Just came across this photo when looking for something else.
It was in the dry-dock to get a fresh lick of paint, and it looked so cute. Shame about the stanchions, same on the other side.
The UL code means the boat comes from Ulapul (Ullapool) in the north west Highlands.
The boat is called "Defiance", I like that!
Fraserburgh is a big port and has many dry-docks. I spent a happy couple of hours walking around photographing boats in various stages of maintenance and repair.
Boat repair is fascinating. Who knew?
There is a sort of tramway system in Fraserburgh dry-dock which allows ships to be moved around. If you look closely at the photo you can see the ship is sitting on wheeled trucks. Workers then have much easier access to the ships.
Maintenance and repair work is therefore much easier, cheaper and quicker.
In a different part of the dry-dock area, all the ships were being re-painted.
Anyone that has ever re-painted their car will recognise what is happening in the photo below. All the corroded parts of the hull had been sanded down, prior to the new paint being applied. The sanded parts gives the hull a spotty appearance.
All the ships we have seen so far have been fairly small. However, there were some enormous fishing boats in Fraserburgh harbour, too.
The boat in the photo below wasn't one of the biggest, but it was right next to the quayside and easier to photograph. Human added for sense of scale. 😃
I'll end my wee excursion to Fraserburgh harbour by showing you one of the smallest, and yet probably the most important boat.
The "Willie and May Gall" is the Fraserburgh lifeboat. It is a Trent class lifeboat. It is only 14m long but is capable of 25 knots and a range of 250 nautical miles. It takes a crew of 6 and is designed to operate in the harshest weather conditions.
I don't know. However, this page (section 2002):
states that Mrs Gall's legacy funded the lifeboat.
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