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09-15-2005, 11:14 AM
Well, we are not breaking out the champagne until a contract is signed, but - we found out yesterday that we have bid successfully on a replica of the Jamestown ship DISCOVERY, to be built for the Jamestown Settlement. We hope to begin construction in October, with a completion date of Nov. 2006. The vessel has been designed by tri-coastal marine, and will be built of mostly tropical woods - angeligue, wana and silverballi. Wooo-hoo!
P.S. We will be looking for about 6 more shipwrights and 6 laborer/apprentices to add to our present crew of 16. We do only plank - on- frame traditional work, and offer excellent pay and good benefits. Pass the word....
Congratulations! (Hope I won't jinx it by saying that too soon. ;) )
Things seem to be looking up in the wooden boat building biz - Covey Island Boatworkes here in Nova Scotia has recently run an ad calling for applications for "joiners, carpenters, shipwrights, laminators, and riggers" ... "willing to train the right people."
Meanwhile, I know of four 'glass boat builders who are either closed down or teetering on the edge...
09-15-2005, 03:10 PM
Congrats -- and let me join the crowd looking forward to seeing the building and launching process online.
Any pics of the rough plans or models?
[ 09-15-2005, 03:10 PM: Message edited by: Thorne ]
09-15-2005, 03:50 PM
The plans are the property of tricoastal marine, so I can't post them without permission. Next time I talk to them, I will see if I can get their OK.
Just hired an apprentice/graduate from the Rockport apprenticeshop. 1 down, 11 to go.....
(standing in the back jumping up and down waving his arms) "Pick me Pick me"
Really I would love to be on the crew, but alas it will not be able to happen. :(
Lots of luck
09-15-2005, 06:25 PM
Kind of a long commute?
09-15-2005, 06:58 PM
hmmmm. The wife was just talking about cashing out of this place and moving to Maine......
(she talks about lots of things)
09-15-2005, 06:59 PM
So how big is this vessel?
09-15-2005, 08:09 PM
We'll be seeing more of Eric? He's a regular in Rockport!
[ 09-15-2005, 08:11 PM: Message edited by: Hughman ]
09-16-2005, 07:58 AM
She is 48'-10" on deck, 13-1/2' beam, 6-1/2' draft, about 100,000 lbs displacement. Yes, Eric Speth will be doing the inspections.
Yeah David, that would be a long commute for me. I really wish I could work on something like that.
Please keep us posted.
09-16-2005, 06:55 PM
Yo Chad - St. Augustine's closer.... ;)
Don't tempt me Margo. I might just throw my hands up at the world and head your way. ;)
09-16-2005, 08:41 PM
Congratulations, now if I had TALLY HO II finished. :(
09-17-2005, 02:19 PM
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