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    Posted: 01 July 2017 at 1:05pm
Hi there,

Just seen latest post there..noted Tongham not listed, now at Mistley? but soon to Gillingham pier as music studio/tuition space plus vegan cafe!..

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HMS Tresham (Margherita) Is now in Maldon Essex, a lot of the original equipment was removed in the 1994 Vosper re-fit, however, original engines and below deck layout in place.

Narrowly escaped being scrapped in 2014, new owners keen to keep her going. Below deck she is in reasonable condition but suffers from deck leaks like so many like her


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Hi there,

Ah, now that is interesting re linseed oil......., few issues as you say with a wooden boat, getting on of course, but as per, great they are still going in a new guise, all the best,

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Re: Birdham
She was in Rochford as a liveaboard as mentioned.  Recently changed hands, the new owner then sold the rudders and props, confirming her long term residence there.  There is another ham just outside the boatyard there.  She has nothing of the chartroom/bridge, nor any machinery left.  She is a family residence with all accommodation below deck.  I have just noticed on google's satellite pics, that this boat now has a cube on deck too.
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Re: Enterprise.
She spent several years in Carlingfors, being used by Tom Newman (I believe) as a houseboat.  Then some time anchored off Warrenpoint/Rostrevor where she broke her moorings, beached, and was ransacked.  Earlier this year, she was in Kilkeel for a refit in preparation for a move to Australia ... again, I believe.
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Re: Rapisham
Are you sure she is Calypso ?.  The only minesweeper connection I have found is to a WWII minesweeper.
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In time, I will seal with Sika deck caulking.  Actual wood is mostly in good shape.  Some is coming apart rather than rotten.  Only 2 significant rotted holes in deck are about 15" each side of the lazarette hatch, and 6" diameter as though there had been something bolted there.  No bolt holes though so I am slightly puzzled.  Top 2, maybe 3 outer planks of hull are quite rotten behind rubbing strake.  Some of inner planks too.
I have been saturating the deck with linseed oil which I have found is far cheaper (1/3rd of hardware shop price) from an agricultural supplier as vitamin supplement for horses.
  The hull is tight except for Starboard lazarette.  Many old screw holes going almost through, plus complete lack of caulking and, I suspect, rotten calico.  It looks like there was a big protective plate attached there originally, but removed before my time.  I sealed between the planks with an expanding adhesive that is water tolerant, for now.  Port side is similarly rough, but not leaking.  Transom to hull interface seems good.
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Hi there,

Ah, great stuff, yes noted last re decks, can be with a wooden decked ship of course, advice we have at the Paddle Steamer Medway Queen is to keep wet, daily dose of water from a hose pipe system, good caulking, Medusa HDML laid ply sheets then over-laid with deck planks, not sure how that is working, hopefully well, but as I say, problem faced by many ships and vessels, only as per above, daily wetting, which would have been done in service by crew/company, to keep deck tight not so much to keep clean but that was also a point, apart form keeping guys busy......

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2x850 gallon fueltanks on foredeck.  These will be installed in the engineroom in place of the Fodens which are still there.
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Hi there,

Most interesting, was aboard once back in the day with the RNXS, good to hear she continues to survive and serve as a home for someone, many thanks,

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