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    Restore or burn ?
    by flaxbybuck ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Albert
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    โœง 19 Views ยท 3 Likes ยท 1 Comment
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    This is the first known picture of Albert (as I have called the pond yacht, after the uncle who made it).
    The year is 1929 and the place is near Geldeston beach on the River Waveney, close to Beccles.
    Regretably I have no more pictures of Albert until 2009 at which time it had already been restored once, and was on its second or third set of sails. I was encouraged by a neighbour to get the yacht back on the water so I embarked upon restoration number 2. The 1959 deck was removed and a separate rudder installed. The original sheet steel keel was removed and a new one fashioned from ply. At this point I was still planning on returning Albert to the water as a simple pond yacht but for reasons lost to my memory created a new deck with over-large hatches. By the time I had finished these it looked ridiculous, so after only a couple of appearances on the water I decided to embark on a completely new restoration and to install radio control. This is when things went a little awry.๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค•

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Albert
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง dave976 ( Commander)
    โœง 12 Views ยท 1 Like
    Great history and clearly a much loved model. I think I would have reached the same stage as you last pic as the model was clearly in need of a complete rebuild. The remaining pieces look nice and solid and with some sanding on the exposed inside should clean up well. The two halves will bond together well with a suitable adhesive. If you then apply some cloth and fibreglass layup resin the hull will be as good as new. If you are keeping the white hull you could also cover the outside. The keel looks like it fits in a slot in the hull. Should be relatively simple to make a deck following the original plan and you could should you choose to, step the mast at the keel. I do like the 1930's style fixings.
    It would be a crime to even consider burning such a classic model and I look forward to seeing it restored.
    ๐Ÿ“ Restore or burn ?
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    โœง 79 Views ยท 15 Likes ยท 4 Comments
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    This is the story of Albert, a pond yacht made by an uncle in 1926 and given to me in 1959. The photos show how she looks now, and how it was in 2018 when I started a major restoration and rebuild.
    You can imagine the language when suddenly my yacht morphed from a hull to a few bits of firewood. In coming posts I will describe and show the history of Albert. Keep watching.....

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Restore or burn ?
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Lieutenant Commander)
    โœง 61 Views ยท 5 Likes
    Me thinks that your work rates a wee bit more than a "restoration"
    Beautifully done!
    Very pretty yacht.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Restore or burn ?
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Newby7 ( Admiral)
    โœง 64 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Major restoration no doubt. I'm not sure looking at the pictures I would have even started in the first place.Your skills to visulize the boat go above most.I'm thinking it must have been a labor of love as a family member had built years ago.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Restore or burn ?
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Admiral)
    โœง 68 Views ยท 4 Likes
    That's a great restoration and it looks fantastic on the water.
    Makes my restorations look simple.
    Great work shipmate, cheers Colin.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Restore or burn ?
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง RonB ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    โœง 77 Views ยท 4 Likes
    Lovely restoration Sir ,well done many would of thrown her in the bin (or on the fire) . Just shows what people can do if they put there minds to it.

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