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coquet light II

seen entering Eyemouth, on one of the rare fine mornings in May.

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Coquet Light II was built as Tamarisk - FY 499 for Mevagissey, Cornwall, owners in 1979.
She was the third boat of a design called the Poldice 38 built by W.Visick & Sons of Devoran near Truro. The first two boats of the series, Tauranga SS 274 & Morwenna FH 486, were found to have stability problems & were modified by the builders to give them approx 1ft of extra freeboard & 1ft extra draught. I believe Tamarisk was built to the modified design from new.
 

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KY315 Fair Morn which works from Eyemouth is the same design. A previous SS registration number is still visible, as it is cut from steel plate. Would this boat have originally been Tauranga?
 

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Thats right Graham. Fair Morn was the Tauranga. Morwenna became the
Iona - FD 86 working from Fleetwood after many years in Weymouth but I don't know if she is still around or called something different as she doesn't appear on the register under that name or number now.
 

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