Cromarty Archive

Getting a boat on a Trailer - 1963

Date Added: 15 May 2006 Contributor: Arthur Bird Year: 1964 Picture No: 1649

This clip shows Arthur's father and Gerry Smith hauling a boat out of the harbour onto a trailer whilst a crowd looks on. Note the nissan hut and tractor in the background.

Groups: Bird Family Cine Film - early 1960s

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The boat was called Eilean Dubh, after the Kessock Ferry of the same name. She was a Chesford Sea Launch, built in Kingsbrige, South Devon powered by a Stuart Turner 4hp, single cylinder two stroke with a Segull outboard auxilliary. At the time we lived in Surrey and towed the boat up to Cromarty for the summer holiday, a journey which today takes 10 hours or so took two days, three days if we had a stop over in Perth with a fairly hairey ride up the single carriageway A9. As I recall the boat was up three years between 1963 and 1965. Comment left on 16 May 2006 at 11:40 by Arthur Bird
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