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Can anyone ID this ??

Postby DavieTait » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:45 pm

http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/ ... hoto=78682
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Just been trawled up in the North Minch today by a Stornoway based prawn trawler. It looks like the lower rudder from an SSK ( markings are in meters as well ) but as there were extensive exercises in the Minch over the last month could it be part of a towed array ??

Any help gratefully appreciated

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Postby PaulC » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:50 pm

Davie,

I would say upper rudder of some boat since the draft markings start from top to bottom (it looks like a stern light fixture on the top too).

Have to be fairly big to have draft markings that deep.
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Postby BoomerFunker » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:04 pm

I dunno. It looks like an upper rudder fin true but I swear it looks like its made of lumber and fiberglass.

Which would make it even more of a mystery if you ask me.

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Postby Boss subfixer » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:20 pm

PaulC wrote:Davie,

I would say upper rudder of some boat since the draft markings start from top to bottom (it looks like a stern light fixture on the top too).

Have to be fairly big to have draft markings that deep.


Paul,
If you click on the link and then click on the picture you get a bigger picture. The part I think you say is a stern light fixture appears to be a hinge pin.
Also if you compare it to the trash can behind it, the rudder if you will doesn't appear to be very big.
Tom,
I don't know about the lumber but it does look like a fiber glass skin.
And those draft marks definitely add to the mystery.
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Postby PaulC » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:10 pm

Huh, I guess I should've clicked on the link. It does look like it was made out of wood and fiberglass. And I'm wrong about the light. Maybe a lost film prop? :D
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Postby Boss subfixer » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:28 pm

Film prop has my vote!
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