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    not sure if the one that`s turning is sinking?
    looks very low aft.

    Jay Cresswell
    Aug 23 2012 09:07 AM
    The one that's turning is an old  zulu skiff and they dig in quite a bit as they pick up speed
    Seems a big crew aboard the vanguard, looks like 4 of them, unless its landing day & all helping-out, thats what we did in the old days !
    They probably fishin aboot 50 creels an makin a pay !!?
    looks like a couple of fleets aboard the Vanguard there.
    could be the extra 2 men`s boat is broken down,and the Vanguard`s  been bringing their gear ashore for them.
    50 creels a man would of been about the max then.sorcha.
    and that was just self imposed.
    hand hauling had a lot to do with it too.

    young ronnie
    Aug 24 2012 11:05 AM
    Mind the old man telling me that they were only working 160 creels with 4 of them aboard a 34 feet yawl,that was back in the '40s,still getting a decent living too.40 creels a man nowadays "wouldnae pey for the tay bags" as Suartie Finlay used to say! Don't think that pic is an old one though,maybe early/mid 60s someway going by the oilskin suits?
    nae parlours in them days deisel was cheap so was grub, and booze n fags etc etc

    Gentlemen !...........my point entirely!

    young ronnie
    Aug 26 2012 07:02 AM
    Gentlemen??...on here??...moderate yer language sorcha !!
    PMSL ! YR!