A 6 min Restoration job.
Very cool. That's a whole lot of timber! Thanks for taking us along.
What was that engine/drive setup? Single engine with two hydraulic drives?
Congratulations Skipper ... not bad for 6 minutes work. Those little Borrowers should enjoy their little 6" boat.
Thanks, Russel, that was awesome! [img]smile.gif[/img] Truly amazing.
Wonderful perspective on a fantastic job of restoration / rebuilding!
I think the paint must still be wet....
OMG! That is bloody beautiful!
What an inspiration to all!!
Thank You SO much.
That's one of the best things that I have ever seen on this site. It really gives you an appreciation of what's involved in such a project.
Awesome. I hope that she gives you back tenfold all of the love that you put into her. Bloody marvelous!
I, too, am quite impressed! Rick
I remember the shots of her in the mud. that's one serious project and congratulations on the result.
Great! I love that shot in the dark with the working lights on the inside...
Greets, Leon "don't mention the Seagull" Steyns.
Truly inspirational to anyone building his dream...
Thanks for taking the time to put that together.
That is a very tidy bit of work, the video too.
The boat has a sort of Essexy look?
Nope - not Essex - Kings Lynn. Google found me this http://www.victorious.co.uk/victorious/index.html
N.B. It's not Firefox friendly.
[ 02-22-2006, 06:53 PM: Message edited by: P.I. Stazzer-Newt ]
Next patient please.
That's gotta' be the definition of true love !
God that's a lotta' work ! I mean, even though you know what you're doing, it must have taken every spare day, night, weekend and holiday just to finish it. I can't even imagine a project that size.
Good for you !
ahhh, very nice! Brought back many fond memories of rebuilding Jenny Norman. So was that a hydraulic drive system? How do you like it? I spent alot of time considering that option, but then a Sabb with a variable pitch prop became available, and I couldn't say no. The ability to put the engine anywhere you please is very appealing. You did a really great job on a very worthy boat. Cheers!
Brilliant on several levels.... from an A/V pro.
"next patient please" ?
The day i launched Victorious I Vowed NEVER AGAIN.
My workshop is falling down.
And i have virtually no funding for a year or two.
But i am bored.
40 to 50 ft LOD......Gaff..cutter, ketch or yawl.....With docking probe..errm sorry...I mean bow sprit....
What you got?
Re the hydraulics...
Bent axis piston pump and motors... Very quiet, smooth and infinatly controllable from 1 RPM to flat out shaft speeds
Not cheap but a 100% success.
independant control of two props from 1 engine.
VERY VERY pleased with it
Boat owners rush for fenders and boathooks to fend me off when i approach crowded marinas. For some strange reason 18ft of docki.. sorry Bow Sprit seems to unsettle them.
Local fishermen sit on a bollard and light thier pipes in anticipation of an amusing show...
They all seem a tad dissapointed when Victorious turns gently in her own length while I sip on my coffee.. (No.. these no southern comfort in the coffee.)
Deadwood/keelbolts would not allow shaft on the centerline.. So it was hydraulics or a "wing engine"
All i need to do to it now is find 2 folding props!
First rate job!
Thanks. Great job, inspires me on my own project. Good music too
Words fail me. Congratulations! (love the drill press, too!) Can't wait to read all about it in WB.
[ 02-24-2006, 10:18 AM: Message edited by: Garrett Lowell ]
WOW! I'm impressed -That's one hell of a big job. I really like the hydraulic drive.
How much of the wood is original? Ten percent, maybe? (I suppose the name George Washingon's Axe wouldn't be right for a British boat )
absolutely beautiful work......
Absolutely amazing! Congratulations!
Thanks for the trip. Amazing!!
WELL DONE!!! Fanbloodytastic job mate!!
Ive often watched and waited for updates of your work but rare has been the occasion that you have come forth... now I know why!! Brilliant
Well done Victorious sails again
Ditto everything said above, and every other superlative I can think of! I'm soooooo impressed. What was the actual elapsed time?
AND the A/V.
May you put many happy miles of water under her keel for many years to come.