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So, after a number of years of sailing what some would refer to as “tupperware”, I’ve finally got hold of a wooden river class cruiser.
Built in 1936, from what I have managed to find out so far, she was rebuilt at the IBTC in Lowestoft over a period of 10 years or so finally being relaunched in 2012.
Sadly since then, she seems to have had little use and now needs some TLC, so this will be my first project (and hopefully a manageable one!!). The sails are in pretty bad shape but the hull and topsides and structure seem OK. I already have a garage full of bits and have started sanding away in ernest!!


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Excellent well done for rescuing a classic, keep us updated with the restoration, you got any photos of it?

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Beck  Braydon and Mere.

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Yes, here is a picture. Bit difficult as it is still in a shed. Lots of varnish on order!!


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That looks a very worthwhile and interesting project, so good luck.
Are/will the decks be varnish or oiled ? Does she have a drop keep ? Amazingly large rudder, or it may be the camera angle

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Hi Freeman

I think it could be the camera angle. The rudder isn't particularly large. There is a very neat German inboard engine (Farymann 6hp) which once I have it nearer home I'll see what sort of condition it is in. As for the decks, currently they are not varnished. Luckily they have not deteriorated and the caulking is still good so my preference is to clean really well and then perhaps leave natural - or oil - not sure yet on the finish. The toe rails were varnished but this has perished so it needs taking back and then re-varnishing. This week I've started rubbing down the bowsprit which had suffered from weather damage - I'm trying to get the "grey" stains out as much as possible. Has anyone ever crushed and grinded rhubarb leaves to extract the oxalic acid from the leaves???. I understand that using the acid may help in removing the stains from the wood and is more natural than using chemicals...… would be interested to hear how others have achieved this.


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You can buy small quantities of oxalic acid for £2-3, just Google it.

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I have used Oxalic Acid which is available as a dried powder which is then added to water. We used to use this stuff to clean wooden decks of supply vessels. I know it is commercially available but don't know if you can get small quantities.
The best tool I know of for scrapping down varnish is the traditional cabinet scraper, you just have to learn how to sharpen them properly. The problem with using teak oil on decks is that they turn black over time, best just cleaned with a good old fashioned scrubbing brush and (if you dare) a bit of caustic soda..........something you do need to take precautions with!!!

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If you use oxalic acid to lighten the wood, be sure to wash off well and neutralise with dilute sodium bicarbonate.  any residual acidity will probably inhibit curing of varnish or paint.  In my experience, bicarb brings out the colour of mahogany.

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Thanks for the replies. I've ordered some online and will let you know how I get on!

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So, big day today. Early start to get to South Walsham for the move. I was recommended to use a specialist transporter called Squirrel Marine. The chaps at Marine Tech already had the boat in the slings when I arrived and once the lorry had arrived it did not take too long to get the boat lined up and onto the cradle for the journey down to Suffolk.

Now for the hard work......






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