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Ready for the water

This is a picture of the Stromness fishing boat Crest Just before her launch. She has been up for a re-furbish which included many new ribs,which were fitted by her owner Mr J Laughton, and Jim Meason.
Picture added on 17 July 2007
This boat was built in the mid sixties for Sydney Taylor from Longhope then Billy Budge owned her for a time before Mike Flett of Stromness bought her then selling her to the present owner Joe Laughton who has done a lot of work on her to make her look as good as can be seen in the photograph.
Added by John Budge on 19 December 2007
Hello all, a great picture but I'd like to correct the spelling of my father's name, it is 'Jim Mason.'
Added by Stuart Mason on 19 December 2007
John- Nicholas Hare owned the Quest for a short while before Michael Flett.
I remember Sydney collected her from Pia's in April 1967.
Added by Stewart Taylor on 21 December 2007
hello. i would just like to point out its called the quest. not crest
Added by Conran Flett on 15 February 2008
She'll come steaming doon da flow we a big wave at her bow and her name will surely be the quest all right all you guys well see you bye and bye when the sun is sinking in the west etc as sung by billy and us as she arrived at longhope pier 1967. Fond memories, David Leask
Added by David Leask on 23 December 2015
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