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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

    Surely they would check before lowering her in FULLY?

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    Link just goes to Daily Mail, but no specific story.
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    The cracks were bigger than anticipated.

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    Odd thing was, the crane guy just lowered her in. Most would ask the owner to check for leaks while he kept the boat at about it's water line level.

    Suspect the owner was not on this forum.....as, if he were, he might have thought a bit more about 'taking up'

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    Ignorance has its own level of responsibility for the outcome, ... however I do really feel for the guy.

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    Duplicate.
    Last edited by Chippie; 06-29-2017 at 09:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    Link just goes to Daily Mail, but nospecific story.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/index.html

    Sorry folks!

    There you go Rich, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post
    Odd thing was, the crane guy just lowered her in. Most would ask the owner to check for leaks while he kept the boat at about it's water line level.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew2 View Post

    Suspect the owner was not on this forum.....as, if he were, he might have thought a bit more about 'taking up'
    That's what I meant to say in OP Andrew, thanks.

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    The pics don't make it appear that it was "restored". It looks quite rough for being after restoration pics. He had a hell of a big pump running in one of those pics as well. Why wasn't it still in the slings as a precaution while it took up (or didn't take up) ?
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    Sinking that fast, I'd guess he forgot to replace that last plank before she launched!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    The pics don't make it appear that it was "restored".
    Didn't open the link then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Didn't open the link then?
    That pic only indicates that he replaced the deck. What did he do to the hull? It looked pretty rough to me but maybe I'm wrong.

    Did he re caulk it? Replace rotten frames? Replace planks? Deadwood? Keel bolts? How much work was cosmetic and not restoration?

    He obviously missed something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    That pic only indicates that he replaced the deck. What did he do to the hull? It looked pretty rough to me but maybe I'm wrong.

    Did he re caulk it? Replace rotten frames? Replace planks? Deadwood? Keel bolts? How much work was cosmetic and not restoration?

    He obviously missed something.
    Five-thousand man hours and three years later - not to mention 13,000 poorer
    is more than just a new deck on a 80 year old boat that was worked hard all of it's life.
    Last edited by Peerie Maa; 06-29-2017 at 03:51 PM.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    is more than just a new deck on a 80 year old boat that was worked hard all of it's life.
    Shouldn't be sitting on the bottom then. He obviously missed something rather important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    Shouldn't be sitting on the bottom then. He obviously missed something rather important.
    Yep, several bars of household soap for starters.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    something about this isn't quite right.. why would they set the boat and let it out the slings when even glass boats are held in the slings until a OK is given by the skipper. Could someone spend that much of their life restoring a boat and not know it's a sinker?
    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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