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Alex Noble-built Storm Drift on her trials 1962
(same year as Sapphire was launched)

Port Registry BALLANTRAE
Size Of Vessel 58ft
Gear Worked RING NET
Where Photo Taken OFF GIRVAN
Date Photographed 1962

    think nobles used mair varnish than all the scottish builders put together!! bonnie boat again.

    bryan DE127
    Dec 21 2009 10:13 PM
    Think she was a snapper at the ringnet in her day bonnie boat,
    if only the sea was as plentyfull now maha :cheers:
    It might of been a wee bit of shit stirrin but it was always said the (Stormdrift) always carried better and more than the (Marie). Stormdrift - 221 and a quarter cran, Marie 215 cran, and no matter what Howard thought was always the better boat, not that i am biased in any way.
    This fellow was more than a snapper, when he snapped them he had to run them and he did some hell of a poor nights the same man.

    bryan DE127
    Dec 30 2010 09:53 PM
    Aye ringnetman the ringers must have seen some poor weather running the minch to land with 180 cran aboard in the  winter . to think a lot of the time it was done with out radar hardy men.

    young ronnie
    Dec 30 2010 10:54 PM
    Them lads had the finest navigating equipment of the lot Bryan...two good eyes and a brain ???
    Easy Ronnie, they Had a compass, and a clock!!! hehehehe
    How  are you doing Howard???