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Hi Don

I'm willing to equal your offer but I can't help thinking that without more offers of help this winter is going to be the end of her . If anyone out there can come up with some credible ideas on moving her I can store her here free , and with electricity and water available .

Cheers

Dave

 

Hi Alex

Thanks for the interest , as you're quite close to her do you think you could take a trip and see how she's doing , there's no point pushing further if she's already wrecked

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2006 at 11:50am
Hi guys,
I was on Mersea about three weeks ago and she was under water but still looking fairly boatlike, I've got to go that way next Monday so I'll have another look.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2006 at 12:51pm

I'll ante in 200 too if a plan is formulated for a move but I can't help with the work as I'm out of the country. Has anyone checked whether HSL 124's barge complete with bearers for a whaleback is still around? Maybe still at Tagg's Island?

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Hi Christian

I'll make some enquiries in another boaty forum and see if anyone knows if it's still there

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If you cant get the barge, have you considered adding flotation inside to move her to a slip where you can get travel lift slings under  her?

From the photo, it looks like the keel and bottom might be rotted to the point that being drug and put on a hard cradle might cause damage.  Soft mud is your friend right now.

you can more easily reinforce the deck and upper hulls.  If you filled the boat with empty water bottles, 2 liter softdrink bottles, fenders, norwegian buoys, etc. and reinforced the top, it would float at high tide and doesnt have to be waterproof.  Flotation in the form of sealed empty plastic bottles wont leak through, like air would.

Also, lets you lift it in place without dragging it, etc.  Could probably round up a few thousand empty plastic jugs fairly easily I would  think.  Rent them from local re-cycle center, or enlist their help.


just a thought.  I have salvaged a few things from time to time.

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Hi C

Glad you got the link

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I've sent an amail to a guy on Tagg's Island  who sent me info on 124.
Hopefully he can let me know sooner rather than later.

I've asked Pathfinder if there was a cradle for 142 in Marchwood or if there are plans around for making one.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dgray Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 November 2006 at 4:53pm
Hi Dave,

Storage has always been the real problem. Nobody can really afford long term storage for a project that isn't being done up.

It might be worth me talking to Peter Clarkes boatyard and ask him how much to float her and get her around to his slip again.  If a cradle was ready she could be lifted safely there and onto transport or made safe for a tow.

We're getting into the quiet time for boatyards so a bit of work might be welcome...  Just a thought.  What do you all think?

We'd need to ask a transport company if they could move her from  West Mersea  to your storage shed.

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 Hi all,

 Anyone got any ideas how much storage would be either at peter clarkes or somewhere close?

 I would be willing to restore her but i need some logistics before i raise anybodys hopes.

 I agree with Canibul that internal floatation would be the kindest thing to do as she could be braced with cheap timber and a hole knocked in every 6ft or so in the bottom to allow mud to wash out when free of mud (prob enough holes anyway), may also reduce suction from mud as a direct lift might tear her apart or twist her even more.

 I heard there was a complete bottom for one somewhere from one that was destroyed by fire. Anyone know more? could be very useful and could dismantle in situ for timbers.

 If someone could pm me the address & phone number of peter clarks i can get down in the week and make a more imformed decision.

 Has anyone got a schematic for a whaleback they could email me?

 Sotheby's brokerage has a floating dry dock for offers around 5k but its 8ft short:-(

 Will email lottery ect tonight to see if funds are available to get her out and help with storage + materials.

 



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 Forgot to ask.

 if she can be got out the mud in one piece. Whats a slip or a crane(with loads of internal bracing) cost round there?

 Its only cranes by me & 130, guessing about 200ish round there which is no probs.

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