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>> Home > Forum > Any Other Questions! > Any clues?
Any clues?
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aanside
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 13
22nd Jan 2018 15:45  
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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?


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SelwynWilliams
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 40
22nd Jan 2018 17:57  
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Found reference to yachts called mystere, this one was built in 2006.


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Colin H.
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Forum Posts: 297
22nd Jan 2018 18:54  
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Proportions reminds me of a sailing barge.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
Dampfgerd
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 11
22nd Jan 2018 20:47  
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looks like a OYSTER Yacht - http://www.oysteryachts.com/

aanside
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 13
23rd Jan 2018 15:25  
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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.

aanside
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 13
17th Apr 2018 15:53  
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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

Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 297
17th Apr 2018 21:33  
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Hi Barry, what's the deal on Joffre. It sounds an interesting project.
Thanks Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1825
17th Apr 2018 22:17  
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Some info and pics of the original here Colin.
http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/joffre1916.html
Bon chance mon ami, Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Colin H.
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 297
19th Apr 2018 07:30  
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Thanks Doug, nice site lots of interesting info and pictures. Cheers Colin.


Fair winds and calm waters,
COLIN.
commodore
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 7
19th Apr 2018 08:45  
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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.

aanside
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 13
19th Apr 2018 10:03  
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"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.

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1825
19th Apr 2018 11:15  
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I would also tend towards a Ketch 👍

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketch

Good luck and Happy Sailing, whatever you make of her, cheers Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!