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    That is a mighty fine looking slick your helper is holding up there. Here's hoping you work out your project woes.
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    O. K maybe this will work


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    Wow, herky slick...nice. Where from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    Oil price is no problem, those old Gardners sip fuel.

    What has changed? It has gone from a family effort to a solo effort very quickly, we bought the boat with the intention of making it a family adventure/home.
    I can deal with the challenges of the boat easily enough, but dealing with the "Are you going to the boat this weekend" in pleading voice, every time, gets difficult. It's not like I'm even there every weekend anyhow. It seems my other half has lost all interest in it, I think she has only been on it three times, once to view it once to help clean it a bit and once when I dropped of some gear while travelling past it.
    Disappointing as we had been discussing if this was what we wanted for a couple of years.

    Not all bad though, it means I'll have more time and money to go on sailing holidays on Leader and the like.

    one door closes another opens

    providing I can sell her.................

    I'm going to continue with the work though, I really want to get that shelter deck off.
    Bugger. Probably need to have a good chat with the family and then decide what to do. Beware of creating long festering resentments based on assumptions or misunderstandings. Worth making sure the discussion is completely open, no blame, no holds barred.

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    Not related to my boat but an interesting picture all the same. Lowestoft UK around 1900


    Courtesy of Rob Durrant on Trawler photos

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    Almost forgot.
    I'll be keeping the boat for know, with a slight shift in mindset it'll be my toy/floating shed to play with. Subtle change but takes the pressure off in making it habitable as family home.

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    Sounds damn fine to me. Good one.

    Great shot shot of the trawlers. A friend of mine has taken over the rebuild of a 60 footer, looks exactly the same type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    Not related to my boat but an interesting picture all the same. Lowestoft UK around 1900


    Courtesy of Rob Durrant on Trawler photos
    Nice photo! That is a lot of boats. Oddly enough my eye homed in on the wagons at bottom right, I recognized them from having seen an episode of Coast, in which they explained that Victorian era women who keep their privacy inside of them, get pulled out into the water and only once there, would wade in. Love that show.

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    I've just spotted that this thread has had more than 8000 views, wow.
    I guess I should add some more pictures

    I've now got full headroom down below, well I will have when I take out the centre of that deck beam. As you can see, the 5star accommodation is coming along well, 5 gallon jug seating and luxurious deep pile sawdust covered concrete flooring bring a certain elegance to the surroundings.


    First layer on the raised deck, i'm using this planking because I have loads of it, but I've already fitted 3/4" ply over the top, soon to have glass and snot over that........ any excuse to avoid deck leaks.


    A new neighbour turned up recently as well, a lovely Yorkshire coble, apologies for pic but it was the best I could do at the time.



    And I came across this lovely old girl on my travels, moored up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne


    And a little scenery shot from my good friends wedding down in gods country The Helford
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    Looks like a palace mate. That's a beefy beam, sure it's expendable?

    Im thinking, drum kit to port, bass and lead amps to starboard, hooch still midships, open house vessel of dubious repute...?


    Pleeeeease?

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    Hahahahaha, I like your thinking.

    Pretty sure the beam can come out, the original mast was fitted between it and the next beam in front, with carlins between the two, I'm going to extend the current carlins on each side of the fish hatch. to support the beam ends as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    Not related to my boat but an interesting picture all the same. Lowestoft UK around 1900


    Courtesy of Rob Durrant on Trawler photos
    Lowestoft? More likely Scarborough with that wide beach and all of those cobles.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Lowestoft? More likely Scarborough with that wide beach and all of those cobles.
    Could well be, I'm only repeating the original posters comments. Lowestoft does have some some flat beaches similar to the picture though.

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    Could be G Yarmouth? Very similar beaches there..

    Looks like they're waiting to get in on the tide. Why reef up the fore sails like that? They're not going anywhere, hence no need for visibility particularly..

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    My favourite vessel ever, showing her stuff. Apologies for the facebook link but this video really is worth looking at if you like it a bit lumpy.
    https://www.facebook.com/586356855/v...3395137906856/

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    While I was over at the Faversham nautical festival i picked a couple of things...
    A side axe, a folding draw knife and some more reading material, the side axe, after a little work dressing the edge and removing the very slippery coating on the handle, is very nice to use.
    The draw Knife was ready for action.




