West Lynn boat yard

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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby EWW » 24 Aug 2009, 11:24

Would have been nice to go back to the Eva.
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby Mivalanchi » 24 Aug 2009, 13:45

delbert wrote:hi just browsing pics on pc and had a rare moment of enlightenment

second pic is most probably wheels on small track in old pic :idea:
anyone got an idea as to what the ,(looks like a chimney)on tracked bit in old pic is ?


It could be a form of cradle for bringing boats out of the water for maintenance
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby teddybear1959 » 24 Aug 2009, 14:48

I wonder if it is just a fold-down ramp? The end is narrower than the rest, perhaps to fit between the rails?

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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby EWW » 24 Aug 2009, 14:54

I think it drops down to allow the boat to be winched up onto the cradle.
Hope to be working with the boatbuilder at the yard tomorrow.
Will show him this to see if he can shed any light.
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby delbert » 26 Aug 2009, 12:57

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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby Alastair » 26 Aug 2009, 17:47

I notice that the centre trucks have twin wheels (like a narrow gauge wagon) whilst the out-riggers are a single wheel. I'd guess that the large upright marks the centre, there are two thinner poles (goal posts) at the other end, that way the keel could be aligned so that the vessel was balanced (side-to-side) when it was pulled out of the water or the tide dropped. I guess they'd have brough a vessel in at high tide to reduce the effort to raise it up and they'd probably be standing by to lever the hull straight as the tide fell. If the weight was too far off the centre line too much weight might have been thrown onto one of the outriggers.. making it harder to winch and potentially taking it over the limit for the track.
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby EWW » 26 Aug 2009, 17:56

Just about got it in one Al. Talked to the boat builder today and showed him the pic.
Pushed it in a low water and floated whatever in at high. He also said that they put
poles in the outrigger type bit to keep her upright. The holes for the poles were all
across so you could change the possition for different size boats. He also said that
it was a cradle for boat repair mainly and there is one very similar at Wells harbour.
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby Alastair » 26 Aug 2009, 18:29

Don't suppose there's a diagram anywhere with the guage/dimensions.. would be an interesting subject for a model..
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby EWW » 26 Aug 2009, 18:37

If anyone is going out Wells way perhaps they could have a look and see if its of the same
construction Al. The boat builder said it was down near the old whelk sheds. If I go that way
I will certainly take a picture and some measurements.
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby delbert » 27 Jan 2010, 20:47

lydia eva will be 'steamed up' sometime in march if all goes to plan :mrgreen:
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby EWW » 12 Jun 2010, 16:10

Here she is Del. First trip out under steam. The only steam drifter still in
steam in the world.

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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby delbert » 22 Jun 2010, 13:03

an he promised he,d let me know so i could get some pics :cry:
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby EWW » 10 Mar 2012, 23:20

I have been informed today that the LYDIA EVA will be in Lynn docks for this
years Heritage open day and that the gate opposite True's yard will be open
for access to her. :D
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby delbert » 11 Mar 2012, 17:46

yippeeeee :D
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Re: West Lynn boat yard

Postby greenpen » 11 Mar 2012, 18:48

EWW wrote:I have been informed today that the LYDIA EVA will be in Lynn docks for this
years Heritage open day and that the gate opposite True's yard will be open
for access to her. :D


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