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Thanks to everyone for giving such encouraging comments.
I started replying in detail but deleted but will leave until after the weekend, when I might have some more photos but thanks to Carol for posting her views of the aft cabin.

As to the flag..........not as simple as one may think. I have several butterfly interests and a white boat!
Liz

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Liz, An irreverent question how has the 0 crept into the registration number did she pong or something at one stage?  LOL

Bill...(The Ancient Mardler)

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Liz,
    Many thanks for a delightfull story please keep us informed of any future plans. Smile  Wink  Cheers
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Hi Liz

Firstly, Thank you for choosing Ludham Bridge Boatyard Ltd to carry out the work on Water Rail.

Stephen Darke who is looking after this project, obviously knows Water Rail very well and he is very experienced on boats of this era (Mainly because he was worked on 100's of wooden boats during his many years in the local boatbuilding industry and he is old!!)So we are pleased to have his expertise at LBBY Ltd because several customers return every year just for Stephen to carry out the hull work (Wood) on their boats. We have already had Ripple II, Smuggler, Wildwood & Swallow, plus several more historic boats with us this year.

My experience on wooden boats is limited apart from the engineering side of things! And Im always amazed how good the construction is on these boats. The quality of skill, wood & materials on the early Norfolk built boats is second to none, they last forever with just a small amount of TLC every year.

Anyway attached are a few pictures when Water Rail was lifted out. I will post some more as the work progresses. It is a pity that we can not restore her to her exact origional specification, but maybe in the future an MP can use any surplus expenses for these types of conservation projects!  

  

Kindest Regards
Jason Hatch


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and another one!

Kindest Regards
Jason Hatch


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Back at home after a whistle stop visit to Norfolk. LBBY was very busy on Saturday so I spent a lazy Saturday afternoon watching the boats go by, and when time allowed talking to Jason about the proposed work.

First I attached the bulk head numbers - any ideas?

We have in our families' possession several old Blakes catalogues, I think one is 1937 but of interest is 1946 and ?1948 (I should write the years down) - still can't find the sale sheet from Woods with Delight VII was sold though.

The 1946 catalogue just list boats with few pictures.
Of note was that it would appear that Delight II didn't survive the war.  Listed in 1937 but not in 1946 or subsequent years. Says I-XI odd and IV-XII even.  No mention of II.
Liz

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This is a drawer underside, what was the old galley probably cutlery drawer.

As to 0 - that crept in when I wasn't looking - me thinks the BA can't handle two numbers (eg 77) so added the 0. I would like to see it removed

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Finally what I call the revolting bit of plastic (bit out of focus).
To the side is the washbasin.  I don't know if it's  an original but it wasn't added in the 1966 refit?

I have photos of the fridge (fitted around 1969), steering wheel and three rivers plaques.

Rear cabin is so well illustrated by Carol's photos so shan't add.

Much of the boat is turned upside down so views can't really be shown

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Liz,
    Are the draw sides dovetailed iff they are its probable that they are original, most journeymen or senior aprentices marked the inside of most furniture whilst instalation was underway. Smile  Wink  Cheers
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PASS!
I'm back in Hertfordshire so this is one for Jason and the gang to check out.
The three that are marked are:
The small one in the 'old' galley.

The first on the left in aft cabin and the small drawer going under the deck on the right side.  

None of the others were marked.  For instance the left side drawer under the deck actually had a hardboard base.  They may not be the absolute original drawers but perhaps have been marked for winter storage?
Liz

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