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Old 21st February 2005, 10:14
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LADY OF THE LOCH and DUCHESS OF THE ISLES

This shot,taken by Bill Court in 1989 shows two Australian built vessels which I believe were for use on Loch Lomond.Sadly this came to nought and they went elsewhere.
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Old 21st February 2005, 21:29
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Any idea where they were built??, look like Incats but might not be, bit hard to tell with cats!!.
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Old 22nd February 2005, 05:47
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Looks like the one behind is on a syncrolift type dock.
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Old 22nd February 2005, 06:47
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Certainly on something but cant really make out what,might have been built in WA but think from the date probability is Hobart
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Old 23rd February 2005, 13:58
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Why this pics are in ferries threads?
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Old 23rd February 2005, 20:35
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To Doug-yes,built by Incat I/m sure.
To Tanker-nice to see you back.I suppose they really should have gone into Cruise Ships!!
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Old 24th February 2005, 08:32
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The front one looks remarkably similar to the Auckland ferry QUICKCAT which was built in 1986 at South Coogee, Western Australia. Unfortunately, I don't have a photo to show.
The design just doesn't look very "Incat" to me.
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Old 24th February 2005, 20:51
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It was just a guess as Bill sent me many shots of their ships.Will dig those out.
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Old 24th February 2005, 20:54
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You may be right, dunno, need a more detailed picture. They are all pretty similar from a distance. I wonder if they might have gone to the UK for the Portsmouth/Ryde service under the names Our Lady Patricia and Our Lady Pamela, both of those to my knowledge started in the late 80's. Certainly very similar design. Think they have been replaced by new tonnage now....somewhere I had something about them, will try and find it.
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Old 26th February 2005, 05:20
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They are not the Lady Pamela/Patricia..they were introduced on the Solent services in 1986. Pamela came to UK as deck cargo, Patricia did it on her own.
Both Incat designs built in Tassie.
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Old 7th March 2005, 09:44
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These vessels were built late eighties in Launceston , Tasmania (Australia). I was very much involved with supplying all marine paints. The yard was then called Launceston Marine and they held (hold) the only synchrolift available in Tassie and John Van Doorn (Dutchman) was m.d. at the time.
So Incat had absolutely nothing to do with these.
The ships were designed by Stuart Ballentyne (Scot) of the Gold Coast.
I have a great series of photos available during the construction period.
We called the one vessel DOTI (you can guess why).

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Old 7th March 2005, 10:24
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Thanks Jan, that certainly clears the picture up doesnt it, look forward to the pics as and when u get the time and opportunity.
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Old 7th March 2005, 10:38
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Allow some time Doug as I am not too familiar with posting photos as yet. Need some assistance from my kids, so will do so in due course.

Jan
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Old 7th March 2005, 21:18
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Ref Lady Of The Loch item on TV tonight, re faulty welds etc.
can Feguson not send a man and a dog up to Loch Tay and sort it out and stop phaffing around and get the thing off the ground.
According to message it is the MSA that are refusing release etc., and I cannot see the point of the owners disputing the cause faults and losing revenue for no purpose,
The old story of it wisna me it was you, typical of present day Scotland
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Found a photo of QUICKCAT which I mentioned in an earlier post. The background is also interesting - the Seamens Mission directly behind with the former NSS Co. building on the right hand side of the photo, plus the tall buildings which now grace the downtown area of Auckland. (This photo is 12 years old, so there's probably taller ones now!)
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Old 8th March 2005, 10:24
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Duchess of the Isles/Lady of the Loch

Such names.........

I got some more info on these vessels .
Unfortunately only found two photos of the D.O.T.I. when she was laid up in Launceston for several months (abt 12 years ago), yet I have a series of photos of the building of one of the Matilda Boats (Matilda Cruises Sydney) and that one was built exactly the same way as the above vessels, also at Launceston Marine (now called: Southern Marine Shiplift).
I am also trying to find out whether both were built in Launceston as by memory one of them could have been built at Caboolture (GoldCoast near Brisbane) at the yard South Pacific Marine, I attended many vessels there and the weirdest they ever built was a Chinese junk which was to be used as a floating restaurant in Sydney, it did not even last a year and was then sent to Vietnam. I got photos when they launched her.
So I hope to come back with some photos and confirmation of above soon.
I will contact the shipyards (know the people there).
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Old 8th March 2005, 11:39
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D.O.T.I. / Lady of the Loch

Got some photos.
Two pictures showing the D.O.T.I. in Launceston.
Note a "Lady ......" supply boat from A.O.S. and a newly painted Tidewater vessel of which the liverage changed soon again afterwards.

Then some pictures of "Matilda-4" built at Launceston Marine mid 1989.
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Old 8th March 2005, 11:43
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D.O.T.I / Lady of the Loch

Second series of Matilda-4 built in Launceston mid 1989
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Old 8th March 2005, 21:05
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Excellent set of shots-nice to see her building.
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Old 9th March 2005, 00:50
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Re the Sydney Junk..I thought she ended up in Hong Kong doing lunch/dinner cruises rather than Vietnam?..although they should have had more than enough of their own junks to do the job..proper ones that is!!.
Many years ago I had a friend who owned one, well actually had it built, facinating looking at the pictures of its construction, beautifully built, real work of art. Ended up in the good old US of A many years down the track, probably still floating around somewhere out there.
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Old 9th March 2005, 07:26
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Chinese junk

Doug, I got many photos of that particular vessel, need to scan a few , so will send these today/tomorrow. I was an invited guest at the launching and handover as well. I remember there were quite a few articles in the local paper about this "Chinese junk" or "Chinese trash", the vessel did not look like a boat at all. The food was good I heard....
I am pretty certain she went to Ho Ming City first and perhaps to H.K. afterwards, the latter rings a bell.
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Old 9th March 2005, 08:49
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No sweat, she wasnt the most graceful thing to adorn the harbour but I think she did quite well in her early times..then it all seemed to fall apart a bit...probably just trying to contain costs perhaps. Would like to see the pictures when you can get it all worked out..have u been subscribing to Ron's information on scanning and posting..very informative and helpful..if not you are a bad boy..consider yourself scolded and the fine will be 800 litres of antifouling..cheers..Doug

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Old 9th March 2005, 09:03
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Will come back with photos. My personal file states I reside in Barbados, this is a mistake (I probably clicked the wrong button), I live 900 km south of you, in beaueaueaueautiful Melbourne.
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Old 9th March 2005, 12:03
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Antifouling

Antifouling never consisted of lead and never will as lead saponifies below water.
You are mixed up with tin and tin (tbt) is banned on a worldwide basis since 1st January 2003.
Excellent replacements have meanwhile been introduced, the various marine paint suppliers use different sorts of biocides still in combination with copper (cuprous oxide) which do the trick nicely and you still get 5 years on ocean vessels out of them.
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Old 9th March 2005, 12:39
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I thought the tbt tin replaced mercury based antifouling. Any truth in this? (going back to the sixties).

They wouldn't allow us to anchor near oyster beds when we were wearing the tbt underclothes!
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