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    Posted: 04 January 2007 at 3:00pm

Hi All,

A few of you may be aware that I am the new owner of 2753 - FLYWOOD. I purchased her from Christians father Hector Cappuro Sheppard a little earlier this year, so I thought I would share with you some of the photo's and information that I have gathered.

Thanks go to Christian and his Father for the file of information passed across with the sale as well as Phil Simons for his Knowledge and hopefully VT Group (or at least their Librarian) for information that is promised.

Over the following posts I will outline Flywoods history and hopefully ask for the gaps to be filled in. I will also keep you up to date on her repatriation and subsequent restoration, although this will take some time to complete.

 

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A couple of shots of her recent move;

 

 

 

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Hi there,

 

Just seen the post re Fleetwood, well done! I look forward to seeing the updates on her return to UK etc, will that be via transport or under her own steam? if you are in the river Medway area, think of Chatham Marina, do call in advance, and I would love to sort a visiting berth, sorry I can't offer it free, would get the sack!, all the best,

 

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Congratulations on your purchase d-zine.

I wonder if you could help me. 2751 is about to be removed from her floating birth and taken ashore, but I am unable to give the hoist operator an accurate weight.

 I see that one of your photos show 2753 ashore so hopefully you will have the weight from the crane operator. Did you use a two or four strop harness for the lift?  What is the current internal fit i.e. engines, gear boxes, fuel tanks etc so that I can offer the boat yard an indication of the weight they can expect to lift.
Thanks for your help.
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Hi a76njk,

I was not present when Flywood was lifted out, however Christian was and he may be able to fill in any gaps in my reply.

Flywood has no engines,fueltanks,mast and furniture type fixtures.

She does retain the props,shafts,V drives, forward heads and bulkheads etc.

She has a quantity of materials and parts within the hull. The bulkhead between the engine room and fual tank space has been partially removed as has the bulkhead between the fuel tank space and the sickbay, all other bulkheads remain in situ.

I will post photos of her interior as soon as I have reduced them to 50k.

According to official documentation dated July 1963 the following should be correct for the boat when in service.

REGISTERED TONNAGE

Gross        64.89 tons

Nett         34 .15 tons

DISPLACEMENT

Light          25.68 tons

Loaded       34.62 tons

Maximum     44.67 tons

I would assume that the light displacement would be a good starting place, deduct RR Sea Griffons, tanks etc and add fitting out additional to original bulkheads,fixtures and fittings.

I think that we decided that Flywood was about 12 tons as she was only drawing a couple of inches of water at the transom. She was lifted from the water using the quayside crane in the picture using a spreader and 2 straps (this resulted in minor damage to the chin strakes) which were located over the bulkheads to give maximum rigidity to the hull. She was then lowered onto the cradle where four straps were used (a better solution if you can manage it) and she was moved to the correct place on the quay where she is currently secured. In an ideal world you should try to pack out around the chin to spread the load, I had considered trying to fabricate mini cradles for the bearing points but I had no time.

As I say Christian may be able to elaborate and or correct what I have said.

Would it be possible for you or your friend to photograph the event may be to post on the forum.

I will post the interior images, PM me if you want to discuss further.

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Hi a76njk,

I have pinched the following images of Flywoods interior from Christians post in the "BOAT SHARE" topic.

This image shows the Mess Cabin looking through to the forepeak from the Sickbay Cabin.

 

 

This shows the Sickbay looking forward from the Fuel tank space.

 

 

Engine room looking forward from the aft steering position showing the V drives in situ.

I will add images taken on my last visit ASAP.

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Hi a76njk,

Additional photographs of the interior taken November 2006.

View of the sickbay looking aft and towards the port side of the boat.The bulkhead between the sick bay and the Fuel tank space is partly removed and there is an opening between the fuel tank space and the engine room.




Forward mess cabin looking at the forepeak bulkhead and w.c beyond.





Sickbay looking aft towards the Fuel tank bay and beyond to the engine room. The stairs come down into the former fuel tank space with a fair section of the bulkhead seperating the sick bay being removed. Originally the only access to the fuel tank space was from the main deck via removable deck sections. Access to the engine room was from the rear deck via a covered hatch.






Sickbay looking towards the starboard showing large work bench fitted I guess when Flywood was a paint store.







Engine room looking aft to the steering compartment. Note engine bearers and exhaust route through rear bulkhead.



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Thanks d-zine, thats a great help for my calcs.

2751 has a pair of cummins 215 hp v6 Diesels plus gear and is fitted out quite comfortably within including washer/dryer, fridge freezer, central heating with diesel fuelled combination boiler, various bunks and two wood burning stoves! One in the wheel house, the other in the saloon below, formerly the sick bay.

I reckon that 26 tons plus three tons of other fixtures and fittings would be a fairly accurate top end guesstimate for planning purposes. So around thirty tons should allow a margin of error.

After leaving her current location, I intend to position 2751 on a drying slip in Portsmouth to check the condition of the copper sheathing below the water line before motoring over to Guernsey for a full refit. If all is well below the water as it is above, then we will set off soon after to Guernsey.

I presume you have intention to re-engine 2753. If so, I have some good leads on Detroit Diesels located in the U.S. With the /$ rate at around  1 to 2 they are reasonably priced when rebuilt and zero houred. They are two strokes and so are easy to maintain as opposed to the latest generation engines that require specialist engineering.

They are a bit more thirsty, however they are hugely cheaper (about one quarter the price) than equivalent H.P Cats for example to purchase.

Have loads of pictures but as yet seem unable to post to the forum. When I work out how to do it, look out!
Once more thanks for your help.

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The following drawing has been copied from the builders general arrangment plan dated 1956.

This drawing was for the Mark II ie 2755-2762 but does not show the raised engine room cover which I believed to be standard on the Mark II's and not on the Ia's and Ib's.

I am afraid that quite a lot of the detail has been lost in reducing to 50k.

 

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Another drawing has been copied from the builders general arrangment plans dated 1956.
This shows the deck arrangment, note the engine room hatch facing aft because of the flush engine room roof. On MkII's the raised engine room roof required the hatch to face to the port side.
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