this is the engine starting from cold
“And when did you last see the bottom of the diesel tank?” Like it Dylan. Good luck with the search.
How very very exciting.What happened to the caravan and expedition rowing boat ?What’s the plan now ?
This Fisher would need a lot of work and money spent on it… so not sure it is the one for me. Still planning on dinghy adventure of some sort though.
Looks like Tollesbury? If this is the boat I think it is it’s got quite a few sea miles under its keel and has completed the 360 around Britain so would be the ideal choice for you, of course you’d have to sail it back up to Scotland……..again,
So….are you just torturing yourself or is this on the cards,?
Best of luck with your search.
Just watched the ‘starting’ vid..
Hmmmmmmm, been there before methinks ?
And it’s got mast steps….aaaarrrrrrggghhh
it looks like one that could be trouble
feeling the market a bit I think.
I’m also sure that this one is a long keel…..no bilge plates
Keep looking Dylan
none of the ordinary fishers have bilge plates – so I will have to change the way I sail.
the potter has them
Interesting boat, has it got a decent downstairs?
I think Jon would be in a state of bliss dangling his nets over the side……and still only catching one mackerel !
Such a strange boat, looks to be no good as a ‘proper’ fishing boat, which it it obviously based on, and certainly no good as a cruiser. I wonder what the market is for something like that?
The hull shape looks the same as the Fisher 25 so I wonder why bilge plates weren’t fitted as standard,
Strange boat !
No, no, no. Aren’t the guys who run the Harbour in Wells great? Sorry I missed you in the Deben, might catch you in Scotland if I ever get there.
Three great harbour masters I have met – Wells, White-hills and Wick are all exceptional men.
Wells on BBC Look East tonight, the redoubtable Robert doing a piece, agreed Wells Harbour team are the best !
Sounds like the Engine Tappets are worn or need adjustment and if a RAW Water Cooled Engine would need changing sometime in the future as in the end they corrode…
I think that she needs a new engine… especially as it needs a bit of blast from a blow torth to start it in cold weather
yep, looks like a lot of work – what’s the asking price?The 25 is tight below deck, ok for single sailing, sure, but you’d better get an opinion from your good wife, if comfort is key. I’ve also been looking at Fishers, but have decided ( rather, it has been decided for me in clear terms) that the 30 or 31 is the way to go.
Just listened to the engine spluttering into life……………….so that’s where I left my threepenny bits!! Might be a bit of a pain trying to start it in a hurry.
saw this article and thought of you (link below)
I remember you had previously dismissed patreon as a model for you – and had backed off of political commentary due to upsetting some of your American youtubers
perhaps both are worth a review?
Hi! Have you thought about an LM 27?
1/ no proper doors so no good for really cold sailing – the lm 27s just have a canvas cockpit cover
2/the stern will not take an outboard bracket
3/not a British boat
and finally – and not really a point at all – man they are ugly
And with a Mk1 Corribee in the background too.Ha, ha.
Have you seen this one Dylan?http://yachts.apolloduck.ie/boat.phtml?id=543247
the boat has bilge keels – which is marvelous – but buggerall of a cabin
There is a very interesting Hibredian 750 for sale up north. It’s on apolloduck…
Looks kind of like your type of thing…
Hi Dylan, you might need one of these http://www.marineenterprises.co.uk/adverts/boat-engines/bukh
that might be true… the yard here in waldringfield says they can do an engine swap for £6K
are you really going for the Fisher 25 ? Why not a hunter pilot 27 , has bilge keel and indoor steeringtake a lookhttps://www.theyachtmarket.com/boats/sailing-boats/hunter/pilot-27/
there is one of those in our batyard… I had a good look ….
It would do the job and twin keels would be great…it would sail better than the fisher…. but the cheapest is more expensive than the highest price Fisher… I also think that the steering position would be pretty sick making. I understand that the glasss close to your face in the fisher helps to stop you feeling ill.
I came across a fisher 25 with bilge keels… they do exist
Wow, I like that! It has a nice inside pilot seat for the chilly northern seas.
I know your reasoning Dylan, but as a sailor I can’t like this type of vessel….eek!
The cost of repairs and a sailing-season lost to fettling will cost more than buying a better condition Fisher. And it needs to be local-enough that you can move it to home; not spend the weekends driving cross-country to fettle….and fettle…and fettle. Been there, done that, have the T-shirt.
Have you ever considered a Colvic Watson 26?
I have considered them… I know it is like comparing two pigs but the fisher has the looks, the steering position seems more workmanlike, The transom is outbard friendly, ketch rig, easier to sell when I next run out of money… as I probably will.
like the bilge keels