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I have just been given the hull of a sailing vessel. It is broad in the beam, appears to have two masts (it has a massive sail winch inside) and the name "Mysteri" is hand written on two masts. Other than that I haven't a clue Any ideas?
I am inclined to thinking it might be a barge. It is broad in girth (like me) and fairly short bow to stern but has a hole for a bowsprit. The guy it came from has gone the way of all good sailors (off to Thailand to find a wife 😁) but his other boats are a Joffre Tug and a Smit Nederland tug (plus Pourquoi Pas from Billings) - all to appear, apparently, on Fleabay. The hull I have is a fibreglass moulding so presumably comes from a commercial source but I doubt it is a "kit" like the others.
Workmanship on the capping rail and deck is a bit ropey so it will need a lot of tlc. If I can find a suitable plan to give me some thoughts it will become the next on the stocks once my Battle Class destroyer is finished.
The vessels mentioned in my last post have now been dumped in my workshop so they are available if anybody is interested. Le Pourquoi-pas has been started (hull & deck) looks as if most fittings are there but the workmanship leaves something to be desired. Joffre is in need of a lot of work - it is built but filthy dirty and needs a lot of work plus the prop shaft is on the edge of being seized and rudder shaft is so stiff I daren't move it The Smit Nederland kit is complete and untouched BUT does not have the detail fittings. If anybody is interested please contact me direct regards Barry
This is certainly NOThe the model of a Thames or Coastal barge hull The proportions are all wrong and it has a keel-a Thames/Coastal does not. Also the rudder is wrong for a Barge which .has the rudder hung from a stern post.
"This is certainly NOThe the model of a Thames or Coastal barge hull" I had come to that conclusion. Researching typical twin masted vessels with that sort of beam (thereby ruling out most schooners) it could be a Brixham Trawler or some kind of ketch. One suggestion was a Moray Firth Scaffie but I need to go to one of the local museums to see if there is a model or a drawing.
Interesting clue - the rudder post is carried above the deck.
I guess half the fun is trying to see what I can make of it and then get it on the water.