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    Re: My winter projects for this winter.

    First job was to more all the plywood from behind the boat so we had enough room first sand down the transom and then to paint the transom.

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    We were going to go down to Chance this morning, however, the weather is against us working on Chance itself today as it is very damp and wet on the boat especially the decks, which are like an ice...
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    Chance inclusion on the National Register of Historic Ships UK

    This certificate shows that the National Historic Ships UK see Chance as meriting inclusion on their register of Historic ships has...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Having removed these lids off the butterfly hatch bases at the weekend it was time to dismantle the lids so the extent of the damage if any was present in the lids

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    News from Chance Restoration HQ on what the team have been up to this week

    It has been a busy week at Chance Restoration HQ, because the last few days the weather as been not so good for working...
  6. Re: The Restoration of Mai-Star II for a second time

    Because the weather is against us at the moment, that is because it is raining heavily and can not go on with the boat itself, so we are getting on with some of the smaller bits and pieces in and...
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    Re: My winter projects for this winter.

    Starting with a drawing from the owner and looking at the dimension's and seeing they were a little under spec, We decided to increase some of the dimensions to give a safety margin when putting the...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    We have at long last been able to get to Chance and start working on her. Last week was a wash out as it did not stop raining long enough to get any work done on her. So it was a matter of doing...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Hi Wx,
    I am a brave person and have a supportive family behind me and a good group of friends who will be helping when they can along the way with the project to see it through to the end.
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Hi Dave,
    Chances'restoration is not for the faint hearted people, However, she is well deserves a second chance to be on the high seas once more. Having been in the traditional boat building world...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    It has been just over a week since Chance made her way down to Walton on the Naze and little in the way of work has been done on Chance. The weather has been against us with it raining most of the...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    It has been just over a week since Chance made her way down to Walton on the Naze and little in the way of work has been done on Chance. The weather has been against us with it raining most of the...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Chance now safely chocked up in her home for the duration of her restoration. Now it is time to build a framework over her to keep the weather.

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Chance now safely chocked up in her home for the duration of her restoration. Now it is time to build a framework over her to keep the weather.

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEiHoinP4mNrr4zZ92KhXkgH7jREthou4f24WTScX5CHMwhVd-3boU4NqcBAgwHShSubmNFYV7If6rrS-SJVl20nQaaEquc0X6jaORFA7YOGtxZlJk3P6kI_TPyUQdqh0UQfnNzOnZCdZk-...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Chance arrived at midday and was offloaded at the local marina boatyard where is in now laid up ready for the major works to start in the coming weeks and months to come.

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    The company I use for any of the big boats I need moving round the country and always give a first class service
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    The company I use for any of the big boats I need moving round the country and always give a first class service
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Finally the crane operator feels it is okay and is ready to make the lift

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Getting the crane and lorry set up to get Chance loaded on to the low loader so she can make her road trip down to Essex from Woodplumpton

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    The time is almost upon us and just got to get Chance loaded on to Transport and moved to Walton on the Naze in Essex



    This past year as been a uphill battle against the effects of Covid and...
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    Re: My winter projects for this winter.

    The decks are now getting the same treatment has the hull, now the decks have two more coats on the decks and now this will cure over the weekend and then there will be a bit of spot filling where it...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Update on the movement of Chance,
    Yesterday had a long drive to Woodplumpton to pick up the larger of the two trailers with the last of the bits from Chance The trip lasted 15 and half hours to...
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    Re: My winter projects for this winter.

    The hull is getting coats of hi-build epoxy primer so that the hull can get faired up ready for the final coats of orange paint

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Over the past week my son Michael and myself have been at Woodplumpton finishing off loading the two box trailers with the last of the items from Chance. Now the trailers are loaded up to the gills...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Tomorrow and for the next three days we are going back to Chance were Chance is presently laid up in Woodplumpton to get her safe and ready to go on transport at the end of the month.The main job...
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    Re: My winter projects for this winter.

    After a long period of doing other work, now started to apply more coats of Hi-build epoxy primer to fair up the hull.

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Just two more weeks before she is loaded on to transport and moved down to Essex to her new home and then the restoration project can gain speed and the work to get her Hull and decks and...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    This was last year in May when we as a family could over ownership of Chance and made a start on the work to restore Chance back to her former glory.

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    The entrance to the Museum was impressive with a sailing vessel over the main gate and the building around the entrance in much the same way that they would have been when originally build.

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    We are as a family have just had a great day in Whitby, re-visiting many of the places that Simon visited as a young child with his parents and brother and sister when he lived in Yorkshire before...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Hi Chris,
    In my case I am a traditional wooden boat builder by trade and have done a few of these major projects over the years for other people, So I have a good grounding in what it will take to...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Four weeks and counting before Chance should be Home with Us in Essex


    Just one more weeks work up at Woodplumpton on Chance to get some new steamed oak ribs in her before she is loaded on to...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    It is a large project, however,broken down into smaller parts it is not so daunting a task. That is how I look at Chances' restoration. Get the Hull Deck and Superstructure water and weather tight....
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    https://c10.patreonusercontent.com/4/patreon-media/p/post/72771744/9989a6bd21364bc2a08f9463169e13e7/eyJ3Ijo4MjB9/1.jpg?token-time=1665964800&token-hash=O6-VwKqpfS34ciRWZN9EHmNUzUpB6mh8yi4GoQfyB7M%3D...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    The galley area stripped back to the bare hull...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    https://c10.patreonusercontent.com/4/patreon-media/p/post/72771744/8b2be51fe0d74086abf4481e0a7788d6/eyJ3Ijo4MjAsIndlYnAiOjB9/1.jpg?token-time=1665964800&token-hash=bSr-MuknGp3px9J-gNQNyxaUfvN_HKy7Atl4...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    I do not understand your posting???
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Hi Thad,
    It was a great visit especially when given a guided tour of the yard and to see where Chance and the other James Silvers were build over the years. Even saw one of the sheds that as not...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    Inside the small boatbuilding shed at Silver's boatyard, which the same boatyard that Chance wa build and launched from in 1948



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    https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEi6ERdTjb_Y-3yA8wUY1O4orItp0fIsY0qR_ejpvRUnhKfC6FfL3qYtJcT5a0DmKu6iTpxKCLNDeNdbtXTfFAMKbVMEjtzKW9akZJ2Y3TZtINjzldnU5Z10Ap5QzEn8XaLH0BkuN8O25f9...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    This corner of the transom is a complete dogs dinner with so much misshapen parts that do not fit or should be there at all



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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    The rotten transom framework which be removed and the area patterned up and a new framework made up and fitted
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    A photo of the port side aft and the sheerline is fairly straight and true as it would have been when Chance was build

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    Re: My winter projects for this winter.

    The foredeck now all splined and ready to be glued down on a bed of thickened epoxy

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  47. Re: Being called into a boatyard to do a few odd jobs

    It has been a while since I have worked on the Picnic boat, it is now time to set out the planks for the laid deck on the front and aft decks for the picnic boat

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    Re: My winter projects for this winter.

    Starting to set out the laid deck for the front of the Picnic boat

    It has been a while since I have worked on the Picnic boat, it is now time to set out the planks for the laid deck on the front...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    I agree with you on that score, the old fittings have many years of use in them and are made out of better metal than the modern sea cocks. I do believe these will be around long after the modern...
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    Re: Life's' a Gamble,so lets take a Chance

    This is the fore cabin sink out let skin fitting
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