As part of my work I own and run a licensed fishing vessel called Living Waters. I bought her nearly two years ago and worked her hard until December 2019, with my crew Katrina plus others.
In December 2019 she broke her moorings in Falmouth and ended up broken on the rocks. Falmouth were not any use at all, refusing to secure her and letting her flounder on rocks, which resulted in myself and a mate Jared Brooks driving through the night to beat the turning tide to secure her. Once secured, we towed her to a storage yard with plans to repair and do her up. Then along came covid19 and she sat for six months waiting.
Eventually in August 2020, I managed to get her to her new home in Milford Haven and started the job of getting her repaired.
Laura, my son Joshua and myself gutted her, scrubbed her, scraped her and started repainting her.
In addition I was ably assisted by Miles Preece (crew) and we rebuilt the engine and rudder systems so that she was workable. I been rewired her, and had a new gearbox, her engine serviced, new starter and alternator, lots of other smaller things done and she’s beginning to look good again.
Once all the work was completed, we got her back in the water and started fishing her again!
The Scallop fishing season in Wales is from the beginning of November until the end of April, so we’ve just finished her first welsh season and she’s done very well. She copes with pretty much all weather up to force4 and as she’s fished in inshore waters, she’s a pretty solid little boat.
If you see us around, please give us a wave or come and chat – we’re friendly and always happy to say hi.
For more information about my sustainable fishing please check out my page about her.