Coull D - launched 10th May 2014
The Coull D is our third boat and was built entirely by the members of the rowing club. There were 30 members in total, the majority of which were women who had never taken on any DIY projects before let alone create scarfe joints, chisel, plane and use a belt sander. With the kit purchased the build commenced at the beginning of October and the enthusiasm ensured the project ran to schedule - with our third regatta on the 10th of May we felt it would be the ideal time to launch our third skiff.
The Coull D is a Mark III, which is slightly different to our other boats with the Chris 'Kanaird a Mark I and the St Ayles a Mark II and it is interesting to see the increased space particularly at the stern where the cox has much more room.
The name Coull D, which was selected by the members, is in honour of Coull Deas who is almost a fixture and fitting of the Scottish Fisheries Museum and the Reaper where he has spent many hours dedicating his time. Also a firm supporter of the rowing club and at 89 years old at the time was more than happy to take the stroke oar on her maiden voyage, as seen below.