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Plans and Dismantling Tern


We were fortunate that PORT had been donated Tern, a fine and unusually large (32ft.) wooden
coble, constructed by the Sellar family at Macduff. Sadly, Tern had been out of the water for some years and was beyond restoration.

Very carefully, we took her apart to discover her secrets. Every line and angle was measured and photographed, forming a complete record of the internal construction of a traditional salmon coble.

From these measurements we were able to create full marine drawings and plans which would form the basis of our project, some of which are shown here.