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Poetry in motion
Alex Noble-built Chrystal Sea on her trials - 1963

    Jay Cresswell
    Dec 20 2009 06:11 PM
    Guys,  caption is WRONG!!!!!
    Name should read: CHRYSTAL SEA
    Date should read: 1963
    thinkyou got mixed up there Jay.. Crystal Sea is correct.

    Jay Cresswell
    Dec 20 2009 06:46 PM
    Hi Fincutter

    Right enuff!
    Funny thing is that Alex Noble list her as Chrystal Sea ... I took it off the list instead of looking at nameboard
    Anyway, built for the Mansons in Mallaig
    She's a really big ringer - 61ft - and must have been bloody fast
    Anyone know of her fate?

    Exceptional detail in this shot. A great set Mark.

    Jay Cresswell
    Dec 20 2009 08:54 PM
    Hi Dunard
    This pic has always been inspirational to me
    Trust life treats you well
    Always thought she was the second best ringer nobles build the Saffron was always my favourite
    Was the Saffron not Weatherhead?  If it is the Saffron i am thinking of. She is my favourite also, she was one of the last super ringers built by weatherhead..  Great picture, not sure what size of engine? 240 Kelvin or 230 Gardner possibly?

    Jay Cresswell
    Dec 21 2009 12:32 PM
    Saffron was indeed a final series Weatherhead
    Crystal Sea had a 240bhp TS6 Kelvin
    The Saffron I am talking about was built by Noble's of Girvan in 1951 BA182
    She was a bonny boat built for Turner & Willie Mc Crindle ( pin)

    Jay Cresswell
    Dec 21 2009 02:58 PM
    Ah, righto
    She was a big boat for her day
    Any idea what happened to her
    Doubtless she ain't around