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Constant Friend

Constant Friend

arrived next to us a while ago, 1947 millers the owner reckons, wondered if it rang any bells.  Was in Hartlepool, new owner got a 'professional'(!) to skipper it up...

there's now a lovely big hole in one side and a missing rib where the 'professional' got it wrong coming into the marina!

    That's what happens when you get monkeys to do the job, hope he cut his peanut supply.
    it can pretty difficult getting in to st peters basin, i remember coming in one day with a strong wind and tide it took three attempts the third time was OK due more to luck than judgement , its the way the current alters speed as you get close in , Tarbert is easy just ower many yacht's
    thats why he hired a 'professional'!!

    St Pete's aint that bad, there's trickier, tighter little harbours on the Moray Firth where you have waves and swell to deal with as well

    Still impressed at the scale of the damage though.

    Mike Craine
    Feb 21 2010 06:48 PM
    There was a Constant Friend FR412 built by Miller in 1950 she later became SY118 and INS5, then private. Possibly built as Minerva KY155. Can anyone add to this?

    ross farquhar
    Feb 21 2010 07:31 PM
    does anyone know if this is the boat sandy gunn had.he worked out of gairloch with her a lot of the time.i am sure she was ins regitered when he had her.

    johntar tt10
    Feb 22 2010 06:48 PM
    Ronnie Brownie's Minerva out of Carradale became a Constant Friend FR reg, built Millers about late 40's early 50's about 50ft oa