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Photographer:James Alex. Pottinger [View profile]Title:BAUTISTA Y MARIAAdded:Mar 24, 2008
Photo Category: Near-shore fishing vessels
BAUTISTA Y MARIA 3-AT-3-1820 Taken at Pourto de Santa Maria about 1983, can anyone tell me the purpose of the roller fairlead on each side of the bow, are they just used for the mooring ropes or are they used in fishing in some way.
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Guest on Apr 05, 2008 13:15 (10 years ago)
Hi James

Just to advise that I've renamed your entry based on the information provided my the member - if in future you don't know the name of the vessel, please upload to the Mystery Ships Category - FAQ refers @


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James Alex. Pottinger on Mar 28, 2008 17:31 (10 years ago)
Many thanks Juan.
I took photos of a lot of boats going to the fish market opposite P de SM as we were working on the harbour along from the market. Quite a lot of the boats had the same roller arrgt. at the bow, one had the winch aft of the engine casing.
Juan B on Mar 24, 2008 22:01 (10 years ago)
Hi James.
According to the Spanish register the boat is "BAUTISTA Y MARIA" 3-AT-3-1820.
She was in service since 07/11/1967 and a now is scrapped.
BRT:99,13 T
Length between perpendiculars: 19m.
Power: 160 H.P.
I'm not sure about the fairlead rollers, but I had heard to my father to talk about some old trawlers that heave up the sweep lines by the bow. As the trawling winch was usually just forward of wheelhouse, they heave the gear by the stern up to the trawling doors. Then (I don't remember how) the crew made a maneouver to turn the vessel 180 and pass the sweep lines to the bow just to pick up the net.
Maybe some old skipper can tell you more...
Best regards.
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