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Mary Bain

Mary Bain

James MacNab collection

    Is that Robbie McNeil and Old Hector?

    johntar tt10
    Jan 23 2009 05:48 PM
    Thats one for crechan donald, he told Stephan who told me when pics were delivered, but I cannae mind
    Your a bit young to be having senior moments!
    i think dowler is right for wance
    whit yr wid that be big douglas 30s maybe

    Brian Ward TT24
    Jan 24 2009 09:18 PM
    I agree James, could be between 1932 when Mary Bain was built and 1937/38 when Sireadh TT150 was sold, as It looks like Sireadh is tied up astern possibly alongside the bigger Smiling Morn TT50. Smiling Morn left in 1937 for Wick. The Smiling Morn had her white line painted broader near the stem. Any ideas for the others?

    Captain v.E.
    Jan 27 2009 08:39 PM
    Am i right in thinking this is the Walter Reekie build of 1932, TT35? Can anyone confirm that the original engine was a Kelvin 66 diesel, or was it a smaller pet/par affair? Also, was length around 50 ft? Finally, who was the boat built for? Am doing a wee bit research into the Reekie yard at present, any help gratefully received!
    mary bain was built reekies 1932 about 50ft more or less same as the kingfisher same yd 66 kelvin in her latterly dont know if pet parf when built but might be able to find out for u built for mcmillan family tarbert

    Brian Ward TT24
    Jan 28 2009 07:11 PM
    Mary Bain TT35 49.5x14.8x7.2  23.74 tons. Crechan has told you the rest.  I would be really interested to see your finished Reekie research, if it is for public viewing, as I tried to save a Reekie boat a few years ago.

    Captain v.E.
    Jan 28 2009 08:24 PM
    Thanks, Crechan and Brian. Realise now that I could have looked it up in your TT boats book, never thought! Reekie research is part of a long term project, writing up East coast boatyards between Berwick and Aberdeen. Sometimes wonder if it'll ever be finished, done about 25 yards so far, still a few to do but getting there. Thanks for your interest, Graham