- 10, 793. Do you think you could not go out to the haaf with a boat like that in winter as you do in summer? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
- Hay to hold the lease of the island is that they may obtain the fish of the inhabitants, who are bold and successful fishermen, and are more favourably situated for the haaf fishing than any other people in Shetland. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
- More than once our lads had spoken a haaf- boat, and sent messages to Lunda, from whence Fred had taken care to despatch the news, Osprey spoken. - "Viking Boys", Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby.