RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby RMP » 23 Feb 2010, 20:55

Please excuse my misunderstanding. I just realized you have completed the restoration. Duh! Well done!......RMP
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby littleoldboy » 25 Feb 2010, 00:15

What a great record of the restoration EWW. I assume this will be kept/displayed at Trues Yard for future generations.
Most of us wouldn't have had a clue where to start!

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 25 Feb 2010, 10:40

Yes I didn't either, but thanks to our member LAKEYMATE a great
project is nearing completion. And yes it will stay at the yard.
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby RMP » 25 Feb 2010, 14:18

EWW> You mentioned the Baden Powell in one of your Posts. Where is it docked and does it need restoring?
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 25 Feb 2010, 17:35

Its docked in a garden in Terrington St Johns at the moment RMP and yes it
needs restoring. Do not know who will be doing the repairs as its out of town.
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby RMP » 25 Feb 2010, 18:02

Maybe some of the Terringtonites will take a page out of the "Townies" book and consider restoring it., or could it be a "Joint" effort? Easy for me to say, I know!

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby Mivalanchi » 26 Feb 2010, 10:37

This site should tell you most of what is happening

http://floatourboat.co.uk/objectives.htm
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Postby EWW » 26 Feb 2010, 11:05

That site is slightly out of date miv but shows what is needed to be done to the old gal.

There is a talk and a few bites to eat on the 11th march at the Green Quay.
Talk will be about the LYDIA EVA, LADY OF LYNN, and the BADEN POWELL.
Baden Powell was the first Worfolk boat built in Lynn, and the Lady of Lynn
was the last. Should be a good night. Tickets from the Green Quay. £9.
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Postby jff » 03 Mar 2010, 22:33

I’m so pleased that I’ve found this web site, I’ve being searching for information about activity for a while now.
The pictures of activity take me back to my father, Keith Naylor, starting to restore Activity a number of years ago before donating her to Trues Yard.
Thanks to all those who have done such a fantastic job and kept a diary of the progress, my father will be so pleased to see the photo’s
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 03 Mar 2010, 22:40

We hope that he will come to the yard to see it soon jff. His name is on the plaque
in front of the boat. If he or you would like a disc of the pictures of which there are
far more than I have posted, just drop me a PM or email with your address and I will
gladly send you a copy.
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby penstock » 17 Mar 2010, 00:21

New to the forum - very impressed with the photos of 'Activity' restoration, have some questions if anybody can help.
In the fisher fleet is the hulk (almost) of LN151 laid up at the dock end - anybody know anything of this boat?
Are there any surviving plans of Worfolk boats?
I would like any pictures of Worfolk boats if anybody has any.
The Steve Worfolk who drew the map of the old yard next to Blubber House creek was Gerald's son (my father) who was a local historian and produced much of the info at Trues Yard.
The photo of the Worfolk boat under construction on the bank of the Ouse near the Fisher Fleet
was a new one for me - what a great photo. I believe their workshop was located at the top of the bank there (up steps?) or close by - any photos of that? Anybody know which boat in the photo?
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 17 Mar 2010, 09:37

Hello Penstock. The Worfolk boat laying in the fleet (dock end) was the Queen Alexandra,
she was the fastest boat in the Wash and won all of the races held in years gone by.
She has been chopped about quite a lot over the years and had most of the stern
removed.
I am not sure which boat you are talking about in the picture you have seen, but the
best ones I have seen being built on the river bank was of the AGNES C or the AGGIE
as she was known as. The worfolks built her for Frank Castleton.
If you Google Worfolk boats you will get a few come up.
The biggest they built was the BRITTANIA now called THE SPIRIT OF BRITTANIA.
I will post a picture of the half model of the Queen Alexander later. She had a wonderful
counter on her, great shape. Vic Pratt is the man to talk to about the Worfolks as he
was the only apprentice ever taken on by them.
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 17 Mar 2010, 09:39

Forgot to say that you will not find any plans of their boats as i'm told they did not
have any. If it looked right, it was right, as they used to say.
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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 17 Mar 2010, 10:32

Although the numbers are different it is the same boat. As you can see she has a long counter.

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Re: RESTORATION OF THE SMACK "ACTIVITY"

Postby EWW » 17 Mar 2010, 10:38

Here she is a few years ago. we were going to use the mast and boom on the
Activity but they were not suitable. John Willy owns her.

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This link will take you to some of the history of their biggest boat. click on the boat
for history.

http://www.trinitysailing.co.uk/the-vessels.asp
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