Posted by David Bamford on October 07, 2017 at 15:53:34 user David.
In Reply to: Re: Who was Pterodactyl? posted by Adam Quinan on October 06, 2017 at 05:11:02:
You are right on the money there, Adam. There was a boatbuilder in the Firth of Clyde (in Rothesay, I think) who built large numbers of this kind of small ship to excellent quality, and many of them are still around and treasured. My memory fails to bring up the name of the company. The principal designer was one John Bain. Similarly, I have forgotten the name of the builder in St, Monans, Fife, but I do remember that they were mostly famous for their double-ended fishing trawlers. The only drawback was that they were iron-fastened, which was fine for the expected life of 20-odd years. However, some of them are now reaching their century, and are having to be refastened. Nothing wrong witht the larch from which they were built, though.
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