She was built in 1975 in mcduff as valonia BF.263 , sister to the Atlas BF.? , she was later 3/4 shelterd , came to the Isle of man in about 91 and fished for a year at the queenies and prawns before the shelter was removed and rigged for scallops as she is now.
Does the MCA approve arrangements with periscopes instead of a wheelhouse with sufficient height to get an outlook with no problems.
I remember the former GY 305 "Laurids Skomager" (present "Rachel" had a similar periscope on the old wheelhouse.
Thanks for posting this interesting pic.
i was going to say that about the net being poorly stowed. but i thought it would be politicaly incorrect or bad manners maybe. i agree we blues like a few more o those ground gear discs and she would be away like. that would nmake entering the harbour a bit interesting to say the least
No I think his ground rope is in the screw and thats why he's on his way in. It looks like he's got it fast to the gallows block on the one side and the powerblock is holding it on the other side. I've seen this before when the screw can still turn but the net can't come free. Only thing to do is get a diver down to cut it away.