Wooden Fishing Boats of Scotland

Author: James A. Pottinger

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 127

View: 158

With the gradual phasing out of wooden fishing boats of Scotland it is timely to record some of these handsome vessels. In the years from 1960–80 boat builders produced some of their most shapely and graceful craft, a testament to the skill of both the builders and designers. Initially the designs were a collaboration of builders and skippers, but later the implementation of statutory rules demanded a more structured approach by qualified naval architects, which inevitably resulted in a certain degree of standardisation. James A. Pottinger’s new illustrated volume concentrates solely on the graceful wooden boats, large and small, regarded by many to be the best looking boats of all. Many boats are photographed at sea, while other views range from repairs being carried out to the more melancholy sight of beautiful craft being cut up. Boats were once scrapped only due to old age, but sadly political factors now often dictate the destruction of the classic wooden craft included here.

Fishing Boats of Scotland

Author: James A. Pottinger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fishing boats

Page: 128

View: 587

A collection of images, with informative captions, depicting the fishing industry of Scotland from Orkney and Shetland to the north-east coast, from Fife to Berwick and around the west coast of Scotland.

Scottish Fishing Boats

Author: Matthew Tanner

Publisher: Shire Publications

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 32

View: 957

This book introduces the history of the Scottish fishing vessel and chronicles the developments that have created fishing machines which are not only highly effective tools but a delight to the eyes as well. Fishing has an unglamorous reputation, yet the story of the fishing boat is one of continual innovation and experiment in design and technology. A number of vernacular boat types have appeared, each one admirably adapted to its peculiar environment and its particular tasks. By 1900 the fishing boat had been developed into the famous very large and very fast luggers known as fifies and zulus, but at the time steam power and very then motor power were swiftly being taken on board. The variations in fishing fortune since the Second World War have seen the advent of the multi-purpose all-weather fishing vessel fully equiped with the latest in electronic safety, navigation and fish-finding gear. Now from his wheelhouse armchair the skipper of a modern purse-seiner can effectively outfish the combined efforts of five hundred boats of 1840 and still spend only one quarter of the time at sea.

Scotland's Fishing Boats

Old and New

Author: James A. Pottinger

Publisher: History Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 144

View: 704

THE coasts of Scotland are a goldmine for fishing boats new and old, and this latest selection from James Pottinger covers a huge variety of them - from early trawlers to seine net boats, to modern twin rig side and stern trawlers. As it does so, it demonstrates the changes that evolved in the design of the boats themselves, as progress marches on: the numbers of handsome wooden boats have declined, while the smaller boats have flourished, now rigging themselves for trawling, lining and shellfish catching.With over 200 photographs, many previously unpublished, Scotland's Fishing Boats is a photographic journey through time at a variety of locations around Scotland and the Isles.

Scottish Fishing Boats

A New Look

Author: James A. Pottinger

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN:

Category: Fishing boats

Page: 128

View: 329

A history of Scottish fishing boats

Deep-sea Fishing and Fishing Boats

An Account of the Practical Working of the Various Fisheries Around the British Islands. With Illustrations and Descriptions of the Boats, Nets, and Other Gear in Use, by Edmund W. H. Holdsworth

Author: Edmund William Hunt Holdsworth

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fisheries

Page: 429

View: 397

Sailing Boats from Around the World

The Classic 1906 Treatise

Author: Henry Coleman Folkard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 576

View: 359

Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.