The King - 1902 built Thames passenger launch

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by TheKing, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. TheKing
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    Location: england

    TheKing New Member

    Dear All

    I am currently trying to save this lovely looking historic vessel from the scrap yard and hope to restore her with help of a trust. She is 106 years old and the last Teak on Oak built Thames passenger vessel. She has been out of use for 14 years laid up and is in poor condition.

    Read all about her history here: http://www.adls.org.uk/shipinfo.cfm?id=17&RestTrust=0 (page is not up to date since 1999!)

    See her laid up in poor state here

    http://riverthames.galacgallery.com/albums/userpics/10001/CIMG1319.JPG
    http://riverthames.galacgallery.com/albums/userpics/10001/CIMG1320.JPG
    http://riverthames.galacgallery.com/albums/userpics/10001/CIMG5795.JPG

    What are your views on this vessel? Would she be hard to restore? What do you think her hull and decking are like from the photos provided?
     
  2. Butch .H
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    Butch .H Senior Member

    Hi King Man send us some info on what you plan to do and how the trust will be established and how it will be mannaged. I have a cousin in the RN and he aint no able seaman. He may be able to help. If you saw what I am trying to restor I think you would relax to a panic. I/we are looking to invest some capital in the UK so if there are any other worth while comercial projects out there let us know
    Regards
    Butch
     
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