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Ben
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1269 Posts

Posted - 25 March 2018 :  15:33:51  Show Profile
Is anybody else following this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FhTu3aGM60

If you think your Fairey boat looks a lot of work...

Paul Fl
Captain

United Kingdom
452 Posts

Posted - 26 March 2018 :  16:55:15  Show Profile
Wow what a project! Very informative and nicely done. That really is a labour of love, but the power of the internet is bringing him assistance and some finance for the project. His new pieces of timber for the keel were impressive, but at $6,000 they should be! Good luck to him.
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chris
Powder Monkey

United Kingdom
48 Posts

Posted - 26 March 2018 :  17:23:33  Show Profile
Yes Ben I've been watching this! What can you say a very brave guy to take that on in my opinion.
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wsmempson
Midshipman

United Kingdom
158 Posts

Posted - 27 March 2018 :  18:21:46  Show Profile  Visit wsmempson's Homepage
Utterly amazing dedication.

I firstly think that he's likely to be quite old by the time he finishes that!

Secondly, I reckon that he'll be left with some knees and hull fixings that are original to the original to the boat, and not much else. The deeper he goes in, the less he seems to be able to salvage. A total labour of love.
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Ben
Administrator

1269 Posts

Posted - 27 March 2018 :  18:33:24  Show Profile
I can see in years to come, that the phrase 'Trigger's broom' will be replaced with 'Leo's boat'

Trigger's broom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HisD_pqlRHQ

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Ben
Administrator

1269 Posts

Posted - 09 April 2018 :  21:53:08  Show Profile
Episode 19 is live.
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wsmempson
Midshipman

United Kingdom
158 Posts

Posted - 09 April 2018 :  22:07:22  Show Profile  Visit wsmempson's Homepage
He's just spent a staggering sum of money on wood for reframing, supplied and sawn up by a gentleman whom I suspect is mighty good at playing the banjo.

It sounds to me as if the penny is beginning to drop as to the enormity of the task ahead, as well as the scale of the budget.
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PeterCharleston
Rigger

United Kingdom
51 Posts

Posted - 11 April 2018 :  22:35:23  Show Profile
wow !
Now thats a job to pass a few hours/years.
superb job, love the keel timber delivery.
excellent spotting Ben
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Paul Fl
Captain

United Kingdom
452 Posts

Posted - 13 April 2018 :  17:41:33  Show Profile
Hey Peter, I expect you are feeling lucky that comparatively Charleston will feel like a minor task now. You should be feeling much better!
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chris
Powder Monkey

United Kingdom
48 Posts

Posted - 21 April 2018 :  20:13:10  Show Profile
EP 20 now up for those that are following https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rnjkgm6EdkU&feature=youtu.be
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PeterCharleston
Rigger

United Kingdom
51 Posts

Posted - 22 April 2018 :  20:59:34  Show Profile
Charleston !! just a coat of paint compared to Mr Sampsons works
I wonder if he would be interested in helping with a little Fairey Project ??
what an amazing adventure , he must be the most enthusiastic boat restorer ever born, exhausting just watching his films !!
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Ben
Administrator

1269 Posts

Posted - 23 April 2018 :  18:08:52  Show Profile
150 pieces of live oak (I'd never heard of live oak) for the futtocks.

I reckon it'll be a days work to remove an old futtock, template, select the wood, cut it out and trim it to shape.

Nigh on 6 months solid work on the framing. Hard work too.

Its going to be tough.
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CharlesL
Captain

United Kingdom
491 Posts

Posted - 23 April 2018 :  22:31:59  Show Profile  Visit CharlesL's Homepage
Live = evergreen. Leaves stay on over winter.
Don't know if it makes a difference to the wood....

Charles
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JohnSK
Midshipman

United Kingdom
196 Posts

Posted - 24 April 2018 :  19:37:13  Show Profile
Live oak - quercus virens is an exceptional boat building timber. It grows to a vast size in S.E.USA in a narrow coastal strip from South Virginia to East Texas,. It is very dense and hard . It weighs 75 lbs/cu ft. It is very durable and outlasts ordinary oak 4 or 5 times.It is murder to work and disliked by shipwrights.
it came into its own in the Anglo American War of 1812 when, you will remember, the fledgling US Navy gave the Royal Navy a severe mauling.
One of the reasons was the quality of the American ships , built in a country with unlimited high quality timber. The Americans built 6 frigates using live oak for major structural parts. Thee superb ships proved very difficult to damage and one sailor on USS Constitution was heard to comment, as British cannonballs bounced off, that she appeared to have iron sides.
The nickname "OLd Ironsides" stuck and she survives to this day. USS Chesapeake was not so lucky. She was taken and brought to England where her timbers were used to build the Chesapeake Mill in Wickham, Hants, possibly the only surviving American live oak in England
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Paul Fl
Captain

United Kingdom
452 Posts

Posted - 25 April 2018 :  18:14:58  Show Profile
Hey John, very interesting stuff, but how in heavens name did you come across those little nuggets of information?
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Frank
Rigger

United Kingdom
71 Posts

Posted - 26 April 2018 :  08:39:06  Show Profile
Started watching this a month ago and last night watched 14 episodes, going to get up to date with it tonight. What a skilled young man, brilliant to see someone of his age with such passion and alround skill and knowledge.
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