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Official account of the boatyard at St Ayles at the Scottish Fisheries Museum

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Garboard plank fitted to Star Of The Sea today. She's in a frame tilted to port to give easy access to the work area. It helps a lot but I do regularly bump my head on the lowest crossmember.

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Two extremes of galvanised boat nails.

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Leo taking photographs to produce a photogrammetry record of Primitive.

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The golden winter morning light coming into the boatyard is beautiful. Fruitful is almost ready to leave the yard.

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Reaper's masts were taken out and placed on deck a week ago - she's soon heading off to an enormous shed for some restoration work.
One of the questions we frequently get asked is what the big blue crutch on deck is for. Around here it's called a mitch and you can see it in action here. When these boats were fishing the crew used to drop the mast into the mitch at sea while drifting after shooting the nets.

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Another photo of my personal project - Good Hope, built in Newhaven in 1923 and launched as the Robina Inglis. She'll be getting a lot of repairs over the winter.

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Don't know how old this is but it still works a treat.

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They really start to look like boats when you get some paint on them.

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Moved a boat today and White Wing came out to meet us near the Isle of May.

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WHITE WING, and MAREAN with REAPER in the background. We need a heritage harbour!

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Engine room on the MAREAN. Amazing amount of space for a 28 foot boat. I wish they were all like this!

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Millers built MAREAN entering Anstruther harbour. It's always nice to see old friends and old boats!

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Beginnings. This is Star of the Sea, built in Fife for fishing in the Outer Hebrides. Exact age unknown but probably built around a hundred years ago. She's back in Fife for some major repairs!
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