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    Default Beam Trawler - Morning Dawn

    Hi,
    I am just wondering why the Morning Dawn has her derricks off her. I have seen her picture today on the website and am just curious.
    Cheers,
    Justindel

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    Davie Tait Guest

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    She has stopped fishing as far as anyone knows. Had all her derricks cut off in January. She's just doing oil guardship duties now and as far as I know renting out his quota and days at sea.

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    Default Morning Dawn

    Thanks Davie,
    that's a shame really as it was nice to see a beam trawler operating from peterhead. I suppose as with most of the larger beamtrawlers, the costs are too high to operate viably.I realise I posted this on the wrong section.
    thanks,
    justindel

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    Davie Tait Guest

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    He was burning 12t of fuel a day and with the high price of Diesel , even with the large quota of Monks he had , I guess it just got too expensive to catch them.

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    Default must be something wrong

    12 ton a day is a hell of a lot my son is double trawlngwith 4ton thyboron doors a three ton clump two big selstad trawls on 120meter sweeps and their 2500hk is only burning 6ton a day 12 ton seems a hell of a lot i worked the big factory ships over here norwegian and russian and it was still only 8ton

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    The Morning Dawn has a 3835hp/2823kw main engine with another 2 gen sets ( one of 250hp for all the electrics , hold chilling system , freezer system for the freezer hold and the other around 800hp for the winch hydraulics ) and towing 12m beams with stonemat groundgear means towing at 7-8 knots means 12-13t of fuel a day.

    The Adventurer II INS8 is 80ft x 30ft x 21ft with a Caterpillar 3512B of 1120kw/1500hp and when they tow twin rig gear in deep water out to the west side they're burning 7.5t a day.

    Crazy amount of fuel to burn considering my families old boat the David John was 87ft x 21ft6 x 12ft , had a Mirlees Blackstone ETRS6 of 372kw/500hp , a Gardener 6LXB of 125hp as a big gen set / winch hydraulic pump motor and a 2 cyclinder 27hp Gardner small gen set. With the 125 Gardner running for 8hrs a day , the 27hp constant and the main engine at 70% power for 18hrs a day we only burned 1t a day !!!!

    Davie

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    Default this wont pay davie

    i beleve what you say davie but i cant see that ever payingthats a lot of monk fish my last ship was sevryba (russian) crew of 35 and were able to produce 40-45 tons of fillets on only 7tons a day main engine was 3500 hp
    wartzila i was single trawling 20 meters rockhoppers and 35 meter a side steel and rubber mixed on 19mm chain 4 meter of anchor chain infront of the hoppers and 4 behind the dhanlinostowing at 4.5 knots.
    I dont have this problem my little 30hp sabb uses 30 liters a week and a lot of shouting and swearing

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    Posted a photo of the Morning Dawn lying in Peterhead today with her derreck's off !!!!

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    Default morning dawn

    is this an ex dutchman davie

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    Davie Tait Guest

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    Yes Ron the skipper bought her from Holland to replace his last beamer a few years ago , just burns too much fuel I think

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