Steel Hulled Trawler
for Single and Twin Rigging

for
H Locker and C Lambert
Electcatch 

Completed 2004

Description of Boat
Steel arrives The boat is to be a steel hulled motor fishing vessel of double chine, transom stern, bulbous bow, soft nose stem rigged for single and twin rig trawling, with a crew of 4 men.    Fabrication of frames bulkheads well underway Forward engine room under construction
01 Steel arrives.jpg (17479 bytes) 02 Fabrication_of_frames_bulkheads_well_under_way.jpg (15734 bytes) 03 Forward_engine_room_under_construction.jpg (18571 bytes)
Below  deck  to  be  subdivided  by  four  watertight  bulkheads  into:  aft peak steering gear compartment, hold, accommodation, engine room and forepeak tank / store. Bulbous bow plated up. Keel laid Lifting of engine room Final lining up of engine room Fish room coming into position
04 Bulbous_bow_plated_up.jpg (9388 bytes) 05 Keel_laid_for_Howard_Lockers_new_boat.jpg (18551 bytes) 06 Lifting_of_engine_room_.jpg (16589 bytes) 06 Final_lining_up_of_engin_room.jpg (16588 bytes) 06 Fish_room_coming_into_position.jpg (15516 bytes)
Plating started Plating well underway A forward wheelhouse arrangement, with enclosed focsle for galley and toilet washroom. Gunwales well underway
06 First_plating_now_under_way.jpg (16701 bytes) 07.jpg (16085 bytes) 07 Plating_of_new_contract_well_under_way.jpg (12671 bytes) 08 Gunwales_well_under_way.jpg (15371 bytes)
Superstructure comes out of shed ready for lift Superstructure coming aboard Large aft working deck having, deck mounted split net drum, trawl winch, trawl gallows and gantry, gilsen pole and fish hopper.   Nozzle for prop. Stern tube being fitted
09 Superstructure_comes_out_of_shed_ready_for_lift.jpg (17178 bytes) 09 Superstructure_coming_aboard.jpg (16438 bytes) 10 Nozzle_for_prop_arrives.jpg (9056 bytes) 10 Stern_tube_being_fitted.jpg (14049 bytes)
Engine and gear box arrives. Auxiliary engine in situate Engine and gear box in place Steering gear in process of fitting. Construction of wheel house
10 Engine_and_gear_box_arrives.jpg (18442 bytes) 10.jpg (17107 bytes) 11 Auxiliary engine in situate.jpg (15424 bytes) 11.jpg (16120 bytes) 13 Steering gear in process of fitting.jpg (15852 bytes) 11 Construction of wheel house.jpg (12824 bytes) 11F.jpg (12614 bytes)
Engine cooling system fitted to hull 10 ton split net drum arrives for Emulate Prop fitted Birds eye view of Emulate  Main Dimensions
14 Engine cooling system fitted to hull.jpg (16414 bytes) 18 10 ton split net drum arrives for Emulate.jpg (15219 bytes) 16 Emulate's prop fitted.jpg (17721 bytes) 14 Birds eye view of Emulate .jpg (18526 bytes) Length overall 15.95 metres
Length register 15.15 metres   
Fitting out in wheel house under way Bunk boards constructed in oak Roger insulating galley before panelingRoger insulating galley before paneling Engineer fixng Satellite nav and Rader. Breadth moulded 5.90 metres
16 Emulate. Fitting out in wheel house under way.jpg (11181 bytes) 15 Bunk boards being constructed in oak.jpg (10534 bytes) 18 Engineer fixng Satellite nav and Rader.jpg (6980 bytes) Depth moulded 3.50 metres
17 Roger insulating galley before paneling.jpg (17302 bytes) Draft aft  3.20 metres
Fuel capacity 10000 litres
Cocooned for sand blasting & painting Painters are now getting some colour onto her Main winch installed Fresh water capacity 2,300 litres
Birds eye view Fishroom capacity  250 boxes 
19 Emulate cocooned for sand blasting & painting.jpg (16498 bytes) 19 Painters are now getting some colour onto her .jpg (16917 bytes) 22 Main winch installed .jpg (19254 bytes) 23 Birds eye view.jpg (20380 bytes) Ice Locker capacity  5 tonnes
Removable fish hopper fitted Andrew doing final jobs in engine room Galley showing seating & TV area. Well fitted wheel house Well fitted wheel house
25 Removable fish hopper fitted.jpg (15392 bytes) 26 Andrew doing final jobs in engine room.jpg (17824 bytes) 27 Galley showing seating & TV area.jpg (16253 bytes) 27 Toilet and shower area.jpg (12482 bytes) 26 Wheel house near completion.jpg (16551 bytes) 27 Well fitted wheel house.jpg (20572 bytes) 27.jpg (20779 bytes)
Finishing touches before her launch on Feb 7th Paul Robinson shows expertise on Emulate 27f.jpg (13830 bytes) Sarens big crane prepares to lift Emulate Howard Locker's daughter Sophie christens Emulate Emulate takes to the air
25 Finishing touches before her launch on Feb 7th.jpg (18283 bytes) 24 Paul Robinson shows expertise on Emulate.jpg (17500 bytes) View from west side of river Emulate on her successful sea trials 26 Sarens big crane prepares to lift Emulate.jpg (17114 bytes) 26 Emulate takes to the air.jpg (16727 bytes)
23 View from west side of river.jpg (24556 bytes) 27 Emulate on her successful sea trials.jpg (21433 bytes) 26 Howard Locker's daughter Sophie christens Emulate .jpg (17216 bytes)

 

 

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