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Wooden Fishing Boats of Scotland


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With the gradual phasing out of wooden fishing boats of Scotland it is timely to record some of these handsome vessels. The general opinion is that in the era 1960-80 builders produced some of the most shapely and graceful craft, a testament to the skill of the boat 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. In contrast to James A. Pottingers earlier books, which included all types of Scottish fishing boats both large and small, this new illustrated volume concentrates solely on the graceful wooden boats, regarded by many to be the best looking boats of all, with some images of initial keel and backbone construction through to the melancholy sight of beautiful craft being cut up. In earlier days such boats were scrapped only due to old age, but sadly political factors now often dictate the destruction of classic wooden craft.

About the Author

James A. Pottinger is a retired marine engineer who has served in the Merchant Navy and in senior management in the North Sea oil industry for Scotland, Norway, and Holland. Brought up in a fishing village in Shetland, he has a life-long interest in the fishing industry and many connections with it. He has previously written Fishing Boats of Scotland, Scots of Greenock, Fishing Boats of Scotland: A New Look, and Clyde Built. He lives in Aberdeen.

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Pottinger, James A.
History Press (SC)
Pottinger, James
Nautical-Boating General
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9.5 x 6.5 in

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History and Social Science » World History » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Fishing and Hunting » Fishing » General
Transportation » Nautical » Boats » Boating
Transportation » Nautical » Ships and Ship History

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