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Dunbar harbour


Dunbar harbour

The Avail AH 122 landing prawns at Dunbar in July 1974.Skipper Davie Brunton on the left and my Grandfather.




    Will taylor
    Mar 31 2010 01:11 AM
    Nice one Ronnie. Got any more like these?
    they look a decent prawn ronnie. i bet they weren't paid a lot for them either. O0
    :D Good one Ronnie- like the oldies !....don't be worrying can't think of any funny comments today as just crawled out ma sickbed again  O0
    weren,t paid a lot then and it hasn,t changed over the years,, probably getting 20 a box for small(3-4st box)
    mebey 30 a box for the big ,,,
    only advantage then was expenses were only 10% of the gross unlike now nearly 50% on some of those new twin-riggers..
    theyve more power in thir auxillaries than these boats had for towing, the boat thats landing had an 88hp. kelvin ,then boosted up to 110 hp. gardner .
    the auxs. on the new generation of prawners  =300hp.

    Will taylor
    Apr 01 2010 02:57 PM
    F M A E............What did the "E" stand for?
    Cheers
    Will

    young ronnie
    Apr 01 2010 03:02 PM
    "Heymooth" spelt with an E Will  O0 :D

    Will taylor
    Apr 01 2010 03:17 PM
    Cheers Ronnie, it did occur to me that it could be but thanks for confirmation. Thinking of printing off some appropriate fish boxes.
    Cheers
    Will
    wis it a bus engine in her ronnie can remember ralph herkess saying it was
    never had a bus engine

    young ronnie
    Jan 09 2012 11:25 PM
    I think it was a 6LW that was put in when the 88 came out.Did Ronnie Smith no re-engine her? Funny enough,there was a thought in my mind that it was a marinised bus engine in her when Ronnie had her...wrong again !