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Old 02-18-2011, 05:39 PM   #21
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RE: Do you have a Woody?

Eric,
Nice boat, hey how about that one in the background in the anchor windlass photo.

KJ,
Now how strongly do you like your boats built.
Love those picks, how old are they.

Eric,
Before we started building Tidahapah I was seriously looking at doing a refurbishment on a Tassie Cray boat, aft wheel house , as pictured in my postings on Hobart Wooden Boat Festival.
A 40 year old timber plank boat is just hitting her straps at 40 years old, if she has been looked after.
A boat that has split ribs, nail sick etc is an absolute problem.
That is where a good timber boat surveyor (preferably builder quals) comes in and well worth flying around the country to do an inspection/survey.
Timber boats here in Australia still bring a premium price and are no more expensive to insure.
Now check these out.
http://www.classicmoretonbaycruisers.com/

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Old 02-18-2011, 05:46 PM   #22
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you've GOT to post more pics of that boat! She looks incredible. Gas or diesel powered? Post more pics!
I will post more pics but they are on my office computer and I am not there. She was repowered in the early '70s from gas to Chrysler Nissan 6 cyl diesels. Those engines ran like champs up to and including the day we sold her with an estimated 4-5k hours on them.

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Old 02-18-2011, 05:59 PM   #23
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KJ,
Now how strongly do you like your boats built.

Love those picks, how old are they.

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The HMS Victory comes to mind.

The North Sea was built in 1958 and burned in 1968
The Souris III was built in 1958 and sank in 1987
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:02 PM   #24
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Owned this one (or it owned us) for 22 years until two years ago.
That is a beautiful design.* I would have found it very, very hard to give it up.**It's good to know it's being looked after properly*but I would have had a tough time letting it go.** Boats like that become part of the owner's family, I think.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:33 PM   #25
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I may have posted these pics before but there's a lot of new guys now so this is Griffin.
She was visiting in Thorne Bay. I was gawking at her*** ...got to talking boats on the float and then got to come aboard. I talked to the owners for a while and then got a nice tour. The small Cat 6 cyl engine looked new and so did the frames and planking from inside. Beauty was sure not skin deep.
Carey,
Look at the 1st pic of Ursa Major. There on her bow is a proper navy anchor.

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Old 02-18-2011, 06:38 PM   #26
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That's another knockout design, Eric. Were you by chance able to take any photos inside?
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:00 PM   #27
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There are some local builders of runabouts who claim that their wooden boats are actually stronger than FRP.* I believe them.* Properly maintained, they are lighter and stronger than FRP.*But, *If it starts to rot, then all bets are off.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:35 PM   #28
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I may have posted these pics before but there's a lot of new guys now so this is Griffin.
She was visiting in Thorne Bay. I was gawking at her*** ...got to talking boats on the float and then got to come aboard. I talked to the owners for a while and then got a nice tour. The small Cat 6 cyl engine looked new and so did the frames and planking from inside. Beauty was sure not skin deep.
Carey,
Look at the 1st pic of Ursa Major. There on her bow is a proper navy anchor.

-- Edited by nomadwilly on Friday 18th of February 2011 07:37:44 PM
Eric
I saw Griffin in Fossil Bay, and talked to the owner. She's a lovely William Garden design. At the time, she showed like a fiberglass boat. Awesome.


I see the anchor. That's probably a couple hundred pounds of Navy anchor. Is Ursa Major a Malahide? I think so.

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Woody,Yes they are, especially cold moulded and plywood. Plywood boats sounds old fashioned but they are better than FG in many ways. The biggest advantages are lightness strength and economy. Un-reinforced FG is not very strong or stiff. FG boats need to be heavy and filled w stringers made mostly w wood like 2X4s or 2X10s ect overlaid w more FG. Only more expensive boats will have better reinforcing methods and materials. A well taken care of plywood boat can last a long time and never has blisters. And the neatest thing now is that the average guy can build a good plywood boat and excellent plywood is available.


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Only this one.
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**Is Ursa Major a Malahide? I think so.
"*Launched at the Malahide shipyard just outside of Dublin Ireland in 1972, Ursa Major is a magnificent example of* "Old World" craftsmanship.* Ursa Major is 65 feet long almost 20 feet wide and displaces over 100 tons and powered by a heavy-duty Caterpillar Diesel Engine with two diesel auxiliary generators.* She was built to the rugged "Det Norske Veritas" construction standards certifying her to operate year round in the extreme conditions of the North Sea.* All of this guarantees Ursa Major's guest of a comfortable and safe cruise while in Alaska's Inside Passage."


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Is Ursa Major a Malahide? I think so.
"*Launched at the Malahide shipyard just outside of Dublin Ireland in 1972, Ursa Major is a magnificent example of"Old World" craftsmanship.* Ursa Major is 65 feet long almost 20 feet wide and displaces over 100 tons and powered by a heavy-duty Caterpillar Diesel Engine with two diesel auxiliary generators.* She was built to the rugged "Det Norske Veritas" construction standards certifying her to operate year round in the extreme conditions of the North Sea.* All of this guarantees Ursa Major's guest of a comfortable and safe cruise while in Alaska's Inside Passage."


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Thanks KJ. I love those Malahides.


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Is Ursa Major a Malahide? I think so.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:28 PM   #33
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The Ultimate Woody:** The HMS VICTORY
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The Ultimate Woody:** The HMS VICTORY

Thanks for those pics. Brings back memories of touring her about 10 years ago. Was visiting England with my wife and mother-in-law and dragged them down to Portsmouth specifically to see Victory. Also dragged them to Greenwich to see Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum. Couldn't induce them to go to the Imperial War Museum though.

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Old 02-19-2011, 01:46 PM   #35
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you've GOT to post more pics of that boat! She looks incredible. Gas or diesel powered? Post more pics!
Well, all my pics seem to have either disappeared or are corrupted. Best I can do is a .pdf file of the brochure, with pics, I made up when we had the boat for sale. Here's a link to the file sharing site where I just uploaded and parked it.

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What a gorgeous classic. Hopefully the new owners are taking their stewardship seriously.
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She is gorgeous!! WOW!
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