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    Default Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Having a few hours to kill while waiting to go on nightshift I had a pleasant time wandering around Hartlepool marina UK. Apologies for the poor picture quality but I only had my phone on me at the time
    Nice to see some woodies still making a living and quite a few being renovated/restored.
    Some old decommissioned fishing vessels, the light blue Danish one looked in exceptional order
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    A curious barge conversion (wood up top) look like she could be quite nicely fitted out inside, sure beats living on land.
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    Another Danish hull undergoing a refit, not sure if its for fishing or personal use, either way, I like it.... a lot
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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Some more, look at those curves. If she is the same construction as our old girl that'll be 2" Danish oak planking bending around that stern.
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    Another shot of the Danish boat Nana ( I think)
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    She looks to be still working for a living
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    A pretty little yacht, could do with some TLC though
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    A gentleman's motor yacht, looked in fine fettle
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    An old life boat being used as net store
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    Still working and looks very well kept
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    A smaller clinker double ender
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    Classic lines
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    Quite like the orange, she really stood out on drab grey day
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    Going for an art (failed) shot with the reflection in the water
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    Unusual stern on this one, like a Zulu class
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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Thank you for a lovely little harbo(u)r tour, artif.
    Very informative of what going on in other places.
    cheers

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    Not wood, but I got invited on-board this wonderful vessel, was shown around and given a lovely cup of tea.
    The current custodians are restoring to working condition for passengers again.
    Her history is fascinating, originally built as a sightseeing boat in 1935. Shortly thereafter claimed by Royal Navy as a tender. In 1940 she was sent to Dunkirk ferrying troops to the bigger ships off shore and transporting over 900 troops directly back to the UK. They have had people on her recently whose grandfathers were rescued by her.
    After Naval duty she returned to sightseeing trips around the UK and Gibraltar. More recently she was working out of Scarborough.
    A lot of work, but they seem to have an enthusiastic team who are doing right by her
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    And then there was this, jewel in the crown, so to speak.
    I spent a wonderful couple of hours looking around the HMS Trincomalee, Britain's oldest floating warship
    Built in Bombay out of Teak and copper sheathed, she has had quite a restoration on her but over 60% is still original, which is amazing considering she is 200years old. Still has some of the original pig iron ballast in her.
    The museum was a great place to look at the local history, but the steam and marine related exhibits were excellent.
    The tour guide told of meeting a 94year old gent in a wheelchair. on the dockside, who was once the button boy on her. Button boys stood on the button on the top of the 150ft mast, no harness or safety gear
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    That's all for now

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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Thank you! Great tour.
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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Very nice, thanks.

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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    You do have lovely boats over there !

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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Nice photo essay.
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    A smaller clinker double ender
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    A converted ships liveboat, she has some age on her.
    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    Classic lines
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    Unusual stern on this one, like a Zulu class
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    The open boat is one of these:

    The blue one might be a Zulu Skiff.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    Some more, look at those curves. If she is the same construction as our old girl that'll be 2" Danish oak planking bending around that stern.
    20180203_113303.jpg

    Another shot of the Danish boat Nana ( I think)
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    She looks to be still working for a living
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    A pretty little yacht, could do with some TLC though
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    Hi Artif, great pics, thank you! Could you tell if the baby blue Danish trawler had a welded Pilot House? Some of the details look like it could be metal.

    When I was building boats in Norway many years ago, it was fairly common for the fisherman to specify a wooden hull and deck, and then the pilot house, the main hatch and the mast structure were welded aluminum, and were delivered to the yard primed and painted.

    We had fit heavy carlins to the deck, and the aluminum deck structures were thru-bolted with stainless, and there were shouldered sleeves to keep the aluminum and stainless from touching.

    All in all I always felt this was a pretty slick system, the carvel planking and laid decks were very straightforward to build and the welded house eliminated all the joints and potential leaks of a wooden structure.

    Wish I could go back and see how these boats have fared 40 plus years later.

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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Thank you for this thread
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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Great tour, thanks!

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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Meanwhile in Inverloch, Victoria Australia, the sun and the tide is out……..


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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Quote Originally Posted by artif;5468669

    An old life boat being used as net store
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    They've always appealed to me. I am aware of how impractical they are.




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    Hi Paul

    I'm pretty sure its a metal wheelhouse, unfortunately the pontoons are for berth holders only and I didn't see anyone that might invite me on for a close up.
    Our friend's Danish Trawler had an aluminium W/H like you describe, but ours had a new steel one fitted.


    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schweiss View Post
    Hi Artif, great pics, thank you! Could you tell if the baby blue Danish trawler had a welded Pilot House? Some of the details look like it could be metal.

