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Old 09-26-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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At the dry dock... a little off topic!

I had the Dutch barge in the dry dock yesterday for a survey...



you can see the rest here...

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p767505288/slideshow

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Old 09-26-2014, 11:28 AM   #2
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Packett boats.
That's a great size Kevin. Curious: play boat or live-aboard?
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:31 PM   #3
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That's a great size Kevin. Curious: play boat or live-aboard?
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:14 PM   #4
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I say a little over 40 Ft? Beautiful boat. Loved living aboard a boat for one summer 18 years ago. Tried to get back into it again but the force was not with me.
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:34 PM   #5
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Looks like she is riveted iron construction with a lot of welded steel repairs over the years. That old iron is sooooo much longer lived than steel. There's quite a few riveted iron hulls of Scottish and Irish build here in the states, still in service. I find it interesting that this vessel was built in iron, but with a wooden rudder. In my experience here, wooden hulls more often than not get a steel rudder when it's time to replace the original wooden one. Thanks for the pictures. I make my livelihood building and repairing wooden vessels. I eat this stuff up! I took my boat out today, as summer is most definitely over here.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:25 PM   #6
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Interesting. I know a guy named "Punkie" from another board, lives in the Fens, on the River Cam, on a boat of somesort. Small world.

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Old 09-26-2014, 08:44 PM   #7
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Wow! That looks so cool.

Hope it's not in line for expensive repairs. Would like to see some inside shots when time. I suspect living aboard that would be a trip.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 09-26-2014, 09:38 PM   #8
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:51 PM   #9
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Wonderful, you're living the dream, but you already know that.
she is 50ft and 26 tons, built in 1902.
"living the dream"?

it has been a long road to get here, some of it quite bumpy but I am sure it will all be worth it, the boat above becomes mine on Monday, now I have had all the survey work done, just in time for winter! Brrrrrrrr

If some of you are interested, and the rest of the board don't mind, I will post some more as I get into the whole deal
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:00 AM   #10
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Old 09-27-2014, 05:37 AM   #11
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I don't think boats should have holes in them just saying. Seriously, that is way cool. Please post more.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #12
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Post lots more pics Kev.I seriously doubt if anyone would complain.I'm trying my best to convince a couple of my mates to do a narrow boat trip in England next year.

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Old 09-27-2014, 10:24 AM   #13
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Thats ace Kev - myself & Mrs P await the invite... we'll bring the champagne (or ale) to christen her
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she is 50ft and 26 tons, built in 1902.


If some of you are interested, and the rest of the board don't mind, I will post some more as I get into the whole deal
It's old and it's cool so I vote for more pictures!
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:02 PM   #15
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