is the defiant away to get blasted or something lads? am i right in saying that i read somewhere that the skipper who built her was away from the fishing for a few year but missed it that much he went and ordered this boat and went back to it?
Not that much difference in her design to the modern prawn twin rig boats to me. All have a large midships wheelhouse , quite a lot have winches aft of the wheelhouse and the only real difference in design is the net drum aft on top of the shelter. What difference is there , really , between this boat and the Starlight/Starlight Rays all laid out the same way.
agree with you a wee bit there davie but the starlight/starlight rays etc have a wee bit of lines to them this things just a box. her wheelhouse windows are too far down her wheelhouse (too big a gap between the top of her windows and her pelmate/visor) her towing gantrys just a box also. i think this is why there is no other boats like her.
I maybe spoke a bit out of turn when I cast out against the designer, I only meant she is the most hideous thing to look at.
Designers have a hard job penning a boat that can fish and work well, as well as looking good too