    When I was building boats in Norway many years ago, it was fairly common for the fisherman to specify a wooden hull and deck, and then the pilot house, the main hatch and the mast structure were welded aluminum, and were delivered to the yard primed and painted.

    We had fit heavy carlins to the deck, and the aluminum deck structures were thru-bolted with stainless, and there were shouldered sleeves to keep the aluminum and stainless from touching.

    All in all I always felt this was a pretty slick system, the carvel planking and laid decks were very straightforward to build and the welded house eliminated all the joints and potential leaks of a wooden structure.

    Wish I could go back and see how these boats have fared 40 plus years later.

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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    If you're ever in the area
    http://thedockyard.co.uk/explore/rnl...at-collection/

    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    They've always appealed to me. I am aware of how impractical they are.




    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watson-class_lifeboat

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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Some interesting boats there - thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    That looks very interesting. I may well visit.

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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Well known to historical interests:


    It happened in old Hartlepool about the time of France
    The Emperor Napoleon was leading us a dance
    Sailing down the coast came a British man of war
    The captain's pet monkey was washed upon the shore

    The Lord Mayor of Hartlepool was walking on the shore
    When he came across a funny site he'd never seen before
    There was this little fellow sitting on the sand
    Holding a banana in his tiny 'airy hand

    Chorus:

    Old folks, young folks, every one and each
    Come and see the Frenchie that's landed on the beach
    He's got long arms and great long tail, he's covered all in hair
    We think that he's a spy so we'll hang him in the square


    The Lord Mayor told the town clerk who hurried to the shore
    There was a little man where he had been before
    Now a crowd had gathered round because it was the funniest sight
    Since the timber yard had burnt down the previous Friday night

    Chorus

    Then Constable Parsons he comes upon the scene
    He takes out his note book and he licks his pencil clean
    Causing a disturbance is a serious offence
    Anything you say may be used in evidence


    Chorus

    But when that little man spoke a funny thing was heard
    Constable Parsons couldn't understand a word
    The reason for his puzzlement, the clerk could plainly see
    The little man's a foreigner from way across the sea

    The little man's a spy the angry crowd did roar
    Sent by Napoleon to our native shore
    So they grabbed that little fellow by his long hairy tail
    Gave him to the copper who put him in the jail

    Chorus

    So, They hung that little fellow from a gallows in the town
    A rope all 'round his neck, and his tail all hanging down
    A lesson to Napoleon to make himself a rule
    Not to send his hairy spies to old Hartlepool

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    Get there early, one day is not enough

    Quote Originally Posted by Hwyl View Post
    That looks very interesting. I may well visit.

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    I knew the monkey would get mentioned somewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post
    Well known to historical interests:


    It happened in old Hartlepool about the time of France
    The Emperor Napoleon was leading us a dance
    Sailing down the coast came a British man of war
    The captain's pet monkey was washed upon the shore

    The Lord Mayor of Hartlepool was walking on the shore
    When he came across a funny site he'd never seen before
    There was this little fellow sitting on the sand
    Holding a banana in his tiny 'airy hand

    Chorus:

    Old folks, young folks, every one and each
    Come and see the Frenchie that's landed on the beach
    He's got long arms and great long tail, he's covered all in hair
    We think that he's a spy so we'll hang him in the square


    The Lord Mayor told the town clerk who hurried to the shore
    There was a little man where he had been before
    Now a crowd had gathered round because it was the funniest sight
    Since the timber yard had burnt down the previous Friday night

    Chorus

    Then Constable Parsons he comes upon the scene
    He takes out his note book and he licks his pencil clean
    Causing a disturbance is a serious offence
    Anything you say may be used in evidence


    Chorus

    But when that little man spoke a funny thing was heard
    Constable Parsons couldn't understand a word
    The reason for his puzzlement, the clerk could plainly see
    The little man's a foreigner from way across the sea

    The little man's a spy the angry crowd did roar
    Sent by Napoleon to our native shore
    So they grabbed that little fellow by his long hairy tail
    Gave him to the copper who put him in the jail

    Chorus

    So, They hung that little fellow from a gallows in the town
    A rope all 'round his neck, and his tail all hanging down
    A lesson to Napoleon to make himself a rule
    Not to send his hairy spies to old Hartlepool

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    ^ Got more than one can delivered to the stage when singing that chestnut! Fun being a performer!

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    Default Re: Hartlepool Marina on a cold damp February day

    Back in Hartlepool
    Another couple of boats turned up yesterday, not wood but some may find them interesting.
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