Many thanks for your comments, much appreciated. I have taken plenty of photos so I will certainly bore you with my efforts as I move her along. She is in a bad way though as the fresh water has been poring in for years. I have spent the last few visits emptying her of rubbish, by that I mean so many tins of mixed paint I could have painted the Forth Bridge again. I think the previous owner had used her as his garden shed. I have been given a price for the Iroko planking required for the hull at £1500. I am aware of the Orcades up in Aberdeen Scotland and was wondering if there are any other Malahide Trawler owners in the UK using this forum?