Once a common sight in the Hebrides too, they were great looking boats and I understand built with dowel type pins tather than nails. The single cylinder Bolinder engines could be heard thumping from miles away.
Now, I must confess to a near total ignorance of fishing boats, but since I am Norwegian I'd like to ask Bays of Harris if it could be possible that they had Norwegian engines, Wichmann, Sabb or something? Bolinder, I'm sure, is a good engine, but it is Swedish... Regards, Stein.
Thanks Donald (McKay, great name; same clan as the Clipper builder at least?). Leyland is more neutral; as they say in Norway: what is important is not winning, but beating the Swedes :sweat:. Regards, Stein.