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Orkney dinghy

Post by cookie1 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:36 pm

Just for fun , a picture of my 12 ft Orkney built clinker dinghy with 1960 '102' . The dinghy is older than the motor but I'm still trying to find out when and where it was built .
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Post by croweater » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:50 am

Very nice 8)

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Post by Gannet » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:33 pm

A lovely dinghy! Lucky you! I wish you luck in finding out where she .built and by whom.

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Post by cookie1 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:09 pm

Thanks for your comments . I'm taking the boat and some outboards to a vintage rally this weekend so hoping someone can fill in the blanks . I know it's history back as far as 1966 .

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Post by Journeyman » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:23 pm

Nice traditional boat, is there any sign that she was sailed, such as a mast step on the hog or a hole through one of the thwarts?

In researching your boat there are two authors I know of who wrote about boats in your area.
Arthur Johnston who wrote books such as “Scottish Fishing Craft” 1936.
Stuart R Bruce “Open Boats of Shetland and Orkney” 1948.
They wrote a lot of books between them so worth looking up there names.

Look forward to hearing about what you find.

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Post by cookie1 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:05 pm

Hi Dave

Thanks for the information . I don't think the boat was ever rigged for sailing . There is no sign of any provision for a mast or rudder and the family which owned it previously had only used oars or a Seagull ! I would say it wasn't really built for an outboard because of the rake in the transom . The local historic boat society has suggested it may just be a home build , I guess at that time there would have been alot of boat builders around who could have built one in the evenings . Hopefully I will get some feedback this weekend.

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John

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Post by Journeyman » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:24 am

Hi John,
Probably a lot of influence from the Yole in your boat, it’s difficult to tell from your photo if there is any drag to the keel?
Although fitted with a transom it looks quite high so the underwater lines could be close to the double ended Yole with the raked sternpost.
People tended to build boats close to what they knew with small modifications to fit a particular purpose or situation.

Look forward to following the story as it unfolds.

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Post by cookie1 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:51 pm

Have had alot of suggestions and comments over the weekend , Got a few leads to chase up !
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Post by cookie1 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:13 pm

Sea trials today . Unfortunately my Seagull had issues so back up was Sea Bee minor !
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