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    Posted: 24 November 2005 at 5:20pm
For anyone interested,
There is a Seaplane tender for sale for 6000 in Hartlepool.
Chap has altered cabin and moved helm to midships. Still has Perkins diesels.

http://marinedirectory.ybw.com/boat/new/boat_details1.jsp? id=35748&curr_id=1


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An update, the ST for sale is now at:

http://marinedirectory.ybw.com/boat/new/boat_details1.jsp? id=35748&curr_id=1

Out of curiosity, does anyone know of old Seaplane tenders ( or other ww2 boats) for sale or abandoned.

It would be interesting to have know where they are before they disappear. 

 I'll start a topic on this.




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Well I've got one, so there's a start to your list...

The BMPT of course had ST1502 until recently and the Historic Ships Register lists another two I think (they have a good website too; www.nhsc.org.uk)

Mine's a 40'6" Narrow Beam, probably built pre-war by Walton Yacht Works and is currently in a boatyard near Penryn in Cornwall, undergoing the world's slowest restoration...

Here's a picture of her as was before I removed the lovely houseboat superstructure...

How many more do you know of?

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Are you sure that it is a narrow beam? From the photo she looks to have a lot of flare. Have you measured her?

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I have....and that's when it all got confusing :)

She's 40'6" LOA but 9'2" Beam - considering all the ST's and other RAF boats were built in jigs, this doesn't seem to tie up with accepted dimensions.

She could actually be a Navy Fast Motorboat, but they're pretty rare - alternatively, she could be a private motor launch brought into service at the beginning of the war....or she might be some sort of experimental craft, as she's (probably) quite early (1930's).

Nobody knows...and I've run out of people to ask...

Have a look at my website - www.seaplane-tender.co.uk for more info and pictures...

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Construction wise, she looks more like Zeta (J.S.White built ST) than BPBCo versions. There were several constructors for STs other than BPBCo, have you spoken to Phil Simon's about her. Unfortunately I am in Scotland, so a long way away to have a look!
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Hi Paul,

The hull looks in remarkable condition on her.  The side planking on my little BPB ST is single diagonal, screwed to batons. Your's see sclenched (if that is the correct term!).   How do you get them out. My chine has hundreds of these and I have to take a dozen out.

My little seaplane tender site is  http://www.rania.co.uk/ST

There is a HSL booklet at:
http://www.rania.co.uk/boat%20photos/ST/RAF-HSLAlbum/index1. html

Seaplane tender pages are at:
http://www.rania.co.uk/boat%20photos/ST/RAF-HSLAlbum/page36. html
http://www.rania.co.uk/boat%20photos/ST/RAF-HSLAlbum/page37. html
http://www.rania.co.uk/boat%20photos/ST/RAF-HSLAlbum/page38. html
http://www.rania.co.uk/boat%20photos/ST/RAF-HSLAlbum/page39. html

Hope it helps.

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P.S. Photos of Zeta at:

http://www.rania.co.uk/boat%20photos/ST/ZetaAlbum/

Hope it helps.

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Seam baton side construction, daigonal edge butted planks screwed along the edge to diganal seam stringers is usually screwed.
Removal is normally by careful cleaning back with a scredriver and unscrewing followed by prying the head out with a scredriver and mole grips, or whatever else seams to fit the job. A very slow job. Alternatively you can use a small tube cutter to cut back the head and then pull the screw shaft out. All still quite slow. I have a selection of these. They are also good for cutting roves off and then tapping the nail out, but often these will tap up if the random sample shows then to be still OK.
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Thanks for all the info!

The photo's of Zeta are great - the more ideas I can get for my (eventual) rebuilding, the better!

The other big difference between my boat and all other ST's is the lack of the wide belting midway between the spray-rail and the gunwale, along the hull.  All other 40' ST's seem to have this, but not mine...

My hull is double diagonal with vertical battons every foot or so - the whole lot is copper-rivetted together, so I'd imagine that getting them out is going to mean drilling through...I've not tried yet as, like you say, my hull is in pretty good condition.

 

Paul

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