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A Morecambe Bay Nobby

I took the photo this morning on a lovely but cold day in Morecambe......

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RHP, you asked about Morecambe Bay Nobbies, I went to look and this one is back in Morecambe I think that her name is LINDA , I can only guess that she went somewhere else for the Summer, I will try to talk to the owner ( if I ever see them) and ask them about the boat...

Cheers Frank
 

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Frank that's very kind of you. It looks a lovely clear day, I bet the air was cold in your lungs. I'm sitting here admiring her whilst in Hanoi and it brings a smile to my face. Thank you.
Richard

PS I see she has the capstan forwd of the mast so she's a genuine former trawler.
 

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Richard and Frank, the capstan on the foredeck was of a type known as a Southport Capstan. From the front flywheel of the engine was a horizontal ( ie on the same alignment as the crankshaft) shaft that went into a large gearbox, from the gearbox a vertical shaft passed through a bearing in a specially strengthened part of the deck with just the capstan protruding above the deck. The capstan was engaged or disengaged by a treadle or button on the deck, connected to the gearbox clutch mechanism, which you pressed down with your foot. They were designed to haul a shrimp beam trawl. They were fitted to most prawners and nobbies.

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Richard, it was a nice crisp clear day and you are spot on about the cold air hitting the lungs, a big difference in the temperatures to were you are. I never got to Hanoi but I was in Saigon, Nha Trang and Qui Nhon many times in 1969 -1970........

Cheers Frank
 

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Stephen, thanks for the information, it is always nice to know a bit about a boat that you looking at.....

Cheers Frank
 

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Frank, may I copy your picture into my files? Many thanks. Richard
 

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