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Silver Quest in the Crinan Canal just after being raised
The bit I can't remember is exactly what year she sank ... very late 70s/early 80s. Got cut through by ice when attempting to transit  the canal. Owned by the Currie family of Tighnabruaich for donkeys years
Don't recollect what happened to her after the sinking except that she was rasied and (I think) repaired
Anyone know her fate? She was a 30's built boat (Noble FR) and even at the time of the sinking had a varnihsed foredeck

    This is the same boat here: http://www.trawlerpi...sa=view;id=5935 although she looks a bit different without the weight of the machinery.

    Jay Cresswell
    Nov 08 2009 02:32 PM
    Good heavens, I didn't twig when I saw that pic at the time it was posted
    See she still has the original sliding forehatch
    It and the engineroom hatch were  made of teak ... beautiful and old man Currie kept them varnished to the end
    Hull planking is pitchpine

    Angus Grant
    Oct 18 2010 02:44 PM
    Was she raised by Crinan Boats? If so could the boys on her deck be from Crinan Boats. The man in the whitish overals could be Norrie McGill. The man with the hat and blue overals could be Gordon Smith and the youngster on shore could be John McIndeor.

    Oct 20 2010 10:21 PM
    I mind of Chester at the cod nets was this one not just under the 40ft the one in the pic looks bigger ?
    Could be mistaken i was only a boy . . . .
    Is this the Silver Crest owned by Alex "Rintin" McCrindle in Girvan? The fightin' 66 as he called her, he fell across the red hot manifold and stuck to it by his face.

    johntar tt10
    Oct 27 2010 02:39 PM
    Had a Gleniffer in her, John "doods" had her in Tarbert before the Curries, thought he got her from CN but no often I am right and will be wrong again no doubt

    Oct 27 2010 08:32 PM
    Not often i'm right but yet again i was 100% wrong !! Bushy informed me today that she was 48ft i'll believe him  O0

    young ronnie
    Oct 27 2010 08:48 PM
    Everything looks bigger when you're young PJ O0
    Was this the Silver Crest Jeff Comber had in Peel 1970