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    Posted: 04 September 2013 at 10:25pm
Just a quickie to say we have now moved 219 from Chelsea to a temporary moring at Tilbury docks. We have a few preliminary bits of work to do before we lift her from the barge and move her by road back to the West country.
 
I will update as and when!
 
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Hi Owen,

That's fantastic to hear, Tilbury heh, not far? from me! appreciate you are busy for sure, any pics would be great and I am sure of great interest to forum members, well done to the team, all the best,

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 September 2013 at 7:50pm
Excellent news! Glad she will be saved.

A while ago I made a 1/24th scale version of this boat as she was built;





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Hi Christian,
 
Many thanks for this, fantastic to see, would be good to have with GA at Watchet, they have some models already on board there.....yes I also saw the gallery of your models there, very impressive for sure, all the best,
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 October 2013 at 8:18pm
Nice model(s) Christian, she's a mean looking girl!
 
NEWS FLASH!!!
 
On Monday 14th October MTB 219 was lifted out of the barge she had been residing in the last 40 or so years and onto the low loader for her trip back to Bridgwater. Tuesday 15th October she was lowered onto the blocks at her new home for the next year or so at Durleigh Displays, Bridgwater (many thanks to them) whilst the hull is restored.
 
She has suffered over the years, mainly from the damp below the decks of the barge. She was put in the barge because they were worried about the hull rotting below the waterline...but the irony is that the last bits of these wooden boats to rot seems to be everything below the waterline!!!
 
Suprisingly, all of the bracketry that is present is steel. The other boats we have are generally all bronze and aluminium metal work.
 
I have some photos but they're huge, I will get them put up soon!
 
Cheers all,
 
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Well done Owen!

Can't wait for the picsStar

cheers,

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnk Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2013 at 8:05am
Hi there,

Yes, great news there Owen, if you could post any pics sure members would be very interested,  saving another of our coastal forces craft, how are things going at Watchet, note your are not storing 219 there...many thanks,

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ASR1255 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2014 at 8:42pm
I dropped in on Paul and Owen this morning ,and saw the amazing amount of work they have done already, though not to say they have an awful lot more to do .I hope all interested in 219 will understand these guys are giving her their all ,so do not have time to keep up with posting news on here ,that's not to say they do not like the interest or any support shown ,hopefully I can upload a couple of photos of interest ,if not I will at the weekend .
Anyway Paul, Owen ,Simon and the rest of the military boats team thanks for an interesting morning, I hope I didn't hold you up for too long, and the best of luck to you and the boats.
Sorry will have to wait for photo
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Hi there,
 
Many thanks for the post, great that you were able to visit, keep meaning to get along myself at some point! yes quite understand the work comes first of course, interest dose not get things done, but hopefully shows people care and appreciate the saving of these craft, certianly for 219 it would have been the scrap bin, of course would apply to a number of our historic CF craft but for the work of the teams on them, as ever time and organizing and money, and easy for me to say, but perhaps a rally of other craft to Torquay, what a site that would be, and with good numbers of tourists there, be good for all....
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ASR1255 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 July 2014 at 8:43am
Morning all here are some pics of 219 taken on tuesday as you can see the guys are very busy with almost an 80% rebuild but they are really getting on with it
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