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Hi John,
Poor old 32 is still waiting but as always there is hope!
I wont start her unless I can do her properly so am waiting ...

Cheers, Clive.
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Hi Clive,

Many thanks, yes that's a good way of looking at it, of course you know all about these things, holes and cash!all the best,

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I guess one of the things you have to bear in mind with S32 is that a 60ft boat isn't just twice the length of a 30ft boat, its twice the width and twice the height.

So a 30ft long 6ft wide 8ft keel to cabin top boat would need a 1440 cubic feet box to fit in.

A 60 ft long, 12ft wide, 16ft from keel to cabin top boat - same box size is 11520 cubic feet!

I reckon for DIY wooden boat ownership is capped at about 35ft, otherwise its just too big to handle, might be ok for a year, or two, but over say ten years its a massive undertaking.

I've been running my 28ft wooden boat for approaching 13 years and its been an epic amount of work.


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thats true, I see people on our yards with boats who make a real mess of them, some are fibreglass too! 
every now and then we are pleasantly surprised with what we see from DIY enthusiasts .

My problem is that it is my business to work on other peoples boats and I have not been able to use '32 as a 'Hospital job' as she really needs to be done in  a steady flow, this year the blokes have used slack weeks on my cruiser and a launch which are a few weeks each, '32 is a years work depending on where we stop!

I keep my wooden boats in wet sheds, it is amazing what it saves, I never cover them and always leave them open with all hatches/drawers/cupboards  loose or open.
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Hi Clive and Ben,

Many thanks, indeed, can be true, as per though 219 and the Childs, can be done but quite an effort of course, and Paul with 2552.....wet sheds....not heard of them before, indeed, people tarp over things, and without airflow they just rot quicker, yes cover but needs to dry as you say...

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I've been following the blog for 2552, I just can't see how they are going to manage it.

This looks manageable for someone

http://motorboats.apolloduck.co.uk/feature.phtml?id=397991

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Hi Ben,

Well, I plan to visit this spring, Paul has done a vessel before and I have met him on a visit to the Medway Queen last year, so I think the it will go well......

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here you are John, a pic of my wet shed in 2009 before the quay heading on the left was re done,.. my cruiser is in there with the 'wood' transom (no varnish!) when I bought her before she was done up. 

I think it is the biggest in the country (non military) we get about 50 cruisers in there 30-45 ft..
It was a T2 aircraft hanger my dad put up in the 60s lowered in height and  lengthened to 300ft.
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Hi Clive,

Many thanks, I had no real idea, fantastic....I do remember I drove past your place some years ago now, weekend with relatives, but did not think I should just drop in......thanks again, what a great bit of re-cycling of hanger!

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TypeClassic Motor BoatsMooring CountryUnited Kingdom
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