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Old 15-07-2008, 07:36   #31
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Well done JC. Please post pics
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Old 15-07-2008, 08:54   #32
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Hi all,
I have some pic's for you! Siren is my boat,Dragon lady is a paid project boat of mine ....now there is some inspiration! I might rather have Butch's boat!
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Old 15-07-2008, 18:10   #33
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Hi Butch,

Couple of photos attached.
Needs a bit of cosmetic touching up on the outside as only primed and not touched for about 5 years-at all.
Inside has been sandblasted and finish coated.
The deal comes with a big metal shed full of very expensive goodies ( all very solid large s/s hatches,ports,rigging,widow surrounds, steering column etc .etc.Also has a brand spanking new ( expensive I believe ? ) Dickinson " Atlantic " diesel oven and cooktop but dont know if he was planning to go to the South Pole because it would be too hot to use over here unless going south.Perkins diesel in top order.
Basically paid for the 4.2 ton of lead keel and all the goodies.Rest of the boat was free.
Not as much work as my other "project " so have to make a commercial decision either sell off old Rusty or she will have to wait till this one gets done.
Will think it over.

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Old 16-07-2008, 11:39   #34
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J C What can I say cool boat well done
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Old 16-07-2008, 14:01   #35
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Hi JC. What ideas for the interior of your new boat. Steel and GRP offer more options than wood. I think there is only somay nails and screws one can put into wood. We are circling a Roberts Ketch like a pack of sharks. She is an old girl with lods of rust but seems to be sound. We have formed a loose consortium with five other boat nuts.We are going to have atleast one joint project on the go at any one time.That is besides the one's in our gardens. I am hoping to take some photos of the old girl soon and I will post them on this thread.The other chaps I am involved with are hard core tradisionalists monos and the older the better. One Has rebuilt a 54 Pilothouse clipper in his back yard.How we are going to move her is not quite sorted yet. Good timber seems to be readily available localy. Boats are comming onto the market daily due to the tough economic conditions. Sad when you almost feed off someone elses hard times. Next maybe a Ferro.Ferro have not had a fair shake in this country.Will also post some photos of these. The realy bad ones will be used a artificial reefs after we remove all the goodies.No work on my boat this week or the weekend because of family engagments. In a bad mood allready

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Old 16-07-2008, 14:27   #36
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Go hard.Worth it

Hi Butch,

Yes ,there are many options coming out for play at the moment on the market,probably all over the world due to more stringent financial times.
e.g there is a 50 ft timber yacht on aussie ebay at the moment,started at $1,now up to around $3,000:00 with a day to go. Due to a divorce,loaded with goodies.Will be interesting to see what it goes for.
This Adams has the full history and was actually built in Joe Adam's building yard up in Port Macquarie ( and under his guidance -I have the photos to prove it ) by a builder by the name of Ryan De Graff who apparently did his building time in Holland.
We are going to take some considerable time working out exactly how we are going to fit it out but it comes with full plans of layout if we want to go with that.
I am having a tussle with my conscience on whether or not to keep my 40 ft steel hull I was planning to rebuild.Only so much time. Would be good if I can on sell it as a project but I would be very sad to have to cut her up for scrap.Then again the bits and pieces that came with her far exceed my costs so far.Maybe find a partner to help with it as the rent is minimal and the rent where my Adams sits is only $50 per month.?
Might do what you are doing-go for it.

Sounds like you have your passion to rebuild ( and recycle ) set on the right path.Good luck to you.I have found that only the brave get ahead in this world and when they step outside their comfort zone it is amazing how many people come out of the woodwork to help you when they see passion at its best-pure.
Did you see the 63 ferro on the forum recently.?The goodies alone in this boat would have exceeded the asking price.All it needed was a bit of a "haircut " to get rid of the butt ugly pilot house and build a more sleek one and it would have been quite presentable.
Good luck with the Roberts.
Post some pic's if you get it.

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Old 16-07-2008, 15:08   #37
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Hi John. I would probebly hold on to both if I could.Probebly moth ball one for later. The main problem as I see it would be rust prevention . It is amazing how much preventative maintenance is still required on a boat.A group of boat nuts on a project is fun and eases the strain both on time and cost but it is important to have a personal project.I will post photos of the yachts that are under consideration. We have one or two real beauties languishing in various yach clubs.

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Old 08-08-2008, 14:40   #38
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Timber has arrived, am now full of splinters,cuts,epoxy in my hair got the flu lost my hammer again and cant find the damn jigsaw. Boy having fun now. Supose I will have to go to work some time soon
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The designer of the boat died 1930. He have many good designs... Good luck with your job.
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Thanks Freetime
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Do a search on google and use google translate for www, then you can read swedish! He is designer of the beautiful Mälar 22...

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I spend atleast 20 minutes trying to get past the crusing and sailing photo gallery befor I can get to check my posts
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Progress: Starboard hull planked now for the hard work sanding sealing and sheath. Deck ply arriving next week
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Wow that some pics. that could be alot of fun keep the updates comming.
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Some progress what looked like a simple repair turned into a serious pain in the back
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