clinker launch restoration

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by traveliner, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. traveliner
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    traveliner Junior Member

    Hi although I have been a member of the forum for a long time, I have not used it , been to busy boating. However the time has come for me to see what I can learn after my 50 years on the river. I have recently bought a mahogany clinker launch, the ribs are oak I think,and the engine a 9hp lombardini diesel. The full outfit is in really good condition and has excellent performance, however now in my 60s i want to put it into concours condition . so i will be removing the thwarts, engine and other parts, and then stripping all the varnish off ready for inspection. I have only possessed one clinker boat before and that one i was given at the age of 14, so i will be asking for advice on varnish stripping, varnishing to a high standard, copper nailing/roves and the like. Any advice would be well appreciated. regards to all andy
     
  2. apex1

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    You, and your questions are very welcome here!

    Post pictures to make your questions easier to understand. Bear in mind we are members from all around the world and not all know every design.

    Regards
    Richard
     
  3. traveliner
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    Hi Richard, many thanks for your welcome I will be posting pictures and relevent questions after my holiday in a couple of weeks time. regards Andy
     
  4. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Where in the UK are you?
     
  5. traveliner
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    traveliner Junior Member

    Hi Gonzo. I live in Anlaby just outside hull in the east riding 1/2 mile from the humber bridge, I bought my launch from down your way downton near salisbury and the launch was built on the south coast, i think there is a nameplate on it but cannot remember the yard but will post it with photos, as i am away on saturday for a week it will be in about 10 days time. regards andy
     
  6. traveliner
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    Hi Gonzo, My son has just this minute rang me and told me my launch builders name on the plaque Lychett boatyard, poole. dorset so i am just going to try and research the yard now. regards andy
     
  7. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I know a few old boatbuilders here if you need any information.
     

  8. traveliner
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    traveliner Junior Member

    cheers for that Gonzo, may have to call on you because as i said i have no experience with clinker build, however i have found out thr builders of my launch it was built by lychette bay boatyard , poole, now gone of course. but i have traced the ex owners of the yard and they are going to put me in touch with the two boatbuilders who actually built my boat. So i am on the right track on finding out the history of the launch.
     
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