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    A little bit of good news (for me at least). I've just found her on the Historic ships register, so I've sent some updates to the NHSUK. Also means I can get a Defaced Ensign, that'll make the yacht club choke on their G&T.

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    Thems is nice tools.

    This one?


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    That's the one

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    Time for a little update. Not much progress, due to holidays and a gearbox replacement on the 110.

    Forward hatch in place but not yet fully fixed.


    Some "temporary" stairs, built to last a couple of decades until I fit the real ones.


    And finally, a gratuitous Gardner shot

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    All you Gardner owners make me jealous. I'd love to have a nice 3LW in Petrel. It would never fit - much too tall - but I can dream.

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    Just cut a hole in the roof of your wheelhouse

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    Been a while since I've been in here.
    Things slowed down a bit last year due to a terminal illness of a family member.

    Anyway new year and all that stuff.
    Managed to get up on the boat over Christmas and new year which renewed my mojo. Fired up the Gardner which is always a pleasure and started some of the framing for the interior partitions.
    I've been playing in the shed the last couple of weekends making the sliding deck hatch, lots of plugs to cut, once I've replaced my now lost plug cutter......



    And don't stick your thumb in the circular saw blade until its stopped
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    Sorry for your families loss.



    You eejit.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Looks like you got lucky on that one... Nice looking hatch though. Any update on your plans for the boat? How are you doing with the shelter deck? I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to see how she looks without it!

    Cheers,

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    Thanks Nick 100% eeejit

    Chris, very lucky, its actually quite a bit more chewed up than the photo shows as the flappy bits of skin are stuck down.

    The shelter deck still lives, its a useful workshop while I finish the raised deck and the deck hatch etc. but I really want it gone, the wheelhouse needs to go as well but that will be later. TBH Its a constant dilemma between using the boat and working on it.
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    Its a constant dilemma between using the boat and working on it
    I can relate. I'm looking forward to the day when working on Petrel is just maintenance that I do in between using it, rather than the other way around...

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post

    Hey Artif, good to see you working on your boat and posting. That is a very nice looking hatch; what is the wood?

    Can I come and play with your engine some time?

    Please, I'm squeamish as hell; no more mashed flappy thumb photos!

    Interesting junction box on the bulkhead..

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    Good to see you back to work.
    Have to get across at some point!
    What do you think to this?!
    http://www.woodenships.co.uk/sailing...inchcape-45-2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesh View Post
    That is a 'working boat inspired' yacht, whereas Artif's is the real deal, bigger, meaner and with a far better power block.

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    So glad to see you still plugging along,... very nice progress. (Watch out for those spinning blades.). Some of us are quite jelous that you are able to fit in some "using" her while working on her. (My condolences for your family member.)

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    FABULOUS. Please post pics of what the cabin/inside looks like.

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    Thanks, the box sides are Teak (ex chemistry lab desks) and the top planks?? are I think Sapele (ex university entrance hall paneling).
    You can play with the engine anytime.
    I hope not to post any more damaged appendages but I'm sure there will be more.
    One of many "interesting" electrical installations, however that is one of several that got removed over christmas.

    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Hey Artif, good to see you working on your boat and posting. That is a very nice looking hatch; what is the wood?

    Can I come and play with your engine some time?

    Please, I'm squeamish as hell; no more mashed flappy thumb photos!

    Interesting junction box on the bulkhead..

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    Thanks
    Your welcome aboard anytime, just need to get there, more often myself.
    I saw that Inchcape a few days back, as I'm on Woodenships mailing list, as I've tried to buy a couple of boats on his website, unfortunately or fortunately (depending on your point of view) Peter has a very good "dreamer" filter , she looks like a good ship and could be excellent with a bit of work, not keen on the generator though (usual caveats apply)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamesh View Post
    Good to see you back to work.
    Have to get across at some point!
    What do you think to this?!
    http://www.woodenships.co.uk/sailing...inchcape-45-2/

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    Thanks.


    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    So glad to see you still plugging along,... very nice progress. (Watch out for those spinning blades.). Some of us are quite jelous that you are able to fit in some "using" her while working on her. (My condolences for your family member.)

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