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    steaming 2 inch oakplanking , fastening 3 inch elm bottom boards & rebuilding these boats frames, cratch beams, counters, cabins etc is good training

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    so while my mates in east anglia were talking baht ford cortinas, double overhead fuel injected turbo'n'uttar bastids,
    i was studying gardners, kelvins, fodens, widdop, sulzer, die industries, burmeister & wain, listers, petters, thorneycrofts, sabb,lombardini, baudoin, grenaa, brons, m.a.n, perkins/westerbeke,

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    Fiction or fact
    What is one of the most important things to make sure of, when you set out to sea ?
    That your boat is sound
    Do you ever hear this story about an old boat, whose owner reckoned he was a better navigator than, neil armstrong, christopher columbus & peter andre combined, who wrote books about what a good seaman he was, books ,like hand relief & beer, whose boat when he sold it turned out to be completely rotten,
    You couldn’t make it up

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    what rubbish, how preposterous, couldnt possibly be true

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    then theres all the people who have kept me going, like this great unsung hero
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter radclyffe View Post
    then theres all the people who have kept me going, like this great unsung hero
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    ???

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    the scanners back up

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    i built a new stern, deckbeams, half new framing, planking,deckshelves, stringers, washboards, coachroof on the 40ft, 1935, fred shepherd, berthons teak, pitch pine, oak & bronze gaff cutter Oenone,
    some clowns in a sicilian boatyard had put her in a bilge cradle without her lead keel touching the ground, then they were going to burn her, its the only time ive seen that someone had refastened a keel with brass keelbolts, which had wasted away in 7 years from 18mm to 6 mm, the methods used in the med are still a source of danger & amazement to me as i try to understand how people think here on boats, it is common here to use mastic instead of cotton/oakum & mastic to attempt to make seams watertight, many people here cannot seem the grasp the principle of wedging a seam shut, which stiffens a hull or deck like a cask

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    i re-aligned her rudder & bored a new sterntube,gunnel cap, bronze mini stanchions, what a wreck of a boat, her deck camber was reversed on her covering boards,and there those puddles of fresh water lay, i deduced that the original construction was weakly engineered, i have to be sure when stating this about a boat built by a well resepected yard,
    the problem i found was the beamshelves had collapsed due to insufficient fastening, copper bolts thru the top strake, so the huge weight of the long coachroof was resting on these washers, which had pulled thru the pitch pine,as you know the practice of increasing the length of coachroofs to resemble a tube train had increased pre-war to maximise accomodation, which is fine if it is supported by pillars at the bulkheads housed on the frames, which she did not have, so i put some in

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    counterblock, or archboard, deck, & caprail in teak
    beams, frames in oak/acacia,
    planking in cedar of lebanon, bronze screws from toplicht
    ply subdeck
    beam bolts s/s

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    Midsummer
    I made a new oregon pine winch box/hatch , & a teak folding drop leaf table & skylight for the 90ft dutch steel schooner Midsummer

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    Peter, what is the yacht in posts #44-45? Or have I missed something a bit too obscure for me maybe?
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    Oenone Greg, a gaff cutter by berthons,

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    we'd take the Yarmouth Seaman over to alderney, guernsey, & one time to douarnenez, she was an ex navy cadet training boat, corten steel wheel box, all the showers, wc's, galley were above deck, the box was fitted circa 1955, brass, switches, buttons, bridge telegraph, whistle, compensating weights,


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    on the bow is the copper fastened elm & oak dinghy i designed & built to teach myself how to loft, the Rankin Miss P, a bbc world service reggae d.j.

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    the sister of bob marleys wife rita

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    this is nocturne, designed & built by philips, dartmouth, 1937

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    when we were rebuilding the west country clapped out ketch irene,in bristol '81, the pilot cutter peggy was nearby, she had been waiting outside the dock gates when she sat on an old pile, which put her stove out, coming up as it did beneath it, as it were

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter radclyffe View Post
    when we were rebuilding the west country clapped out ketch irene,in bristol '81, the pilot cutter peggy was nearby, she had been waiting outside the dock gates when she sat on an old pile, which put her stove out, coming up as it did beneath it, as it were
    Peter, am I reding this right that the photos in the thread above that post are Peggy? I love her shape, do you have any more infor/pic's of her?

    I'd also been meaning to ask, do you know the C&N yacht Marigold?
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    “It’s risky”, said experience.
    “It’s pointless”, said reason.
    “Give it a try”, whispered the heart.

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    i dont have much more about peggy, i think there is a cockwells replica of her polly agatha ?, my mate john mills worked on.
    john woolley , who taught me repair rebuilt marigold, which powlesland forgot to mention, i know her only following the build, some photos in the mags

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    people working in machine shops often listen to the noise equivalent of a formula one race almost every working day of their lives, even with ear protection this destroys the nerves

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    shipwrighting is 80 % hard graft, ten per cent yap,
    some clowns you work with reverse these,
    part of 30 years of boatbuilding is
    every day for 5 years your constantly moving underneath a boat in all weathers,
    you cant stand up & everywhere you move your carrying the equivalent of a car battery, often at arms length
    you may be covered in wood shavings
    you are a human wood dust filter

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    heres an old scrapper, 26 metres, but worth studying her lines because she was known among the fishermen as a good sea boat, which is not always the case on fishing boats, i priced up one job to convert a round stern to square, but as usual, there only talking


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    i am learning more about med boats

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    ive had to teach some italians the names of the parts of their boats

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    heres a smaller brittannia, Varuna


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    Give us a clue, Peter.
    Keep It Simple: KISS it better.

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    its nothing to do with me Graeme, just a lovely old norwegian colin archer

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    Lovely, she certainly is.
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