Completion of the last 'Lone Gull II'.
Welcome to Kevin Gray who joined us in June
He has bought the bare hull of a Lone Gull II.
This boat and the mould could have been
the one in Kent some time back, then transferred west to Chichester area, a
friend of the then owner, who was in the RNLI, was assisting the sale….seems
to have got even further west…. if it is the same one??
Interested to see from the photos that she has been in the water…
I did suggest to the son, many years ago that he launch her, even unfinished, to get round the EU Recreational Craft Directive!
I was on the RYA committee for that and won a 5 year reprieve for home boat builders. We had to launch then keep the home built boats for 5 years before we were allowed to sell, otherwise the boats had to be EU certificated and that costs £5k plus!
Most who build their own, as I have done, would never sell! Think mine may be a Viking Burial!
Seems I was right... it is the same boat!
Now hear from Kevin.
The chap from Chichester (Mr Arthur, I think) died and his son who has a joinery business in Salcombe, tried to carry on with the project, but sadly had to sell. That's where I come in.
The boat came as a kit of parts with quite a few bits missing and is viewed as a long term project by me as I quite like to get out on the water and away from bilge crawling. She is heavily laid up and has substantial timbers 4x4 internally!
Here is the only picture I have on my phone. Taken aboard the lorry that bought her to Cornwall.
There is some part finished joinery internally and more in my garage and loft!
My wife and I fitted a bob stay fitting on the bow today - stainless steel with 130mm x 12mm bolts! There are davits and a bow sprit to fit which weigh heavier than are comfortable to lift.
I have more photos which I will dig out for you.
If you have any more of the early (Kent) details of Jubilee Rose please pass them on to me.
Unused Bukh 20 requiring a lot of love and
attention on the verge of starting July 2019.
Hoping to fire up the engine early next week now that the deck fill pipe is in so fingers crossed. Then its rubbing strakes and cabin sole....
|Part of the kit of parts. One item fitted|
Kevin is looking for a set of suitable spars
and sails, ex GH 28 maybe??
Look forward to more updates shortly!