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“Eilidh”
The Invergordon Archive
“Eilidh”

“Eilidh” - 30th September 1974 - 41’ long, built for MacKenzie Brothers, Applecross. Larch on Oak.
Picture added on 22 May 2015 at 11:37
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Invergordon Boat Yard
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Hi there , I have just saved a boat from being destroyed and have put it in my garden to restore it .
I believe it was built at Invergordon boat yard in 1969 by T J Edwardson & Co, she is called Zulu maid or so I’m told , 39 feet long and 12 feet wide at its widest point .
Would you know anyone who would know anything about her or have any photos ?
Many thanks Matthew Chalk .

Added by Matthew chalk on 08 January 2019
Hi Matthew, this sounds like a boat I worked on with the Edwardsons in 1968 I believe, she was built iroko on oak along the lines of a Zulu fishing boat, as a motorised yacht for a Norfolk poultry farmer, don't know if she had a name, or any photos, as I had left before she was launched.

Would love to see a photo of her and how you came to rescue her.
Added by Eddie Malicki on 10 January 2019
Hi Eddie
Thank you so much for getting back to me , she was in a boat yard on Hayling Island in Hampshire where my girlfriend lives on her 1942 motor torpedo house boat :)
The person that owned her didn’t pay the storage fee for months and therefore it became the yards property and they were going to take her to the field and Burn her.
I am a furniture maker and a lover of timber and could not bare to see this happen so I dug a hole in my garden and got her transported and lowered into the hole , she is now going to retire looking out to woodland and restored so we can use her as a holiday let / summer house / play den for my son .
I have emailed you some pics :)
Matthew Chalk
Furniture Maker
Added by Matthew Chalk on 11 January 2019
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