyone has any doors available.
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    Brixham beamer lost

    The Brixham based beamer Chloe T sank 17 miles SW of Bolt Head last night. Thankfully all 5 crew were air-lifted off safely.
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    Very sorry to hear of Davey's passing & your loss...

    Very sorry to hear of Davey's passing & your loss Jackie.

    Regards, Martin.
  25. Not sure which boat Davie, but they keep saying...

    Not sure which boat Davie, but they keep saying on the local TV & radio that the fishermen were from Brixham so I think it is probably the E 535. The other one is Exmouth based, about 15 miles up the...
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