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Old 19-08-2014, 02:19   #16
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Re: Classic Restoration Whilst Living on Board

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Hi all, I've just joined this site!

I live on a classic wooden boat that I'm currently renovating, so far I've rebuilt the engine, re- wired the electrics, & replumbed the fresh water, all to make Corsaro liveable!

I've restored the wooden mast & boom, so that I could take her sailing, before making a start on redecking parts where rot had set in. Still have a fair amount to do, including two more sections of decking, the aft cabin trunk, the top two planks and all the trim (rubbing strakes, etc).
Alot of work, but the boat is awesome, and will be great once done!!

Corsaro is a 20ton Hillyard, built in 1967 (the year I was born!). She started life in Ramsgate before travelling to the Med, where she was owned by a US Major throughout the 70's. A subsequent owner found a shipment of morphine on board, so was that major a smuggler or an addict?!
Corsaro's history is unknown from then, until she ended up ashore in Plymouth in 1999. Eight years later, she was taken on by a freind of the then owner, who really had no idea what he was doing, & I took bought her a year later.

The biggest problem I've encountered is the British weather, non stop rain all last year has put me behind schedule. I would tent her over, but have two ships cats, who would take great delight sliding off any tent & into the drink!

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Hello, this is Peter Mullett, the former owner of Corsaro, ( I renamed her back then as HISHI ). Would love to be able to get in touch with you somehow and maybe one day see the boat again. I live in France and the US, presently in France.Here's my email address:
Hope we can connect!
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Old 19-08-2014, 03:34   #17
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Re: Classic Restoration Whilst Living on Board

What I did was build a frame up from the deck and put shrink wrap. I have plenty of room to work under it. Wind can be a big problem depending on the frame material and windage. Even a partial tent would work as well.

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