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jmr2000
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hi rob look on horning org go on to search boat database its on there cheers best of luck Smile

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I wish you well
Finding W891 on most drawers does indicate she was Broadland Swan.

There is a chance of bulk head numbers but maybe she is 'too  young'

I had holidays on Kittiwake, Tern, Tern and finally Teal. Great fun
Liz

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Thanks for your messages of support, I've sent photos to Chris at Hornings, maybe he'll update his records, if he doesn't mind having a wreck on display.

Further to my earlier posts it seems the boatyard is rather nervous about lifting her out as she appears so fragile, which means I'll have to carry out some repairs/replanking whilst she's sat on the mud or find a way to temporarily reinforce her for the lift.

Having explained how "important" she is their wooden boat specialist is going to inspect her. He will advise on the best way forward, as they agree that she should be taken off that mud as soon as possible. She does float and is taking very little water, most of the damage being above the water line.

I could actually dig under her to access the rudder as the top few inches is visible above the mud.
Building a small pontoon to work off would be a fairly easy task, a few old tyres and some scaffold planks would prevent me sinking up to my neck in the mud.

I realise that she is a long term project & will be expensive to restore, but spread over an extended  period of time I'm hoping it won't be too painful.

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Sensible you realise that this is going to be a long term project. Our restoration of 'B.A' was an 18 x month project that took 5 1/2 years (And we still have a few outstanding items to address), have a look under the 'Project's section - 'R641 Star Supreme I Restoration'

Maybe you could start a running log with photo's in there for us lot to follow and offer advice when asked etc.

One thing I learnt when lifting old wodden boats is the importance of having the spreader bars wide enough so as to minimise the pressure of the strops on the sides of the hull and crushing the boat. During our re-launch the crane at Wayford - the bars were not whide enough imho and caused some light cosmetic damage due to excess pressure on the rubbing strips at deck level. We now have her pulled out on a cradle supported by strops that keep only light contact on the sides, we are due out this September and will use this system once more if LBBY cannot accomodate us.  Your expert will be able to advise and maybe some temporary cross bracing for the lift will be the order of the day, that is asuming the hog is sound etc.

I wish you all the best. Big respect to you for taking it on, that is one important historical boat with regards to the Broads you have there.


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We too are nearly three years into an eighteen month restoration of Star Premiere. The Ripple Craft boats have long been on my wish list but will have to be a lottery win. I wish you good luck. LBBY still slip boats into their shed which of course much more friendly to wooden boats than slings.There are not many large slips left on the Broads now I think.

Barry

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Hello I’m very interested in thesevboats as I’m running a piece on my group called Life on and around the beautiful Norfolk Broads,we have the member who has Broadland grebe,and Belaugh boats are allowing me to use lapwing for my profile picture,but I’m very fascinated about these boats,how the design came about and everything,I have a messenger page under David banks,I’m trying to keep. The wooden boats Alice and I’ve just found photos of Broadland swan could you or would you post the information about these wonderful boats . I wait to hear from you.

David4u

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Broadland Swan will soon be on its way back to Norfolk under new ownership.

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Oooooh! You teaser!!!! More info, please.  Smile

Regards, Ray.

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I have just purchased Broadland Swan and will be bringing it back to Norfolk hopefully before Christmas, just got to sort transport and storage up here.

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You have my respect. What sort of condition is she in? I used to see her regularly from a distance (I live in Basildon), and these boats were my first introduction to the Broads in 1960. Ouch! That's a long time ago!! Jaywick Rob went quiet on here after the initial few posts, maybe it didn't work out for him?

Regards, Ray.

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