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mhari elspeth cn116

mhari  elspeth cn116

mhairi  elspeth getting launched at fairlie

    hey swivel the old man was aboard this one she was the boat grandpa and co had before the nobles girvan marie he was stretchin the brain cells to remember tho haha think the number was ba23...
    he says she went east to LH areas before the old yins bought her
    this one was built for bombers grandfather in campbeltown james then ur grandpa and bros had her next .
    Tommy had her neebours with the golden venture, when the bomber had her she had her side ripped
    open with a submarine coming in to Campbeltown one morning managed to get her to Dickies in Tarbert
    for repairs
    Lest we forget the legend that was Fred 'Froonkie' Brownie who neighboured her as the Silver Cloud with Tam Hughes' Maid of the Mist. She had a sixpence piece varnished into both her stern and stem post for luck. The last time I saw her, she was lying in Stornoway, with the tide running through her broken hull. I think this would have been the early 1990s. Maybe somebody could ask 'The Retired Sherrif'. I am fairly sure that she was called 'Boy Iain' at this point.

    Kevin Munro
    Jan 30 2010 01:10 AM
    Before my time in SY Dunard. Where was she lying at?
    Jammy!! Nae coconuts for you ma boy!!! BA34 was her number.. Toam aye and andy aye will be burlin at ye !!! ???
    Kevin, If my memory serves me right, I think she was hauled up close to where the new ferry terminal is now.
    this boat was built for my grandfather Andrew brown it was designed by his brother campbell who was a naval architech  I still have the origanal drawings she was powered by 150 hp mc laren  she was launched march 1948

    young ronnie
    Jan 30 2010 03:41 PM
    Talking about McLarens..I mind the old man saying about some bonny varnished ringers lying in Granton in the early 50s or thereabouts,having been taken back by the H.I.B. He said they all had these fancy engines in them..Widdop,Mclaren,National,and that kind of sh*te.Boats were perfect,just the engines that let the men down.He thought they were Westcoasters that had had them.Anybody know anything about that?
    I mind my father telling me they used some kind of caps to start them ronnie