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Spring & Arholm

Norwegian sharkers Spring and Arholm alongside the Baltasound pier 1970. After basking sharks as far as I remember.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Stein The Arholm had a Leyland 150 Bhk engine She was from Risoy skippered by Nils Malvin built in 1954 at Adnanes Nrt 11 Brt 36 LOA 18.16m Br 5.39m Draft 9ft
 

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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.
 

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Hi Stein ..yes exact spelling as well !!! Men du maste vara bra till dina grannar :)))

Translation "But you must be good to your neighbours"
 

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You say about the Bolinder engines in those type of boats, how many revs would the engine be running at and what horse power had they?
 

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http://www.bolinder-engines.info/semidiesel/semihistory.html

http://www.oldengine.org/members/diesel/Marine/bolinder.htm

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jBOJ779LtBM&feature=related

The sound track is of a Wichmann

Kevin the info is here
 

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