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Topic: MASB 27
Posted By: OC
Subject: MASB 27
Date Posted: 04 February 2013 at 7:32pm
A brief update on the old girl!
 
Shes been alongside Gay Archer since her arrival. All the reminance of the houseboat are now gone (there was a lot) and the refit below decks is well under way.
 
A complete set of longitudinal engine bearers is due to arrive in a few weeks as the original ones were removed in the 80's.
 
My brother and I have been across the country searching for hardware from various mud filled "hulks" (the lengths you have to go to eh?). I am in desperate need of P brackets (shaft struts) and rudders (3 of each) if anyone knows where some are gathering dust please let me know!
 
She is due to come out of the water sometime in spring once the new bulkheads and engine bearers are fitted.
 
 
 



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Posted By: OC
Date Posted: 04 February 2013 at 8:07pm
Almost forgot, there is a nice 3 page spread on her in the latest issue of Warships magazine! Which includes some wartime shots of her and some very interesting history!


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 05 February 2013 at 2:30pm
Hi there,
 
Many thanks for the update on 27, indeed, what an effort there! you really are going for it...saw the business on the harbour and the baby in the buggy going over the side! nothing to do with you of course....not sure why I mentioned it! but any way, really, I go to Bristol to see the Medway Queen paddler, you would not be far....so perhaps I can arrange something in due course..., to see her and 2552, joining MTB102, HDML Medusa I think is great,
 
Johnk


Posted By: OC
Date Posted: 06 February 2013 at 7:28pm
Thanks John.
 
I tried to reply to your PM, but your inbox is full!


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 06 February 2013 at 8:43pm
Hi OC,
 
Many thanks, sorted if you would care to try again, most welcome,
 
Johnk


Posted By: OC
Date Posted: 07 April 2013 at 7:03pm
Evening gents,
 
 
Plenty been going on below decks. I made and fitted the exhaust pipes for some moral support (makes it look like we're getting somewhere!)
 
I will get a video diary of below decks up soon.
 
 
 


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 08 April 2013 at 8:24am
Hi there,
 
Many thanks for the latest post there.....all the best,
 
Johnk


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 03 May 2013 at 4:25pm
Hi there,

Just to say there is a piece on MASB 27 in May issue of the Coastal Forces Heritage Trust magazine, can be viewed/downloaded via link on this site....also great piece on the raid on St Nazaire and the loss of the 10th Canadian flotilla at Ostend, 28th April also saw the anniversary of operation Tiger.

JohnK


Posted By: Pioneer
Date Posted: 03 May 2013 at 7:22pm
Here's the Link John - http://www.coastal-forces.org.uk/downloads/may13.pdf - http://www.coastal-forces.org.uk/downloads/may13.pdf


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Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 04 May 2013 at 2:59pm
Hi there,

Ah, many thanks for that, should have done myself, but much appreciated,

Johnk


Posted By: OC
Date Posted: 09 May 2013 at 5:58pm
Thanks for that chaps! I will try and get some internal shots/footage up soon just to show how much work needs to be done!
 
Cheers,
 
Owen


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 10 May 2013 at 12:38pm
Hi Owen,

That would be great, did just PM you,

Johnk


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 4:31pm
Hi there,

Just wanted to highlight to fellow forum members, under "What's New" on the home page of this site, some very very interesting news from Owen Childs on the Watchet Warships community interest company proposal for Watchet harbour and area. I think personally it is something all of us interested in coastal forces and craft should support. As ever, I know we must not ever forget the work of MTB 102, HDML Medusa and others, but I think that this project will do no harm whatsoever to these projects, and will I expect enhance the interest and skills for keeping our historic craft going and in public view, that is my opinion any how, of course what that is worth!!!.

Johnk


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 15 May 2013 at 9:32am
Hi there,

Not sure but appears the piece on "What's New" on the Watchet Warships project has gone....I was looking to print off for a person who might be interested....

Johnk


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 15 May 2013 at 4:21pm
Hi there,

Re above...back on! many thanks,

Johnk


Posted By: OC
Date Posted: 09 September 2013 at 4:51pm
Hi gang!
 
Been very busy here at HQ with the new additions Humorist and the impending arrival of 219. Things have been moving on and MASB's deck is nearly back to how it should be.
 
