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Old 04-15-2014, 07:11 PM   #21
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Good luck with the Allison Jane!

Dave & Suzie - Roughwater 35
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:43 PM   #22
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Projects such as this disprove the old adage " only a woman can give birth".
I say that only with the most respect for the man who takes on a
project such as this and carries through. It is only with his blood, sweat and boldness that life may again flow through timbers and beams meant to surge upon the surface of the sea.
May you soon stand upon her decks and ride her soul across the far horizon.


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Old 08-27-2014, 05:32 PM   #23
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Hi Gordon , how's the project coming along ? Been meaning to get in touch , maybe come down to see you !

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Old 07-02-2015, 04:02 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Orcades View Post
Hi Gordon , how's the project coming along ? Been meaning to get in touch , maybe come down to see you !

Hi Andy

My apologies for not being in touch for a while but I was diagnosed with Cancer in the lungs last February which has been a massive blow to both me and my family. But I remain positive and refuse to give up on life to easily and as far as I am concerned I can beat this and I am currently receiving chemotherapy treatment but I shall not know if this is helping until I am finished my treatment and then the measure to see if there has been any improvement via shrinkage.

How ever I am carrying on with things that interest me, like the Alison Jane where I shall have to take on more a project mangers role rather than a hands on Shipwrights role. It will let me have an interest that I can hide behind.

So the Alison Jane refit shall continue. I am looking at moving her to a friends yard at Cluny which is just North of Kirkcaldy Fife.
I have donated all of my timber and an old Pitenweem yawl to the Scottish Fisheries Museum who look after the 112 year old Herring drifter the "Reaper"

The move to Cluny will give me peace away from the political nightmare of Fife Council looking to turn the area at NQ into a car park and moving all of the boats away to accommodate car parking for the proposed World heritage site the Forth Bridge. If the get it as expected they shall (and I support it and hope they do)the calculations tell us that the footfall of visitors rises by several thousands most who shall require car parking.

Anyway what is new with the Orcades what have you been up to with in the last year. Once I move the boat perhaps you would like to come down for a visit and see what a challenge is!!!
My mobile number is 07582290415 if you prefer to call first.

I look forward to hearing from you
Kind regards
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:49 PM   #25
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I have just stumbled upon this thread. Gordon, I hope you are winning the battles. Please provide us with an update both about yourself and your boat.
I am from Buckhaven if you can believe such a thing.
Good luck
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Old 11-18-2016, 03:34 PM   #26
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I know most of the Malahides were made of wood, but a few were steel (?) Anyone know how many metal boats were built? I always admire Ursa Major when I see her in SE Alaska - very stout and rugged looking.

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