RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

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RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 28 Jun 2009, 10:18

Over the next few weeks as we do more to the smack I will add pics of the progress we make.
As you can see she is in a sorry state. She was built in 1904 by the Hornigold family and fished
for nearly a century, not bad going.
The man doing the biggest part of the job is local carpenter and
sometime fisherman, Paul Lake.
Vicky Pratt is overseeing the job and I am the gopher.

It is very interesting learning about the old skills and names for the various parts of the boat.

As we also own the first boat that the Worfolk family built on coming to the town, the "Baden
Powell" which is of much more historical interest (in my opinion) and a better state,
I think she is the one we should have on show.

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 28 Jun 2009, 10:20

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 28 Jun 2009, 10:23

I wonder who "Billy" was?

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby teddybear1959 » 28 Jun 2009, 12:10

Let's hear a few of the technical terms for bits of boats then EWW, any local names for particular pieces ought to be recorded for posterity don't you think?

Is the boat going to end up like grandfather's hammer?

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 28 Jun 2009, 12:37

What you see is as far as the stripdown goes, so what you see from now on will be new.
Samson posts
Strakes
Tholes

Will all be shown when we get to fit them, also the mast shaping and fitting operation into
the block shown in one of the pics. Vic Pratt and Lakey are two great blokes to learn from.
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby rainbow123 » 28 Jun 2009, 15:52

Looks a massive task.....
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby Andy.D.Lake » 29 Jun 2009, 22:40

Looks a massive task.....nope,looks like my Uncle Paul!!!!!!!!!
It's a beautiful bridge,and it's gonna be there.....
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 27 Dec 2009, 12:03

A few more in the series of restoration work being done to the old smack by Mr Lake, his
son Mathew, Mr Vic Pratt and myself (the gofer) These few shows the marking out and
cutting of various parts of the boat in preparation to being fitted at a later date in the
schedule.

Marking out and cutting deck beams from oak plank.

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Cutting "Carling" beams.


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Priming deck beams


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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 27 Dec 2009, 12:08

Marking out and preparing "Apron"

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Prep of "Transom"

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Laying out of "Cover board"

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 27 Dec 2009, 12:14

Preping "Rail"

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Being given a masterclass on how to shape the "Horn" by Paul and Vic,

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There are lots more to come in the seriers but she who must be obeyed is calling :wink:
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby anniethenannie » 27 Dec 2009, 22:02

Eww thanks for the photo's what a great job you guys are doing long and hard work out in the cold. Cannot wait to see how it looks when you get it all done, :D
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 02 Jan 2010, 12:00

A few more. Some of these may be out of sequence but in general it's how work has progressed.

Taking a pattern for the frames and fitting them.

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 02 Jan 2010, 12:04

Fitting the "Transom"

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Rough larch planking ready to be cut and fitted.


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First one going on.

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 02 Jan 2010, 12:12

It was thought that the "Stem Post" was to large so was cut down to be more in scale.
It was not the original but an earlier replacement.

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Taking out the old "Apron" and fitting the new one.

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 02 Jan 2010, 12:19

Fitting the "Breast Hook" above the "Beam Shelf"

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More planking going on.

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Looking good now.


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Getting there.

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