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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    A jib 'n mizzen day to be sure...

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    ...and then it crested the wave:

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    Sometimes I'm very glad I'm 1200 miles from the ocean.
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    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    ...and then it fell off the wave and back into the trough again:

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    Yoiks! Where was the photographer standing?

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    It seems to have lost the back half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Hazard View Post
    Yoiks! Where was the photographer standing?
    There is considerable discussion over the who/what/where of this series of photographs. It is certain that the boat is the F/V Harvester out of Peterhead, Scotland. What is uncertain is the where. Most sources indicate that it is on the Grand Banks in the North Atlantic, off the east coast of Newfoundland. The most plausible story I have read is that the photographer was on the Hibernia GBS oil production platform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George. View Post
    It seems to have lost the back half.
    Nope - that is what it looks like. Shown here with its sister ship in Peterhead.

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    I'll stick to my small mountain lakes, thank you very much.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

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    Just another day at the office, Rich.
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    I'm surprised at the seaworthiness of a boat with that much windage and tophamper. They must have a lot underwater

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    I would be puking my guts out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    There is considerable discussion over the who/what/where of this series of photographs. It is certain that the boat is the F/V Harvester out of Peterhead, Scotland. What is uncertain is the where. Most sources indicate that it is on the Grand Banks in the North Atlantic, off the east coast of Newfoundland. The most plausible story I have read is that the photographer was on the Hibernia GBS oil production platform.
    No they don't travel that far. They usually stay on the Continental shelf off Norn Iron, Scotland, or over to Norway.
    Nearly full story here : https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...job-world.html
    She was probably pair trawling with the photos shot by the crew of her pair trawling partner. 'Tis a pity that the report does not say where they were fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earling2 View Post
    I'm surprised at the seaworthiness of a boat with that much windage and tophamper. They must have a lot underwater
    Look at the photos again, you will see how deep drafted she is.

    Her vital statistics are here: https://fiskerforum.com/fishingboatinfo/6002/
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Harvester is a local boat to me. She was built in 2008 to replace an earlier Harvester, which was lost in 2005 after a collision with North Sea standby vessel Strilmøy.
    The accident report was a long time coming and was only published in 2015..

    https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/coll...vester-sinking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    No they don't travel that far. They usually stay on the Continental shelf off Norn Iron, Scotland, or over to Norway.
    I was a bit skeptical about the Grand Banks location - she seemed a bit small to have the fuel capacity for a trans-Atlantic passage to fish. I looked hard for a suggestion that the location was in the North Sea, which was a much more probable location, but it was in vain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    She was probably pair trawling with the photos shot by the crew of her pair trawling partner.
    She doesn't look rigged for pair trawling, at least not the pair-trawling rig that I am familiar with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I was a bit skeptical about the Grand Banks location - she seemed a bit small to have the fuel capacity for a trans-Atlantic passage to fish. I looked hard for a suggestion that the location was in the North Sea, which was a much more probable location, but it was in vain.




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    She doesn't look rigged for pair trawling, at least not the pair-trawling rig that I am familiar with.
    I found the piece on a link on Pinterest.

    There are older boats, but will give you some idea of how they are worked.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Its been a bit bumpy off Ireland this week. https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2020...surfing-sligo/


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    ^ Something to do with a cast off US hurricane?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Probably.

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    Trawling in those seas? Really heavy duty!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Look at the photos again, you will see how deep drafted she is.

    Her vital statistics are here: https://fiskerforum.com/fishingboatinfo/6002/
    6.3 meters draft??!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    A jib 'n mizzen day to be sure...
    Or maybe just a sea anchor...
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    Down in NZ, even the ferries do big;

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris249 View Post
    Down in NZ, even the ferries do big;

    NZ ferry.jpg

    a ferry?

    that's ridiculous
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris249 View Post
    Down in NZ, even the ferries do big;

    NZ ferry.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    a ferry?

    that's ridiculous

    Even on a nice day, like today.
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    #25: Nutsburgers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    ...and then it fell off the wave and back into the trough again:

    In ground vehicles, I'd refer to that as "short-coupled".
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