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Shalona A6727/12/2009 16:22:39
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This is my first post on here so I thought that as I am building a new model that I would share it with you all.
I am a full time commercial fisherman from Lowestoft (Pictures of my boat are attached), she is a 32 foot Scottish wooden built trawler/potter that I use for longlining and netting.She is Larch on Oak and weighs 11 tons.  I also take out angling parties at weekends too.


When im not doing all of this, I like to make some progress on the Model Slipway kit that my partner bought for my christmas present.
I wont go into detail about the kit as it has been covered at length elsewhere but here are some pictures of the progress since christmas day.
The Hull size with my 2 year old daughter sitting in it!!!

Bow Thruster tube in place


Stern/Running gear glassed in

Rudder/Kort Nozzle/Etc


Size of Hull

As you can see, I have also cut out the space for the anchor box in the forward hull and the stern net appetures too. Next will be the bilge keels, anchor box construction and filling around the skeg/kort Nozzle, etc before the main deck beams go in.

I hope you enjoy my build thread.

Edited By Shalona A67 on 27/12/2009 16:36:08

Colin Bishop27/12/2009 17:18:40
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Welcome to the Forum
Thanks for posting these photos. I think quite a lot of people will be very interested in seeing your build thread of Model Slipway's latest kit as it has attracted quite a lot of comment already.
Your comments as a professional fisherman yourself should also be illuminating.
Phil Abbott27/12/2009 17:47:18
22 forum posts
4 photos
PLease keep us up to date with pics etc (will the crew stay on board as you build the superstructure around her)
Also some pictures of the wheel house of your fishing boat would be very useful to show us folk what you have in there (I'm building one my self so some details would be great)
Keep up the good work.
Shalona A6727/12/2009 18:11:57
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13 photos
Thanks for your kind comments, I will update the build photos as I go. I will post some more pictures tonight as I am doing some sub assemblies tonight.
Phil, If you can message me an email address, I will take some pictures of the inside of my cabin tomorrow (As I have to take an angling party out) and send them on to you if you like, I can also get some close up shots of my net and line haulers, engine, deck accessories, etc if you want? If anybody in future would like any information about the boat or items on her then I would be most willing to help out with pictures or information?
At the moment in my cbin, I have:
Northstar M121 12 inch multi function display unit for Chartplotter,4KW  Radar, 1KW Fish Finder, Engine Instruments, Etc ALL BROADBAND AND HD!!
Koden CVS 118 Fish Finder
Northstar AP380 Autopilot
JCB J444 Engine Instrument Panel
Navman DSC 7200 VHF Radio
Cobra DSC VHF Radio
Sony CD/Radio
14 Inch  HD Freeview TV
Acer Laptop
Various other Fuel Tank Guages x2, Volt Meter Gauges x2
2 Hob Cooker with Grill and Oven
2x Switch Panels
Nice comfy air sprung seat!
Dual Hydraulic Steering and Throttles (Inside and on deck)
Hydraulic Pump Selector for Deck equipment
The list goes on!!!

Shalona A6727/12/2009 19:19:20
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13 photos
Some More Photo's:
Hull Steps and Anchor Box:

Bilge Keels:


Edited By Shalona A67 on 27/12/2009 19:19:39

Andy Bailey27/12/2009 22:16:14
113 forum posts
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Nice to see the orion is still in lowestoft 

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