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Don't think it was Nick Keig's boat. The guy I had in mind wasn't local.

 

Anyone got any photos of this vessel being launched at Soderick or hauled out of the water on tracked bogies round at Port Grenaugh?

Yes, it was moored off Port Grenaugh for a while in the late 80s. The name will come to me.

Manannan?

That was the boat, it was thinking of the name of the builder/owner. David something.

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Don't think it was Nick Keig's boat. The guy I had in mind wasn't local.

 

Anyone got any photos of this vessel being launched at Soderick or hauled out of the water on tracked bogies round at Port Grenaugh?

Yes, it was moored off Port Grenaugh for a while in the late 80s. The name will come to me.

Manannan?

That was the boat, it was thinking of the name of the builder/owner. David something.

 

David Thomas Rattray if iirc. Had a company over here based in Spring Valley called Mannanan too i think.

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Don't think it was Nick Keig's boat. The guy I had in mind wasn't local.

 

Anyone got any photos of this vessel being launched at Soderick or hauled out of the water on tracked bogies round at Port Grenaugh?

 

 

Yes, it was moored off Port Grenaugh for a while in the late 80s. The name will come to me.

Manannan?

That was the boat, it was thinking of the name of the builder/owner. David something.

David Ratteray?

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Don't think it was Nick Keig's boat. The guy I had in mind wasn't local.

 

Anyone got any photos of this vessel being launched at Soderick or hauled out of the water on tracked bogies round at Port Grenaugh?

 

Yes, it was moored off Port Grenaugh for a while in the late 80s. The name will come to me.

Manannan?

That was the boat, it was thinking of the name of the builder/owner. David something.

Peter Rattray if iirc. Had a company over here based in Spring Valley called Mannanin too i think.

Think you're right. I thought it was David Rattrey.

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Don't think it was Nick Keig's boat. The guy I had in mind wasn't local.

 

Anyone got any photos of this vessel being launched at Soderick or hauled out of the water on tracked bogies round at Port Grenaugh?

Yes, it was moored off Port Grenaugh for a while in the late 80s. The name will come to me.

Manannan?

That was the boat, it was thinking of the name of the builder/owner. David something.

Peter Rattray if iirc. Had a company over here based in Spring Valley called Mannanin too i think.

Think you're right. I thought it was David Rattrey.

 

You're right. I've edited my post.

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That one is Nick Keig's VSD,a different animal altogether from the hull in TBT's Soderick photo.

 

Is this vessel related?

 

Judging by the TT access road, it's mid to late 80's.

 

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TBT.

Yes I think all those above are right. It was David Rattray. Those were the days when we would shut half our roads to allow a colossal catamaran to be towed to the sea and all the peasants looked on adoringly from the sidelines. Then 20 years later we had a load of beardy weirdies who even told Clarkson to fuck off. We just dont want any high net worths now. They're all bunch of cunts who can fuck right off, and we can happily wallow in our broken infrastructure thinking that were all so fucking clever.

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At a time when residents on the island are dwindling

You get that idea too, do you? I think so but the wisdom still seems to be it's growing. (see census thread)

Maybe it's just the demographics that have changed and we now have thousands more minimum wage earners and less well paid professionals, which would explain the empty pubs and lack of demand in the housing market.

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At a time when residents on the island are dwindling

You get that idea too, do you? I think so but the wisdom still seems to be it's growing. (see census thread)
Maybe it's just the demographics that have changed and we now have thousands more minimum wage earners and less well paid professionals, which would explain the empty pubs and lack of demand in the housing market.

Might be influenced by the well paid professionals having the wherewithall to be more "mobile"...in a departing sense?

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Yes, a managers house, boathouse and some holiday accommodation. Also a kayaking center of some kind, presumably managed by said manager and storing kayaks in the boathouse.

All quite low key, possibly even anticlimactic as I seem to remember a modest fanfare for the plans at the early stages.

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