Motor BoatsClassic Motor BoatsavailableBoats & Cars Ltd of Kingston on Thames, 1937
30ft 1937 Classic Coastal Motor Launch. A project
This is a project which has been in the same ownership for the last 20years. fter she fell over and damaged her topsides he decided to take her on . after much restoration work to her hull. she was actually re floated, 2008. She was then taken out of the water and transported to her current site which is inside a workshop/ shed at home.
All equipment and gear taken out of her has been retained.
There are still many man hours required, a "labour of love" is required to get her back into commission.
Carvel planked, re-caulked before she was relaunched in 2008. She has since been kept as an empty hull. Some of her mahogany planking was replaced where she had fallen over and the topsides had coved in.
Hatches and skylights, portholes are all available.
Restoration Works: New floors, new transom, all new deck beams of Oak. New mahogany cabin sides have been replaced after the raised wheel house was removed.
New bulkheads have been fitted under the mast decks and aft in to the open aft cockpit.
New bronze keel bolts were replaced, attaching through to her external Lead ballast keel.
She had some lead trimming ballast, up forward to counter the extremely heavy old engine. ( No engine)
Presently a totally empty hull with exposed deck beams. One large cabin and an exterior deep cockpit. Her original interior has been kept, all the port light surrounds, the hatches and the internal doors.
She had a double "V" berth up forward, a chain locker in the fore peak. A separate "Heads" compartment. A Galley facility opposite with two full length bench berths.
External steering position port forward position. Raised flush deck over the accommodation with a companionway steps to aid access to the tabernacle or the Windlass for anchoring.
Ship's spoke steering wheel, All of the interior was dismantled and is removed. A propeller, lead trimming ballast... a quantity of chain and anchors.Hatches, butterfly skylight. companionway steps. port hole surrounds.
Galvanised tabernacle for the steadying mast, deck steeped.. Wooden mast, gaff and boom, (no sails or rig)....
Her original launching trophy ( named top off the champagne bottle) mounted on a wooden template of her silhouette from 1937.
Original Blue Book of the ships registration.
Safety Equipment- none
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