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Old 22-09-2012, 14:20   #1
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Hello From Our Hong Kong Junk

Hello from SV Concubine in Fort Walton, Fl where we have spent the last 7 months doing system upgrades and regular maintenance. With a wooden boat, all maintenance seems like regular maintenance ! We look forward to enjoying the community of the Cruisers Forum.

Calm Seas and Fair winds,
jasmine & Gypsy
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Old 22-09-2012, 14:42   #2
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Re: HELLO FROM OUR HONG KONG JUNK

Welcome to CF.
First on your agenda, lots of photos of construction details, please.
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Old 22-09-2012, 15:58   #3
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Ahoy!
Gotta love a wooden boat! Mine aint a junk but it was built in Bankok in 1941 out of teak & Ipe & copper rivets. Designed by a German (Artur Tiller) but it's got that exotic, Oriental look to it.
I sailed on the "Intrepid Dragon" in '79 - built in Kowloon - 85', 112 ton junk. What a ship! Lots of fun in Ft. Lauderdale!
I'm sitting high & dry in a boat yard in Bellingham, Wa waiting for the topside paint to dry - tomarrow's job is the waterline stripe and monday is splash day! On for some more fun & games in the NW.
Have fun with all that teak!
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Old 22-09-2012, 16:14   #4
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Re: Hello From Our Hong Kong Junk

in 86 i cruised the mozambique channel ,madagasgar and comoro islands on a 50" chinese junk,"maria jose", out of durban south africa,owners ernst and illona klaar,great times treasure hunting on bassas de india,juan da nova..........
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Old 22-09-2012, 17:17   #5
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in 86 i cruised the mozambique channel ,madagasgar and comoro islands on a 50" chinese junk,"maria jose", out of durban south africa,owners ernst and illona klaar,great times treasure hunting on bassas de india,juan da nova..........
Soooooo-- you went to sea on something built in China. Do tell---
--and it was only 50 inches?
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Old 22-09-2012, 17:24   #6
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Soooooo-- you went to sea on something built in China. Do tell---
--and it was only 50 inches?
A Rocna?
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Old 22-09-2012, 17:26   #7
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Welcome aboard! A wooden boat whether big or small will turn heads. I think this group would enjoy photos of your progress. I love the design.
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Old 22-09-2012, 17:33   #8
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Soooooo-- you went to sea on something built in China. Do tell---
--and it was only 50 inches?
disleksia rules ko! my lips are sealed....but here is a clue......

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Old 22-09-2012, 18:00   #9
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disleksia rules ko! my lips are sealed....but here is a clue......

Santiago, 1585

Heh!

What happens to all the wannabees?

There, like here, is probably the 1% that actually goes treasure hunting and only 1% of those ever actually find anything.



PS Welcome aboard jasmine & Gypsy
Share some of your treasure.
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Old 25-09-2012, 20:57   #10
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That sounds wonderful. Pictures?
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Old 25-09-2012, 20:59   #11
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That was directed towards Geoduck
Still getting the hang of the forum format
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Old 28-09-2012, 08:07   #12
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Concubine was built in Hong Kong sometime in the 60's we are told. A Vietnam helicopter pilot (which I was one too) bought it while on R&R and had it shipped to the US. After several owners and neglect she sank in Lake Pontchartrain. Being abandoned she was put on auction and there she started her new life.

Taken down to the keel and brought up plank by plank which you can imagine took years to complete. Finished she was splashed and now 32 years later she is to be our new home.

Below waterline she is Yackel above waterline she is teak. Below decks she was finished by a master carpenter in fine woods. All construction is solid wood with no plywood. An interesting part of her construction is after the keel is laid bulkheads are placed then the planks. Ribs are fitted after the planks are laid.

Power is a 6-354 Perkins (100 hp) 0 time. The genset is 6KW 0 time. Hot water is 6 gallon engine water/electric exchange. Heat pump is new. Inverter/charger is 2300 W, batteries are 6 6V wet cell. The freezer is Sea Frost the stove is propane. Additional heat is provided by a pot belly stove.

She is three masted Junk rig. I am not sure of the sail area but the main is massive. The sail material is Sunbrella. Standing riggin is 3/8 inch three strand twisted nylon, running rigging is 1/2 inch three strand twisted.

She is now US documented. Net weight is 11 tons. Sling weight is 34,000 pounds. 34 LOA, 12 foot beam by 6 foot draft. 250 gallons of fuel and 250 gallons of water.
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Re: Hello From Our Hong Kong Junk

Aloha and welcome aboard!
Thanks for your service. I've always admired those junks since seeing them sail so many years ago when I first went in the Navy. So much interior space too.
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Old 06-11-2012, 15:41   #14
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Thanks John and please, Thank-you for your service also....
May all the waves and seas, please.
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hey atoll would the clue have anything to do with pieces of eight? nice one hanging around ernests neck
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