Saturday 23 October 2010

Pettifox and Dolly Pentreath

Another newcomer to St Ives this year was Pettifox of Scilly.  I thought she looked a bit like a Bristol Channel, or Scilly Pilot Cutter, maybe a bit smaller, though she is in-fact based on the Breton Crabber.
She was designed by Francois Vivier and there is an article about her from The Boatman here

She was built in 1992 and normally plies her trade on the Scillies, I'd have taken the opportunity to have a sail on her but unfortunately due to the high winds she was only motoring.    

really like the lines of this motor boat, she is obviously well looked after and loved.   I do like raised topsides.

This is Dolly Pentreath, she was built in St Ives in 1993 and is a St Ives Lugger.  Its interesting how different she is to Pettifox, designed to be used for chasing herring and pilchards she is double ended, with a massive lugsail and mizzen and huge bumkin. 

This photo was borrowed from the Mounts Bay Lugger Association

An unknown Gaffer out near Godrevy Lighthouse.


Bursledon Blogger said...

Nice - we never go to that north coast must make more effort

Dennis Willard said...

great photos !