I have removed virtually all of the fibreglass superstructure that was on top (a few tons worth I might add!).
 
My brother and I, a few months back, travelled across the country where a certain rotten boat donated it's deck beams and engine mounts. As the deck and beams were cut away to accomodate the wheelhouse that was fitted before, all the stringers and beams that are not covered by deck I have refitted.
 
The wheelhouse "frame" that you see in the pictures is substantually beefier than it would've been. It has been made so that it is an intergral part of the hull and gives the deck area a huge increase in strength.
 
I have also started on the wheelhouse, however, since I have no drawings to go by I am having to judge it by looking at pictures.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 10 September 2013 at 1:58pm
Hi Owen,

Just picked up the latest post and pics, not sure why the delay in my seeing them up but there you go, looking fantastic there, see? Humourist in the back ground, the collection grows, trust all goes well with 219 at Tilbury, all the best,

Johnk


Posted By: OC
Date Posted: 28 February 2014 at 7:04pm
Sorry, pictures didn't seem to come up in the last post...

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Posted By: Pioneer
Date Posted: 28 February 2014 at 7:12pm
Hello OC
I had sent you a PM but I can now see that you have succeeded - I have deleted the problem post.
Regards

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Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 01 March 2014 at 10:51am
Hi there,

Fantastic pictures, presume these are the donated deck beams and engine mounts mentioned before, looking really good have to say, great to see restoration work like this underway on our coastal forces craft, await more news as and when,

Johnk


Posted By: OC
Date Posted: 07 July 2014 at 7:02pm
More news...
 
I was planning on repairing the original deck, but the bottom layer of planking was too far gone (rain water retention) so I made the decision to tear it all up and drop down 12mm marine ply instead which will eventually be rubber painted.
 
I'm about 2/3rds re-laid so far
 
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Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 08 July 2014 at 12:15pm
HI Owen,

Many thanks as ever update there, indeed as many of us know from CF vessels to paddle steamers, the deck can almost be as much of an issue as the hull....but great to see progress with 27 there, sure you aware, but an ST was on the e-newsletter of the National Historic Ships, although clearly you have one or two things on at the moment!, all the best

Johnk


Posted By: Garethep
Date Posted: 09 July 2014 at 5:02pm
Owen,
She is starting to look very good indeed!  When I first saw her (as "moonlight" down in Bursledon) I always though how great it would be to see her back in original form but never expected to see it!  Hope all is well and the boats are settling into their new home. 


Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 09 July 2014 at 7:15pm
Hi there,

Indeed, can not but agree with you, Owen and the team doing great works, very much walking the walk, as ever I know I say it every time, but with MTB 102, HDML Medusa and others such as chap with CMB9, we can be very grateful such people are about,

Johnk


Posted By: OC
Date Posted: 16 October 2014 at 8:23pm
Another update for you lot, as i've got a spare couple of minutes (literally)!

It's taken me about 6 weekends to finalise the bridge section of the deck structure. The drawing I had (not original) went out the window on the first weekend as it just didn't look right Tongue .

Before anyone says it, it is NOT exactly true to the original. These boats have racing pedigree and are built from the roots of miss England/miss Britain, so my intention for the boat was for always to look "fast", hence the wheelhouse is slightly different to the original...but still based on the original design (I hope Scott Paine would be proud Tongue)

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And I did some tweaking on the PC, this gives an idea of what she'll look like with the turret fitted.

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Also, check out how good the wood is under the glass! It will be coming off as soon as she's ashore (the glass that is).

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Cheers then!


Posted By: ASR1255
Date Posted: 16 October 2014 at 10:45pm
Looking good Owen!

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Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 20 October 2014 at 9:44am
Hi Owen,

Indeed, just seen the latest, still there in sunny watchet!! yes the bridge dose look good, and lucky there with the hull planking, bloomin fibre glass sheathing, unless done very well but even then, bit of water....., many thanks look forward to more pics and progress as and when you can, 219 would also of course be of great interest, all the best

Johnk


Posted By: Pioneer
Date Posted: 21 October 2014 at 7:55am
An interesting shot of sister MASB 24 on the http://cfv.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=357%20" rel="nofollow - Veteran's website
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Posted By: johnk
Date Posted: 21 October 2014 at 12:40pm
Hi there,

Indeed, great deck shot, turret clearly seen, many thanks,

Johnk



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